|Displaying Topics 2041 - 2080 (10179 total) Sorted by: Date-Last-Post, Direction: reverse|
|2041:|| Link Buying: The Dilemma of Reporting A Competitor|
Should you report someone buying links, or should you just focus on your own promotion? And, is it really a shady practice or just good honest advertising? (-Subscription required)
|WebmasterWorld Supporters||June 23, 2011|
|2042:|| Google Executives Face Senate Subpoenas Over Business Operations|
In a letter dated June 10, the Democratic chairman and leading Republican on the antitrust subcommittee asked Google to provide one of the company's two senior executives before Congress's August recess.[br][br]The subcommittee would 'strongly prefer' Page or Schmidt at the proceeding, 'which will address fundamental questions of business operations rather than merely legal issues,' U.S. senators Herb Kohl and Mike Lee wrote. Kohl, a Wisconsin Democrat, is chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, and Lee, of Utah, is the panel's ranking Republican.
|Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues||June 23, 2011|
|2043:|| MOZ.org Acquired by SEOmoz?|
The cherry 3 letter domain Moz.org was recently sold and was apparently acquired by noted SEO related tech firm SEOmoz.
|Domain Names||June 23, 2011|
|2044:|| Foursquare Plans Check-in Discount Scheme With Amex|
Foursquare plans to introduce its largest partnership to date: a national deal with American Express to offer discounts to cardholders when they check in on their cellphone at certain shops and restaurants.
|Foo||June 23, 2011|
|2045:|| Fake Security Software Ring Shut Down|
A gang that made more than $72m peddling fake security software has been shut down in a series of raids.[br][br]Co-ordinated by the FBI, the raids were carried out in the US, UK and six other countries.
|Foo||June 23, 2011|
|2046:|| comScore: Google's Sites Exceeded 1 Billion Uniques In May|
Google's websites had more than a billion unique visitors in May, the first time an Internet company has hit that benchmark, according to comScore data released Tuesday.[br][br]Over the past year, Google's unique visitors per month have increased 8.4pct to just over one billion. During the same period, Microsoft maintained the No. 2 position with 905 million unique visitors in May, up around 15pct, while Facebook's count surged by 30pct to about 714 million visitors. In May, Yahoo saw 689 million visitors, up 10.8pct over the past year, though it was surpassed by Facebook in October.
|Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues||June 22, 2011|
|2047:|| Making Remarketing Ads Work|
We have been remarketing for a few weeks now and I am curious if anyone has had success with converting sales or even been able to increase lead gen with it?[br][br]My initial thought is that its kind of creepy, but effective at catching my eye.
|Google AdWords||June 22, 2011|
|2048:|| Mozilla Firefox 5 Released With Do Not Track Across Platforms|
Mozilla...today released a new version of Mozilla Firefox for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android.[br][br]The latest version of Firefox includes more than 1,000 improvements and performance enhancements that make it easier to discover and use all of the innovative features in Firefox. This release adds support for more modern Web technologies that make it easier for developers to build amazing Firefox Add-ons, Web applications and websites.[br][br]Firefox for Android includes the Do Not Track privacy feature in this release, making Firefox the first browser to support Do Not Track on multiple platforms.
|Firefox Browser Usage and Support||June 21, 2011|
|2049:|| Domain Name Replaced in SERPs With Alias Domain Name|
For one of my websites I have 3-4 additional domains which are 301 redirected to domain.com (they've always been 301 redirected). These alias domains are not just domain.net but also synonymA.com, synonymB.com.[br][br]Turns out that if I do a Google search for "synonymA.com" the main website will show up, but instead of domain.com in the URL field Google shows me synonymA.com instead!
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 20, 2011|
|2050:|| Google Offers Canonical Support in the HTTP Header|
Based on your feedback, we're happy to announce that Google web search now supports link rel="canonical" relationships specified in HTTP headers as per the syntax described in section 5 of IETF RFC 5988. Webmasters can use rel="canonical" HTTP headers to signal the canonical URL for both HTML documents and other types of content such as PDF files.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 20, 2011|
|2051:|| ICANN Approves .anything Domains|
In the for-profit world, that means that instead of going to coke.com or nike.com, you might be able to go to drink.coke or justdoit.nike. Nonprofit groups could reserve the .school domain and hand one out to every elementary school. Cities could consolidate their online presence at .nyc or .losangeles. And interest groups could stake out their own corner of the Web by offering every auto junkie a .car domain name, every law firm a .law address, and every restaurant a site that ended with .food.
|Domain Names||June 20, 2011|
|2052:|| eCommerce: When Traffic is Up and Sales are Down, Where Do You Look First?|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the issue of eCommerce site traffic and sales conversions heading in opposite directions.
|Ecommerce||June 17, 2011|
|2053:|| Google Started Rolling Out Panda 2.2|
WebmasterWorld Members are sending reports of SERPs changes which may indicate Google Panda 2.2 is rolling out.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 17, 2011|
|2054:|| Google Announces Instant Pages, For Fast Site Loading|
Earlier today we announced Instant Pages, a new feature to help users get to their desired search results even faster, in some cases even instantly! The Instant Pages feature is enabled by prerendering technology that we are building into Chrome and then is intelligently triggered by web search when we're very confident about which result is the best answer for the user's search.[br][br]This prerendering technology is currently in the Chrome Dev Channel and will be going to Beta later this week.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 15, 2011|
|2055:|| eCommerce: "Main Street Fairness Act" Proposed By U.S. Senator|
There's a growing sense among state and federal lawmakers that the online sales-tax reprieve, once meant to support and nurture a fledgling industry, constitutes an advantage that Amazon, with 90 million customers and $34 billion in annual sales, no longer needs. Over the past year an escalating war over online sales taxes has spread to Texas, Connecticut, California, and dozens of other states. Later this month the battle will reach Capitol Hill. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says he plans to introduce a bill, called the Main Street Fairness Act, mandating that all businesses collect the sales tax in the state where the consumer resides.[br][br]Such measures have been proposed and disregarded by Congress for years, but Durbin believes the winds are shifting. "This idea is overdue," he says. "Online retail sales are now very fulsome and are growing at the expense of local units of government."
|Ecommerce||June 14, 2011|
|2056:|| Can Competitors Negative SEO Hurt You On Google?|
A number of us have noticed that when we get extra links to our sites they actually fall in the SERPs and this seems to be confirmed by experimentation - OK, results may be skewed by algo changes but it seems pretty coincidental that on so many occasions a site falls very soon after the new links appear. This may mean that competitor's sites could be pushed down the SERPs by unscrupulous operators buying spammy links which are pointed at them.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 14, 2011|
|2057:|| Setting Up Social Sharing on WordPress|
WebmasterWorld Members look at ways to integrate social sharing on WordPress so that it looks good and minimizes any impact on page loads.
|WordPress||June 14, 2011|
|2058:|| Facebook Still Growing But Losing Users In Countries It Was First Established|
Something strange is going on: Facebook is losing customers.[br][br]Lots of customers. According to Inside Facebook's data service, Facebook lost 6 million users in the U.S. last month, dropping from 155.2 million to 149.4 million. That's the first time U.S. numbers have dropped in more than a year.
|Facebook Marketing||June 13, 2011|
|2059:|| Amazon Shuts Down Associates Affiliate Program In Connecticut|
Similar to a move made in Illinois a few months ago, Amazon has shut down its Associates program in Connecticut after the state imposed a sales tax measure that would tax any purchases made online starting July 1
|Affiliates||June 10, 2011|
|2060:|| Report: Google To Acquire AdMeld for $400 Million|
Google has agreed to acquire international online-advertising outfit AdMeld for $400m, according to a report citing "multiple sources". An ad-related deal of this size will almost certainly bring more antitrust scrutiny onto the company.
|Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues||June 10, 2011|
|2061:|| Why Haven't Sites Recovered from Panda? Google Tries to Explain |
In an exchange with Danny Sullivan during the keynote at SMX Advanced conference, Matt Cutts made some comments that address the topic of why sites haven't recovered, even if they don't exactly "explain" the reason:[br][br]DS: Has it changed enough that some people have recovered? Or is it too soon? [br][br]MC: The general rule is to push stuff out and then find additional signals to help differentiate on the spectrum. We haven't done any pushes that would directly pull things back. We have recomputed data that might have impacted some sites. There's one change that might affect sites and pull things back. [br][br]DS: You guys made this post with 22 questions, but it sounds like you're saying even if you've done that, it wouldn't have helped yet? [br][br]MC: It could help as we recompute data. Matt goes on to say that Panda 2.2 has been approved but hasn't rolled out yet.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 9, 2011|
|2062:|| Awesome Google Doodle Logo Today, Celebrates Les Paul's Birthday|
For the next 24 hours on the Google homepage, you'll find an interactive, playable logo inspired by the guitar developed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee that made the sound of rock and roll possible.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 9, 2011|
|2063:|| Bing Adds Features To Its Webmaster Tools|
Through the Honey Badger update, as we're calling it, you'll see noticeable investments in both areas as we launch a revised webmaster experience here at Bing. In fact, you can count on more monthly content being added in the near future as we work through a list of topics we'll be covering.[br][br]Crawl delay configurable by the hour[br][br]Index Explorer[br][br]User and role management
|Bing Search Engine News||June 9, 2011|
|2064:|| eCommerce: Improving Sales Conversions When Price Isn't Always The Lowest |
I'm glad I'm able to offer the lowest price on certain products which turns into sales conversions. However, I also want to increase my sales conversions when I'm not the lowest price too.
|Ecommerce||June 9, 2011|
|2065:|| E.U. Data Protection Regulators To Investigate Rule Violations Over Facebook's Facial Recognition Permissions|
Facebook Inc. will be probed by European Union data-protection regulators over a feature that suggests people's names to tag in pictures without their permission.
|Foo||June 8, 2011|
|2066:|| The Problem of Domain Typo Squatting|
Let's take a really popular social media domain such as twitter.com and look at how type squatting works.[br][br]Take a look at your keyboard - take the letter 't' at the start of twitter.com there are 5 adjacent letters 'r', 'f', 'g', 'h' and 'y'[br][br]All of the domains where the first t in twitter is replaced with one of these letters is parked (or has been parked and the services discontinued) [br]
|Domain Names||June 8, 2011|
|2067:|| Google Starts Supporting Authorship Markup|
We now support markup that enables websites to publicly link within their site from content to author pages. For example, if an author at The New York Times has written dozens of articles, using this markup, the webmaster can connect these articles with a New York Times author page. An author page describes and identifies the author, and can include things like the author's bio, photo, articles and other links.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 7, 2011|
|2068:|| IPv6 Global Test Day, Wednesday June 8, 2011|
Google, Facebook, Yahoo and several networking companies will on Wednesday carry out a massive test of IPv6, the new version of the internet protocol that allows 340 trillion trillion trillion IP addresses, rather than the 4.3 billion IP addresses possible with IPv4.
|Webmaster General||June 7, 2011|
|2069:|| Apple Launches iOS 5 (Beta) To Developers|
Apple today previewed iOS 5, the latest version of the world's most advanced mobile operating system, and released a beta version to iOS Developer Program members. The iOS 5 beta release includes over 200 new features that will be available to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users this fall. New iOS 5 features include: Notification Center, an innovative way to easily view and manage notifications in one place without interruption; iMessage, a new messaging service that lets you easily send text messages, photos and videos between all iOS devices; and Newsstand, a new way to purchase and organize your newspaper and magazine subscriptions. With the new PC Free feature, iOS 5 users can activate and set up their iOS device right out of the box and get software updates over the air with no computer required.
|Apple Software and Technology||June 7, 2011|
|2070:|| Google Acquires Social Analytics Company, PostRank|
Google has acquired PostRank, a four-year-old social start-up that measures social media engagement for online sites, stories and authors.
|Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues||June 6, 2011|
|2071:|| Google Updates and SERP Changes - June 2011|
WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 4, 2011|
|2072:|| Bing Google and Yahoo Unite On schema.org Microformats For Search Engines|
It looks like they are moving their data "micro-format" markup to a standard that is supported by the big three search engines.[br][br]Hopefully this means that any website can implement these and get the benefits of the enhanced display with any search engine.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 3, 2011|
|2073:|| Analyzing Google's Panda Results Three Months On|
WebmasterWorld Members analyze Google's Panda three months on from its introduction.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 3, 2011|
|2074:|| Groupon Files For IPO|
Groupon filed on Thursday to raise as much as $750 million in an initial public offering, revealing a short history filled with skyrocketing sales and steep losses.[br][br]The highly anticipated filing offers the first public look at the finances of one of the tech scene's hottest startups. Founded in 2008, the Chicago company had revenue of $713 million in 2010, up from $30 million in 2009.[br][br]That number reflects the face value of the coupons sold, a portion of which gets passed on to the merchants. Groupon's "gross profit" is the amount of revenue it keeps after making those payouts. In 2010, Groupon's gross profile was $280 million.
|Foo||June 3, 2011|
|2075:|| Windows 8 Preview|
|Microsoft Corporate||June 2, 2011|
|2076:|| Google Rolls Out +1 Button For Websites|
...we're releasing +1 buttons to the whole web. As a result, you might start seeing +1 appear on sites large and small across the Internet.
|Google SEO News and Discussion||June 2, 2011|
|2077:|| Twitter Rolls Out New Search|
Today we're starting to roll out a completely new version of Twitter search. Not only will it deliver more relevant Tweets when you search for something or click on a trending topic, but it will also show you related photos and videos, right there on the results page. It's never been easier to get a sense of what's happening right now, wherever your curiosity takes you.
|June 2, 2011|
|2078:|| Google Thwarts Gmail Phishing Campaign|
Google detected and has disrupted this campaign to take users' passwords and monitor their emails. We have notified victims and secured their accounts. In addition, we have notified relevant government authorities.
|Google Finance, Govt, Policy and Business Issues||June 2, 2011|
|2079:|| Twitter Adds Follow Button For Websites|
More than 50 sites have added the Follow Button today, making it easy for you to discover the Twitter accounts of your favorite reporters, athletes, celebrities, and other personalities. Using the Follow Button is as simple as a single click. You can also see the profile and latest Tweets of the account you want to follow by clicking the username next to the Button.
|June 1, 2011|
|2080:|| Google To Begin Charging For Clicks On AdWords Directions|
Over the next few weeks, you'll see performance metrics for directions alongside those for clicks and phone calls. We'll also begin to charge for clicks on directions in the same manner as clicks on your ad's headline or phone number.
|Google AdWords||May 31, 2011|