For many the end of the calendar year is a significant milestone. It's often used as a time to reflect on the previous year, and to look forward to the New Year with refreshed vigor, and, for some, to set new resolutions and goals. I overheard a friend talking about his personal resolutions and he's already failed to uphold any he set. What's the point of making personal resolutions if you can't keep to them! Oh well, back to business for 2017.
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We're Feeling Lucky
Jim and Neil
Here are some of WebmasterWorld's Hottest Discussions and News this month.
Google Updates and SERP Changes - January 2017
Google Updates and SERP Changes - December 2016
Keywords - Outdated or Still Critical?
Google AdSense Ad Balance Slider Review
Google Mobile Interstitial Ad Penalty: Monitoring the Impact
RIP Google link: operator
Vivaldi Browser Adds a Series of Tab-Related Improvements
Google+ Adds Events and "Turns Down" On The Web January 24
Bing Ads Automated Import Tool Lets You Sync With Google AdWords
Microsoft Adds Privacy Dashboard
Google Reports on AdWords Bad Advertising Practices 2016
Firefox Support Windows XP and Vista Ends September 2017
Report: Yahoo Faces Investigation By U.S. S.E.C. Over Data Breaches
Up to 350,000 Fake Twitter Accounts Discovered in one Network
Is Sitecore Worth the Cost? A Perspective
Opera Shows off Experimental Browser, "Neon"
EU Wakes Up To Annoyance of "Cookie Law"
Facebook Reaches Out to Journalists with its Journalism Project
Matt Cutts officially leaves Google, stays with US Digital Service
LinkedIn Launches New Desktop Design
Facebook Tests "Stories", Mimicking Snapchat Stories
Vine Becomes Vine Camera on January 17
Part of Yahoo to Rename to Altaba Inc., Marissa Mayer To Resign From Yahoo's Board
Yahoo Q4 Revenue $1.469 Billion, With Annual Revenue $5.169 Billion
Confirmed: There Will Be No Further Numbered Updates to Penguin 4.0
Chrome 56 With "Not Secure" and 28pct Faster Reload Capability
Facebook Changes Trending, Including Regional
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Acquires Scientific Search Engine, Meta
Facebook Tests Ads in Messenger
Gmail to Block .js Attachments From February 13, 2017
Live Video on Instagram Rolls Out Globally
Vivaldi Wants Microsoft to Stop Anti-Competitive Practices over Edge
Uber Takes on ex-Google Search Chief, Amit Singhal
Google Starts Testing Instant Apps
Google is one of its own Biggest Ad Buyers
Artifical Intelligence and Fake News
Google Says: Nofollow When Writing About a Bad Site
Amazon takes its Dash Buttons Virtual
Microsoft warns Windows 7 is dangerously insecure in 2017
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