Now that Google Penguin 4.0 real-time has been fully rolled out, we can observe the impact in our update threads and Penguin threads. For many, they are still in the Penguin waiting room, and that suggests recoveries are unlikely. Don’t get despondent, Penguin is real-time, and if it’s revisiting sites that have been cleaned up with a disavow there’s a good chance things will change. Of course, it will depend how badly impacted the site was in the first place. Google says you should continue to use disavow. Of course, if it’s a manual action you’ll need to use a different process.
Google AMP continues to get attention, and it seems as if Google is developing it on the fly. There has been some criticism of AMP of late, but it turns out that some webmasters are misconfiguring their sites and its analytics.
One big news item this month was a presentation to WebmasterWorld’s Brett Tabke when he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony in Las Vegas on 12 October, 2016, US Search Awards. Congratulations to Brett for his long-term commitment to our industry, it is well deserved, and thank you for everything you’ve done for our community at WebmasterWorld.
There are many other educational topics in the forums in the last month including, Google AdSense discussions, new technology and software for webmasters, what to do after being hacked, and what to do when more traffic comes on less valuable keywords.
As usual, that’s a quick run-down for this month. Join the WebmasterWorld community and keep up-to-date with the news and topical discussions by following WebmasterWorld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus, and to use our RSS feed and home page for the hottest topics.
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Here are some of WebmasterWorld's Hottest Discussions and News this month.
Google Updates and SERP Changes - October 2016
Google Updates and SERP Changes - September 2016
WebmasterWorld's Brett Tabke Wins Lifetime Achievement Award
Google Mobile-Only Search Index Coming Within Months
Penguin: Core, realtime
Linux "Dirty Cow" Exploit: Patch Your Systems Now
DDoS Attack Brings Down Sites - Twitter, Github, Reddit
Facebook Launches Marketplace: Buying and Selling in Local Communities
Blocking the IP of a Bot that is hogging resources
ICANN Now The Ultimate Overseer of Domain Name System
Apple to Start Selling App Store Search Ads
Server Farms - Update
WiGig Super-Fast Wireless Certified By WiFi Alliance
Twitter Rolling Out "Moments" For Everyone
New and Less Common Webmaster Technologies and Software
Windows 7 Rebounds and Windows 10 Uptake Declines
Google Halts U.S. Fiber Roll Out
Google AMP for dummies
Languages Added to Google AdSense Audience Engagement Guide
Microsoft is to Raise Pricing in British Pounds by up to 22pct in Wake of Brexit Vote
Ad-Blockers advertising on AdSense
Google Adds Fact Checking to Google News
Google Acquires VR Eye Tracking Company, Eyefluence
Hacked: What to Do?
Google latest tech company to drop anonymous web tracking
Yahoo Insists on Transparency From U.S. National Intelligence Over Misleading Reports of "Scanning"
Is it still tangibly beneficial to utilize DMOZ?
More blog traffic = less homepage (converting) traffic - Why?
October 2016 AdSense Earnings & Observations
Verizon Indicates Yahoo Data Breach is Significant Event and Could Halt Acquisition
Best SEO Tools for finding bad links to Disavow?
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