We have three main topics to mention this month: Google's Phantom "Quality" update, Google's Mobile update reflections, and a beautiful new look to WebmasterWorld.
In the last few weeks WebmasterWorld members were reporting an update of sorts going on, and with Google's new way of not announcing updates we were first to spot the SERPs movement. Clearly, the best place to find out what's going on is by crowdsourcing on WebmasterWorld and joining the members with your feedback. These are real-world news and updates from your peers, so it's valuable to monitor, and even better to participate.
With the Google mobile update having passed the launch date, many webmasters have been assessing the impact on their sites and traffic. Join our discussions on the topic, and let's hear your experiences since the update kicked in on April 21, 2014.
Of course, there's lots more news and discussion on WebmasterWorld, and this newsletter highlights some of the hottest topics since our last newsletter.
Blowing our own trumpet: We're officially announcing the new responsive design for WebmasterWorld, which is mobile-friendly to help our membership stay in touch on the latest topics and news while on-the-go. With the smartphone friendly design, we also took the step to move to https. Obviously, lots of aspects have changed, and I'd encourage you to take a look around and to join in the hot debates. The new design has been well-received by our regular members, and is attracting many others that really like the modern approach we've taken to WebmasterWorld forums. Tell us what you think in our threads on the topic, and we look forward to seeing you on the forums. As ever, we really do welcome your feedback.
We're Feeling Lucky
Jim and Neil
Here are some of WebmasterWorld's Hottest Discussions and News this month.
Google Updates and SERP Changes - May 2015
Google Mobile Algo Roll-Out April 21, 2015
Google Mobile Algo - May 2015 Roll Out
Google To Shut Down Page Speed Service
Google Confirms Algo Change: "Quality Update"
Google WMT New "Search Analytics" (Beta) to Replace "Search Queries"
Panda and Penguin NOT In Real Time
Bing to Roll Out Mobile Friendly Algorithm
Twitter's Content Now In U.S. Google Mobile SERPs
Twitter Introduces The Best of Tweets With "Highlights"
Microsoft Confirms The Browser Codenamed "Spartan" Will Be Called Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge Browser: Enhanced Security Built In
How Much is a Tweet Worth? Valuing Digital Influencers
Report: Google to Test Buy Buttons In Mobile SERPs
Microsoft Taking a Hard Stance Against Misleading and Malicious Advertisements
Google Rich Snippets Data Dropping Out Of SERPs
LogJam Encryption Algo May Block Thousands of HTTPS Sites
Google Patent on Determining Site Quality Score
Yandex Releases Beta Version Of Its Browser, With Privacy Turned On By Default
Google Decides What to Remove in the EU's "Right to be Forgotten"
Report: Mobile Networks In Europe Set To Block Google Ads
Facebook's Internet.org Platform Opened Up to Developers
Google Webmaster Tools Renamed to Search Console
Microsoft has just announced all the different versions of Windows 10
May 2015 AdSense Earnings and Observations
EU Court Rules Skype Name Cannot Be Registered: Too Similar to Sky UK
Google Adds Food Ordering Direct From Google Mobile SERPs
Google Acquires Time Scheduling System Business, Timeful Inc.
Verizon to Acquire AOL For $4.4 Billion
Google Inc. Q1, 2015 Results, Revenue was $17.3 billion