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WebmasterWorld Newsletter | June 2015
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Google RankBrain is likely to be playing a bigger role in webmaster search traffic these days, and, according to a Google engineer, RankBrain is "involved in every query."  We already know that RankBrain is Machine Learning helping understand a query and making a filter on the results. RankBrain changes the traditional idea of a database, and a set algorithmic filters, such as Panda, or even Penguin. Machine Learning, or Artificial Intelligence, is becoming more commonplace in so many more systems, and we're going to see a great deal more of it in the coming years. Check out how RankBrain is affecting the latest Google update. Oh, and will we ever see another Penguin or Panda update? Join our discussion on the topics.

We have a number of hot news stories this month which are going to affect users and markets, depending upon the outcomes. Yahoo is selling off its patents as we all await the outcome of the sale of the company. A Class Action lawsuit against Google over AdWords will proceed, ruled by the U.S. Supreme court, and Microsoft is to buy LinkedIn for a massive $26.2 billion.

There's been a number of high profile security breaches in the last few weeks, and it's so extensive that every reader of this newsletter ought to be changing their passwords on the affected services, along with ensuring that passwords are not re-used. Follow the links in this newsletter for the detail, and why not join the discussion on the topics?

Any forward thinking webmaster and marketer ought to review the comprehensive "2016 State of the Internet Trends Report." You'll find the video and some notes in our thread on this important subject.

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We look forward to your discussions in the forums.

We're Feeling Lucky
Jim and Neil

Here are some of WebmasterWorld's Hottest Discussions and News this month.
Google Updates and SERP Changes - June 2016

Google Updates and SERP Changes - May 2016

How Google Can Determine Trust

2016 State of the Internet Trends Report

Millions of MySpace and Tumblr Account Details For Sale Online

Instagram Moves Into Business With Business Tools, and Profiles

Pruning Low-Quality and Outdated Content

New Google Tool to Measure a Site's Performance

Google AdSense: 6 Tips to Earn More From Mobile

I'm Tired of The "Is SEO Dead?" Question

Google RankBrain "involved in every query"

Court Rules Class Action Can Proceed Against Google Over AdWords

Is the Advertising Bubble Ready to Burst?

Firefox 48 (beta) Brings Big Changes Thanks to 'Electrolysis'

Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn For $26.2 billion

Report: Yahoo To Sell Off Patents, Potentially Worth $1 Billion

U.S. Court Upholds Net Neutrality Rules

Apple Safari 10 Will Focus on HTML5, Legacy Plugins will be Disabled

Microsoft Claims Edge Browser Gives Better Battery Life

Google No Longer Uses Authorship Markup

Twitter To Allow Longer Video, and Investigates Monetization in Vine

DuckDuckGo Strengthens Partnership with Yahoo

Microsoft Settles Out of Court over Unwanted Windows 10 Upgrade

Research: Making Unknown Connections on LinkedIn Could Be Security Risk

Google AdWords: More Progress to Prevent Accidental Clicks on Mobile

AdWords Coming to Google Local: Two Organic and One Ad

Twitter Acquires Machine Learning Company, Magic Pony

Microsoft's Windows 10 Tool to Wipe PC Bloatware

Citrix calls all GoToMyPC Users to Reset Passwords after Hack Attack

Google AdSense: 4 Ways to Improve Ad Viewability in Mobile

What are white hat back linking methods

Should You Tape Over Your Webcam?

June 2016 AdSense Earnings and Observations

Matt Cutts to the Pentagon

Report: Google's Larry Page Invests $100 Million in Flying Cars

Clear Your Browsing and Voice Search History with Google

Opera cries foul over Microsoft Edge power-slurping claims

Which browser is most popular on each major operating system?

Experimental Firefox feature lets you use multiple identities



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