Yes, there's a long awaited Google Panda refresh, or update going on right now. This Panda 4.2 refresh is different, primarily because it's going to be rolled out over the coming weeks and months, instead of one big change over a few days. This refresh is much anticipated, and it's been since September 2014 that we last saw a Panda refresh. For those webmasters hit by previous refreshes and updates, there's great expectation that Panda 4.2 will bring positive results to their newly-compliant and updated sites. Of course, as with any Google update, there's likely to be new casualties, too. If you'd like to find out more, join our discussions on this topic. We'd love to have your input with the changes and developments to Google's Panda 4.2.
See the Current Panda 4.2 Discussion Thread at WebmasterWorld
Our monthly Google Update thread reflects many observations in the real world, in the last few weeks, and we'd all welcome your input and comments.
Being WebmasterWorld we cover a broad range of topics for webmasters: Security is rarely out of the news, and there have been some major issues with Adobe Flash and all versions of Microsoft Windows, including Windows 10. Of course, Windows 10 is imminent, and the early beta testers are discussing the new Microsoft OS, and some of the issues around the installation and upgrade. You'll find links to the discussions in this newsletter.
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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 - July 2015
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Facebook's New Authorship Tag for Journalists and Bloggers
ICANN Proposal To Reveal Persons Identity When Whois is Registration is Private
Google Hotwording, Chrome Audio Spy Payload Removed
Bing Replaces Google on AOL, Microsoft Passes Majority of Ad Sales To AOL
Google Appears to Have Removed Google+ Posts From Knowledge Panel
Google Announces Material Design Lite (MDL): A Specification For UI
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Facebook Updates News Feed Control For More User Flexibility
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Facebook Shops Being Tested On Pages
Pinterest Ecommerce "Buyable Pins" Rolls Out to Apple Devices in US
New Google Shopping Interface Test... Pools Reviews, Specs, Product Info
Correct Implementation of HSTS and HTTPS - Avoiding a "Bad Time"
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Facebook Updates How CPC is Measured: Excludes Likes, Shares and Comments
Bot ID and Blocking GET xmlrpc.php To Avoid Exploit
Adobe Flash Critical Vulnerability for Windows, Mac, and Linux
Mozilla Firefox Decides to Block Flash By Default
Microsoft Releases Emergency Patch for All Versions of Windows
Google AdWords Estimated Total Conversions Now Measured Across Web and App
Austrian Court Throws Out Class Action Lawsuit Against Facebook
Windows 10 will update whether you like it or not
Microsoft Launches Office 2016 for Mac
July 2015 AdSense Earnings and Observations
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