This month’s newsletter is slightly earlier than normal due to summer holidays in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s also one where there have been rumblings of a Google update. For sure, something has been going on for a few days now, and it looks like there’s a lot of volatility in the SERPs. Let’s have your observations to add to the interesting remarks already made.
During the last few weeks there’s been a great deal of speculation over Penguin and Panda, as there often is most months. Google was asked when will there be an update to these two black and white mammal-named algorithms? Google’s response is not straightforward, and if you follow our forums closely, you’ll know it’s becoming even tougher to understand the responses from its representatives. There’s much speculation that it’s going on in the background, and in an extremely slow process. Join our discussions on these topics, or start a new one and let’s have your observations.
One of the exciting news stories we wanted to share was the news that one of WebmasterWorld’s Moderators, Dixon Jones, met the Queen of England, as part of the Queen’s Award to Industry. This is terrific news, and well deserved.
It seems never a month goes by without more breaches in security, and this month is no exception. The importance of keeping your systems updated, and adding site security to your regular monitoring is becoming even more essential. Don’t get caught out!
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Jim and Neil
Here are some of WebmasterWorld's Hottest Discussions and News this month.
Google Updates and SERP Changes - July 2016
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Google Extends "Now on Tap" to include Translate, QR and Barcodes
Why AdSense is Alive and Well
Facebook Changes its Algorithm to Put Friends Posts Above Publishers
Facebook For Developers Adds New Ways to Share, Save and Engage
Windows 10 Anniversary Update Rolls Out August 2
Facebook Audience Network - Help, optimization, implementation
What Now for Directories in 2016
Pinterest Ecommerce and Rolls Out Buyable Pins to the Web
Facebook Messenger Starts Testing End-to-End Encryption
New EU Antitrust Investigations Against Google over AdWords and AdSense
Windows 10 Subscriptions Coming For Enterprise Users
Opera $1.2 Billion Buyout Drops to $600 Million in New Deal
Google Spending Millions to Endear Itself in Europe
Yahoo Earnings Beat Expectations, But Loss Widens to $440 Million
Early Yahoo employees recall building the directory
Ubuntu Forums Hack
July 2016 AdSense Earnings and Observations
Researchers say they're able to stop ransomware attacks
UK: Adult Sites Will Need Age Verification From 2017
Court Rules Microsoft Does Not Need to Hand Over E-mails Stored in Dublin
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Microsoft Says It Won't Hit Windows 10 Target of 1 bln Devices by 2018
WebmasterWorld Moderator Visits the Queen
Google Transparency Report: Gov't Requests Last Half of 2015 up 18pct
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