Welcome to the August edition of our WebmasterWorld Monthly e-mail.
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Over the last few weeks we've had some really hot threads on some important and interesting topics, including, Google Local algorithm updates, Google starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal, and many reports of its SERPs swinging around quite a bit. In fact, there's a Google update going on right now, and you can find out more in our August Google update thread. There was also a tongue-in-cheek, yet entertaining and educational look at quitting Google altogether. Bing's not been idle, either, and we've reported on some of the most interesting updates, such as code search, and conversational search.
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Jim and Neil
Here are some of WebmasterWorld's Hottest Discussions this month.
Google Updates and SERP Changes - August 2014
Impossible to Rank in Google Anymore, Let's All Quit
Google AdWords Rolls Out Dynamic Sitelinks
Google "Pigeon" Updates Local Search Algorithm
Spain's Newspapers Target Google Tax For Links To News
Google To Give Secure HTTPS Sites A Ranking Boost
Facebook Forcing Users Worldwide To Download Messenger For Mobile Chat
Microsoft Adds Foursquare Data To Cortana
Google Begins Adding Stars and Review Counts To Shopping Listings
Bing Ads New Look UI and Program Features
LinkedIn Improves Profiles For Mobiles
Google Sandbox 2.0 Affecting Sites
Bing Site Safety Information Now More Informative
Google "Pigeon" Local Update in Flux
Bing Makes Code Search and API Reference Easier
Google Releases News Publisher Center To US Publishers
Bing Adds Conversational Search Responses To U.S. SERPs
Crime Ring Amasses 1.2 Billion Usernames and Passwords Via Botnet
25,000 Users Join Facebook Privacy Challenge, Similar to a "class action lawsuit"
Pinterest Adds Messaging and Conversation About Pins
Denial of Service Security Vulnerability in WordPress, Drupal
Net Outage Affecting Many Users Worldwide
Internet Outage Problems Caused By BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) Routing Tables Too Large
Twitter Launches Beta Test Of Video Ads In Stream
Google AdSense Home Page Keeps Switching From New To Old
Only 3pct of New gTLD Registrations Being Used for Business Websites
Good Reasons To Stop Developing For Older Web Browsers
All SEO is Unethical!
Expired Domain, In Error, Instantly Out Of Google: Renewal Took 30 Days To Return To SERPs
Google Takes Action On European, German Link Networks
Google AdWords Going Close Variant Keyword Matching: Exact Match No Longer Possible
Improving Security: Flat Files vs Databases
Case Study in Google Ranking a Brand New Site (Subscription Required)
Bing's New Malware Detection Might Be Dialed Too High
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