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WebmasterWorld Newsletter | August 2015
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How has your site been affected by the Google Panda refresh? Some Webmasters are reporting changes, even though we know this update is going to take longer to process. We'd really like to hear your observations in our threads so we can assess the effect, and try to identify the changes that Google is now processing.

Our monthly Google Update thread always includes observations and trends, whether Panda-related, or something else. This always helps everyone around the World to know what aspects of Google's updates are changing what type of sites.

Another hot topic this month is on the subject of ad blocking: According to estimates, this equates to over $22 billion in lost revenue, and any publisher is likely to be affected by this. Ad blocking is becoming more popular, and these huge figures could just be the tip of the iceberg and may be impacting your site today, and certainly in the future.  Join in the discussion and let's hear your views.

Publishers are debating the confusing message from Google over Cookie Consent. Not only is the message slightly unclear, but the law itself adds further complexity. What are you doing to comply with the Cookie Consent requirement?

Of course, Windows 10 was launched, and WebmasterWorld members are discussing some of the good and bad aspects of Microsoft's new operating system. Take part in our threads and let's hear your experience and views.

WebmasterWorld's new "like" votes are going down well, and you can participate by showing your appreciation for the members that take the time and trouble to educate and inform. Update your profile on WebmasterWorld if you'd like to offer your skills and experience to others that require your expertise. I mention this each month as it's one of our most popular topics is the fantastic, free, Webmaster, SEO and social media toolset is available to Members. http://freetools.webmasterworld.com/

This email newsletter features only a small selection of the news and discussions in the past month, so if you want to keep up-to-date on a daily basis, make our home page your daily destination.  https://www.webmasterworld.com

We look forward to seeing you 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 - August 2015

Google Panda 4.2 Rolling Out

Google Says All Top Level Domains (TLDs) Treated the Same

Google Unveils Restructuring: Creating Alphabet Inc

Bye Bye Google Autocomplete API: Now Restricted Since 10 August, 2015

Rewards and Risks of Changing to Hierarchical URL Structure

Report: Ad Blocking is Worth $22 Billion in Lost Revenue

Bing Search to Warn of Unsafe Online Pharmacies

Google+ Roll-Out: Using Google Without a Google+ Profile

Google Requires Publishers To Get Cookie Consent From EU Visitors From Sept 30

Server Farms - July 2015

Google To Defy France's Request for Global "Right to be Forgotten"

New "Do Not Track" (DNT) Standard Announced by EFF and Coalition

New Google Search Analytics API

Yahoo Ads Network Carried Flash Ads Exploit For 7-Days

Adobe Flash Ads Kicked Off Amazon

BIND 9 DNS Software Flaw Being Exploited - Patch Your Systems

Running Google AdSense With HTTPS

Amazon Retiring Product Ads From October 31

Windows 10 Available in 190 Countries Today

Windows 10 Upgrades, Issues and Challenges

The Windows 10 Torrent Network

Windows Hello Facial Recognition Passes The Test Of Identical Twins

The First Firmware Worm That Attacks Macs

Is Web Development for Grown Ups?

New Bing Knowledge and Action Graph API for Developers

IE V7 to V11 Critical Vulnerability - Out of Schedule Patch To Follow

Defining Negative SEO, From a Legal Perspective

Firefox to Adopt Chrome Add-Ons Format

Facebook Second Quarter 2015 Results, $4.04B Revenue

For WebmasterWorld Pro Members

Google Panda 4.2: What you need to know (part 1) (Subscription required)

Google Panda 4.2: What you need to know (part 2) (Subscription required)

Domain Authority - What Does It Really Mean (Subscription required)

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