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WebmasterWorld Newsletter | August 2015
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It’s been a bit of a roller-coaster ride for many in Google SERP’s in the last few weeks, and it seems it’s continuing, with many reports coming in describing changes affecting sites across the World. Check out our update threads for the latest, and let us know what you’ve observed with your sites, their rank and traffic. The turbulence all seemed to start at the very end of June, and continued on various days throughout July and through into August. It sure has been a bumpy ride the last few weeks in Google’s SERPs.

Twenty-five years ago Sir Tim Berners Lee developed the World’s first web site, and it’s surprising to think that a quarter of a century has passed. Look how it’s changed since the early days. We’ve been discussing this milestone and where the web may be going next twenty-five years. Join our discussion and let’s hear your views.

There’s an ongoing war between Facebook and ad blocking software. First, Facebook proudly announced it had found a way around the ad blockers. No surprise to learn that the ad blockers soon found a way around Facebook’s changes. The battle continues.

Flash is to get less airtime for users as both Firefox and Google Chrome said they will block Flash content. Users will be required to activate Flash Player if they wish to see Flash content.

Google AMP continues to get more airtime with the latest demonstrations of where and how it can be used. There’s a great deal of discussion over AMP, and whether it ought to be part of a webmaster’s original plan for a site. What’s your view: Should you produce AMP pages from the outset?

The WebmasterWorld Tools continue to attract attention, and you can access them from our forum menu. Keep up-to-date with the news and topical discussion by following WebmasterWorld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus, and to use our RSS feed and home page for the hottest topics.

Join in the discussions in the forums, and let’s hear your views and thoughts on current topics.

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