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WebmasterWorld Newsletter | September 2015
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Did you spot the shifts in Google SERPs this week? WebmasterWorld Members are renowned for their astuteness and observations, and have been reporting changes to Google SERPs in our September 2015 update thread. Google has remained tight-lipped over what these changes might be, so it?s pure speculation as to whether it?s a test, or something more noteworthy, but what?s clear is that it?s been the most significant change in quite a few weeks. A number of suggestions for the name of this change including, ?Equinox? as it happened around the time of the equinox. However, often, it?s best not to name changes, especially if they are just tests.

As Google have remained silent on this update, it?s quite likely it was a test, although Google have been much quieter on commenting on updates, tests and changes in recent times.

Find out more in our September Google SERPs Update thread.

Other news this month included Bing closing Link Explorer, which was a useful tool for Webmasters and SEOs. Sad to see it go, but, there?s still the Inbound Links tool available within Webmaster Tools.

Google?s cookie consent remains a hot topic since it was announced last month, and many webmasters and publishers are still confused over the announcement from Google. Join our thread to learn how you can comply with the required cookie consent.

Some other hot topics this month include news about click fraud, ad blocking, and various security alerts for WordPress sites, amongst others. Did you miss those? Follow the links in this newsletter, and let?s have your views and comments on these hot topics and news.

Here?s another reminder this month for you to update your profile on WebmasterWorld if you?re looking for work, and you?d like to offer your skills and experience to others. As usual, here?s another plug for the fantastic, free, Webmaster, SEO and social media toolset for WebmasterWorld 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 - Sept 2015

Google Updates and SERP Changes - August 2015

Google Panda 4.2 Rolling Out

Bing To Close Link Explorer October 1, 2015

Google Launches Redesigned In-App Interstitials

Click Fraud by Bots Could Cost $6.3 Billion in 2015

Bing Adds More Control For Bing Maps Tile Layers

IAB Closely Monitoring The Effects of Ad Blockers

Chrome will start automatically pausing less important Flash content

Google Contributor: New Ways To Fund The Web

Google Challenges the European Commission's Statement of Objections

Google unveils new logo

Facebook Testing a Virtual Assistant, "M"

Google AdWords Adds Structured Snippet Extensions

Google Says, The Wrong Type of App Interstitials Will Get You Penalised

TrueView Campaigns Now In Core Google AdWords Interface

Firefox for iOS Preview

Google Street View App For iOS and Android With 360 Degree Imagery

Bing Ads App For Android Released

Chrome 45 Comes With Power, Memory and Tab Restore Enhancements

Parody Twitter Accounts, Hot Water, And Lawsuit Settlement

Microsoft Uses Bing to Discourage Users From Switching Browsers Away From Edge

Facebook Tests New Mobile Ads Format

Instagram Ad Campaigns in 30 Countries Start 30 September

Google AdSense Sticky Ad Units Beta Test

Google SEO: Time to Retire the Keyword from Site Architecture?

Facebook at Work coming soon to a cubicle near you

Report: New Malware Campaign Targeting Vulnerable WordPress and Plugins

Apple Removes Apps Infected With Malicious Code

Google's Appeal Rejected By France, and "Right to be Forgotten" Should Apply Globally

Microsoft Releases Office 2016 for Windows

Google Releases Brotli: Open Source Compression Algorithm

Microsoft Drops Bing Default Search In China For Baidu

It's Official: North America has run out of new IPv4 addresses

Apple Removes Apps Infected With Malicious Code

Google Warns Over Repeated Violations of Webmaster Guidelines

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