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WebmasterWorld Weekly Round-Up 17 October

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Today, October 17, it'll be a year since WebmasterWorld changed hands from Brett Tabke to Jim Boykin.

Since then we've developed and published over 80 free tools for WebmasterWorld members, and almost every week more are being added. We've also started monthly e-mail newsletters, and this regular round-up published in the public forums.

Internet Marketing Ninjas also recently hired two of WebmasterWorld's Moderators and Administrators, Bill Atchison (IncrediBILL) and Frank Bauer (phranque) to help design additional tools and to help in updating the WebmasterWorld software/platform.

We have some exciting plans for WebmasterWorld in the coming weeks and months, which include many more webmaster tools, a new and upgraded forum, and some terrific plans for the development of our WebmasterWorld Supporters' area.

Thanks for your participation in WebmasterWorld, and until next time...

We're Feeling Lucky,
Jim and Neil

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Welcome to this WebmasterWorld Weekly Round-up.

The previous WebmasterWorld Weekly is here.

This week, WebmasterWorld Members were discussing the Google Hummingbird algorithm and related patents. Google

Facebook has acquired Onavo, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based start-up focused on intelligence around mobile application data.Facebook

All marketers using Twitter's Ad Products can schedule organic or Promoted Tweets for specific dates and times up to a year in advance.Twitter

I read that Bing and Klout have up to create Bing Personal Snapshots in the SERPs.Bing

Foursquare this week has launched an ads system for small business. According to their information, it should be easy for any small business to start advertising.Foursquare

Microsoft, today, has announced the global availability of Windows 8.1 Now it's on the streets, we'll really see if there's been much of a tweak.Windows

Google published its 2013 third quarter results, and it appears it beat expectations, and the company achieved $14.9 billion in revenues. Larry Page, CEO of Google, said, "We are closing in on our goal of a beautiful, simple, and intuitive experience regardless of your device."

Google discourages hidden APIs, and Android 4.4 KitKat will have hidden APIs for SMS made public. API users should attend to this before the update.Android

Google has added sample size control and relative dates features in the latest analytics API.

Twitter's third quarter revenue has reached $168 million, as detailed in the IPO filing.

Square's new service enables a quick and easy way of sending money via email. Find out more in our thread.

I spotted a slide show with Microsoft Windows from V 1.0 onwards. Take a trip down memory lane.

Twitter has been testing direct messages from any follower, and it's not entirely clear, however, it seems that spammers have interupted the program and twitter have temporarily blocked direct messages with urls.

How would you react to a stranger wearing Google Glass? Join our discussion on the topic.

It's Pubcon next week, so the Weekly update will be back the week after. If you're at Pubcon, I look forward to seeing you there.



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