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WebmasterWorld Weekly Round-Up 1 June

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This last couple of weeks we've been digesting and assessing the impact of Google's announcement of Panda 4.0, and the updates that were reported on WebmasterWorld before Google made any comments on the changes. Our members are quick to spot movement, even before the automated systems start to reflect movement. Thanks to WebmasterWorld's keen-eyed members, this is the first place to find out when a change is happening, and how it's impacting sites.

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Welcome to this WebmasterWorld Weekly Round-up.

The previous WebmasterWorld Weekly is here.

The big news, as i mentioned, is the roll out of Panda 4.0. Here's our excellent thread on the topic. "Google has confirmed a roll-out of Panda 4.0 today."
And for completeness, here's our Google SERPs changes thread, "Google Updates and SERPs changes"Google

WebmasterWorld Members discuss how WordPress sites or and coded sites might perform better in Google SERPs. "WordPress Sites vs Hand Coding For Best SEO and Ranking In Google"

Following on from allegations made by a claimed ex-Google employee, there's a new lawsuit which accuses Google of widespread AdSense fraud.AdSense

This week, Google has explained how it is able to better understand sites with JavaScript by making pages render as they would as if in a browser with JavaScript turned on. In addition, there's a new tool to help webmasters see how Google indexes JavaScript on sites. "Google's Better Understanding of JavaScript on Sites"

A convicted hacker turned informant, who was facing in excess of 20 years in prison, has been handed a sentence of a year's supervision. "LulzSec Hacker Gets Off With Light Sentence For Helping Thwart Further Attacks"

In news of a big ad deal, Twitter and Omnicom reach agreement for a $230 million mobile ads arrangement.Twitter

It's been made clear by Google, or has it: Dropping links in forums to your site will get your site into trouble, either algorithmically, or manually. "Google: Link Drops In Forums Is Spam and Will Get The Dropped Site Penalised"

Microsoft's Duanne Forrester announced that the Bing Webmaster Community Forum resources are to be redeployed. One of the suggested locations is WebmasterWorld. How can we help?

We all know about Google's Fetch as Google tool, right. However, it's now been expanded to show fetch and render as Google.

We heard this week that Apple devices are under attack with users finding their phones and tablets locked.

This week, WebmasterWorld members discuss how eBay has faired since dropping Google AdWords, and how it's now doing following Panda 4.0. "eBay 1 Year After Dropping Google AdWords, and Panda 4.0 Impact"

In the latest news, a new Heartbleed attack, named "Cupid Bug" appears to affect Android devices over WiFi.

Following on from the announcement of the "Right to be Forgotten," Google has opened a new online form for E.U. members to apply for SERPs data to be removed from google's index.

This one made me smile: "Combating Smartphone Theft With The "Theftie" It only works if a thief has been stupid enough to play with your device as if it were a user. Surely, they'll catch on!

From an earlier story, but remaining a hot topic, "Google: Link Drops In Forums Is Spam and Will Get The Dropped Site Penalised"

New E.U. Laws come into effect in the coming days, and some of the aspects affect how webmasters set up and run sites in the region. It impacts ecommerce sites, as much as it will affect sites in any other sector, depending on how they operate.

I heard that Google is to continue with its self-driving cars in a bigger way than perhaps was expected by announcing it will build 100 self-driving prototypes. Would you sit in one of these?

News from Russia: There's a new search engine: Sputnik

Today's video goes into over-analysing links onto a page, and probably answers the question we already knew the answer to. "What happens when one page has two links to the same URL?"

Have a wonderful week, until next time...



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