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WebmasterWorld Weekly Round-Up 8 June

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What's your plan to handle negative SEO? Have you even considered the issues surrounding negative SEO? Is there any need to be concerned about negative SEO?

We've been having these discussions for a few days now and you might find it of interest to catch up with the topic. In addition, we've been discussing the Google updates and the current status, so if' you'd like to know more, join our threads, and don't forget to tell us how the latest updates are affecting your sites and industry sector.

I'll look forward to seeing you in our update threads

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Welcome to this WebmasterWorld Weekly Round-up.

The previous WebmasterWorld Weekly is here.

It's still hot news: the roll out of Panda 4.0 and the anti-spam updates. Here's our 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

Negative SEO: It's a problem for all Webmasters, but how big a problem is it, and how easy is it to do? WebmasterWorld members discuss negative SEO, especially for Google, and how webmasters deal with the problem.

Researchers have found two flaws in a SEO WordPress plug in making sites at risk from hacking. Learn more in our thread on the topic.WordPress

Apple made several announcements this week, and these two will be of interest include Apple is using DuckDuckGo to enable private search for its users. Additionally, Bing usurps Google at Apple with Bing becoming the default search. "Bing Powers Apple's Siri and Spotlight In iOS 8"

Additionally, Apple unveils iOS 8.

Google AdSense's new larger ads may help some publishers with space to spare with the introduction of two new ad sizes.AdSense

Microsoft's Bing turns 5-years old, and many things have changed in that relatively short time.Bing

Twitter continues its efforts in advertising, now with the acquisition of Namo Media.Twitter

With Heartbleed bug still in our minds, there's another serious vulnerability in OpenSSL which needs attention.

"We'll be serving pages only over SSL for all *.wordpress.com subdomains by the end of the year." Says WordPress. WordPress.com To Serve All Sites Via HTTPS

Facebook's updates to the news feed have caused some frustration. Find out what Facebook thinks of the changes it's made, and why it made them. "Facebook Q&A: Page Ranking and Organic Reach"

I don't think this is necessarily a a surprise, but, the fact is, Chrome now has more market share than IE in the US.

If you run a mobile site and a desktop site, you'll want to know that Google U.S. SERPs now warn Smartphone users of a redirect to to a mobile home page. Users have the choice to continue to be redirected or not before clicking the link in the SERPs.

More revelations in monitoring people's activities with the news that a major mobile phone group has revealed the existence of secret wires allowing state surveillance.

We talked about negative SEO earlier, but here's more on the topic. "The New SEO is Negative SEO - How to Tank a Site in Google 101"

In this video, a fairly basic question is asked, but for some it's still news. How can content be ranked if there aren't many links to it?

Have fun, until next time...



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