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8:12 pm on Dec 31, 2014 (gmt 0)

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As 2014 draws to a close, here are just a few of the hottest threads and discussions each month of the year, in chronological order.

I hope you enjoy this round-up, and I look forward to featuring some more news and hot discussions in the coming year.

Happy New Year!


January 2014

Tricks to Google Ranks - Using Semantic Best Practices [webmasterworld.com]

Dealing With Negative SEO Threats and Attacks [webmasterworld.com]

February 2014

Google's Matt Cutts: Guest Blogging for Links and SEO is Over [webmasterworld.com]

How to deal with the WordPress comment spam escalation [webmasterworld.com]

Google Warns It May Take Action Over Affiliate Sites With Thin or Scraped Content [webmasterworld.com]

Is Yahoo getting back into search? [webmasterworld.com]

March 2014

The Definitive Criteria For Paid Links [webmasterworld.com]

Local SEO Cheat Sheet [webmasterworld.com]

Google: How To Tell If My Site Is Affected By a Particular Algorithm [webmasterworld.com]

How To Achieve Links and Succeed With Google [webmasterworld.com]

How To Defend a Google AdSense Site From Click Bombing [webmasterworld.com]

Google Takes Action on Large Guest Blog Network [webmasterworld.com]

Up To 25,000 Unix/Linux Web Servers Infected By Ebury SSH Rootkit [webmasterworld.com]

HTTP 2 Is Coming - What It Means For You [webmasterworld.com]

April 2014

Patent Granted To Google's Panda On SERPs Ranking [webmasterworld.com]

Microsoft Launches "Cortana" Personal Digital Assistant On Windows Phone [webmasterworld.com]

Facebook Page Reach Declines Questioned [webmasterworld.com]

Vulnerability in OpenSSL Cryptographic Software: Heartbleed Bug [webmasterworld.com]

Google Now Supports Schema.org Markup For Phone Numbers, And Gives Recommendations For Googlebot Crawling and Indexing of The Data [webmasterworld.com]

Blocking non-North American Traffic Made Simple [webmasterworld.com]

Net Advertising Rises To $42.8 Billion in 2013, With Mobile Ads Up 110 pct [webmasterworld.com]

Facebook Makes Changes To News Feed To Combat Spam [webmasterworld.com]

May 2014

Google Confirms Panda 4.0 Roll Out [webmasterworld.com]

Bing's Top 10 SEO Myths, Including Linking, Social, and Content [webmasterworld.com]

Claimed Former Google Employee Makes Explosive Claims Against Google Adsense [webmasterworld.com]

Yahoo Drops "Do Not Track" [webmasterworld.com]

Defining "Branding" and How it Works With Google Today [webmasterworld.com]

EU Court Backs Users' 'Right to be Forgotten' on Google [webmasterworld.com]

Google Will Have "Right to be Forgotten" System, In Germany, Within Two Weeks [webmasterworld.com]

Blocked CSS & JS Apparently Causing Large Panda 4 Drops [webmasterworld.com]

June 2014

Negative SEO May Now Be Easier Than Ever [webmasterworld.com]

Negative SEO - How to Tank a Site 101 [webmasterworld.com]

Solutions To Combat Negative SEO Campaigns [webmasterworld.com]

Google's Secret Updates Leave Small Sites Scrambling [webmasterworld.com]

Google: Link Drops In Forums Is Spam and Will Get The Dropped Site Penalised [webmasterworld.com]

Fetch as Google Tool Expanded To Show Fetch and Render [webmasterworld.com]

Google Opens "Right to be Forgotten" Form For E.U. [webmasterworld.com]

OpenSSL Serious Vulnerability Notice; Affects Versions Patched After Heartbleed [webmasterworld.com]

Welcome To WebmasterWorld's New Home Page [webmasterworld.com]

July 2014

Google Site Visitors Down, Revealing Apparent Quality Referrals From Bing/Yahoo [webmasterworld.com]

Returning to SEO After 5 Years: Up To Date SEO Tips [webmasterworld.com]

Google+ Real Names Restriction Lifted, Nicknames Now Permitted [webmasterworld.com]

Google Quietly Launches CookieChoices.org Website [webmasterworld.com]

Google's Larry Page Discusses Privacy, Google Plus, and Tech Concerns [webmasterworld.com]

Continuing Demise of Authorship Stats - Could It Now Be a Spam Signal? [webmasterworld.com]

Google Rewrites Quality Ratings Guidelines [webmasterworld.com]

Creating 10,000 Bot-Generated Articles Per Day [webmasterworld.com]

Highly Ranked in Google: Judge Orders Scathing Restaurant Review Is Changed To Rank Lower in SERPs [webmasterworld.com]

August 2014

Impossible to Rank in Google Anymore, Let's All Quit [webmasterworld.com]

Google "Pigeon" Updates Local Search Algorithm [webmasterworld.com]

Google To Give Secure HTTPS Sites A Ranking Boost [webmasterworld.com]

Google Sandbox 2.0 Affecting Sites [webmasterworld.com]

Google "Pigeon" Local Update in Flux [webmasterworld.com]

Bing's New Malware Detection Might Be Dialed Too High [webmasterworld.com]

September 2014

Panda 4.1 came out today! [webmasterworld.com]

Google Authorship in SERPs Dropped [webmasterworld.com]

Google Confirms Penguin Recovery Requires Algorithm Refresh [webmasterworld.com]

Using Excel to Analyse Bots [webmasterworld.com]

Google Manual Ban For Unnatural Links Rescinded [webmasterworld.com]

The Best Way To Deal With Blunt Force Attacks On WordPress Login Screen [webmasterworld.com]

Twitter Rolls Out Tweet Analytics Dashboard to All [webmasterworld.com]

Migration to HTTPS May Cause A Drop In Google AdSense Earnings [webmasterworld.com]

Google is Developing a New "Knowledge Vault" [webmasterworld.com]

Defining What Makes a Backlink Bad or of Value [webmasterworld.com]

Apple Moves Into Mobile Payments With Apple Pay [webmasterworld.com]

Google Sitelinks Search Box Now Taking You Straight To a Site's Own Search Pages [webmasterworld.com]

October 2014

Google Penguin 3.0 Released [webmasterworld.com]

Google Panda Updated and 4.1 Rolling Out [webmasterworld.com]

Bing: Trust and Authority Usually Sees Higher Rankings [webmasterworld.com]

Yahoo To Close Its Directory, Yahoo Education, and Qwiki [webmasterworld.com]

John Mueller - Don't Expect Visible Ranking Change from HTTPS Switch [webmasterworld.com]

Microsoft Takes The Wraps off "Threshold" It Will Be Windows 10 [webmasterworld.com]

Linux/Unix Critical Security Hole Discovered [webmasterworld.com]

Poodle Attack, SSL 3.0 Vulnerability, Solution, and Compatibility Problems [webmasterworld.com]

Google Decides to Remove Text Snippets and Thumbnail Images of Some German Newspapers Because of Legal Action [webmasterworld.com]

German Publishers Back Down Over Payment After Google Snippet Removals [webmasterworld.com]

Google Toolbar PageRank Devalued Further: Probably No More Updates [webmasterworld.com]

Good Page Rank Alternatives [webmasterworld.com]

Google's Eric Schmidt Sees Amazon As Its Biggest Competitor In Search [webmasterworld.com]

October 2014

Google Updates Webmaster Guidelines: Crawling Page Assets May Help SEO [webmasterworld.com]

Google Drops Some Local Carousel Listings - Pigeon Taking Flight? [webmasterworld.com]

W3C Says HTML5 Is Complete [webmasterworld.com]

Bing Publishes Bingbot Mobile Agents and Latest Developments [webmasterworld.com]

Managing Multiple Google Accounts: Toggling Between Accounts , Best Practices [webmasterworld.com]

Big List of Redundant Files To Remove From Your Server And Improve Site Security [webmasterworld.com]

Mobile Rules Traffic, But Not Revenue: Making Plans To Improve Mobile Conversions [webmasterworld.com]

Google AdWords Quality Score Algorithm Change [webmasterworld.com]

November 2014

Google's Penguin 3.0 Continues To Roll Out [webmasterworld.com]

Twitter Offers Its App Install Analytics, Answers, For Free [webmasterworld.com]

Google Survey: 56 pct of All Ad Impressions Are Not Seen [webmasterworld.com]

Turla Malware Now Affects Linux Systems [webmasterworld.com]

Flickr's Selling Your Photos, and You May Not See Any Revenue [webmasterworld.com]

Google News To Close In Spain [webmasterworld.com]

SoakSoak Malware Cripples Compromised WordPress Installs [webmasterworld.com]

Google Proposes Marking HTTP Sites as Non Secure [webmasterworld.com]

December 2014

Google Updates and SERP Changes - December 2014 [webmasterworld.com]

2015 - Emerging Trends in Search [webmasterworld.com]

Ex-Googler Discusses Where Banned Publisher Money Goes [webmasterworld.com]

Server Farm IP Tracking Resource [webmasterworld.com]

Report: Microsoft Working on New Browser Codenamed Spartan [webmasterworld.com]
2:59 pm on Jan 2, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Engine! Great summary and something anyone in SEO and Internet Marketing should take note off and boomark.
6:12 am on Jan 4, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Amazing work, I can get an year's update in a day, thats superb contribution to me. God Bless! tx aji

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