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Google Adds Trust Project Labelling

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:36:05 -0000

Google is adding Trust Project labelling for newrooms to add to their content.



Google Says AMP Pages Must Have Close Content Parity or Receive Manual Action Message

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:44:52 -0000

Google has said from February 1, 2018, AMP pages must have close content parity to comparable to the original canonical page content.



EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and Analytics cookies

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:21:00 -0000

The new General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR is meant to protect the privacy, but it looks like it could be a nightmare for webmasters whose sites have dealings with citizens of the EU.



The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of Exact Match Domains (EMDs)

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:10:46 -0000

"It ain't over 'til it's over and the value of EMDs doesn't reside only in the ephemera of weighting of "words in domains" in search engine ranking signals."



Twitter Working on New Authentication and Verification Program

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:56:59 -0000

It's reviewing the current system and also verifications, so even if you are verified today, that status may be removed.



Firefox 57 Quantum Released

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:19:36 -0000

Mozilla claim it's twice as fast as its browser of six month ago.



Twitter Rolls Out Tweet Capability to 280 Characters

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 12:16:54 -0000

Twitter's test of 280 characters shows it wasn't over-used, and it's now rolling it out to all.



Pubcon Acquires WebmasterWorld

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:39:14 -0000

Brett Tabke has re-acquired WebmasterWorld.



Google AdWords: Wasted Spend -- Still Hurts the Most

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:38:08 -0000

WebmasterWorld Members discuss Google AdWords and one of the most annoying aspects, wasted spend, and what to do about it.



Google Updates and SERP Changes - November 2017

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:03:42 -0000

WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.



Beyond Backup: Preserving Your Web Data

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:43:24 -0000

WebmasterWorld Members discuss the options for backing up and archiving web sites and data.



Google Drops Access to Travel API - Affects Major Travel Players

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:10:43 -0000

Google has said no new registrations are being allowed, and it's shutting off access of its QPX Express API service as of April 10, 2018.



New China Domain Law Now Much Tougher

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:00:17 -0000

Getting a .cn domain is now much tougher with this new law.



Google Now Serves Country-Specific Domain SERPs Based on Location

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 11:09:48 -0000

Choice of country service is no longer indicated by domain. Now, by default, users will be served the country service that corresponds to the users' location.



Voyaging Outside the Google Box

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 10:55:04 -0000

WebmasterWorld Members look beyond Google, and discuss technologies that will give sites the competitive advantage.



Google Mobile First index rolling out slowly/ being tested for some sites

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 08:10:46 -0000

Google says the mobile first index is rolling out slowly and is going well. Webmasterworld Members make observations and discuss the effects.



Facebook and WhatsApp to Face EU Investigation Over Data Sharing

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:28:42 -0000

The regulator says it is in "non-compliance" with E.U. Laws.



Facebook Tests Moving Non-Promoted Posts Out of News Feed

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 06:54:52 -0000

Facebook is testing a news feed change that could significantly alter how non-promoted posts from page publishers disappears from the newsfeed.



HTTPS Security Headers

Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0000

WebmasterWorld Members discuss server response headers that strengthen security after you've made the switch to HTTPS.



Mozilla Helps Unify Microsoft, Google, W3C, Samsung to Create Cross-Browser Documentation on MDN

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:40:49 -0000

Mozilla, Microsoft, Google, W3C, and Samsung have agreed to collaborate to create cross browser compatibility on MDN.



Google Updates and Who or What They Target

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:10:06 -0000

WebmasterWorld Members discuss Google updates and who or what they are targeting.



High Severity WPA2 WiFi Vulnerabilities, Dubbed KRACK, Key Reinstalltion Attacks

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:41:13 -0000

Researchers indicated that a KRACK attack exploits a four-way handshake that is used to establish WPA2 key reinstallation.



Being a Webmaster: Increasingly Difficult

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:34:26 -0000

WebmasterWorld Members discuss the apparent increasing challenges and difficulty of being a webmaster.



Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK, Windows Store Now Microsoft Store

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:20:03 -0000

Microsoft developers conference announced a new SDK and a change to the Windows Store branding to become Microsoft Store.



Windows 10 Mobile is No Longer a Priority: Microsoft's Joe Belfiore

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 05:53:46 -0000

Windows 10 Mobile is no longer a priority for the company.



Disqus Hackers Got 17.5 Million Emails in 2012

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 05:51:30 -0000

Disqus says it has forced reset of all passwords of affected users.



Danny Sullivan joins Google as a "sort of public liaison for search"

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 05:59:38 -0000

Danny Sullivan joins Google in a public liason role.



How "Direct Traffic" May Be Undermining Your Marketing

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:58:00 -0000

Are you wasting your marketing efforts?



Yahoo Data Breach Revealed as 3 Billion Accounts

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:12:07 -0000

Original disclosure was 1 billion accounts.



Google Updates and SERP Changes - October 2017

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 09:59:00 -0000

WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.



Share Your Theories on Google SERP Shake Up

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 07:59:53 -0000

WebmasterWorld Members share their theories on the latest Google SERPs changes.



Google Ends First Click Free Policy for Publishers

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 03:37:23 -0000

It'll replace it with what it calls "flexible sampling."



ICANN Postpones KSK Cryptographic Key Rollover

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 12:17:44 -0000

A significant number of resolvers used by ISPs and network operators are not fully ready for the change which was due on 11 October 2017.



What's Changed From Being a Newbie Web Dev Today as Opposed to a Decade Ago

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 11:56:22 -0000

WebmasterWorld Members look at the techniques and tricks that worked for newbie web developers a decade ago, and what works now.



Microsoft Becomes a Premium Sponsor of Open Source Initiative

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 03:32:00 -0000

How the industry has changed, eh!



Google Opens Shopping Ads to Comparisons Services Within Europe

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:32:06 -0000

It is now confirmed by Google that it's to open its Shopping ads in Europe to Comparison Services businesses.



Twitter Tests Tweets With 280 Characters

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 05:28:29 -0000

Twitter is testing longer tweets, 280 character limits, with selected users.



Firefox Quantum 57 in Beta - New Design and Much Faster

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 05:27:49 -0000

Firefox Quantum 57 is now in beta and available to download for desktop, android and iOS.



Apple Switches Default Search From Bing to Google for Siri Web Search

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:44:51 -0000

News just in that Apple is switching from Bing to Google for Siri web searches...



Google Adwords Updating Terms and Conditions

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:53:07 -0000

Google is making some significant changes to the Adwords Terms and Conditions which gives Google a bit more protection.



Google May Open Up its Ad Space to Competitors

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:01:00 -0000

Google has offered to open up its ad system to allow rivals to bid against Google to display products above its SERPs.



AWS Now to Start Charging Users By The Second

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:52:00 -0000

AWS has announced it'll start charging users by the second from October 2, 2017, instead of by the hour.



W3C Publishes EME (Encrypted Media Extensions) as Recommendation

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:45:19 -0000

The W3C has published EME (Encrypted Media Extensions) as a W3C recommendation.



Apple Ad Blocking Has Upset the Industry

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:18:06 -0000

Intelligent tracking prevention in iOS 11 has the ad industry upset.



Bluetooth Vulnerability, BlueBorne, Allows Wireless Penetration of Billions of Devices

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 06:58:29 -0000

Eight new vulnerabilities allow attackers to take over bluetooth devices that are switched on.



Chrome 66 To Remove Trust For Symantec-issued Certificates Pre June 2016

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:52:57 -0000

Google has now explained the time line so that webmasters can arrange for a certificate from any trusted authority recognised by Chrome 66.



EU Copyright Proposals are a Concern for European Digital Rights Groups

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:58:42 -0000

"Copyright remains in flux world wide, but especially in the EU."



Security Breach at Equifax May Affect 143 Million

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:15:18 -0000

There could be Social Security numbers, birth dates and addresses stolen.



LinkedIn Native Advertising Launches Audience Network

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 03:16:00 -0000

LinkedIn has launched its native advertising network, LinkedIn Audience Network.



Facebook Ad Metrics Questioned by Analyst

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 02:14:00 -0000

Facebook's ad metrics are being questioned by an analyst and suggests third party verification may be the way forward.



New Google Street View Cameras With Better Resolution

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 16:13:00 -0000

Google is rolling out new street view cameras to capture better street imagery.



Google's Gary Illyes says you can't know which links are "deemed critical"

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 13:13:03 -0000

Google's Gary Illyes was responding to a question about links.



Google Updates and SERP Changes - September 2017

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 12:40:51 -0000

WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.



Google AdSense User First Beta Program

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:59:14 -0000

WebmasterWorld Members discuss the Google AdSense User First beta program and invites.



Spambot Harvests 711 million e-mail Addresses to Send Through Legitimate SMTP Servers

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 15:24:26 -0000

Large scale malware operation harvests and exposes 711 million email and user details.



Microsoft and Amazon Collaborate over Cortana and Alexa

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 09:38:05 -0000

Microsoft has said it's collaborating with Amazon over Alexa and Cortana.



Android Banking Trojan Developers May Have Found a Way Past Google Play Security

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:51:12 -0000

There's a report that a banking trojan may have a way past Google Play security via a seemingly benign game.



Adware Spreads Via Social Engineering: Facebook Messenger

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:49:45 -0000

Best to be wary of links.



Brand or Audience First?

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:40:04 -0000

Do you develop for your brand or audience first? Webmasterworld Members review the options and presents ideas.



Be HTTPs by October or Chrome will show "not secure" flag

Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0000

This was first announced in April and now Google is reminding http webmasters that October is quickly approaching.



Google to Run Silent 6-Second Video Previews in SERPs

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:15:00 -0000

Google is to run silent, six second previews of videos in SERPs.



How Do You Build Webpages?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:50:00 -0000

WebmasterWorld Members discuss how beginners might go about building web pages and sites.



August 2017 AdSense Earnings and Observations

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 03:02:00 -0000

WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google AdSense and weather reports.



Where The Internet is Headed

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:09:52 -0000

WebmasterWorld Members discuss the future of the Internet, and look at new technologies, and new opportunities.



Facebook "Watch" Video Could Earn Publishers Up To 55pct

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:50:05 -0000

Facebook has revamped its video section which allows its partners to earn as much as 55% of the revenue earned.



Google AdSense: Reports of Huge CPC Drops

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 05:22:33 -0000

WebmasterWorld Members discuss the huge CPC drops in Google AdSsense, and what might be causing it.



Google Updates and SERP Changes - August 2017

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 12:16:10 -0000

WebmasterWorld's monthly look at Google's SERPs changes.



Google Quality Rater Guidelines Updated July 27, 2017

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 08:50:22 -0000

Google has updated its Quality Rater Guidelines again, dated July 27, 2017.



Facebook Will Boost Rank of Faster Loading Pages In The Newsfeed

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 04:56:43 -0000

Facebook will apply a higher ranking for faster loading pages.



Being a Webmaster

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 10:47:58 -0000

WebmasterWorld members discuss what is it that a webmaster does, and why have a website? How do you get started?



Google Image Search on Mobile Now With Badges

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 10:44:55 -0000

Google's images search for the web and in the Android app now shows badges on images.



Google's Shopper Tracking Attracts Complaint to FTC

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 06:40:05 -0000

Google's plan to track and connect bricks and mortar purchases to online advertising has attracted a complaint to the FTC over privacy concerns.



Web Development Success is Often Built on the Lessons of Webdev Fails

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 05:46:19 -0000

If you're new to web development the content of this thread could give you a head start. If you're experienced, let's hear your contributions: We were all beginners once upon a time.



Authorized Digital Sellers, Ads.txt, Authorized to Sell Their Digital Inventory

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:40:54 -0000

"Ads.txt is a simple, flexible, and secure method for publishers and distributors to declare who is authorized to sell their inventory, improving transparency for programmatic buyers." Google has been running tests on this, and it should go some way towards tackling fraud.



It's official: Adobe to kill Flash Player, end support by 2020

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:55:54 -0000

It's official, Adobe to end support for Flash.



WordPress: Vulnerability Scanners WPScan, WPSeku

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:37:41 -0000

WebmasterWorld Members discuss WordPress vulnerability scanners, WPScan and WPSeku.



Google AdSense: No More Pop-Up and Pop Under - New Rule

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:54:19 -0000

Google has clarified a rule confirming that AdSense on pop-ups and pop-unders is forbidden.