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Welcome to the Rapid Purple Blog, featuring the latest webmaster related news from around the internet – such as updates from various hosting providers regarding their infrastructure and/or new offerings and services. To go along with this you can also find the latest coupons and discounts from popular hosting providers and domain name registrars such as GoDaddy, 1&1, HostGator, UK2 Group, Namecheap, SingleHop, and many more.

Once you have your hosting and domain name established you will also find a large variety of tutorials aimed at helping you get a better grasp on different languages and tasks associated with being a webmaster and running your own website. For starters, many of you who are taking college courses will most likely encounter programming in C within on of your entry level classes. I have a great tutorial series aimed specifically for those classes covering many of the Basics in C Programming. You will also find many other interesting tutorials in HTML/CSS, PHP, HTACCESS, Adobe Photoshop, and various other miscellaneous ones – such as turning a webpage into a PDF through the use of Adobe Acrobat Pro.

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Infographic: 42% Of Us Check Our Emails In The Bathroom

Since the concept of emails has been around for such a long time it’s common to think that it may be a dying piece of technology – especially with today’s smart watches, push notifications & all the various messengers available out there. Boy would you be wrong. Email is far from dead. In-fact a recent study from Adobe has shown ...

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Facebook Hits 1 Billion Online Users in 24 Hours

Right as August 2015 came to an end – Facebook reached a rather epic milestone and one that speaks volumes about why every business owner should be using Facebook in their businesses online presence campaign. On August 24th, 2015 Facebook had one billion people online. That’s 1 in 7 people on Earth that were using Facebook that one day! That’s ...

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Did The Google Homepage Look A Bit Different To You Today?

  Did the Google homepage look strange to you this morning – but you couldn’t place what was different? Sure there was a new animation for the logo – but we’ve all come to expect the Google Doodles. And yet something just felt different? That’s because Google has, quietly, made their search box larger. Take a look at the below screenshots. ...

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Google Chrome No Longer Displays Flash Ads

Starting right meow, Google Chrome will no longer happily support Flash based AdWords advertisements – and as such will no longer show them. Like at all. To help designers along Google made a post on Google+ yesterday showcasing some methods to migrate their Flash based ads over to HTML5. If you’re big on using Flash for your PPC campaigns – ...

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Want To Keep That SSL Ranking Boost? Perfect Your SSL Setup

I’ve covered SSL several times now in post and video form – and if you’ve decided that there’s a benefit to converting your website to SSL I urge you to do it correctly. That means going through your website to make sure that all of the elements you are utilizing (all of your scripts, images, iframes, etc) are being served ...

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Facebook Is Working On M – Their Own Personal Digital Assistant

Personal digital assistants clearly work and people use them more and more. Apple has Siri, Microsoft has Cortana, and Google has Google Now. Well Facebook didn’t want to be left out – so they’ve announced their own digital assistant: M. M will reside within Facebook Messenger – and should offer you the same functionality that the previously-mentioned digital assistants currently do. ...

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Weebly Website Builder Now Offered With LunarPages Hosting Plans

LunarPages has launched a brand new website builder for all of their shared hosting customers – and if you think it resembles Weebly in almost every single way – you would be 100% correct. LunarPages shared hosting plans now directly integrate the Weebly drag & drop website builder – with the Pro and eCommerce plans offering unlimited pages starting at ...

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Scam Alert: Internet Domain Name Services

Scams suck – and I absolutely hate them. One of the key things I have always built a business on was honesty and transparency; and as such it’s a personal pet peeve of mine when people attempt to trick people into becoming a client. It’s a sleazy tactic – unfortunately it happens very often in this industry. A popular scam ...

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Facebook Introduces A New Donate Now Call to Action Button

Back in December last year Facebook began rolling out Call to Action buttons for Facebook pages – something that by now I see on almost every Facebook page I visit. Unfortunately many of you business owners STILL haven’t made use of them – but that’s another story. Today I wanted to focus on the addition of a brand new Call-to-Action ...

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Google Code Is Now Read Only – Move Your Projects To GitHub

Google Code, as of today, is in read-only mode. That means that developers and fellow project owners will no longer be able to modify their projects in any capacity. Data can still be downloaded – and best of all it can be exported to GitHub – which is basically where your project should be from now on. After this read-only period, ...

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eUKhost Partners with SpamExperts

Any hosting company will inevitably have to battle spam – and eUKhost was no different. In their ongoing battle to filter spam from their network eUKhost has partnered with SpamExperts – helping eUKhost save almost 80% of their resources by filtering out spam, virus, malware and phishing attacks. We host over 34,000 clients world-wide who are sending and receiving millions ...

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Tweets Now Displaying In Google Search Results

Just a couple of months ago Google officially began showing Twitter Tweets as part of their search results – and I made a video stating that Twitter was going to becoming the quickest way to the top of a Google search result. Well while most of us were relaxing and enjoying our days off this weekend – Google rolled out Twitter ...

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Yahoo Finally Figures Out What To Do With Luminate

If anyone remembers – back in September of 2014 Yahoo bought Luminate – an advertising network – and then successfully shut it down. It seems almost a year later they finally decided what they were going to do with Luminate – at least in name form. In an email sent out this weekend to Yahoo Small Business customers Yahoo announced ...

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Facebook Sends More Referral Traffic Than Google

I swear it feels like lately more and more news is rolling out that showcases how important Facebook is when it comes to attracting social traffic. According to the Parse.ly Quarterly Authority Report Facebook sends the majority of referral traffic when it comes to the top 100 news websites – totaling 38.3% of referral traffic, while Google ended up with 35.8%. By comparison, ...

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Google Confirms: We Will Probably Never Index All Your Website Pages

Have you been desperately trying to get Google to index all of your websites pages? Constantly revamping your sitemap, updating your content, and resubmitting only to find your stats in Google Search Console barely improving? In a tweet Google’s John Mueller confirmed that Google will never actually index all of your pages and there really isn’t anything you can do ...

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Need A Way To Easily Add Watermarks To Your Images?

Looking for a way to watermark your images before adding them to your eCommerce website? Or maybe you just don’t want your photographs spread about without some attribution to you? Easy Watermark Studio Lite is an awesome free Windows application which lets you …… easily add watermarks – and then some – to your images. Easy Water Mark Studio Lite supports ...

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DreamHost Websites Using HTTPS and DreamPress Aren’t Loading

As of late last night DreamHost clients who are on the DreamPress platform – DreamHost’s own managed WordPress hosting platform – are experiencing issues trying to view their SSL secure websites. Take note that this issue only affects DreamPress customers who are using HTTPS. All other DreamHost clients who are utilizing their shared hosting, VPS, or dedicated solutions are not affected. ...

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Google Confirms User Actions Are NOT A Ranking Factor

Continuing with the Google confirmations we now have Google’s John Mueller stating that there are no Google algorithms that target user actions on your website. He further said, “I don’t think we even see what people are doing on your web site.” So comments, form submissions, and general user interactions don’t help your websites ranking. So in general, I don’t think ...

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Twitter Rolling Out A 10k Character Limit for Direct Messages

Back in June Twitter announced their plans to finally remove their 140-character limit for direct messages – and this week Twitter has finally began rolling out the update. Regular tweets still have their 140-character limit – however the new change to direct messages is intended, as Twitter says, to allow you to “Speak your mind. All of it“. The new limit, if you’re ...

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