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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.

Google Pushes Local Results Below The Fold


In a rather surprising move Google seems to have pushed down the placement of local results in local intent search queries below the fold – causing you to have to scroll through a series of ads before you can view the local listings or local map. Normally you would have the map appear on the top right side and it would stay ...

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Bing May Show Only 1 Page Of Results For Long Tail Searches


Bing has always aimed at showing the most relevant search results to their users, and in a rather bold move Bing has decided that if it’s confident enough in the first page of search results there’s really no need to show anymore pages. So if you go run a search right now for “specifications for black iphone 6 64gb” you’ll get ...

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What’s Going On With Facebook Like Counts?

Whats Happening With Facebook Likes?

Noticed a change in your Facebook likes on your pages? Wondering whats going on? Let’s figure it out! See a few weeks ago Facebook announced that they will be updating the way they treat inactive accounts when it comes to your total page count. I mentioned that here however I wanted to make a dedicated video for it on the ...

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Welcome FREAK – Yet Another OpenSSL Vulnerability


It seems like every few months a new SSL vulnerability is pointed out – which I suppose makes sense with the recent popularity that SSL has gotten. Thanks Google. Alas let’s welcome FREAK – a new man-in-the-middle vulnerability discovered by a group of cryptographers at INRIA, Microsoft Research and IMDEA. FREAK stands for “Factoring RSA-EXPORT Keys” which currently affects OpenSSL, Apple’s ...

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Save Some Time, Connect Your Facebook & Twitter Pages!


As a business owner managing all of your social media accounts is crucial – alas time consuming. So I wanted to put together this quick video to showcase how you can save some time by connecting your Facebook & Twitter pages together – thus allowing you to post in two places at the same time! Now there are a few ...

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DreamHost Releases Their First Transparency Report for 2014


DreamHost is damn serious about your privacy; however being a US-based company they are unfortunately required to comply with various information requests from legitimate domestic law enforcement agencies, along with DMCA takedown requests from rights-holders, and requests to remove content from courts processing defamation or invasion of privacy lawsuits. These are however just requests, and DreamHost has decided to publish their ...

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Use Facebook To Send Money To Your Friends


It seems Facebook is tapping into the electronic payments market by introducing the ability to send money to anyone on your Facebook friends list via the Facebook Messenger app. Once you have your debit card added to your Facebook account you literally just start a chat, click a button and send/receive money. There’s another awesome thing about this. There’s absolutely no ...

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Find A New Domain Name Directly From DuckDuckGo


DuckDuckGo, the privacy focused search engine, and Namecheap have been working together behind the scenes to allow DuckDuckGo users to search for domain name availability straight from their searchbox. Yesterday both teams finally announced the integration, and there’s a couple ways you can make use of this. Post by If you wish to stay on DuckDuckGo you can utilize ...

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