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February, 2017

  • 14 February

    Facebook Videos Will Soon Auto-Play With Sound

    Remember when it was a big deal that Facebook started auto-playing videos as you scrolled by them in your newsfeed? Facebook recently finished up testing auto-playing sound along with those videos – and apparently decided it was a good idea. So, coming soon, everyone gets auto-playing sound along with their auto-playing videos! People are watching and sharing more video on ...

  • 14 February

    Twitter Growth Is Severly Behind It’s Competition

    Twitter has many problems these days – and growth is one of the major ones. Over the course of  a 2 year span (2015 – 2016) Twitter has gained only 31 million active monthly users. A recent study showed Instagram gaining 300 million and Facebook gaining 467 million during the same year. Check out the full comparison below which sadly ...

  • 9 February

    130 Million Ads Rejected Last Year by Bing

    Bing recently released their Ad Quality Year in Review report for 2016 – reviewing the various different actions that Bing has taken towards malicious and misleading ads on their network. The stats are not pretty. Bing rejected 130 million ads and banned 175,000 advertisers – and even with numbers as impressive as these – online malvertising threats still managed to ...

  • 3 February

    Malvertising Threats Grew 132% In 2016

    I like keeping up to date on the latest industry reports, it’s a great way to stay on top of industry trends. The most recent report, however, has me a touch worried, or at least is forcing me to pay close attention. RiskIQ, a leading digital threat management company, has found that malvertising threats grew over 132% in 2016 when ...

November, 2016

  • 24 November

    Clean Up Your Online Profiles With Deseat.me

    Over your years on the world wide web you have probably created your fair share of online accounts and profiles – some of which you may wish you no longer had. In the days of social logins it’s extremely easy to click “Sign In With Google” and instantly register on a new website. However that instant registration also means that ...

  • 24 November

    Alexa Wants To Retire Top 1M Website List – Twitter Doesn’t Let It

    Earlier today Scott Helme noticed that the Alexa Top 1 Million Websites list was no longer accessible online – and promptly sent a tweet to Alexa who confirmed the pages retirement. This however didn’t go over well with the rest of the Twitter community … Hey @AlexaInternet have you stopped providing your Top 1 Million Sites list? https://t.co/MT94elIaA2 — Scott ...

October, 2016

  • 27 October

    Infographic: Top CMS Platform Usage in 2016

    When it comes to CMS platforms WordPress is king, and most of us have known this for a while now. However where does everyone else stack up? And is WordPress really the most popular? BuiltWith, HostingFacts, and Trellis recently put together an infographic answering all of these questions – and more. I’ll let you guys make your own conclusions, but the ...

  • 27 October

    Scam Alert: Email-Based Domain Name Registration Scam

    It seems there is another round of domain name registration based scams going around – this time in the form of an email that arrives in your inbox from Domain Service with the title mydomainname.com Expiration – seemingly a simply notification from your registrar that your domain name is expiring. Alas this is a new scam originating from China, as the whois ...

  • 21 October

    Why Everything Online Is Broken Today

    All throughout today you may be noticing that some of your favorite online services are acting up, broken, or entirely offline. Twitter, IHeartRadio, PayPal, Spotify, Reddit, Imgur, Constant Contact, and a plethora of other services are experiencing severe issues as of this morning – and the reason is a series of DDoS attacks on Dyn – one of the largest ...

September, 2016

  • 23 September

    77% Of Users Feel Bad About Blocking Ads

    Gladly, the company behind the Goodblock ad-blocker ran a survey recently, asking their users why they choose to block ads and where. Know what they learned? 77% of Goodblock users felt bad about blocking ads. Furthermore over 40% of Goodblock users had 5+ websites whitelisted. Two rather high numbers that prove that people truly do understand that online publishers and ...

  • 20 September

    Google Confirms: Search Results Are Officially AMP Powered

    AMP pages have been slowly taking over search results, and more and more people have noticed the new pages, which often load in mere seconds. As of today Google has announced that AMP pages are now displaying for all users across the world! That means that, when available, you will see a website showcasing exactly the content you want, without ...

  • 19 September

    EU Promises Free WiFi To All EU Towns!

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has announced a new EU developmental project last week called WIFI4EU, a project whose goal is to provide free Wi-Fi internet to all EU towns by 2020! Plans are to subsidize the new project, using the funds to purchase and install Wi-Fi hotspots across major urban areas. Accepted installation points include public buildings, health centers, parks ...

  • 19 September

    Infographic: Speed Is Critical by Singlehop

    Website load times are more important now than ever, and to help express that importance Singlehop has put together the following beautiful infographic to help webmasters be more aware of website load times. By running the simple tests presented in this infographic, website owners are sure to get their sites up to speed! Infographic by: singlehop

August, 2016

  • 26 August

    Twitter Launches A New Embeddable Message Button For Your Website

    Twitter has rolled out a brand new website button which, when embedded, allows anyone to send you a direct message via Twitter directly from your website … kind of. The new button can be accessed here under Twitter Buttons, and all it requires is your profile URL or @username, and your user ID – which means you have to leave the page, ...

July, 2016

  • 22 July

    Mozilla Will Start Blocking Flash Content in Firefox in August 2016

    Mozilla has decided to join in on the stabbing death of Flash across the Internet as they announce that starting in August Mozilla will block non-essential Flash content within Firefox. Which content specifically will be blocked can be seen in the following blocklist published on Github. Mozilla will expand this list over time, before finally making all Flash content click-to-activate in 2017. ...

  • 19 July

    Facebook Has Over 1.6 Billion Active Monthly Users

    Every now and again someone comes along and asks what the true importance of social media is for business owners, and luckily there is plenty of data available to answer that question. The latest from Statista showcases just how many monthly active users various social networks have, with Facebook in the lead with more than 1.6 billion active monthly users. Instagram ...

  • 14 July

    Infographic: Facebook’s Ad Targeting Options by WordStream

    Setting up a new campaign in Facebook Ad Manager can be a bit daunting the first time around – especially when it comes time to narrow down your audience and set the right targeting rules. Facebook offers dozens of different options which can be mixed and combined to form a-lot of different targeting combinations. Luckily WordStream’s Bekah Wheeler has put ...

  • 14 July

    Infographic: The A-Z of Tyography by Fontsmith

    When the average person thinks about design they often think about colors, pictures, maybe even vectors – however rarely does the average person think about typography. And maybe that’s what makes typography so crucial – it’s something that is so important that we don’t even notice it. The right font can make or break a website. It can make a ...

June, 2016

  • 29 June

    Turn Any Picture Into A LEGO Mosaic with Legoaizer

    Legoaizer is an interesting program that lets you transform almost any photo into a LEGO brick mosaic. This mosaic can then be saved as a JPG, BMP, or PNG file – which you can then use as a cool piece of art or a wallpaper. However things get a bit more advanced since Legoaizer also provides the builder details, showcasing ...

  • 28 June

    Does the Nielsen F-Pattern Apply to Search Results?

    The Nielsen F-Pattern has been, for a long time, the standard belief of how the average person browses a website – and since it’s release in 2006 websites, search engines, and more have been built with the Nielsen F-Pattern in mind. However many things have changed since 2006 and the Internet has grown tremendously. Does the Nielsen F-Pattern still apply? ...

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