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January, 2015

  • 14 January

    New Performance Study Ranks Top WordPress Hosting Providers

    LoadStorm® and ReviewSignal have teamed up to test the scalability of 16 WordPress hosting providers. Load tests were executed in LoadStorm PRO to simulate heavy traffic hitting identical WordPress ...

  • 10 January

    Your Favorite Screen Resolution Isn’t As Popular As You Thought

    Let's face it - most webmasters, techies, geeks, and gamers aren't using a resolution of 1366 x 768 unless they absolutely have to - and yet after digging into the StatCounter charts from 2014 ...

  • 9 January

    Yahoo Search Use Catching Up to Bing

    Back at the start of December 2014 I had written about the increasing use of Yahoo search – primarily thanks to Firefox. As usual this was all based on the latest StatCounter statistics and the final numbers for December 2014 have now been published, with Yahoo claiming 10.4 percent of the US search share, up from 8.6 percent in November. Google on ...

  • 9 January

    Stop Getting Distracted and Finish Your Writing with FORCEdraft

    A few days ago Felix Belzile released an awesome new text editor to the world called FORCEdraft - a free simple text editor designed to block out outside distractions and literally force ...

  • 9 January

    FTC Closes Investigation Into Yelp’s Business Practices

    Working hand in hand with a plethora of small businesses on a daily basis I have heard both sides of the Yelp experience. There are business owners who swear by it, and business owners who swear AT it. Fact is there’s always been some questions regarding the way Yelp treats non-advertisers and how they handle the reviews posted for those ...

  • 5 January

    Yahoo Directory Redirects to Yahoo Small Business Directory

    Back in the fall of 2014 I had written to let you know about Yahoo’s decision to shut down the classic Yahoo directory. Well December 31st was the last day for the Yahoo Directory as we know it – and today the old URL now redirects to the Yahoo Small Business Directory. Some of the relevant category links from the ...

December, 2014

  • 19 December

    Scam Warning: Microsoft Isn’t Really Calling You To Fix Your Computer

    Have you received a phone call recently from a partially legible call center representative who proceeded to tell you how your Microsoft Windows computer has been sending critical error notifications ...

  • 17 December

    Facebook Removes Bing Results From Search

    Search results on Facebook have always incorporated Web search results by Bing amidst your friends posts and other relevant information shared on the 1.35-billion user-base of Facebook. However on Monday this week Facebook has announced a decision to remove Bing results from their own search results – a move that only makes sense as Facebook places more of an emphasis on ...

  • 15 December

    Google Has Their Own Mortgage Calculator

    Interestingly enough Google has launched their own mortgage calculator within their search results, accessible via the search interest calculator. Originally reported by Pete Meyers from Moz over on Google+ the mortgage calculator seemed to disappear shortly after being discovered – however it has been consistently showing up in my results for several days now – so I figured it safe to announce. It’s ...

  • 12 December

    Facebook Launches New Search

    Over the course of this past week Facebook has been rolling out an update for its 1.3 billion users offering enhancements to search, primarily emphasizing the ability to look up older posts by keywords. The update has been in the making for quite some time, and it’s now finally available to both desktop and mobile customers. The social network makes the ...

  • 10 December

    Top Searches of 2014: YouTube Videos

    Both Bing and Yahoo have introduced their own look back at the 2014 year showcasing some of their top searches, and Youtube has now followed suite with their own YouTube Rewind. Here are the top trending videos for 2014, based on views, shares, comments, likes and more. Collectively the following 10 videos have hundreds of millions of views from creators, with more ...

  • 10 December

    Monitoring for Content Changes

    Keeping up with website changes is often handled via RSS feeds, mailing lists, or even social media updates. However what happens when you want to know about the changes that are made that aren’t announced? Maybe a change in terms of service or the fine print of a service? Or what if your website of choice doesn’t provide an RSS ...

  • 10 December

    SingleHop Opens New Chicago Datacenter

    SingleHop has launched its largest data center to date in a ten-year $30 million investment with Digital Realty Trust in the Chicago area. The new 13,000 square foot white space has capacity for up to 20,000 servers and is adjacent to expansion space for another 10,000 square feet. The Chicago data center is the first facility custom designed by the ...

  • 9 December

    Google Street View Explores Dubai

    Ever wanted to visit Dubai? The hub of modern culture with more than 200 nationalities and some of the most jaw dropping architecture around. Well now you can visually see Dubai for the cost of your monthly internet subscription. Visit the worlds tallest skyscaper, and see one of the worlds largest shopping malls in Dubai with Google Street View. The online ...

  • 9 December

    Google Is Going Kid Friendly!

    Google currently processes 1.2 trillion search queries every year, and needless to say a portion of those queries are being done by a demographic that Google has yet to cater to – the 12 and under crowd. Let’s face it – children are already using Google in school – be it to watch educational Youtube videos, email their HW over ...

  • 4 December

    Top Searches of 2014: Bing

    Much like Yahoo recently did; Bing is also taking a look back at 2014 with their own list of top searches for 2014. Unlike Yahoo however Bing isn’t providing a general list – instead they have created a wide array of different categories allowing you to see the top movie searches, top celebrity searches, and much more. This categorized breakdown ...

  • 4 December

    Top Searches of 2014: Yahoo

    As 2014 comes closer to it’s end Yahoo has published their Top 10 searches for the year. These lists are always a great way to look back at the major events during the year that really struck the interest of internet users amongst the world. How exactly does Yahoo compile this list? The company states , “to develop the Yahoo Year ...

  • 4 December

    Media Temple Launches Google Apps for Work

    Media Temple has partnered with Google to offer Google Apps for Work to its customers, the company announced Wednesday of this week. Through the new partnership, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Hangouts will be fully integrated with Media Temple’s premium web hosting and cloud services, and supported by its 24/7 phone and chat support. Google Apps ...

  • 3 December

    Facebook and Google Make Up 80% Of All Social Logins

    As a regular internet user chances are that you’ve logged into a website or two using one of your social profiles. These days you can use Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIN, and a slew of other social profiles to login almost anywhere. However while it might be cool to offer your users the ability to login to your website using 12 ...

November, 2014

  • 23 November

    Bing Updates Homepage, Goes HD

    Bing made a few significant visual improvements to their homepage over this weekend – and as someone who utilizes a 37″ Samsung HDTV as his at-home monitor – I love every single one of them. First up the images that most of us absolutely love about Bing will now be wide-screen and HD! You should see the HD images by default ...

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