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December, 2016

  • 7 December

    GoDaddy Buys Host Europe for $1.79 Billion

    GoDaddy is an extremely well known name when it comes to the web hosting market in America, however when it comes to the international market there are a lot of players with a significantly larger presence. To help fix this, GoDaddy has acquired Host Europe Group – a leading managed hosting provider in Europe & Germany. The final purchase came ...

November, 2016

  • 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 ...

September, 2016

  • 28 September

    SpeedySparrow Officially Converts to Spiral Hosting

    SpeedySparrow was acquired by Spiral Hosting a couple of years back in 2013, and since then nothing much has really changed with SpeedySparrow. The network and infrastructure got better, and the SpeedySparrow brand remained alive and well … until now. See ever since the acquisition, Spiral Hosting has had to spread their staff and available resources between two different brand names. All ...

  • 19 September

    Shutterstock Launches Photoshop Plugin To Compete With Adobe Stock

    It looks like Adobe Stock is getting some competition as Shutterstock rolls out a brand new plugin for Photoshop which lets you to search for, trial, and license Shutterstock’s stock images, right from inside Photoshop. The plugin works in much the same way that Adobe Stock functions now – letting you use watermarked images from the Shutterstock library. Modify these images ...

  • 15 September

    Bing Ads Mobile App Now Supports Bulk Campaign Editing

    Bing has updated the Bing Ads mobile app to support bulk editing of your campaigns – making it much easier to roll out a change across a collection of campaigns simultaneously. Check out the video below to see how to use the new bulk editing features: The new bulk editing functionality is just the tip of the iceberg also. Bing ...

  • 15 September

    DigitalOcean Launches Hatch – An Online Incubator Program For Startups

    DigitalOcean has announced the launch of a brand new online incubator program geared towards supporting startups. Meet Hatch – a unique startup program which not only offers participants access to DigitalOcean cloud for up to 12 months with a credit up to $100,000; but it also offers up free technical training and 1-on-1 mentorship – helping to provide an educational ...

August, 2016

  • 19 August

    Google AdWords Call-Only Ads Now Display Business Name

    Call-only ads in Google AdWords have been extremely popular since their launch – however one constant complaint from advertisers has been the lack of business name display. This finally appears to be changing as Josh Leibner of Red Ventures pointed out on Twitter a few days ago: Google .@AdWords Call-Only Ads are now pulling Business Name into the headline. #ppcchat ...

July, 2016

  • 18 July

    Instagram Starts Rolling Out Business Profiles

    It seems that the rollout for Instagram Business Profiles has began today as several of my client businesses have been issued a notification to switch their Instagram accounts to a new business account. The initial notification should appear at the top of your profile page in a blue box, looking a bit like the following: However if you didn’t see ...

  • 18 July

    Verify Your Google My Business Listing Via Email

    It seems that Google is experimenting with a new method to verify businesses for the Google My Business program. Rather than waiting weeks for a post card, users who have an auto-receptionist setup on their phone will be able to verify their business listing using a company email address. This was first spotted by Kiran Kumar over on Twitter: We can ...

  • 18 July

    Google AdWords Gets Price Extensions

    Google has announced the rollout of price extensions for Google Adwords – a brand new ad extension that lets you showcase the price of your various products and services within your ads. Price extensions will currently show across multiple rows, featuring a different product/service on each row and showcasing it’s description and price. Price extensions can be used in conjunction with all other ...

June, 2016

  • 28 June

    Facebook Rolls Out Redesigned LIKE & SHARE Buttons

    Facebook has just launched the redesigned LIKE and SHARE buttons, getting rid of the iconic Facebook icon-logo, gaining an emoji-style thumbs up icon, and merging the count right into the button to create a flatter, more modern, and more noticeable button. The new design is actually part of a much larger redesign of the Facebook social plugins. As such the new buttons, are ...

May, 2016

  • 16 May

    Google Announces Whitelist of Websites Where Flash Will Continue to be Supported

    Flash is on it’s way out – and most of us have come to accept this. HTML5 has offered a phenomenal replacement, and all of the recent security issues regarding Adobe Flash isn’t exactly making things better. We know that Google is looking to switch Chrome users from Flash to HTML5 by the end of 2016 – however news has ...

  • 11 May

    Bing Ads Now Support Keyword & Ad Copy/Paste

    When it comes down to managing a successful PPC campaign you will eventually find yourself with a series of keywords or ad-copy that you know works, and that you tend to use as the basis of your new campaigns. As such having the ability to copy/paste keywords and ads across different campaigns is an amazingly useful feature – and one ...

  • 11 May

    CloudFlare Now Offering Free HTTP/2 Server Push Support

    Website speeds are everything – and these day developers are always looking for a way to squeeze more performance out of their websites and applications. HTTP/2 Server Push is one such technology – allowing web servers to send content to website visitors without receiving requests for it – essentially pre-loading various images, font files, or CSS scripts. CloudFlare has recently ...

March, 2016

  • 30 March

    Instagram Is Increasing Video Limits to 60 Seconds!

    Everyone is so caught up complaining about the upcoming Instagram newsfeed change – that we’ve almost missed another huge changing coming to Instagram. Videos on Instagram are going to change from the current 15-second limit to 60-seconds! That’s 4x the original amount, and 2x the size of Twitter. Furthermore iOS users are also getting back the ability to create multi-clip videos sourced ...

  • 30 March

    Warning: cPanel User Account Verification Scam

    Every now and then I get a scam email that I just have to share with everyone – mostly because I could see how the average webmaster might get caught up by it. This is one of those times – a scam has landed in my inbox taking the form of a fake email from the famous hosting platform: cPanel. The email claims ...

February, 2016

  • 5 February

    Google AdWords Will Only Support Internet Explorer 11

    Now that Microsoft has given up on supporting older versions of Internet Explorer – Google is starting to filter out the older versions of IE from it’s various services. To start off – Google AdWords is dropping support for all versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer except for IE 11. Google announced the news via a Google+ post, stating the following: ...

January, 2016

  • 29 January

    Pingdom Launches Page Speed Monitoring Tool

    Pingdom has rolled out Page Speed Monitoring – a brand new service which automates full page performance tests which you can use to analyze and optimize you’re websites performance. Website load times are extremely important, for both user experience and SEO purposes – and this type of check let’s you identify if you’re website is fast, slow, too big, and ...

  • 28 January

    Hivelocity Launches Rapid Restore to Speed Data Backup

    Hivelocity has launched a new service designed to make life better when it comes to recovering you’re website. The new service, called Rapid Restore, is designed to make data restorations up to 20x faster than a typical data recovery effort. The service can restore server data from up to 200GB per hour, providing protection from hard drive failures, data corruption, accidental ...

  • 21 January

    HostGator Hits The Cloud

    HostGator has launched a brand new cloud hosting platform – a move that’s frankly a few years behind the rest of their competition but hey – better late than never! The new platform offers up to 4x the resources that the current HostGator shared hosting plans offer, and claim a 2x improvement in website load times. Probably the biggest benefit, in ...

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