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October, 2017

  • 19 October

    GoDaddy Launches A Redesigned Managed WordPress Hosting Service

    GoDaddy has been in the managed WordPress hosting game for a while, and now they have stepped their game up even further by releasing the Pro WordPress platform – which lets you host and manage multiple sites. The Pro WordPress platform from GoDaddy includes PHP 7.1 as a default, with Kubernetes container management, dedicated resources, a ManageWP license, a Gravity ...

  • 11 October

    Google AdWords Bans Merchant Cash Advance Ads

    Google has been fighting an ongoing battle against payday loans for many years now. In-fact they even have an algorithm dedicated to fighting payday loans. Unfortunately the algorithm has went a bit off-track recently, and it took merchant cash advances down with it. As you can see in the screenshot below, a search for merchant cash advance no-longer brings up any ...

August, 2017

  • 2 August

    GoDaddy Introduces 24x7x365 Premium WordPress Support

    GoDaddy has kept a steady focus on WordPress hosting & related services, ever since they first rolled out managed WordPress hosting services back in 2014. Since then, GoDaddy has acquired ManageWP, Sucuri, launched Pro ManageWP, developed a WordPress website builder, and worked on a series of training tutorials for WordPress developers and designers. So, it comes with little surprise, that ...

July, 2017

  • 25 July

    Google Adsense Not Allowed On Sites Using Pop-Ups or Pop-Unders

    Using popups or popunders on your website? Running Google Adsense? Better jump to disable those popups/unders since Google just officially announced they will not permit the placement of Google Adsense on any website utilizing popups/unders. To simplify our policies, we are no longer permitting the placement of Google ads on pages that are loaded as a pop-up or pop-under. Additionally, ...

  • 13 July

    Google Starts Rolling Out Messaging for Businesses

    Back in November of 2016 Google began testing out a new chat feature for local businesses. Successfully letting businesses message their customers directly from a Google SERP. The initial test pilots must have resulted in some positive feedback because business messaging is now being rolled out for all businesses nationwide! To see if your business can use the new business ...

June, 2017

  • 29 June

    Create Custom Snapchat Geofilters Easily From The Snapchat App

    Snapchat is extremely popular these days, with over 100 million users watching more than 6 billion Snapchat clips DAILY. With all those eyes, Snapchat geofilters have been a great way for businesses to obtain user-generated content and let their customers do the marketing work for them. In-fact when applied creatively, with some proper outside-the-box thinking, Snapchat geofilters can help you ...

  • 17 June

    Google Promises to Give Webmasters Voice Search Analytics

    Those of you who follow me on Facebook probably saw my post a few days ago talking about the effects that voice search is having on the world of SEO. Fact is that voice search popularity is steadily increasing. Even Forbes has stated that 2017 is the year of voice search. As such you can be sure that the SEO ...

  • 1 June

    Pingdom Launches Server Monitoring

    Pingdom, the place you usually go to test how fast your website is loading, is now capable of offering full blown server monitoring! Thanks to a recent acquisition of Scout’s SaaS-based server monitoring technology, Pingdom has rolled out SolarWinds Pingdom Server Monitor – a full fledged server monitoring system complete with detailed metrics, SMS alerts, and detailed custom dashboards. “We’re ...

May, 2017

  • 16 May

    Google Rolls Out Verified Customer Reviews

    Reviews are a great way to make sure your business stands out on Google, and Google just changed the game. Verified Customer Reviews lets your users leave a review directly after making a purchase from your website. These reviews then go to grow your overall review rating on Google, as well as your seller rating – and that goes a ...

  • 9 May

    MailChimp Makes Automation Free For Everyone – Forever!

    Automation is something that MailChimp does really well – offering a wide array of powerful marketing automation features. Features that were previously only accessible for paying members. However, as of this month, that’s all changed. MailChimp has made automation free for all! Users on the Forever Free, Monthly, Pro, and Pay As You Go plans can all setup automation campaigns ...

  • 1 May

    Automate Your PPC Campaigns with Google AdWords Smart Display Ads

    As a business owner it’s often difficult to get started with a PPC advertising campaign. Google AdWords offers alot of different targeting and remarketing options which can feel rather daunting at first. As you progress through your campaigns, the constant monitoring and tweaking can feel rather tedious, especially if you don’t have the budget to hire a dedicated marketing agency ...

April, 2017

  • 6 April

    Comodo Dome Shield Provides Free DNS-Based Online Security for All

    Over the years malware threats have steadily risen, with the latest report showing a 132% increase in malvertising from 2015 to 2016. Malicious websites are constantly popping up, and new malware threats are constantly going around and infecting websites. Luckily Comodo is here to help by offering their cloud-based web security platform, Comodo Dome Shield, completely free of charge for ...

March, 2017

  • 30 March

    Yahoo Launches An Online Website Builder

    Everyone seems to be rolling out a website builder these days – which makes sense considering how important it is for a small business to have an online presence. Yahoo wasn’t about to be passed by as they rolled out a new website builder themselves. For those of you who don’t know – Yahoo has been creating website builders for ...

  • 16 March

    reCaptcha Is Becoming Invisible

    Seeing a reCaptcha on a contact form has become pretty standard these days, and while the overall process of passing the captcha is rather harmless – it can still be rather annoying at times. Luckily Google has found a way to make the entire captcha process entirely invisible! Well as invisible as it can get. Anyone that the algorithm deems ...

February, 2017

  • 28 February

    Amazon S3 Outage Breaks The Internet

    Amazon’s S3 service had a few hiccups today – and took down a big portion of the web during it. Have you noticed throughout today that your emails look rather weird, websites don’t function properly, images online don’t seem to load, and even your smart thermostats and connected light bulbs aren’t working as they should? That’s because Amazon’s web-based storage ...

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 ...

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