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The World Wide Web is constantly evolving and growing – and as a webmaster it’s up to you to stay on top of all the latest and most important updates that may possibly affect you’re online presence. Here we do our best to offer a curated collection of webmaster news – touching base on SEO, Social Media, Online Marketing, & so much more.

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5 Calculators to Simplify AWS Pricing

Figuring out AWS (Amazon Web Services) pricing has become a more pressing concern for companies of all sizes as they increasingly look to leverage the benefits of cloud computing to their advantage. The latest 2018 Q2 cloud report, published by Synergy Research Group, shows AWS maintaining its dominance in the cloud market with a 34 percent market share, which is ...

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Looking to Fortify Your WordPress Website’s Security? Try MalCare Security Plugin!

30% of sites on the internet are being powered by WordPress today – making it the most popular website-building tool. With its vast popularity, it is not surprising that WordPress is an alluring target for hackers. A hacked website can be misused to steal user data, and financial information and even spread misinformation along with a host of other malicious ...

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Is My Website Indexed By Google Yet?

The Internet moves really quickly – and these days nobody really wants to wait for anything. As such one of the first questions I hear from business owners in regards to their new websites is “How do I get my website onto Google?” The answer is extremely simple. All you need to do is setup Google Search Console – properly. ...

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Facebook No Longer Banning Cryptocurrency Ads

There’s a bit of a global ban on cryptocurrency related advertisements right now. Google, Twitter, and Apple have all banned cryptocurrency ads across all of their platforms. Facebook did the same thing at the start of 2018 – however they always said there were plans to revisit this ban in the future. Luckily the future is now as Facebook have ...

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No Website Is Too Small To Hack

Cyberattacks suck – and as webmasters we have to deal with a lot of them. All the time.  From SoakSoak, to WannaCry, malware and cyber attacks have been on the rise for years. The SiteLock Website Security Report for Q1 2018 recently showed that 1% of sampled sites are infected – which sounds like a really small number until you ...

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Over 70 Million Fake Twitter Profiles Suspended!

Fake followers has always been a bit of a pet peeve of mine – something I have talked about before. Over the past year Instagram and Facebook have began various clean-up campaigns. Working diligently to remove all the fake profiles from their social media networks. Twitter has now joined the fake profile clean-up crew, announcing the removal of over 70 ...

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ServerPronto Acquires Hosting Business Unit from BareMetalCloud.com

ServerPronto, a dedicated server, and cloud hosting provider, has announced today it has completed its acquisition of BareMetalCloud.com’s hosting business unit. Users of the BareMetalCloud platform experienced a seamless transition as both companies worked closely together to complete the transaction. In addition, BareMetalCloud customers will now have access to all ServerPronto products, including Disaster Recovery, Disaster Avoidance, Managed Hosting, Managed ...

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Google My Business Now Allows Video Uploads

Visual media goes a long way with Google My Business listings – with some businesses reporting that their photos produce the majority of their business listing views. A fact that only makes sense when you consider the importance that photos play when selecting a restaurant for a dinner date, a beauty salon for hair treatment, or a bed & breakfast ...

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Facebook Starts To Fight Against Engagement Bait Posts

Wondering why your engagement-request posts are suddenly not performing the way they used to? In an algorithm update today – Facebook has announced that engagement-baiting posts will see a demotion in engagements and reach. This applies to posts that request likes or shares to enter a contest, votes on something, or mere requests to “LIKE this if you’re a fan”. ...

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Free Daily Horoscope Widget API & JSON Feed

Horoscope’s are read by millions of people every single day, and a lot of webmasters and bloggers look to add a horoscope widget to their website. However many of these widgets aren’t very customizable, or are way too bulky. So Morten Jensen decided to step in and make a custom API that lets any webmaster include a daily horoscope on ...

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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 ...

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Top 10 Most Clicked Phishing Email Subjects

As we reach towards the end of 2017 the concern for our online security & personal privacy grows greater than ever. Hacking attacks like the recent Equifax breach, coupled with personal attacks such as the WannaCry attacks, are enough to have everyone on edge about their online privacy & security. A great way to start to ensure your online safety ...

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7 Free Content Tools to Boost Your Marketing

Not too long ago, blogs were better known as online personal diaries or journals open for public viewing and reading. Blogs contain any topic, under and over the sun. Nowadays, blogs are used as an effective marketing tool online, and it doesn’t matter which industry the company belongs. Startups businesses to big time corporate companies have turned to this marketing ...

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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 ...

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Infographic: Not Everyone Makes A Great Customer

Not everyone is a good customer, and the team over at The Website Group know’s this all too well. They’ve been designing professional websites since 2011, and over the years they have met their fare share of bad customers. As such they’ve put together the following infographic, which is sure to put a smile on every webmaster’s face. Courtesy of: The ...

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5 Trending Tools To Help You Automate Your Software Quality Assurance

Every software that is released in the market goes through a rigorous testing phase. During the development phase, software is generally tested several times, often manually. Following that most companies utilize automated testing tools to eliminate the occurrence of any errors that may not get noticed by the human eye during manual tests. Apart from minimizing errors, automated software testing ...

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