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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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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 ...

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15 Important Facts About WannaCry Ransomware Virus

A cyber-attack is the worst nightmare for everyone, be it an individual or a business. The technology world was rocked by the biggest ever cyber-extortion case, when WannaCry Ransomware hacked more than 200,000 computers within a single weekend. WannaCry is a malicious software that locks data and demands the users for a ransom, threatening to delete everything if they fail ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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Promote Your Website By Adding Links To Your Snapchat Snaps!

Snapchat has been working hard on developing new marketing tools for their platform. After-all with just 7% utilization across most online marketers – something had to be done. The introduction of OnDemand Geofilters was a great start, and now Snapchat has rolled out the ability to attach links to your snaps! Snapchat previously allowed only paid advertisers to utilize links ...

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Facebook Introduces New Advertising & Audience Insights

Analytics. Insights. However you want to call it – having the right data is crucial in making the right marketing decisions. Facebook knows this all too well, especially when a mere 42% of marketers feel like their Facebook efforts are working. As such the social network has announced the roll-out of several new metrics for Facebook Page Insights, which should ...

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Infographic: Snapchat Used By Only 7% Of Marketers

Even though Snapchat is considered to be the favorite social network for the young, the platform has not been seeing a whole lot of use by online marketers. According to a recent report by the Social Media Examiner, which is based on the replies of 5700 marketing professionals, Snapchat was used by a mere 7% of them in the first quarter of ...

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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 ...

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Google’s Multi-Billion Dollar Fine Bad News For Company, Good News For Everyone Else

Google got hit with one of the largest fines in corporate history with the European Union demanding 2.42 billion euro (2.7 billion dollars). So what’s the cause? Google has been favoring its own “Google Shopping” service over other similar services, a practice which the EU has determined to be anti-competitive. These services allow users to quickly and easily find a ...

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Facebook Hits 2 Billion Active Monthly Users

Earlier this morning Facebook hit a huge milestone. 2 billion active monthly users. 2 BILLION. 800 million of those people like something, and over 175 million people love something, daily. That’s a lot of activity, and yet another supporting point in why social media is so important for businesses. The growth is significant – considering that back in July of 2016 ...

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Infographic: Top 25 Most Expensive Google AdWords Keywords

More and more businesses are turning to PPC advertising these days, and that means that keyword research is more important than ever. Choosing the right set of keywords can be the difference between wasting your budget entirely and getting the most out of your Google AdWords campaign. To help out, WordStream has put together the following infographic showcasing the top ...

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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 ...

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Facebook Is Rolling Out Video Covers Instead of Photo Covers

Facebook has been heavily focusing on video content for a while now. Recently they have started testing out letting pages utilize videos as their Facebook cover photo – which introduces some amazing new marketing opportunities. The new video cover starts to play as soon as a Facebook page loads, and works across desktop and mobile devices. Facebook hasn’t really made ...

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Internet Trends 2017 Report Shows Slowing Internet Growth

The State of the Internet Trends Report for 2017 has been published, showcasing some pretty interesting information. Global smartphone growth is slowing, along with general Internet growth. Ad blocking is up to 18% for desktop users in USA and 24% in Canada. Voice search is up to 20% of mobile queries. China and India remain huge growth opportunities. 52% of AdWords ...

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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 ...

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Infographic: Why Learn Kotlin?

Now that Google has announced their official support for Kotlin as an Android development language there’s more reasons than ever to learn it. The new language was developed by JetBrains and runs on the Java Virtual Machine, and is steadily increasing in popularity. Plus Google has already announced that Android Studio 3.0 will feature Kotlin development tools! If you still ...

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Bing Launchs Free Chat Bots For Restaurants 

Bots are set to be the next big thing in marketing as more and more companies begin to incorporate chat bots into their campaigns. Bing is capitalizing on this growing trend by introducing a bot-powered chat system – enabled for most restaurant businesses across the United States. This lets users ask questions straight from Bing search results – and get immediate ...

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