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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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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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Chinese Domain Name Scam For $1476!!

Unfortunately I have yet another domain name scam to report on – this time featuring China-based domain name registrars. The concept, which is explained in my original video, revolves around a Chinese domain name registrar reaching out to you, via email, and stating that someone wishes to purchase the name of your company as a domain name, with one of ...

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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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