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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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Google Will Favor HTTPS Content In Search Results

It’s probably safe to say that Google has started, and led, the battle for a safer and more secure browsing experience – ever since they mentioned the first SSL ranking boost back in 2014. Ever since I’ve seen countless websites transition to HTTPS, and have gotten tons of questions from webmasters – most of whom just wanted to understand if ...

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Twitter Moments Makes It To the UK

Twitter Moments – my favorite new Twitter feature – has finally rolled out in the UK! Here in the UK, we’re proud to be the first European country to roll out the service, and we pulled together a talented curation team whose sole aim is to bring you the very best of Twitter across the biggest and most fascinating topics. ...

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Introducing The Pantone Colors of the Year for 2016

At the end of every year it has become tradition that Pantone picks out a color for the upcoming year. As you can see, its the end of the year, and as tradition calls for Pantone has chosen the Color of the Year for 2016 – or rather two colors. The colors selected, based on a slew of different factors, such ...

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Crappy Wi-Fi This Holiday Season? Blame Those Christmas Lights!

I understand this sounds like one of those ridiculous spam hoax messages that get sent out telling you that solar flares are going to disrupt you’re Windows 10 boot sequence – and yet this is 100% true. Over the years various telecom and broadband providers have compiled reports to show the effect that Christmas-related electronics have on Wi-Fi performance. The most ...

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Google Confirms: Clicks On Your Business Impact Your Local Ranking

A recent post over in the Google My Business Help Forum confirmed something we’ve long believed: clicks on you’re listing help boost your listings ranking. Search history: The number of times it has been useful historically on the basis of relevance, prominence and distance. Which basically means how many times someone has searched for a specific keyword, seen your listing, ...

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PHP 7 Is Officially Out!

PHP 7 is officially out – and just in time also. Facebook’s HHVM project has been taking off, and luckily all current benchmarks for PHP 7 show it to be on-par with the speed of HHVM – something PHP developers have yearned for. If you still haven’t updated you’re code to support PHP 7, now would be the time fellas. Luckily ...

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Facebook Brings Messages & Events To The Page Plugin

Integrating social media widgets into your website is a sure-fire way to help boost engagement from your audience, and Facebook is well aware of it. So aware that they have decided to rework the Page Plugin to allow your visitors and customers to message you’re Facebook page directly from the widget. Facebook messages provide public figures, organizations, and businesses a ...

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Infographic: How Much Shoppers Around The World Are Spending Online

With the holiday season here eCommerce is booming – and if you have ever wondered if people actually buy anything online, Expert Market put together a beautiful Infographic showcasing just who is spending what online. The results are pretty fascinating honestly – considering neither the US nor the UK took any of the top 3 positions. Instead the top online ...

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The Questionable Future of Mozilla Thunderbird

Some rather unfortunate news broke out this week. Mozilla is looking to dump Thunderbird. See Thunderbird is, in my eyes, a perfect alternative to Microsoft Outlook. In all my past experiences Thunderbird has been faster, smoother, and less resource intensive. Furthermore thanks to extensions – Thunderbird has been a-lot more flexible and customizable – because who doesn’t love theme’d email clients. ...

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Yahoo Fights Back Against Ad-Blockers

Ad-blocking is killing your favorite websites – and Yahoo is fighting back. The last few days on the Interwebs have been full of people complaining that they suddenly cannot access their Yahoo Mail due to their ad-blocking software. A rather bold move by Yahoo, which is sure to loose some users because of this, however someone needs to stand up ...

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Facebook Makes It Easier For Non-Profits To Raise Funds

Facebook has just rolled out a brand new tool designed to allow not-for-profits to raise funds for a campaign without pushing users off to their own landing pages or donation forms. The new tool, called Fundraisers, adds a dedicated page where a non-profit can share their campaign mission statement, rally support, and collect donations. People raise money for disaster relief, ...

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UK2 Group Launches New Website SEO Guru Tool

UK2 Group, which runs various hosting brands such as Midphase, WestHost, and VPS.net, have recently launched a new SEO tool called the Website SEO Guru. The Website SEO Guru is an automated tool which analyses ones website performance and suggests content tweaks that would make the website more discoverable online. Website SEO Guru is the simple online marketing tool that will help ...

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Bing Launches Their Own Mobile Friendliness Test Tool

Bing has launched their very own Mobile Friendliness Test Tool – much like the Google Mobile Friendly Test tool located here. The tools functions in much the same way as the Google counter-part, providing a clean and straight forward report for you to see exactly what you need to change – if anything. Here is a sample report I did for ...

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Yahoo Launches Product Ads Right On-Time For The Holidays

Yahoo has recently launched Product Ads – letting advertisers reach customers with direct call-to-action ads for their products, and right on time for the holiday shopping spree that most of us have to go through.  Considering that recent studies show that 44% of consumers look to a search engine when researching their holiday gifts, and the fact that Google has done quiet ...

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Facebook Launches Slideshow Video Advertisements

Video advertising is growing ever more popular across social networks – alas not everyone has the budget to create a video advertisement for their business, and furthermore not everyone is on an internet connection that can comfortably stream that video. No worries though – Facebook is here with the solution – slideshows. Facebook has launched a slideshow builder – available ...

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