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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 Plus Is Not Shutting Down Afterall

So after lots and lots of speculation about the future of Google Plus we finally have something solid and concrete to speculate off of. In an interview with BackChannel Bradley Horowitz, Google’s vice president of Photos, Streams, and Sharing, stated that Google Plus isn’t going anywhere. There are some clear and evident changes happening, and going to happen – however the ...

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Yahoo Shutting Down Maps & Other Services This Month!

Yahoo made some big announcements during their Q2 2015 progress report – and some of this news is sure to leave a few people I know pretty disappointed. A slew of services that have a hardcore following are being phased out by the end of June 2015 – so if you’re an avid user of Yahoo’s services you’ll want to ...

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Google’s Panda Refresh Coming Within A Couple of Weeks

During the SMX Advanced conference last night Google’s Gary Illyes announced that there will be a Panda data refresh coming within the next few weeks. Expectantly within two to four weeks. Now it’s important to take note that this is not an algorithmic change, however merely a data refresh. Now this means that the data about your website could be refreshed and ...

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Is Google Slowly Killing Off Google Plus?

Things surrounding Google Plus have been eerily quiet for some time now and many were hoping that Google I/O would bring about some news – alas Google I/O has come and went and no mention of Google Plus was made. Rumors started. Thoughts wandered. And then people began to notice that their name within the Google header no longer links ...

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HostGator Integrates MOJO Marketplace into Shared Hosting

HostGator has announced a partnership with MOJO Marketplace today in an effort to provide customers access to premium graphics, themes, templates, plugins and extensions for most major scripts, quickly and easily. To be honest – the partnership isn’t much of a surprise. Both brands are owned by Endurance International Group (EIG), and templates and web hosting have long been a popular ...

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Host1Plus Launches DDoS Protection Service

Earlier this week Host1Plus has announced the implementation of DDoS protection for a wide customer audience in all available VPS locations, except Frankfurt, Germany. As DDoS attacks are on the rise and tend to quickly evolve into complex security threats, the protection from such attacks is of the most importance. The collaboration with Staminus has resulted in an exceptional DDoS ...

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Google Expands Product List Ads to YouTube

Google has announced that it’s extending product listing ads to YouTube via TrueView for Shopping – a brand new ad format that lets advertisers run product ads within related-content videos. According to a report that Google released last month – how-to searches have seen a 70% increase with over a hundred million hours of such content having been watched in ...

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DreamHost Launches DreamPress 2

Hosted on virtual private servers, DreamPress is a super fast and highly reliable managed WordPress hosting service offered by DreamHost. DreamPress 2 kicks things up a notch by including SSD drives, PHP 5.5 with OpCache & HHVM (Hip Hop Virtual Machine). For those of you who don’t know, HHVM is Facebook’s faster replacement for PHP and as of WordPress 3.9 – HHVM 2.0 ...

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Google Webmaster Tools Renamed to Google Search Console

Google announced a name change today to their almost decade old Google Webmaster Tools platform, renaming it to Google Search Console in an attempt to broaden the target audience. Google doesn’t want to limit the audience behind Webmaster Tools/Search Console to solely webmasters – they want small business owners, bloggers, designers, and essentially everyone to make use of the tools ...

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Twitter Has Quite The Decision To Make – Do They Do A Porn Purge Or Not?

Advertisers have caused quiet the stir regarding all the adult material on the Twitter network and the worry about their marketing content appearing next to or near porn-related posts. In-fact many companies have stopped their Twitter advertising campaigns due to this, such as global TV & data company Nielsen. What’s the solution? One solution proposed by analyst Robert Peck is to ...

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USPS Wants To Bridge Direct Mail & Digital Marketing

A-lot of us tend to overlook snail mail these days considering how technology-oriented we are these days. Our notifications come to our phones, directly to our desktops, to our emails. Letters and physical mail is generally reserved for online shopping these days – and the USPS seems to be extremely aware of all of this. As such they have started ...

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Bing Launches Their Own Mobilegeddon

Following in the footsteps of Google who recently implemented their own mobile-friendly algorithm, Bing announced that they too will add mobile friendliness as a ranking signal. If you remember Bing started showcasing mobile friendly badges in their search results a little while back – and according to yesterday’s post that was the start. Now Bing makes it very clear that ...

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Stop Wasting Your Time Setting Priority & Change Frequency Inside Your Sitemaps

Webmasters have always wondered the true importance of the priority and change frequency settings when generating XML sitemaps for their website – however we never really had any definite answer.   Various members of the SEO community & various webmasters have made their assumptions – however none of the big search engines have ever stood up and said anything … until now. ...

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Test Out The New Transparent Youtube Player in TestTube

The transparent video player that YouTube is testing is pretty awesome; however forcing YouTube to let you try it out took some work. Luckily the new player is now available in TestTube – YouTube’s own experiment playground much like Google Labs used to be. Right now there are 2 “experiments” listed there, 1 for 4K videos and the second for the ...

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Verizon Buys AOL for $4.4 Billion

There’s been some speculation lately in the tech community that Verizon may acquire AOL – and this week that speculation was proven to be correct as Verizon announced it has purchased AOL for $4.4 billion, or $40 per share. Verizon’s vision is to provide customers with a premium digital experience based on a global multiscreen network platform. This acquisition supports ...

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Google Rejects Your Right To Be Forgotten About 60% Of The Time

Google’s Right to be Forgotten came into play over a year ago now thanks to a European court ruling forcing Google to comply with requests from individuals to remove their names from search results; and originally started off by by Spaniard Mario Costeja González who wanted Google to remove search results that pointed to online articles about his home being ...

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