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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 Confirms: SSL Ranking Boost Won’t Be Getting Any Stronger

Way back in 2014 Google announced the SSL ranking boost which gave a small ranking boost to all websites who switched over to HTTPS instead of HTTP. Since then talk about the SSL ranking boost has never really subsided – with people constantly looking to SSL as a quick way to increase their website rankings, and others constantly looking for ...

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Welcome OrangeAssassin – The Open Source Antispam Framework from SpamExperts

SpamAssasin by Apache has long been the standard in linux-based anti-spam filtering technology and comes as standard across most shared hosting platforms you may encounter. In-fact if you are using Apache with cPanel/WHM on your host right now – there’s a good chance that you have Apache SpamAssassin enabled and running. However the recent introduction of OrangeAssassin, an open-source replacement ...

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Instagram Goes to War on Fake Accounts – Shuts Down Instagress

No social network likes fake accounts. Facebook is constantly purging them from their databases, with 30k of them being deleted just last week. The move was sure to expand to Instagram eventually where bots and third-party providers have been happily offering fake comments, likes, and followers, for a very long time. In-fact, a study from 2015 which examined over 10 million ...

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Facebook Deletes 30,000+ Fake Accounts

Following a recent clean-up effort by Facebook the company has announced that they have identified and removed some 30,000 fake accounts from their networks. I’ve always said that buying fake likes and followers doesn’t really work – and this is the best proof of that. Facebook is constantly adapting their algorithms to enhance their ability to detect fake accounts – ...

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Facebook Open Sources Litho – A UI Framework for Android Apps

During this week’s F8 developer conference Facebook announced their plans to open-source Litho – a declarative framework designed to build efficient user interfaces on Android platforms. In-fact this is the very same framework that Facebook uses to build it’s own Android apps – complete with built-in tools to improve scroll performance by 35%. The beauty of Litho is that it’s ...

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Google Confirms: Domain Name Age Doesn’t Affect Search Rankings

The SEO community frequently talks about domain name age and debates it’s importance within the Google algorithm. As such it was inevitable that someone would finally ask John Mueller for an official answer, and John responded with his usual detailed reply: “no“. @_newsbulletin @methode no — John ?.o(???)o.? (@JohnMu) April 12, 2017 Check out more SEO confirmations from Google here.

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Can Facebook Messenger Make Money Via Ads?

Facebook Messenger is making tremendous strides recently as its popularity and use continues to grow. Recent reports show that Messenger holds 1.2 billion monthly active users as of April 2017, up from 1 billion in July 2016, which is an impressive 200 million user growth within a mere 8 month period. Needless to say these are some pretty impressive numbers, however ...

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Submit New URLs To Google Straight From The Search Results Page

Remember the days when you would utilize various online services to submit your website to search engines? Thankfully this isn’t really required anymore and in-fact Google has made it easier than ever to submit your URL to them. Simply run a search for “submit to Google“, or anything similar. You will then be be shown a simple submission form at the ...

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Instagram Makes it Easier for Users to Contact Businesses

Ever since Instagram rolled out business profiles back in 2016 they’ve been steadily improving them to ensure that business owners can truly get the most from their business profiles. The most recent change aims to simplify the process a user goes through to contact a business by placing buttons to Call, Email, or get Directions below the main profile header. ...

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Comodo Dome Shield Provides Free DNS-Based Online Security for All

Over the years malware threats have steadily risen, with the latest report showing a 132% increase in malvertising from 2015 to 2016. Malicious websites are constantly popping up, and new malware threats are constantly going around and infecting websites. Luckily Comodo is here to help by offering their cloud-based web security platform, Comodo Dome Shield, completely free of charge for ...

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Yahoo Launches An Online Website Builder

Everyone seems to be rolling out a website builder these days – which makes sense considering how important it is for a small business to have an online presence. Yahoo wasn’t about to be passed by as they rolled out a new website builder themselves. For those of you who don’t know – Yahoo has been creating website builders for ...

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Twitter Plans To Sell Pre-Roll Ads on Periscope

I recently pointed out that Twitter’s growth is severely behind their competition, both with their user base growth and financially. As such Twitter needs to step things up, and the new plan to help generate some revenue is to start selling pre-roll ads on Periscope videos. Pre-roll ads are shown right before the start of a video, much like YouTube ...

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reCaptcha Is Becoming Invisible

Seeing a reCaptcha on a contact form has become pretty standard these days, and while the overall process of passing the captcha is rather harmless – it can still be rather annoying at times. Luckily Google has found a way to make the entire captcha process entirely invisible! Well as invisible as it can get. Anyone that the algorithm deems ...

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GoDaddy Launches Business Hosting With Dedicated Resources

GoDaddy has been strongly targeting the small business owner for a while now – and with good reason. Small business owners need websites, and are often the largest buyer of shared hosting. However shared hosting hasn’t always been very fair to business owners, often combining them on the same servers intended for personal blogs and cat pictures. Business websites require ...

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Scam Alert: New Variations of Email-Based Domain Renewal Scams Going Around

Late in 2016 I had first spotted these email-based domain name expiration scams going around, and unfortunately these are making their rounds across the interwebs again, only this time there’s a new variation. Much like the IDNS scam, these scams are also targeting domain name renewals, however these scams focus on sending email-based notifications. I have put together the post below ...

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1 in 5 Websites Still Using Vulnerable SHA-1 SSL Certificates

A new cyber security report from Venafi has revealed that over 21% of all websites are still currently using an insecure SSL certificate. SHA-1 certificates were exposed to be vulnerable for man-in-the-middle attacks, collision attacks, and brute force attacks. Remember Heartbleed? “The results of our most recent analysis are not surprising,” said Kevin Bocek, chief security strategist for Venafi. “Even ...

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Google Confirms: Quality Blog Comments Signify A Healthy Website

It’s always great to hear a confirmation from Google that helps showcase a positive ranking signal – and Gary Illyes latest tweet essentially gives us just that: DYK quality comments can be a signal of a healthy website? pic.twitter.com/Yugh9AhBWz — Gary Illyes ?( ? )? (@methode) March 10, 2017 Comments on a blog have always seemed to help a website ...

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