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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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Namecheap Just Found 365 Available .IO Domain Names

Finding a good available domain name isn’t as easy as you may think – and these days you’ll have to get pretty creative to find one. Luckily Namecheap did the grunt work here and found 365 available .IO domain names. Furthermore for a limited time, you can get $10 off the regular .io registration price with the coupon code . Head ...

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New TLDs for October 2014 – Hello .NYC!

The new month of October has some great new domain name extensions coming out. First off the .nyc extension is coming out on October 8th – which is the one I am most excited about. .deals is out today, and the end of the month will bring around a slew of military domain names such as airforce, .army, and .navy. ...

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Introducing Atlas, by Facebook

Atlas is a relaunched ad network, originally purchased by Facebook from Microsoft last year and released last night, allowing marketers to track Facebook users that have seen, interacted with or acted upon ads on the social network, as well as third party sites and applications. The company claims that the tool will help marketers track effectiveness of their ads around ...

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Shellshock Exploit: What It Is, What It Means, & What To Do

Surely you’ve heard the term Shellshock exploit be mentioned everyone across the internet these last couple of days, however what is it exactly and what does it really mean for you? Well, Shellshock is the name for a brand new exploit which targets a vulnerability in Bash. Bash, an acronym for Bourne Again Shell, is a command-line shell used by ...

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Google Begins Slowly Rolling Out New Panda Update

Google had first released Panda 4.0 back in May of this year, and yesterday Google has announced that the latest version of its Panda Update has began rolling out. Through a post on Google+ Google said that a slow rollout has began this week and will continue through to next week. Depending on location the new Panda update should affect about ...

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Media Temple Relaunches Managed VPS Hosting Product

Media Temple announced on Wednesday of this week that it has relaunched its Managed VPS Hosting product and CloudTech managed support offering. According to Media Temple VP of product Brian Kuhn, the company relaunched its Managed VPS Hosting product (formerly Managed Hosting) to meet the industry definition of managed. “One of the things that I’ve been trying to see if ...

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Google Introduces Structured Snippets

This week, the Google Research team introduced a new addition to Google Web Search called structured snippets, which provide an additional way for Google to pull data from your website and display it among their search results. From the blog post: “Google Web Search has evolved in recent years with a host of features powered by the Knowledge Graph and other data sources ...

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Bing Launches Bing Ads Campaign Planner

Bing is putting a pretty heavy focus on their advertising network this quarter as Bing introduces more and more new additions to the Bing Ads service. Recently Bing has launched another new feature named Campaign Planner. The Bing Campaign Planner enables advertisers to see marketplace insights by vertical, product, and keyword. Specifically, it helps advertisers get research for: Search traffic ...

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Web Listings, Inc - Scam Alert

Web Listings, Inc – Scam Alert

I had wanted to write this post the first time I had gotten a Web Listings, Inc letter in the mail and somehow it slipped my mind then. Luckily I own a fair share of domain names and so, sure enough, I got another letter from Web Listings, Inc a few weeks back. So finally it pissed me off enough to ensure ...

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Bing Introduces Dynamic Site Links to Bing Ads

Following an internal report by the Bing team which has determined that providing annotations on ads can improve click through rates – Bing has introduced a feature called Dynamic Sitelinks. I would re-write to you what they do however the Bing blog post describes it best: Dynamic Sitelinks is another way to help your potential customers evaluate what your web ...

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Amazon Bought The .BUY Domain

In a bidding that ended last week ICANN awarded Amazon the .buy domain after the company successfully outbid three other competitors in an auction with a winning bid of $4.6 million. Google came in second place through its registry service, Charleston Road Registry. Amazon has yet to say what it will do with the .buy domain; however there’s plenty they ...

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More Penguins from Google

In a Google+ hangout earlier in the week Googles John Mueller had mentioned that the 3rd version of Penguin will launch “in the reasonable future” and he expects it will happen within the 2014 year. So webmasters and SEO’s – get ready. He answers this at 54 minutes and 45 seconds into the following video:

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Bing Explains How They Deal With Keyword Stuffing URLs

In a post on the Bing Webmaster Blog Bing has dug into how exactly they deal with keyword stuffing URLs. There are a few main signals that Bing looks out for when determining whether URL keyword stuffing tactics are in-use on a site: Site size Number of hosts Number of words in host/ domain names and path Host/ domain/ path ...

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HostDime Partners With BitPay to Accept Bitcoin Payments

Bitcoin continues to make quiet the splash in the hosting and technology community as yet another hosting company, HostDime, announces their acceptance of Bitcoins as payment for their cloud hosting and datacenter services. HostDime is kicking things off with their USA and Brazil branches, and eventually plans to expand the acceptance of Bitcoins as a payment method to their other ...

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