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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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Penguin 3.0 Is Slowly Rolling Out These Couple of Weeks

Google Penguin is the codename for a Google algorithm update that was first announced back in 2012 and was aimed at decreasing the search engine rankings of websites that have violated the Google Webmaster Quality Guidelines through the use of black-hat SEO tactics and back-link manipulation. In 2013 we say version 2.0 of Google Penguin roll out, and over the ...

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Twitter Introduces Audio Cards To The Twitter Stream

Late last night Twitter announced Audio Cards – a new addition to your Twitter stream which allows you to listen to music and podcasts directly from your stream on iOS and Android devices. Furthermore when you so happen to find something that you like you can dock it and continue browsing Twitter while it plays in the background. Apart from ...

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Alas Twitpic Is Shutting Down; Go Download Your Data!

It’s been a rather confusing time for those of you following the Twitpic heartline awaiting news of its new acquisition or closure. Unfortunately it turn out the acquisition didn’t happen – and as such Twitpic is in-fact closing. And it’s closing fast. In-fact the final day for Twitpic is October 25th, 2014 – 9 days away. Company founder Noah Everett ...

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4 Newly Added Free Webmaster Resources

I haven’t really added anything worthwhile to the Free Webmaster Resources Directory in a little while – luckily I’ve been playing around with a few awesome new webmaster resources lately and they seemed to be the perfect candidates to be added to the directory. First up is Infoactive. Infoactive offers an online platform to develop interactive infographics and data visualizations ...

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Webmasters Read This Before Disabling SSLv3 for cPanel/WHM

Following the announcement of the SSL Poodle vulnerability most webmasters have been hard at work securing their servers. Alas while doing some of these updates myself I had discovered that while it is possible to disable SSLv3 for cPanel services on ports 2083, 2087, 2096 – this breaks connections to cPanel from all current versions of Firefox, on any operating ...

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Rackspace Announces Managed Google Apps for Work

As a Rackspace partner, and customer, I have always praised their outstanding support and as such I’m excited to announce that Rackspace will now provide the same fanatical support for the Google Apps for Work suite through the launch of their new managed Google Apps services. “Rackspace strives each day to provide a world-class service experience on top of best-in-class ...

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South Korea: I’m Jealous Of Your Internet Speeds

According to Akamai’s most recent State of the Internet Report, South Korea has the fastest average internet connection speed in the world. South Korea’s internet users reached average download speeds of 24.6 Mbps in the second quarter of 2014 according to Akamai’s measurements. The United States ranked 14th on the list with an average connection speed of only 11.4 Mbps.

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UK2 Launches SSD VPS Hosting

UK2 has announced the launch of a new generation of VPS hosting for them – introducing SSD VPS servers earlier in the week. From what I can gather the servers do seem to be truly SSD, not merely SSD enhanced. For those of you unaware of the difference I suggest reading through this post. The new SSD VPSs from UK2 also ...

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New York City, London Kicked Our Arse

I had mentioned the new .NYC gTLD on here before; and apart from that I have read articles in numerous newspapers and plenty of online sources advertising the new domain name extension for New York City. That being said I am pretty upset that during the landrush period for the .nyc domain which lasted an entire 60 days NYC residents ...

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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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