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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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Infographic: Speed Is Critical by Singlehop

Website load times are more important now than ever, and to help express that importance Singlehop has put together the following beautiful infographic to help webmasters be more aware of website load times. By running the simple tests presented in this infographic, website owners are sure to get their sites up to speed! Infographic by: singlehop

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Bing Ads Mobile App Now Supports Bulk Campaign Editing

Bing has updated the Bing Ads mobile app to support bulk editing of your campaigns – making it much easier to roll out a change across a collection of campaigns simultaneously. Check out the video below to see how to use the new bulk editing features: The new bulk editing functionality is just the tip of the iceberg also. Bing ...

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New Schema Markup Added For Courses

These days almost anything can be learned via online courses or instructional videos, and Google is acknowledging that with the release of a new schema markup specifically for courses! Shoutout to Aaron Bradley who spotted this first and shared it on Twitter. Google introduces rich snippets for courses (before #schema.org/Course live) – https://t.co/IqslsDCHiD h/t @suzukik pic.twitter.com/5MU9VomfSB — Aaron Bradley (@aaranged) ...

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DigitalOcean Launches Hatch – An Online Incubator Program For Startups

DigitalOcean has announced the launch of a brand new online incubator program geared towards supporting startups. Meet Hatch – a unique startup program which not only offers participants access to DigitalOcean cloud for up to 12 months with a credit up to $100,000; but it also offers up free technical training and 1-on-1 mentorship – helping to provide an educational ...

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Google Rolls Out New Merchant Center

Are you the webmaster of an eCommerce website/business? If so – you’ve probably heard of Google Merchant Center by now – and if not there is literally no better time to start using it than right now! Google Merchant Center is THE way to get your products and inventory listed within Google.com and other partner websites, and this week Google has ...

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GoDaddy Users Beware: New Email Phishing Scam Going Around!

GoDaddy users beware! There is a brand new phishing scam going around which pretends to be an email from [email protected] notifying you that your email account storage has reached it’s limit. The associated link brings the user to a non-https secure, non-Godaddy.com website with a GoDaddy themed login page. Keep an eye out for the following email and make sure you delete ...

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Google Announces A Mobile Interstitial Penalty Coming Jan 10th, 2017

Have you ever clicked through on a search result using your mobile phone only to find your page covered by an interstitial ad prompting you to download that websites app instead of browsing the mobile website? Annoying isn’t it? Google thinks so also , so starting January 10th, 2017 Google has announced they will roll out a new ranking penalty ...

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Build Your Brand Awareness With Facebook Advertising

A major reason behind establishing an online presence for your business is brand awareness, and to help business owners build their brand awareness Facebook has began rolling out a brand new advertising objective specifically for brand awareness.  The new objective automatically optimizes your campaign towards reach and attention – focusing on reaching the largest number of people who spend a longer ...

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Google AdWords Call-Only Ads Now Display Business Name

Call-only ads in Google AdWords have been extremely popular since their launch – however one constant complaint from advertisers has been the lack of business name display. This finally appears to be changing as Josh Leibner of Red Ventures pointed out on Twitter a few days ago: Google .@AdWords Call-Only Ads are now pulling Business Name into the headline. #ppcchat ...

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Google Confirms: Adult Links Are Not Automatically Spam

Google’s John Mueller recently confirmed on Twitter that links coming from adult websites are not automatically viewed as spam. Assuming those links are natural links, and do not violate Google’s link guidelines, there is nothing wrong with them. @Marie_Haynes Adult sites aren't automatically spam, and links from them not automatically unnatural / problematic. — John Mueller (@JohnMu) August 5, 2016

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Google Chrome 53 Will Block Behind-the-Scenes Flash Content

Back in May Google announced that future versions of Google Chrome will no longer support Flash, and yesterday Google delivered on its promise – announcing official plans for Flash content support in the next Chrome versions. Google’s Anthony LaForge, the engineer tasked with managing Flash in Chrome, has stated that, beginning with Chrome’s next version, Chrome 53, set for release in September, the ...

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Mozilla Will Start Blocking Flash Content in Firefox in August 2016

Mozilla has decided to join in on the stabbing death of Flash across the Internet as they announce that starting in August Mozilla will block non-essential Flash content within Firefox. Which content specifically will be blocked can be seen in the following blocklist published on Github. Mozilla will expand this list over time, before finally making all Flash content click-to-activate in 2017. ...

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Facebook Starts Roll Out of New Business Pages Design

While everyone is focused on the first successful test flight of Aquila, the solar airplane Facebook designed to bring internet access to people living in remote locations – Facebook was busy beginning the roll-out of a brand new design for business pages – offering a much more open look and feel, and finally letting page managers use the entire real estate provided ...

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Facebook Has Over 1.6 Billion Active Monthly Users

Every now and again someone comes along and asks what the true importance of social media is for business owners, and luckily there is plenty of data available to answer that question. The latest from Statista showcases just how many monthly active users various social networks have, with Facebook in the lead with more than 1.6 billion active monthly users. Instagram ...

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Instagram Starts Rolling Out Business Profiles

It seems that the rollout for Instagram Business Profiles has began today as several of my client businesses have been issued a notification to switch their Instagram accounts to a new business account. The initial notification should appear at the top of your profile page in a blue box, looking a bit like the following: However if you didn’t see ...

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Verify Your Google My Business Listing Via Email

It seems that Google is experimenting with a new method to verify businesses for the Google My Business program. Rather than waiting weeks for a post card, users who have an auto-receptionist setup on their phone will be able to verify their business listing using a company email address. This was first spotted by Kiran Kumar over on Twitter: We can ...

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Google AdWords Gets Price Extensions

Google has announced the rollout of price extensions for Google Adwords – a brand new ad extension that lets you showcase the price of your various products and services within your ads. Price extensions will currently show across multiple rows, featuring a different product/service on each row and showcasing it’s description and price. Price extensions can be used in conjunction with all other ...

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Add Schema Markup To Any Page Using The JSON-LD Schema Generator

JSON-LD is a relatively new, easy-to-use, JSON-based, link data format that allows you to easily and quickly add Schema structured markup tags to just about any page or website without modifying any of the HTML structure. The biggest benefit to JSON-LD is that the specified Schema markup is entirely separate from the HTML code – where you would normally find ...

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