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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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13 Free Domain Name Services

Yes I know what it sounds like – another scam about getting free domain names right? Wrong – see there are actually several companies out there who literally give out domain names – granted these are not .com’s – but they are better than http://angelfire.com/users/~johnswebsite. This post aims to outline the various services out there for free domain names and ...

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Free Sitemap Generator

Sitemaps can be time consuming to create from scratch as you may know. Luckily, there are many tools online to help you with this task! One great tool from xml-sitemaps.com is Free Online Sitemap Generator. This online tool will help you create an XML sitemap that you can submit to search engines, text sitemaps, ROR sitemaps and html sitemaps as well. Why do you need ...

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That’s right – today is Caps Lock Day! Well today and October 22nd anyway – yep its so popular it needed a second day. Never heard of it it? Well Caps Lock day is a parodic holiday originally thought up by Derek Arnold back in 2000. It even has it’s own website – so you know it’s serious. Why? Well ...

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Google Makes Some Changes

Running a simple search this morning for “webmaster tools” to see if there is any mention of Yahoo’s Site Explorer in the results yet (there isn’t by the way) and I noticed a few changes on the search results page. For starters the black top navigation bar has appeared for me. I have been hearing talks (more talks, and more, ...

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What Do You Love – From Google

Google has quietly launched a new website today, What Do You Love – or WDYL.com for short. The concept is rather simple, you answer the question of “What Do You Love?” and the new portal will quickly show you images of your search, patents, trend statistics, books, videos, translations, blog posts, news, and events. Really what this site does is ...

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Easyspace Gains Accreditation For .XXX Domains

Easyspace, the leading UK domain name and web hosting provider, is happy announce the recent accreditation for the .xxx domain name, prior to the official release in September 2011. Joining recent accreditations for .eu, .me and .tel domain extensions, this latest ICM accreditation will complement Easyspace’s domain portfolio quiet well. Sarah Haran, managing director of Easyspace, said: “The new .xxx domain ...

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Embrace Non Traditional Marketing

A UK ad agency is paying students to advertise on their foreheads. Audi stole an A3 from a Manhattan dealership and recorded this on video – which quickly turned into a viral campaign as it spread across Facebook, Twitter, and hundreds of blogs and news sites.  These are examples of what is known as ‘non-traditional marketing’. In a world where ...

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12 Free CSS Layout Generators

As a web developer you eventually get to a point when you notice every single website you work on starts off with the same basic concept. A template if you will.  Of-course since you are a good web developer you are always looking to be able to do more in less time – and with that comes this list of ...

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ICANN Unleashes the Global Human Imagination

“ICANN has opened the Internet’s naming system to unleash the global human imagination. Today’s decision respects the rights of groups to create new Top Level Domains in any language or script. We hope this allows the domain name system to better serve all of mankind,” said Rod Beckstrom, President and Chief Executive Officer of ICANN. So, get ready for Web sites that end ...

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To be highly effective, a company needs to employ multi-marketing strategies, using a variety of approaches to reach their intended audience. An increasingly popular approach due to its low costs and large rewards is search engine marketing (SEM). With any other form of advertising, whether it is on a billboard, TV ad, or ad copy in print, there is a ...

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Google +1 Snippet Doesn’t Work in IE7

Remember that Google+1 button we got so excited about earlier on? Well while doing some work on a client’s PC which happened to be running a pre-SP1 Windows Vista OS with IE7 installed and decided to head over to the blog and check how it loaded out. Everything worked great, except for the Google +1 snippet – which did not ...

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Bravenet Redesign

Spring cleaning is the period in spring time set aside for cleaning a house, normally applied in climates with a cold winter. The most common usage of spring cleaning refers to the yearly act of cleaning a house from top to bottom which would take place in the first warm days of the year typically in spring, hence the name. ...

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Netflix.com Redesigns Their “Watch Instantly” Section

As Engadget properly noticed Netflix.com has redesigned their “Watch Instantly” section – making use of some of the latest features HTML5 makes available. To quote the Netflix Blog: “The title images are larger, there are more of them on the page and play buttons appear when you hover your mouse over the title images. Star ratings, information and other functions ...

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Welcome Schema.org

Google, Yahoo and Bing have teamed up recently to develop Schema.org – a project aimed at creating and supporting a common set of schemas for structured data markup. To quote Google “Schema.org aims to be a one stop resource for webmasters looking to add markup to their pages to help search engines better understand their websites“. Since Apple doesn’t support ...

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Google +1 Goes Public

Google’s +1 buttons have went public last night for all website owners. Those of you that have signed up to the mailing list in hopes of being notified when this goes live should have gotten an email yesterday with a link to follow to generate your own +1 button for your website. Unfortunately the link provided in the email did ...

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Why So Many People Use Shortened URLs

Social networking and micro-blogging have become staples not just of personal communications, but also of website promotion and marketing. In these contexts, brevity is important, and long, unwieldy URL links sometimes won’t even fit within the allotted space allowed, such as the 140 characters allowed by Twitter. To avoid having to copy and paste long URLs, many people use URL-shortening ...

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Advantages of Web Based Email Marketing Providers

Many marketers and online business owners are not aware of the advantages of web based email marketing providers over purchasing their own software. While there are pros and cons for either side, professionals tend to choose web based email marketing providers for several reasons which we will discuss in this article. When it comes to building and maintaining a successful, profitable ...

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