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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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Do All Email Marketing Companies Produce The Same Results?

If you’ve been online for any length of time, you know there are many email marketing companies that offer solutions for your marketing needs. The question is, do they all provide exceptional results that you can depend on time and time again? Do they all offer the features that you need to run an effective email marketing campaign? While it is true ...

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Google Removes .CO.CC Domains from Index

Just a little while after we put together a list of free domain name providers Google decides to pull the plug on .CO.CC domains and remove them all from it’s index. Don’t believe me? Run a search for site:co.cc – nothing. Completely empty index. A post by Matt Cutts explains why this happened and what website owners can do: We ...

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Data, Data, Data

The video the Google’s Data Liberation Front released on Youtube just a few days ago really does speak for itself – not to mention it’s rather entertaining.

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Google+ Invites For Sale on Ebay

As is usually the case with something that is “by invite only” – everyone want’s in. Making something “private” is one of the best marketing strategies out there. Curiosity plays a major role for the average web user – so it doesn’t come as a surprise that the demand for Google+ invites has led to various Ebay postings of people selling off ...

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Happy Social Media Day!

Social Media Day is a global celebration of the technological advancements that enable everyone to connect with real-time information, communicate from miles apart and have their voices be heard. Toronto, O.N.; Las Vegas, Nevada; Victoria and Vancouver, B.C.; San Carlos, California; the state of Arizona; San Jose, California; and its sister city Dublin, Ireland, have signed proclamations that declare June 30 Social Media Day.

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Google, Should I Add “no-follow” To Banner Ads?

A good question was brought up in the Google Webmaster Help Forum: Should I add “no-follow” to my banner ads? In-short, maybe. It ultimately depends on where these ads are coming from in the first place. For example most advertising programs such as Comission Junction will send all their links through a URL which is specified as a no-follow via ...

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Google Launches Free Mobile Site Builder

Google has just launched an extension to their Google Sites service called Mobile Templates – a free mobile website building tool featuring pre-built templates for restaurants, local businesses, lead generation, eCommerce and one called “Social,” which lets your customers engage with your business on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social services. Ofcourse there is a “custom” option allowing you to really get ...

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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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HAPPY CAPS LOCK DAY!

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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SEO or SEM?

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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