E.U. GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) Discussion for Webmasters

There's an interesting discussion on the E.U.'s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into full force in May 2018.

Google Country-Specific Search Now Only in Your Local Country

Google has changed the way you search so that a local country is all users can search, and Google says this is because it wants to provide better localization.

Google: Content Within Tabs, SEO Advice for Mobile First Index Updated by John Mueller

We're all thinking about the Mobile First index at Google and welcome information such as this from Google's John Mueller.

Google's Danny Sullivan Hopes to Bring Public Info From "Ranking Fair."

Google's Danny Sullivan attended an internal "Ranking Fair" the other day.

How Effective is Linking for Google, and What are the Other Top Ranking Factors

At the State of Search Conference this week, Jen Slegg was interviewing Google's Gary Illyes, and one of the main topics was about the top ranking factors and the effectiveness of linking.

Windows Store Rebranded to Microsoft Store

Microsoft has decided to re-brand the Windows Store to become the Microsoft Store, so don't be surprised to see the new name.

New Findings Show Google Organic Clicks Shifting to Paid

"Over the last two years, the total share of

Yes, Competitors Can Edit Your Listing on Google My Business EVEN IF YOU CLAIMED IT!

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Google announces new adwords daily budget overspend limit

Google announced that Adwords can now overspend double the daily budget but Google will credit back any overdelivery over the monthly budget.

Yahoo's data breach of 1 billion, upped by Verizon to 3 billion accounts

Now that Verizon has get its feet well under the desk, the audit to the data breach of 1 billion accounts at Yahoo has now been upped to 3 billion accounts, and some of that data included birth dat

Google Removing First Click Free Requirement For Publishers

In a recent webmaster blog post, Google announced that it is removing the first click free requirement for publishers, stating that it will be replacing it with a model called 'flexible sampling'

Twitter tests 280 character tweets

Twitter has said it's testing 280 character tweets with a limited number of users.

Is it going to help, or will we all just want more and more?

Apple ditches Bing for Google in Siri web search

Apple has switched out Bing from Siri web search and replaced it with Google organic results.

https://www.webmasterworld.com/macintosh_webmaster/4869931.htm

Google proposes to display rival comparison engine via auction to prevent further EU fines

 Google offered to display rival comparison engines via auction system, as reported by

Google moves to restrict ads for addiction queries

Google will be limiting ads related to addiction queries, as reported by several outlets including

How much do influcencers get paid to post ads? ad prices and CPM's

According to estimates from Emarketer, social influcenr marketing may be more than a billion dollar i

Google brings video reviews to maps

Two weeks ago, users who are part of Googles Guide program  got a new feature to shoot 10 second videos from Google Maps app.

Google Search User Click Data Used in AI Models

According to some reports of a talk in Canada, Google may be using click data in search rankings, although it's not entirely clear as there are indications it's used in AI models, and not directly

What happens in an internet minute in 2017?

$751,522 is spent online 6Million  text messages are sent 452K tweets are made 120 people join LinkedIn -15,000 gifs (i mean memes) are sent over iMessage<

Up to 87% of social shares go unattributed, according to one study

Because a large number of shares go through Slack, WhatsApp, read later apps, Facebook messenger, Twitter/LinkedIn, email and  email, they go unattributed.