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16 04, 2021

Countries with Slow Internet Can Affect Core Web Vitals Scores

2021-04-16T22:12:10+10:00April 16th, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

In a Google Office Hours Hangout Google’s John Mueller answered  if the Core Web Vitals scoring would give consideration to sites whose users come from countries with predominantly slow Internet.Core Web Vitals Lab & Field TestingTesting core web vitals with Lighthouse gives what’s called Lab Data. Lab data is an estimated score using a simulated environment.Field data, which is what’s [...]

15 04, 2021

Google Research Paper Reveals a Shortcoming in Search

2021-04-15T20:37:08+10:00April 15th, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

A recent Google research paper on Long Form Question Answering illustrates how difficult it is to answer questions that need longer and nuanced answers. While the researchers were able to improve the state of the art of this kind of question answering, they also admitted that their results needed significant improvements.I read this research paper last month when it was [...]

14 04, 2021

Vulnerabilities in 17+ Elementor Add-on Plugins for WordPress

2021-04-14T18:37:45+10:00April 14th, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

Wordfence security researchers discovered that virtually every plugin tested that adds functionality to Elementor had a vulnerability. Many of the contacted plugin publishers updated their plugins but not all of them responded, including premium plugins.The Elementor page builder plugin itself patched a similar vulnerability in February 2021.This vulnerability affects add-on plugins for Elementor that are created by third parties.AdvertisementContinue Reading [...]

12 04, 2021

How Often Will Core Web Vitals Ranking Factor Be Calculated?

2021-04-12T21:02:09+10:00April 12th, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

In a Google SEO office-hours hangout someone asked John Mueller about the update schedule for the ranking factor associated with the Core Web Vitals (CWV) scores. Will the ranking factor be updated in real-time or every 28 days?The answer could be important because publishers who make changes to improve their Core Web Vitals (CWV) scores may be anxious to see [...]

11 04, 2021

Google Discover Now Excludes 5 Kinds of Content

2021-04-12T00:37:10+10:00April 11th, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

Google DiscoverWhat Changed in Google DiscoverSatirical ContentReport that Google Incorrectly Labeling News as SatireCitationGoogle updated it’s Google Discover policies to add five kinds of content that may be excluded from being recommended. Publishers should take note and govern themselves accordingly.Google DiscoverDiscover is a way that Google shows interesting content to mobile phone users with the Google App. Google Discover is [...]

11 04, 2021

Clubhouse “Leak” Might Be a Simple Data Scrape

2021-04-11T19:31:30+10:00April 11th, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

Data LeakReport of Clubhouse “Data Leak”Was Confidential Information Leaked?Possibly Not a Data LeakWhy This May Not be a Data Leak of ClubhouseCitationsA data leak of Clubhouse member information has been reported. The information consists of publicly available data and does not consist of sensitive information like passwords. The so-called leak may actually be just a scrape of publicly available information.Data [...]

9 04, 2021

Facebook Adding Context Labels to Pages Seen in News Feeds

2021-04-09T18:17:18+10:00April 9th, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

Context of Facebook PagesWho Will Apply the Article Labels to Facebook Pages?Screenshot of Facebook Page Article LabelCitation:Facebook announced it will begin adding labels to articles from Facebook Pages that show up in member news feeds as a way to provide more context for what kind of page produced the article. This a test that is limited to the United States. [...]

8 04, 2021

Wix Negative Ads Against WordPress Generate Backlash

2021-04-08T20:17:08+10:00April 8th, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

The Update Button of Doom – You Deserve BetterSearch Marketing Community Responds on TwitterWix Campaign Described as DistastefulPositive Campaigns and GoodwillWatch the Wix Negative Attack Ad: The Update of DoomWix negative ads attacking WordPress created a strong anti-Wix response online. Promotional Bose headphones sent to developers and online marketing influencers as part of the campaign did not prevent the recipients [...]

8 04, 2021

Jetpack Boost – A Web Vitals WordPress Plugin

2021-04-08T18:17:32+10:00April 8th, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

Jetpack BoostFeatures of the Jetpack Boost PluginLocal Critical CSSDefer Non-essential JavaScriptLazy Image LoadingEase of UseCitationAutomattic has pre-released a plugin designed to tackle the hard work of achieving better Core Web Vitals scores. The plugin is currently in testing phase  and not meant to be used on live production sites.The Jetpack Boost plugin is available at the official WordPress.org plugin repository, [...]

5 04, 2021

3rd Party Elementor Plugins Vulnerability Affects +1 Million

2021-04-05T19:01:28+10:00April 5th, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

Three Vulnerabilities Fixed by Brainstorm Force in March 2021Brainstorm Force Elementor Plugin VulnerabilitiesStored Cross-site Scripting VulnerabilityWordfence Has Not Released DetailsFixed Versions of Elementor AddonsUpdate ImmediatelyThe publishers of the Ultimate Addons for Elementor plugin notified customers of a vulnerability affecting two of their plugins.  This is the third time this year that Brainstorm Force has released an update to fix vulnerabilities [...]

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