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29 10, 2020

Microsoft Announces Clarity – Free Visitor Behavior Analytics

2020-10-29T02:30:07+11:00October 29th, 2020|Search Engine Journal|

Microsoft announced a free GDPR compliant user behavior analytics tool. The analytics tools helps publishers understand how site visitors are using a site and identify areas of improvement, including reporting on the amusingly named “rage click” metric.Analytics That Won’t Slow Down WebsitesMicrosoft Clarity is a free analytics tool that provides insights into how users are interacting with a site. Engagement [...]

25 10, 2020

Google Shares How Noindex Meta Tag Can Cause Issues

2020-10-25T21:17:11+11:00October 25th, 2020|Search Engine Journal|

Google’s John Mueller answered a question about the use of the noindex meta tag on product pages that are temporarily out of stock. John answered the question and provided feedback on how that kind of use can throw Google off a little bit and cause more problems.Robots Meta TagThe robots meta tag is a directive level way to tell search [...]

24 10, 2020

Google Answers If Site Section Can Impact Ranking Score of Entire Site

2020-10-24T21:32:04+11:00October 24th, 2020|Search Engine Journal|

Google’s John Mueller answered a question about whether poor ranking factors in one section affected the rankings of the entire site. Mueller answered the question but also shared insights into how Google’s algorithm handles factors on a sitewide, section-wide and granular basis.Background of QuestionThe question was by a publisher that has a forum on their site that has poor core [...]

23 10, 2020

WordPress 5.6 Feature Removed For Subpar Experience

2020-10-23T21:38:05+11:00October 23rd, 2020|Search Engine Journal|

WordPress announced that the Widgets Screen part of the WordPress 5.6 release will be pushed back to version 5.7. This comes after WordPress decided to drop the navigation screen to focus on the widget screen feature.WordPress 5.6 is the last major release for 2020, scheduled for December 2020.While this seems like a major setback to lose two important feature, there [...]

23 10, 2020

WhatsApp Announces Shopping and Payment Tools for Businesses

2020-10-23T20:12:57+11:00October 23rd, 2020|Search Engine Journal|

Facebook and WhatsApp announced that it is increasing its investment into shopping with WhatsApp. Facebook has listened to feedback and will begin offering more and expanded tools to help businesses sell more online with WhatsApp.Facebook wants to make it easier for businesses to chat and close sales with WhatsApp, including a way to browse products, select products and pay for [...]

23 10, 2020

Loginizer WordPress Vulnerability Affects +1 Million Sites

2020-10-23T18:17:02+11:00October 23rd, 2020|Search Engine Journal|

WordPress Loginizer Plugin has issued a security patch for a vulnerability that could allow a hacker to modify a database through an Unauthenticated SQL Injection exploit.This kind of exploit, also known as a Blind SQL Injection, relies on entering data into an input in order to trigger an error response. In this case the input is a username.The Loginizer WordPress [...]

22 10, 2020

Facebook Ads Documented by FTC as Promoting Scams

2020-10-22T20:17:01+11:00October 22nd, 2020|Search Engine Journal|

The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported that their documented consumer scam complaints related to social media are rising at unprecedented levels. Consumers have lost $117 million dollars in the first six months of 2020 compared to $134 million dollars for 2019.The FTC describes the Facebook ad scam trend as skyrocketing.Scams Trending at Remarkable PaceSocial media related scams are [...]

22 10, 2020

WordPress Gutenberg 9.2 – Dozens of Improvements

2020-10-22T01:13:35+11:00October 22nd, 2020|Search Engine Journal|

WordPress Gutenberg 9.2 is here and it comes with a security fix and many improvements, bringing Gutenberg closer to being a fully developed way of creating web pages.Security FixThis security fix addresses a particularly nasty form of attack called a Regular Expression Denial of Service (ReDoS) attack. A ReDos attack causes a server to overload CPU usage, bringing the server [...]

18 10, 2020

New WordPress Feature Gets Tough Response

2020-10-18T20:34:30+11:00October 18th, 2020|Search Engine Journal|

WordPress announced a new feature for publishing blog posts to Twitter in the form of a tweetstorm. The publishing community initially welcomed the announcement. The initial positive reaction took a downward trend as the potential negative implications of the tweetstorm feature became apparent.This feature appears to be a part of the Jetpack plugin, the announcement wasn’t explicit on that point.Engage [...]

16 10, 2020

Google Announces AI Search Updates – Analysis

2020-10-16T09:29:35+11:00October 16th, 2020|Search Engine Journal|

Google announced a series of changes to search that will change how sites are ranked. Some changes are live now while others are coming by the end of the year.Google BERT Now is Nearly 100%One of the biggest reveals is that Google is employing BERT in virtually every search query.BERT is a technique for natural language processing pre-training that helps [...]

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