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23 10, 2021

300,00+ Installations of Catch Themes WordPress Plugins Vulnerable

2021-10-23T21:11:14+11:00October 23rd, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

Security researchers at WPScan and Wordfence have identified seventeen plugins published Catch Plugins (a division of Catch Themes, LLC) that have vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities are rated as high and can result in an attacker being able to change the plugin configurations.Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF)A user authentication exploit (lacking a capability check) and a Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability [...]

22 10, 2021

Free AI Content Optimization Tool by MarketMuse

2021-10-22T20:42:25+11:00October 22nd, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

MarketMuse recently released a free version of their sophisticated AI powered content writing tool. This tool automates the content creation process so that the team can focus on the content plus it provides insights to help optimize the content before it is published rather than refining it after it’s been published.AI Content Planning and OptimizationA muse is defined as a [...]

21 10, 2021

WordPress Cache Plugin Exploit Affects +1 Million Websites

2021-10-21T20:47:47+11:00October 21st, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

Popular WordPress plugin WP Fastest Cache plugin was discovered by Jetpack security researchers to have multiple vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to assume full administrator privileges. The exploits affect over a million WordPress installations.WP Fastest Cache Plugin Vulnerabilities DescriptionWP Fastest Cache is a WordPress plugin used by over a million WordPress websites. The plugin creates a static HTML version [...]

20 10, 2021

IndexNow Elicits Mixed Reactions Including Skepticism

2021-10-20T20:17:09+11:00October 20th, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

While major companies like Wix, Duda and Cloudflare announced enthusiastic adoption of the new open source IndexNow indexing protocol that promises instant indexing, it was also confronted with questions over whether the IndexNow was necessary, worth the trouble adopting and doubt as to whether any of its benefits will be realized.What is IndexNow?IndexNow is an open source project that is [...]

19 10, 2021

IndexNow is Key to Instant Search Engine Indexing

2021-10-19T03:30:43+11:00October 19th, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

Microsoft announced IndexNow, a major evolution in how all search engines can discover and index content. IndexNow is open source and open to all participating search engines. When content is published or updated on a website, IndexNow notifies all participating search engines, dramatically reducing the time to indexing.The IndexNow sharing between search engines will begin on November 2021. There is [...]

18 10, 2021

Google Changes Review Structured Data Requirements

2021-10-18T21:54:12+11:00October 18th, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

Google updated the requirements for review structured data. Failure to follow Google’s structured data requirements can make a web page ineligible to be shown for a rich result in the search engine results pages (SERPs) for review related keyword searches.Review Featured SnippetsSuccessfully implemented review structured data can make a site eligible for review rich results, including stars, in the search [...]

15 10, 2021

How Google Responds to a Site Move

2021-10-15T22:17:44+11:00October 15th, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

Google’s John Mueller answered a question about how Google processes a site move, in particular if the site move might trigger a so-called “sandbox effect.” Mueller responded by providing a highly detailed response about how Google deals with site moves.What is a Sandbox Effect?There is an old idea from the early 2000s that Google will hold back a site from [...]

15 10, 2021

Big Sites and Website Authority

2021-10-15T20:37:43+11:00October 15th, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

Google’s John Mueller in an Office-hours hangout answered a question about whether a big a site with thousands of indexed pages influences Google’s perception of site quality. John Mueller answered no, it’s not a sign of quality and then provided more information.SEO Perception of a Big Site AdvantageThere is an old idea in the SEO community that big sites have [...]

14 10, 2021

Should the Product Name be in the Heading?

2021-10-14T21:17:01+11:00October 14th, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

In a Google’s Office Hours hangout, John Mueller answered a question about how to use heading tags for pages about products.  It’s a good question because Google’s own SEO Starter Guide doesn’t specifically address the use of heading tags for product pages.This is the question that was asked, which is actually a paraphrase by John Mueller:“HTML Semantics versus SEO Optimization. [...]

14 10, 2021

700+ Brands Put On Notice About Misleading Endorsements and Reviews

2021-10-14T20:17:59+11:00October 14th, 2021|Search Engine Journal|

The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent notices to over 700 companies about fake reviews and misleading endorsements. The notice states that receiving the letter does not suggest that the company is engaging in unlawful practices. The communication goes on to note that violating FTC guidelines could result in penalties up to $43,792 per violation.The FTC notice states that [...]

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