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1 10, 2022

WordPress Gutenberg 14.2 Offers Better User Experience

2022-10-01T13:53:46+10:00October 1st, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - Gutenberg 14.2 is released and available for download. The latest version features user interface improvements including an easier workflow and performance improvements plus new header and footer blocks. All of the new features are incremental improvements that together help to make Gutenberg a more polished and intuitive site editor. Better User Experience Smarter suggestions for [...]

1 10, 2022

Drupal Warns of Critical High Severity Vulnerability

2022-10-01T13:47:07+10:00October 1st, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - Drupal issued two security advisories warning of a vulnerabilities affecting several versions of Drupal that could allow an attacker to access sensitive information. There are two vulnerabilities currently affecting Drupal. One is rated as a high severity critical vulnerability. Vulnerability in Third Party Library Drupal uses a third party templating engine called Twig. According to [...]

29 09, 2022

Twitter Ads Suspended By Top Brands Because Of Child Exploitation

2022-09-29T21:02:07+10:00September 29th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - At least 30 major advertisers have dropped advertising on Twitter after it was revealed that their ads were displayed alongside tweets soliciting illegal child abuse content. For example, a promoted tweet by a Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Texas was shown alongside toxic tweets related to child sexual abuse. Advertisers Revolt Against Twitter Reuters reported [...]

26 09, 2022

WordPress Considers Historic Development Change

2022-09-26T19:17:55+10:00September 26th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - Matt Mullenweg, developer of WordPress and CEO of Autommatic, proposed no longer adding new features to the WordPress, pivoting instead to a plugin-first policy. This new approach to the future of WordPress has already resulted in a new feature intended for the next version of WordPress to be dropped entirely. Canonical plugins are said to [...]

24 09, 2022

Google On Percentage That Represents Duplicate Content

2022-09-24T08:32:07+10:00September 24th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - Google’s John Mueller recently answered a question of whether there’s a percentage threshold of content duplication that Google uses to identify and filter out duplicate content. What Percentage Equals Duplicate Content? The conversation actually started on Facebook when Duane Forrester (@DuaneForrester) asked if anyone knew if any search engine has published a percentage of content [...]

21 09, 2022

Google Answers If Core Update Ranking Losses Are A Soft Penalty

2022-09-21T19:27:06+10:00September 21st, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - Google’s Office Hours Hangout featured a question about algorithm updates and whether the rankings of a negatively affected site is suppressed by a “soft penalty.” The person asking the question made reference to a soft penalty, which is a phrase that’s been around for several years but isn’t really a thing. They also make reference [...]

21 09, 2022

Yoast SEO 19.7 Causes Fatal Error & Crashes Websites

2022-09-21T03:33:51+10:00September 21st, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - Yoast SEO WordPress plugin version 19.7 was discovered to contain a conflict with other plugins which resulted in websites experiencing fatal errors. This marks the third time this year that a conflict with another plugin caused a Yoast update to fail. Fortunately, Yoast investigated the reports and swiftly published a new update that fixed the [...]

19 09, 2022

Google Answers If Stop Words Should Be Used in URL

2022-09-19T19:17:39+10:00September 19th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - Google’s John Mueller answered a question about whether stop words should be used in the URLs. Mueller answered the question but also discussed the impact of words in URLs and recommended how to approach what words are used in URLs. Background of Stop Words in Search Stop Words are common words like “a”, “and”, and [...]

16 09, 2022

Chrome Uses Interactive Screenshots To Speed Up Sites

2022-09-17T13:42:18+10:00September 16th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - Google announced a new technology used in Chrome that creates interactive snapshots of webpages that speed up the user experience. Chrome calls it Freeze Dried Tabs and it’s in use right now. What Google is doing goes beyond a screenshot placeholder. It’s more of a hybrid of a screenshot because it can be scrolled and [...]

16 09, 2022

Timing Of September Core Update After HCU Not Coincidental

2022-09-16T18:23:49+10:00September 16th, 2022|Search Engine Journal|

Written by Roger Montti - Google’s Danny Sullivan answered a tweet that questioned the timing of the September Core Algorithm Update soon after the Helpful Content Update. Dr.Pete Meyers tweeted that he had a hard time imagining that the two updates coming one after the other was a coincidence. He tweeted: “Hard to imagine that a September Core Update right [...]

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