WordPress Saves Creative Commons Search Engine From Shutting Down

Creative Commons Search is joining WordPress.org, which will help keep the search engine of free-to-use images running for the foreseeable future. Matt Mullenweg, CEO of WordPress parent company Automattic, says…

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YouTube Channels Can Change Their Name Without Affecting Their Google Account

It’s now possible for YouTube creators to change the name of their channel without changing the name on their Google account. Creators can change both their channel name and photo…

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DuckDuckGo Announces Plans to Block Google’s FLoC

DuckDuckGo announces plans to block FLoC, Google’s new way of tracking users’ web browsing activity in Chrome. As Google transitions away from using third-party cookies in Chrome, its developing a…

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Google’s John Mueller: Changing Dates on Pages Won’t Improve Rankings

Google’s John Mueller advises that changing publishing dates on web pages will not improve search rankings if no significant changes were made to the content. Mueller offers this advice during…

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Google: No Benefit to An Artificially Flat URL Structure

Google’s John Mueller says there’s no benefit to having an artificially flat URL structure compared to one that shows directory depth. The number of slashes in a URL is by…

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Twitter Tests Improvements to Tweets With Photos & Video

Twitter confirms it’s testing long requested updates to publishing tweets with photos, and working on YouTube integration for a better video experience. With these tests Twitter is working on ways…

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YouTube Adds Real-Time Subscriber Counts in Channel Dashboards

YouTube is now letting creators see how many people subscribe to their channel with a new counter that updates in real-time. This data has never before been available to channels…

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Google to Face $5B Lawsuit Over Tracking Users in Incognito Mode

Google Chrome’s Incognito Mode is at the forefront of a $5 billion class-action lawsuit which alleges users are being tracked during private browsing sessions. The lawsuit alleges Google is in…

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Google May Withhold Taxes From Non-US YouTube Creators

Google will soon be required to withhold taxes on YouTube earnings generated from viewers in the United States. This change is going into effect as early as June. How much…

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Google Maps Lets Users Add Photos Without Leaving a Review

Google Maps is introducing three new ways for users to add helpful content for others, including the ability to share photos without leaving a review. The Google Maps features announced…

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