Countries with Slow Internet Can Affect Core Web Vitals Scores via @sejournal, @martinibuster

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….

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Pakistan temporarily blocks social media

Pakistan has temporarily blocked several social media services in the South Asian nation, according to users and a government-issued notice reviewed by TechCrunch. In an order titled “Complete Blocking of…

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How to Use Header Bidding

Despite the technology involved in the adtech space, there are still many inefficiencies and unfair practices that need to be ironed out. Header bidding is a solution that brings publishers…

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Instagram’s new test lets you choose if you want to hide ‘Likes,’ Facebook test to follow

Instagram today will begin a new test around hiding Like counts on users’ posts, following its experiments in this area which first began in 2019. This time, however, Instagram is…

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Wix and WordPress Tensions Rise

Wix and WordPress Tensions Rise

Wix and WordPress have been engaging in a public spat that keeps getting nastier with each response. A new response from Wix seems to lower the temperature on the dispute….

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Vulnerabilities in 17+ Elementor Add-on Plugins for WordPress via @sejournal, @martinibuster

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…

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Facebook tests video speed dating events with ‘Sparked’

Facebook confirmed it’s testing a video speed-dating app called Sparked, after the app’s website was spotted by The Verge. Unlike dating app giants such as Tinder, Sparked users don’t swipe…

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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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Bug in How Google Detects Soft 404s May Be Causing Traffic Losses

Bug in How Google Detects Soft 404s May Be Causing Traffic Losses

Google’s John Mueller answered a question about an ongoing problem on Google’s side related to soft 404 error response code and how it’s handled. It’s because of a change on…

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How Often Will Core Web Vitals Ranking Factor Be Calculated? via @sejournal, @martinibuster

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…

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