300,00+ Installations of Catch Themes WordPress Plugins Vulnerable via @sejournal, @martinibuster

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…

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Free AI Content Optimization Tool by MarketMuse

MarketMuse has released a new free version of its AI-powered content writing tool. This tool automates content creation so that teams can concentrate on content. It also provides insights to optimize…

Facebook Offers New Communication Tools for Businesses

Facebook has rolled out several updates that are targeted at small businesses. These include audio & video chats in Messenger, live audio rooms and many other features. These updates come…

WordPress Cache Plugin Exploit Affects +1 Million Websites

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…

What Google’s Indexing Looks like From Discovery to Ranking

How a website renders is a part of the indexing queue and like the other parts has an impact on SEO and ranking. Google’s Martin Splitt explained in a webinar…

How Google Analyzes Web Page Content and Weights It

Martin Splitt in a Duda webinar explained a concept called Centerpiece Annotation that discusses how Google analyzes content on a web page. I won’t reproduce the question because it’s somewhat…

IndexNow Elicits Mixed Reactions Including Skepticism via @sejournal, @martinibuster

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…

Google Bowling: Tool Saves Advertisers from 3-strike Suspension

Google released a python script tool that helps advertisers weed out ads that violate terms. The tool is not officially supported but is meant to help advertisers comply with their…

IndexNow is a Major Change to Search Engine Indexing

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…

How Google Responds to a Site Move

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…