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SearchCap: Net neutrality, AdWords grants & EU licensing fees

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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European press agencies push for licensing fees for their content from Google, Facebook

It remains to be seen whether European legislators and regulators will pick up the cause, but there’s a possibility that they will.

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Optimizing for Hanukkah: Sometimes it’s still strings, not things

Google has grown smarter at recognizing variant spellings of the same entity, but columnist Paul Shapiro observes that it’s not perfect yet.

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How to generate links that drive traffic, not just ranking

Links are a crucial element of search engine optimization, and columnist Kevin Rowe believes that long-term SEO success relies on building links that drive real traffic.

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Google Ad Grants policy changes include 5% CTR minimum, up from 1%

Several new policy updates for the AdWords program for non-profits take effect January 1, 2018.

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What’s behind the trend towards private search engines?

In the last two or three years, the search industry has seen a number of new engines that focus specifically on private search. Is this just a passing fad, or is it indicative of an increasing trend towards secure, private search? And if so, what does it mean for more mainstream search engines like the all-seeing Google?

Search in Pics: Life size Google snow globe, Bing bean chair, Menorah & more

In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have and more. Life size Google snow globe: Source: Instagram Bing bean chair: Source:…

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#NoHacked 3.0: Tips on prevention

Last week on #NoHacked, we have shared on hack detection and the reasons why you might get hacked. This week we focus on prevention and here are some tips for you!

  • Be mindful of your sources! Be very careful of a free premium theme/plugin!

    You probably have heard about free premium plugins! If you’ve ever stumbled upon a site offering you plugins you normally have to purchase for free, be very careful. Many hackers lure you in by copying a popular plugin and then add backdoors or malware that will allow them to access your site. Read more about a similar case on the Sucuri blog. Additionally, even legit good quality plugins and themes can become dangerous if :
    • you do not update them as soon as a new version becomes available
    • the developer of said theme or plugin does not update them, and they become old over time

In any case, keeping all your site’s software modern and updated is essential in keeping hackers out of your website.

  • Botnet in wordpress

    A botnetis a cluster of machines, devices, or websites under the control of a third party often used to commit malicious acts, such as operating spam campaigns, clickbots, or DDoS. It’s difficult to detect if your site has been infected by a botnet because there are often no specific changes to your site. However, your site’s reputation, resources, and data are at risk if your site is in a botnet. Learn more about botnets, how to detect them, and how they can affect your site at Botnet in wordpress and joomla article.

As usual if you have any questions post on our Webmaster Help Forums for help from the friendly community and see you next week!

#NoHacked 3.0: Tips on prevention

Last week on #NoHacked, we have shared on hack detection and the reasons why you might get hacked. This week we focus on prevention and here are some tips for you!

  • Be mindful of your sources! Be very careful of a free premium theme/plugin!

    You probably have heard about free premium plugins! If you’ve ever stumbled upon a site offering you plugins you normally have to purchase for free, be very careful. Many hackers lure you in by copying a popular plugin and then add backdoors or malware that will allow them to access your site. Read more about a similar case on the Sucuri blog. Additionally, even legit good quality plugins and themes can become dangerous if :
    • you do not update them as soon as a new version becomes available
    • the developer of said theme or plugin does not update them, and they become old over time

In any case, keeping all your site’s software modern and updated is essential in keeping hackers out of your website.

  • Botnet in wordpress

    A botnetis a cluster of machines, devices, or websites under the control of a third party often used to commit malicious acts, such as operating spam campaigns, clickbots, or DDoS. It’s difficult to detect if your site has been infected by a botnet because there are often no specific changes to your site. However, your site’s reputation, resources, and data are at risk if your site is in a botnet. Learn more about botnets, how to detect them, and how they can affect your site at Botnet in wordpress and joomla article.

As usual if you have any questions post on our Webmaster Help Forums for help from the friendly community and see you next week!