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  • #NoHacked: A year in review

    … We hope your year started out safe and secure! We wanted to share with you a summary of our 2016 work as we continue our #NoHacked campaign. Let’s start with some trends on hacked sites from the past year. State of Website Security in 2016 First off, some unfortunate news. We’ve seen an increase in the number of hacked sites by approximately 32…

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  • Protect your site from user generated spam

    …-to-date and pay special attention to important security updates. Spammers take advantage of security issues in older versions of blogs, bulletin boards, and other content management systems. Add a CAPTCHA. CAPTCHAs require users to confirm that they are not robots in order to prove they're a human being and not an automated script. One way to do…

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  • Enhancing property sets to cover more reports in Search Console

    … Since initially announcing property sets earlier this year, one of the most popular requests has been to expand this functionality to more sections of Search Console. Thanks to your feedback, we're now expanding property sets to more features! Property sets help to show how your business is seen by Google across separate websites or apps…

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  • Building Indexable Progressive Web Apps

    … to download on mobile phones and may impact mobile scroll performance. Read more UX for PWAs here. Best Practice: Use “srcset” attribute to fetch different resolution images for different density screens to avoid downloading images larger than the device’s screen is capable of displaying. Scale your font size and line height to ensure your text…

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  • First Click Free update

    … Around ten years ago when we introduced a policy called “First Click Free,” it was hard to imagine that the always-on, multi-screen, multiple device world we now live in would change content consumption so much and so fast. The spirit of the First Click Free effort was - and still is - to help users get access to high quality news with a minimum…

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  • Five ways to grow your business this Small Business Week

    … or join this week: Share your tips for summertime business success and we'll feature your tip in front of an audience of 400K members. 3. WORK BETTER, TOGETHER: With professional email, calendars, and docs that you can access anywhere, Google Apps for Work makes it easy for your team to create and collaborate. When you sign up this week you’ll…

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  • Webmaster Academy now available in 22 languages

    … Webmaster level: Beginner Today, the new Webmaster Academy goes live in 22 languages! New or beginner webmasters speaking a multitude of languages can now learn the fundamentals of making a great site, providing an enjoyable user experience, and ranking well in search results. And if you think you’re already familiar with these topics, take…

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  • Introducing the new Webmaster Academy

    … Webmaster level: Beginner Our Webmaster Academy is now available with new and targeted content! Two years ago, Webmaster Academy launched to teach new and beginner webmasters how to make great websites. In addition to adding new content, we've now expanded and improved information on three important topics: Making a great site that’s…

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  • 3 tips to find hacking on your site, and ways to prevent and fix it

    … and fix the problem as soon as possible. We want webmasters to keep their sites secure in order to protect users from spammy or harmful content. 3 tips to help you find hacked content on your site Check your site for suspicious URLs or directories Keep an eye out for any suspicious activity on your site by performing a “site:” search of your site…

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