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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

    … of the same website during a planned transition, such as when you move from HTTP to HTTPS, or change domains. With Search Console's property sets, you can now just add any verified properties to a set, let the data collect, and then check out features like the mobile usability report, review your AMP implementation, double-check rich cards…

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  • Building Indexable Progressive Web Apps

    … is legible no matter the size of the device. Similarly ensure the padding and margins of elements also scale sensibly. Test various screen resolutions using the Chrome Developer Tool’s Device Mode feature and Mobile Friendly Test tool. Don’t: Don't show different content to users than you show to Google. If you use redirects or user agent detection…

    Google Webmaster Central Blogin Social- 18 readers -
  • 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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