Web Browsers

A web browser (commonly referred to as a browser) is a software application for retrieving, presenting and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web. An information resource is identified by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI/URL) and may be a web page, image, video or other piece of content. Hyperlinks present in resources enable users easily to navigate their browsers to related resources.Although browsers are primarily intended to use the World Wide Web, they can also be used to access information provided by web servers in private networks or files in file systems.The major web browsers are Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari.
Posts about Web Browsers
    • Unlock Facebook With a Physical Security Key?

      Facebook announced support for physical security keys with certain web browsers and mobile devices. Security engineer Brad Hill said in a Facebook Security note that the option is an alternative to the two-factor authentication solution it currently offers, whereby users receive security codes for login approvals via text messages.

      David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Google Facebook- 23 readers -
    • Why Facebook Is Loading Faster on Chrome, Firefox

      Have you noticed improvements in speed when accessing Facebook via Google Chrome or Firefox? If you have, here’s why: Infrastructure engineer Ben Maurer and software engineer Nathan Schloss penned a detailed blog post about how Facebook worked with Google and Firefox parent Mozilla on performance improvements, specifically in the areas of browser caches and revalidation.

      David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Google Facebook- 15 readers -
  • Mozilla Launches Firefox Focus Private Web Browser for iOS

    … of the screen to load the current site in either Firefox or Safari. In addition, users have the option to stop blocking certain kinds of trackers by changing their privacy settings in the app’s settings menu. This menu is accessible from the app’s home screen. Firefox Focus is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store. …

    AllFacebook- 12 readers -
  • Mozilla Releases Firefox Web Browser on iOS

    … Mozilla has announced the release of its Firefox Web browser app on iOS devices. The app allows users to connect their Firefox account to access their browsing history, tabs, saved passwords and bookmarks within the app. The browser’s tab management feature allow users to switch between multiple windows by pressing the tab button in the top…

    AllFacebook- 20 readers -
  • Google’s impending data platform restrictions raise concerns

    … webpage can also slow down users’ Web browsers. This rule could have significant effects on the entire ad tech industry. Hybrid demand-side platform/data-management platforms such as Turn would not be affected. But standalone DMPs, such Krux and Oracle Data Cloud (formerly BlueKai), would be put at a disadvantage because it would make campaign…

    John Mcdermott/ Digiday- 19 readers -
  • 5 Signs Your Small to Midsize Business is Ready for Inbound Marketing

    … Efforts 1. You Sense a Need to Move Away from Outbound Marketing There’s a chance your company is still utilizing traditional marketing tactics – sending direct mail pieces, using billboard space, purchasing ads in the Yellow Pages or buying call lists. These tactics have been around for a while, but are you able to measure their success in driving…

    Inbound Marketing Blogin Social- 34 readers -
  • Local and Mobile Converge in 2015

    … or Android can order an Uber ride when they view walking directions in Google Maps because of a link placed in Google Maps. And Facebook launched App Links, which makes it possible for app developers to link to other apps (instead of linking content from mobile Web browsers to apps). The Facebook development makes it that much easier for providers…

    Jon Schepke/ Search Engine Watch- 5 readers -
  • Live Blog: The #CES2015 Panel On Video Advertising

    … The days of video ads being equal to TV ads are long gone. Today, video ads play on TV, in web browsers, within tweets, on Facebook, Instagram and even appear then disappear on Snapchat. So what’s your cross platform strategy? Perhaps some answers will come from a special CES session being held today — “Video Intelligence: Strategizing Cross…

    Danny Sullivan/ Marketing Land- 25 readers -
  • 8 Innovative SEM Tips From Those in the Know

    … to search engines. Just like the h3 tag tells Web browsers to display text in a specific way, you can use schema markup tags to tell search engines which information to include in the SERP and how. Ian O’Rourke: Get White-Hot Keyword Data In an interview with the Haggerston Times, Adthena's Ian O’Rourke details how important it is for advertisers…

    Jennifer Bahr/ Search Engine Watchin Paid Search- 4 readers -
  • HTTP/2: A Fast, Secure Bedrock for the Future of SEO

    … as the basis for HTTP/2, a replacement to the current network protocol that powers all Internet web traffic today. While technically HTTP/2 is still an evolving specification, many web browsers, web servers, networking devices, and websites already support both SPDY and HTTP/2 in its current form. While there are some subtle differences between SPDY…

    Moz Blogin SEO- 12 readers -
  • Engagement, expansion and completion: Why Q3 was a great time for mobile display ads

    … engagement metrics, such as ad expansion rate, ad engagement rate and time spent. Smart video ad formats are still outperforming other format types in engagement rate and time spent while ads placed within apps witness longer time spent on ad unit and higher video play rates than ads placed in web browsers. Highlights: Ad expansion rate…

    Digiday- 11 readers -
  • Parallax Scrolling and SEO: What You Should Know Before Designing a Website

    … to calculate user engagement. It is not possible to determine where most traffic is going in a site with a single page. Not Always Browser-Friendly: It might be possible that a parallax page does not work properly across all Web browsers. A page can run properly in Firefox but fail to do so in Google Chrome. The same can happen in the case of Internet…

    Navneet Kaushal/ ClickZ- 9 readers -
  • Enabling HTTPS Without Sacrificing Your Web Performance

    … that supports built-in AES instructions (denoted by the label AES-NI) is by far the fastest cipher you can use. Specifying which cipher and options to use can be quite challenging and intimidating. Luckily, Mozilla maintains an excellent page with example cipher configurations to ensure fast and secure connections. These example configurations…

    Moz Blogin Google- 17 readers -
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