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. He wrote…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Google Facebook- 28 readers -
  • Why Facebook Is Loading Faster on Chrome, Firefox

    … of browser caches and revalidation. Maurer and Schloss defined revalidation as when browsers repeatedly request the same content, such as logos or JavaScript code that are reused across multiple pages, and they discussed how they tweaked the browsers’ expiration times and validators for that content so that unnecessary time and bandwidth was not devoted…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Google Facebook- 21 readers -
  • Mozilla Launches Firefox Focus Private Web Browser for iOS

    … Mozilla announced the release of Firefox Focus, a private web browser for iOS devices. The application was designed to block ad trackers and other trackers that “follow” users around the web. The Firefox Focus browser contains no traditional tabs, menus or pop-ups. Instead, when users open the app, they are presented with a text-entry field…

    AllFacebook- 13 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- 21 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- 21 readers -
  • 5 Signs Your Small to Midsize Business is Ready for Inbound Marketing

    … including total website visits, visits from mobile versus desktop, web browsers used to view your site, keywords used to bring in traffic and what elements of your website visitors click on the most. Using the data can help you improve your inbound marketing strategy to focus on what is working and begin changing what isn’t. Connecting the dots…

    Inbound Marketing Blogin Social- 35 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- 26 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- 14 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- 13 readers -
  • Parallax Scrolling and SEO: What You Should Know Before Designing a Website

    … websites have slower loading times. Search engines as well as users prefer a site that loads fast. Isn’t it annoying to wait for several seconds while the page is loading? Trouble Measuring User Engagement: It is very difficult to measure user engagement in a parallax site using Google Analytics. Analytics uses a JavaScript tracking code…

    Navneet Kaushal/ ClickZ- 9 readers -
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