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Critical flaw in WordPress SEO plugin hits millions of sites – ZDNet (blog)


ZDNet (blog)
Critical flaw in WordPress SEO plugin hits millions of sites
ZDNet (blog)
Yoast, the maker of the popular "wordpress-seo" plugin for the blogging platform, said it has patched a cross-site request forgery flaw that allowed a blind SQL attack. That could've allowed a hacker to modify the back-end database, which might have
SQL Injection Bug Fixed in Popular WordPress SEO Plug-InThreatpost
Over a million WordPress websites at risk because of flaw in popular SEO plug-inComputerworld
WordPress Auto-Updates Millions Of Yoast SEO Plugins After VulnerabilitySearch Engine Roundtable

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Updates to Google Webmaster Tools Make Sites More Crawlable

Google has updated its suite of Webmaster Tools to increase reportage of which site resources are blocked from crawling. This new transparency could mean a boost in rankings.

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Google Is Looking Into Ways To Rank Sites Based On Accuracy Of Information by @mattsouthern

In the future, Google may value the accuracy of your content more than the quality of your backlinks, according to a paper (PDF) recently published by researchers within the company. New Scientist reports that Google is working on a system where it can determine the trustworthiness of a page not by who is linking to it, or how many incoming links it has, but by the number of facts it contains. A score, called a Knowledge-Based Trust score, would be computed for each page by cross referencing the content with facts stored in Google’s Knowledge Vault. The Knowledge Vault is a database […]

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March 2015 #SEJThinkTank Site Audit Sites Chosen by @dantosz

Our next site audit will be Wednesday, March 4th at 10 am Pacific, 1 pm Eastern.

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Mobile Responsive Sites Boost Search Rankings for SMBs

While most SMBs know that mobile responsive sites boost Google rankings, many don’t know that pain points in mobile search could be costing both clicks and rank.

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Google Testing A Red Slow Label In The Search Results For Slower Sites

Is your site unusually slow? Google is testing a red slow label in the search results that will warn searchers before they click over to your web site.

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Google Now Warns You Before You Visit Sites That Contain Harmful Downloads

Google releases a new security measure to warn users before they visit sites that contain nefarious downloads.

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Google To Warn Users Against Visiting Sites With Unwanted Downloads by @mattsouthern

Google recently announced that it’s going to start warning users before visiting sites that prompt unwanted software downloads. Google Search will now be able to identify sites that have automatic software downloads, and present a warning like the one below before you visit it: In addition, these new SafeBrowsing features will be incorporated into Google’s Chrome browser, which means you’ll be protected against against harmful sites accessed from all over the web. The company has also said it will disable all ads leading to sites with unwanted downloads. Just to be sure your site isn’t leading people to download unwanted […]

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Google Is Mislabeling Sites As Hacked, Here’s How To Fix It by @mattsouthern

Google’s John Mueller acknowledged via Google+ today that a small number of sites are getting mislabeled as “hacked” in search results. Currently, Google is in the process of rolling out a new hacked page classifier, and as a result a number of sites are getting incorrectly marked as hacked sites.Obviously this is a problem because it would deter anyone from wanting to visit your site. How do you know if you’re affected? First, do a quick search for your site and see if a line of blue text appears underneath the title tag reading “This site may be hacked.” If you […]

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Google’s New Hacked Classifier Misclassifies Some Web Sites As Hacked

Many web sites this morning noticed Google labeled their sites as being hacked and dangerous in the search results. The issue was not with their web sites but rather the Google hacked sites classifier.

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