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“Mobilegeddon” Proves Inconsistent for Non-Mobile-Friendly Sites

Two weeks after Google changed its algorithm, mobile-optimized sites seem to be getting preferential treatment, though non-mobile-friendly sites aren’t necessarily ranking lower.

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Managed Admin SEO Hosting Platform is Now 10000 Sites Strong and Growing – Benzinga

Managed Admin SEO Hosting Platform is Now 10000 Sites Strong and Growing
Benzinga
The founders of Managed Admin, a top-notch internet marketing firm, are pleased to announce that their Managed Admin SEO hosting platform has reached a remarkable milestone. The hosting platform is now 10,000 sites strong and growing.

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New Security Flaw Allows Attackers to Hijack WordPress Sites


If you’re a WordPress user, you’ll want to update your site with a critical security release. That’s because a new zero-day vulnerability, discovered by Jouko Pynnönen of the Finnish security firm Klikki Oy, allows attackers to gain administrative control of WordPress sites. 

The exploit, known as a cross-site scripting (XSS) bug, involves leaving a long comment (over 64 kb) with malicious JavaScript that a logged-in administrator can trigger simply by viewing the comment. Bad things can then happen, according to Klikki Oy:

If triggered by a logged-in administrator, under default settings the attacker can leverage the vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the server via the plugin and theme editors.

Alternatively the attacker could change the administrator’s password, create new administrator accounts, or do whatever else the currently logged-in administrator can do on the target system.

According to Klikki Oy, another security researcher, Cedric Van Bockhaven, reported a similar WordPress flaw in 2014, although it was only patched this week.

Matt Mullenweg, who is both the lead developer of WordPress and founder and CEO of its parent company Automattic, released the following official statement by email (no link):

It is a core issue, but the number of sites vulnerable is much smaller than you may think because the vast majority of WordPress-powered sites run [the anti-spam plugin] Akismet, which blocks this attack.

However, many WordPress-powered sites do not run Akismet, which now costs $5 to $9 a month for commercial sites and $50/month for enterprise sites. (Automattic did not immediately respond to request for the percentage of users who use the plugin).

WordPress is pushing out the security patch via auto-update, so that will protect many users—at least those who have auto-update enabled—even if they don’t use Akismet.

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Bing Providing Detailed Answers From Third-Party Web Sites Like Google

Bing is now providing long form answers taken from third-party web sites.

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‘Mobilegeddon’ looms as Google primes SEO boost for mobile friendly sites – The Drum


The Drum
'Mobilegeddon' looms as Google primes SEO boost for mobile friendly sites
The Drum
Google is set to revamp its mobile search algorithm in a way which will less prominently display websites which are not optimised for use on smartphones. The update, which will be introduced tomorrow (21 April), has been dubbed the “Mobilegeddon” by …
SEO News Roundup: Is Bing Planning Its Own Mobile-Friendly Algorithm?Internet Marketing News
Tomorrow Is Mobilegeddon – Are You Ready For The Google Mobile Friendly Search Engine Land
Mobilegeddon: Frequently Asked QuestionsBusiness 2 Community
The Inquisitr –SmartCompany.com.au –Harrogate Informer
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5 Ways Sites Can Dodge Google’s Doorway Page Update

Columnist Andrew Shotland discusses Google’s ranking adjustment dealing with doorway pages and suggests ways that local businesses can avoid getting slammed.

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Google Replaces A Site’s URL In Search Results & Uses Its Site Name & Breadcrumb Path

After years of testing, Google has replaced the URL with the site name and breadcrumb trail in the mobile search snippets.

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Google Replaces A Site’s URL From The Search Results & Uses Their Site Name & Breadcrumb Path

After years of testing, Google has replaced the URL with the site name and breadcrumb trail in the mobile search snippets.

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How Many Shopping Carts Are Abandoned on E-Commerce Sites? [INFOGRAPHIC] by @wonderwall7

Almost 68% of online shopping carts are abandoned on e-commerce sites, on average.

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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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