We trust your week is off to a great start, and hopefully Monday didn’t linger any longer than needed. The day brought with it a surprise headache for some publishers, spurred on by GoDaddy’s hack-that-wasn’t. Let’s dive into this discussion and more, including how to make the most of social sharing buttons and solve common SEO problems, in another edition of This Week in Search!
GoDaddy Outage Takes Down Millions of Sites, Anonymous Member Claims Responsibility
Was your site affected? Millions of websites hosted with GoDaddy were brought down due to what was initially claimed as a hack. The good news is that the service is now restored and no sensitive information was compromised, such as credit card data, passwords, names or addresses, and GoDaddy has stated this was not an attack after all. It’ll be interesting to see if there are any residual issues.
Too Many Social Media Sharing Buttons Make Your Site Less Social
Pump the brakes on over-doing the use of social toolbars. Social media sharing buttons are a wonderful tool and a smart addition to your site, but using as many as possible may slow page load times and complicate user experience. Consider what works best with your website.
How To Integrate Pinterest Into Your WordPress Layout
We’re keenly aware of the impact social media can have on your online objectives – and Pinterest, especially, is an emerging power option. It was reported that Pinterest beat out Yahoo! to become the fourth largest traffic source in the world. Grab the Pinterest plug-in and learn how to use the button on your WordPress site – get it while it’s hot! Check out the full story.
Google Now Offering AdSense Email Support
Attention: AdSense publishers! Google is now offering support if you’re earning $25 or more per week with AdSense. You can determine your eligibility and connect with a forum discussion here.
Search Facebook Friends’ Photos On Bing
This story shouldn’t be overlooked – you can now find your friends’ Facebook photos using Bing’s search engine. The link between the two companies grows deeper.
Common Technical SEO Problems and How To Solve Them
Don’t overlook these common technical mishaps repeated on many websites. You’ll find a review of the 10 most common – and not so common – occurrences seen over and over again during site audits. Correcting issues like multiple versions of homepages, broken/outdated sitemaps, or misconfigured servers will do wonders for your site. Can you identify any of these issues that could help your site? Are you working through any of these challenges? Check out these tips.
Bing It On: Is Bing Really Preferred Over Google?
Bing vs. Google, Google vs. Bing. You may be surprised to read Bing announced searchers prefer their search engine over Google in a “blind taste test” by nearly 2:1. Take the test for yourself and check out what webmasters are talking about.