Fast.com gives you a download speed readout.Fast.com requires no configuration or input on the part of the user: just type in the URL, hit Enter and you'll instantly be given a read-out on your device's screen.The website can be accessed on web and on mobile devices and gives users a real-time readout of their download speeds.Netflix partly wants you to use Fast.com as ammunition for haranguing your internet service provider and offers advice on what to do if you get a disappointing speed result: "If results from Fast.com and other speed tests often show less speed than you have paid for, you can ask your ISP about the results."David Fullagar, the company's VP of content delivery architecture, said: "We all want a faster, better internet, yet internet speeds vary greatly and can be affected by other users on your network or congestion with your internet service provider.Like the cellular data controls we recently introduced, Fast.com is another tool consumers can use for greater insight and control of their internet service."
Google is appealing the French data protection regulator s CNIL s decision that Google must remove/censor right to be forgotten RTBF URLs on a global basis.Previously, Google had sought to find a compromise and enforce RTBF in Europe but preserve the content in other markets with different rules and privacy standards.CNIL did not accept that solution and asserted that to be effective, delisting had to be executed across all Google domains worldwide.But if French law applies globally, how long will it be until other countries — perhaps less open and democratic — start demanding that their laws regulating information likewise have global reach?For example, this could prevent French citizens from seeing content that is perfectly legal in France.According to third-party data, over the course of two years, Google has declined roughly 70 percent to 75 percent of RTBF requests.
Does year-over-year traffic show that traffic always dips this time of year Does Google Trends indicate that interest in your overall industry has declined?You can find out for sure by checking your organic traffic history with a year-over-year comparison and looking for up or down trends across the years.It s unlikely that your business has had to ride the wave that these hoverboard manufacturers saw, but the concept still applies.While seeing a dip in Google Trends presents you with a problem to overcome, you can still take comfort in knowing that all of your competitors are feeling the same squeeze.As we started to dig through things together, we noticed that there was zero traffic from Safari browsers.Looking at referrals, channels and other segments can help you narrow down your search.
The more bookmarks you save in Safari, the harder it is to find what you want.It was necessary back in the day, because you couldn t remember all those URLs, and browsers didn t auto-complete with addresses of your saved sites.Remember that site where you saw that really interesting article last month?Start by displaying your bookmarks in Safari Bookmarks Show Bookmarks .Next, move up a level in the Finder press Command-up-arrow , and drag that folder onto the bookmark list in Safari.In fact, Apple should allow Safari to display bookmarks in date order as well.
Google s Emily Schechter and Alex Wozniak, of its Safe Browsing team, said on Friday that new versions of the Safe Browsing APIs v4 are available.Since then, web surfers have shifted away from primarily using desktops and notebooks for accessing the Internet to depending on tablets and smartphones on a day-to-day basis.Because of that, Google has optimized Safe Browsing for the mobile device user, providing maximum protection per bit to ultimately save everyone time and money.The new version of the protocol actually launched in December by way of the Safe Browsing client baked into the Android version of Google s web browser, Chrome, as of version 46.For the former, apps using this API can send URLs to the Safe Browsing server to see if they re safe or unsafe.Version 4 clients can now define constraints such as geographic location, platform type, and data caps to use bandwidth and device resources as efficiently as possible, the team said in Friday s blog.
YouTube s selection of content is huge, with between 100 and 300 hours of video uploaded to the site every minute.In this guide, we ll show you how to do just this, both via the site itself and through third parties.Subscribing gets you a number of benefits, including the ability to watch videos in the background, skip ads and, most importantly for this article, watch videos offline.Without such permission, you will in fact be breaching the agreement you have between yourself and Google/YouTube.The addition of "dl" into the URL will serve to launch TubeNinja.net, and the video will automatically be added to the site s download tasks.The great thing about TubeNinja is that you don t have to install anything, either to your desktop or to your browser as a plugin.
Expanded text ads for a mobile-first worldIn February, Google removed right-hand side ads on desktop to improve consistency across devices.In line with that move, Google has optimized its offerings around the screen sizes of the most popular smartphones.Google says these upgrades will be especially relevant for advertisers wanting to reach the on-the-go mobile consumer who wants to know exactly what products and services are available before tapping into a website.Google s new tool – responsive ads for display – are designed to help advertisers develop ads to counter the diverse content, shapes, and sizes across the more than two million publisher sites and apps on the Google Display Network GDN .Bidding for a mobile-first worldAdWords will soon allow advertisers to set individual bid adjustments for each device type mobile, desktop and tablet .For example, when using location extensions, advertisers will be able to prominently showcase their business locations when consumers search for things like shoe store or car repair near me.
I also use both together, as there are times an enterprise crawl will yield findings that warrant a smaller, surgical crawl.Hidden Frog: easy to miss, yet powerful, Screaming Frog reportsRedirect chainsMost SEOs know that you need to redirect old URLs to their newer counterparts when going through a website redesign or CMS migration.A 301 can lead to a 200 header response code, which is great.Or maybe it leads to a 500 application error .Make sure you check the box for Always Follow Redirects in the settings, and then crawl those old URLs the ones that need to redirect .Remember, on-page tags are easier to pick up since they are in the code, but when hreflang is delivered via the response header or in sitemaps, you won t know that by simply looking at the page.
The years have not been kind to the former gods of glam rock—and particularly not to William Bruce Bailey, better known as Axl Rose.In most cases, lyrics from Guns N Roses songs are altered to pertain to food.What gets complicated is that while many of Axl s shows require photographers to sign a release giving usage rights to his management, Boris Minkevich, the Winnipeg Free Press photographer who shot the image in question, does not remember if he made such an agreement.While the gig itself took place in 2010, a Memegenerator page for Axl Rose Fat has existed for just over four years, and contains a piddling 931 entries at the time of this writing.Appropriated Guns N Roses lyrics being used to mock Axl s weight are by no means new, and they were never all that popular to begin with.Celebrities have been known to engage in this sort of PR war in the past, which often only makes the problem worse.
Basically, you are telling Google, Of all the URLs that contain this content, this is the URL that you should consider the authority.Canonicalization issues generally occur when attempted canonicalization is not executed properly.Issue: Home page does not canonicalize properlyMany websites wind up with multiple versions of the home page that resolve on different URLs, such as:http://www.domainname.com/http://domainname.com/http://www.domainame.com/index.htmlWhen you have many different versions of the home page — all of which have inbound links pointing to them — this can cause canonicalization issues that will impact rankings.Implementing redirects to the preferred version of the home page will consolidate your link equity, which can potentially enhance your search engine rankings.Duplicate URLs can take the form of the following, usually resulting in multiple versions of the same URL regardless of the file name extension:https://www.domainname.com/page.htmlhttps://www.domainname.com/page.htmhttps://www.domainname.com/page.aspxhttps://www.domainname.com/page/The best way to fix all of these is to implement a sitewide redirect redirecting all of the duplicate URLs back to the main canonical URL.It is my recommendation to get the proper highest-level secure certificate you can, and make sure it comes with wild card options.
Twitter is now letting developers add timelines to Websites with an update to its Publisher Website that lets them plug in a URL and get an customized feed.Available at Twitter s Publisher site, the feature lets you add the URL of a Twitter feed like The Next Web to get an embeddable code for your Website.All you have to do is paste that code into your HTML, and you re good to go.If you d rather have a customized feed, there s good news: it lets you choose a light or dark theme, link color and restrict sizing.Twitter s latest feature is meant for brands who like to use Twitter as their de facto social feed.If you d rather not have a main feed show up, you can also use lists, likes or a Collection URL.
PodcastIt's our weekly techcast, hosted by Sarah Vela, Amy Lewis and Justin Warren.This week the threesome discuss Bitmojis, AWS falling down Down Under, MPLS and more.The details… 1:00 Weather woes, Eddie Spinach, DockerCon and BrenderCon 5:35 NetApp and Dell pimpin 7:35 Judging Bitmoji 9:10 AWS Sydney jumps into the sea 12:46 MPLS resign from Cisco 16:45 Oracle lawsuits flying 24:43 Zuck gets hacked 28:39 Beam me up HPE!Listen with the Reg player below, or download here.Podcast Subscriber LinksFeed URL for other podcast tools – Juice, Zune, et cetera: http://nekkidtech.libsyn.com/rss.Hang on, are you still using Zune?
When it comes to URL structure and SEO, there can be a lot of confusion and debate.To help, Brian Dean, Founder of Backlinko and I, CEO of Ignite Visibility, compiled tips drawn from commonly shared wisdom and accepted advice.From URL length to keyword usage to canonical issues to folders to status codes, it s all listed in this infographic.Get the infographic!Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Search Engine Land.Staff authors are listed here.
Security researcher Inti De Ceukelaire this week penned a Medium blog detailing how he was able to see private links shared between users using the Facebook s crawler tool.The crawler is used to obtain details about a URL to display them the way you normally see links on Facebook: with a title, description, and thumbnail image.It does not, however, show you who sent the link.When he contacted Facebook about the issue, the company responded that this is how the crawler works, and the process is intended.Still, it s an interesting insight at exactly how Facebook treats URLs when they re being shared on Facebook.If you don t want links to your personal photos or projects potentially being looked at by curious developers, De Ceukelaire s research is just another cautionary tale of a simple mantra: don t share ultra-private things on social networks.
Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference kicks off later today at 6pm BST 10am PDT , with iOS 10, macOS, Siri and tvOS expected to be among the main talking points.Want to follow all the action live?Related: iOS 10 release date, news and rumoursHow to watch WWDC 2016 on iOS, OS X, and Apple TVAs usual, Apple will be live streaming the WWDC keynote on its website, so Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users just need to follow the link in Safari.How to watch WWDC 2016 on Windows 10This year Apple is opening the WWDC door to users of other ecosystems – the company will be streaming its keynote to Windows 10 users through Microsoft's new Edge browser.To get the live stream on Google's mobile OS, you'll need to have VLC player free on Android downloaded and installed on your device.You can now smirk, chortle and face-palm the night away as Apple announces features that were on your Galaxy device two years ago.
Google s John Mueller confirmed yesterday in a Google Hangout that keyword-rich TLDs, such as the new top-level domains that have keywords in them — like .LIVE, .NEWS, .ATTORNEY and so on — do not count for ranking purposes.Mueller said Google completely ignores that for ranking purposes.He said this at the 12:45 minute mark into the hangout: The TLD is not something we take into account there, he said, and added that they completely ignore the words in the TLD portion of the URL.There was some controversy recently around a sponsored article published here on Search Engine Land, Can moving to a new TLD boost search rankings?That article showed how one lawyer switched from a .COM to a .ATTORNEY domain and saw a nice lift in organic traffic.Both Mueller and Gary Illyes from Google said this is not true and urged webmasters not to switch from their current TLDs to the new TLDs for vague promises of ranking boosts.
In theory that could all be done using Windows' own optimization tools, the Task Manager and your browser settings, but that would take time that many of us simply don't have to spare.CCleaner scans your PC's hard drive for files that can be safely deleted to free up valuable spaceCCleaner versionsThere are four versions of the CCleaner desktop software:All four will clear your PC of clutter for a speed boost and improved privacy, but the Professional version also includes real-time monitoring, scheduled cleaning, automatic updates and premium support.CCleaner FreeYou'll be keen to dive in and begin optimizing your PC straight away, but before analyzing you drives it's a good idea to take a look at CCleaner's settings.CCleaner will then begin running through each issue it's found, explaining why it's been flagged up and giving you the option to fix it, skip it, or go ahead and fix everything.CCleaner can also check for plug-ins in all of your browsers, and analyze your drives to see what type of files are taking up the most room.The free version is limited to three devices, whereas the Professional edition covers your whole household.
"Collecting social media data will enhance the existing investigative process and provide DHS Department of Homeland Security greater clarity and visibility to possible nefarious activity and connections by providing an additional tool set which analysts and investigators may use to better analyze and investigate the case."The CBP already does some social media monitoring of incoming travelers, as was shown in 2012 when two visitors were detained on arrival and held for questioning, before being deported 12 hours later, because of comments one of them had made on Twitter.Irish national Leigh Van Bryan was flying into Los Angeles with British friend Emily Bunting and was pulled over for questioning based on a tweet Van Bryan had made before the flight, in which he said "Free this week, for quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America."The two protested that "destroy" was meant as a term for partying to excess, and said that they had no intention of digging up the decaying beauty queen.Similar mistakes are likely if customs officers start trawling through the social media postings, not to mention the limited utility of such searches.It's almost inconceivable that any terrorist harboring murderous ambitions would be posting messages on social media about it, and then would hand over the details of that account to customs.
With managing a large site's email marketing, I want to target email signup forms to the most highly-trafficked pages/URLs on our site.Is there an email signup form product that I can target to specific URLs?
There are a lot of reasons to use URL shorteners – not a single one of them is to look like you re joining ISIS.It s not the first way to get the FBI on your heels for your search history, but it s definitely the most creative.With URLify you can now make sure nobody will ever click your links again, thanks to beautiful word arrangements likehttp://6h2.xyz/twink brck crippled-children alzk white p0wer downloadhttp://6h2.xyz/necro jfoqwjefqq cheap-krokodil ygszz isis-dark-net viewIf it s not the .xyz domain putting people off, then it might very well be phrases like heroin playtime or tentacle fun .