Twitter Unleashes Website Redesign-
Key things to know about Twitter’s latest updates are that these are for the website, you can’t toggle back if you don’t like them, and still no edit button.

“If you haven’t seen the earlier test versions of the new design, the most jarring change will be getting used to the fact that almost nothing is in the same place as before. The site’s main navigation is now on the left side of the page, where you can move between your timeline, notifications, and direct messages. The trending section has moved to the righthand column; the Moments tab is no more.” – Karissa Bell, writing for Mashable

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Be Wary of FaceApp Challenge-
There appears to be more to this suddenly popular face aging app you are seeing friends post on Facebook and Twitter. You might want to give 2nd thoughts before jumping on board with any of your client accounts. Seems the app also collects access to your photos, location information, usage data and browsing history. And that’s not all.

“To make FaceApp actually work, you have to give it permissions to access your photos – ALL of them. But it also gains access to Siri and Search. Why? Not for anything good for you, I bet,” Rob La Gesse, former vice president at Rackspace, wrote on Facebook Wednesday. “Oh, and it has access to refreshing in the background – so even when you are not using it, it is using you.”

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Deleting Pages to Avoid SEO Index Bloat-
What is Index Bloat? Something to avoid on your client’s website if you want a higher Google ranking. It is when you have too many low-quality pages on your site indexed in search engines. Ouch!

“At best, index bloat causes inefficient crawling and indexing, hindering your ranking capability. But index bloat at worst can lead to keyword cannibalization across many pages on your site, limiting your ability to rank in top positions, and potentially impacting the user experience by sending searchers to low-quality pages.” – Pablo Villalpando, writing for Search Engine Watch

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