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The best Google AdSense alternatives

The best Google AdSense alternatives

More and more website operators are looking for alternatives to Google. Even when it comes to online marketing, it’s obvious that Google has a finger in every pie. But sometimes you have to rely on a different solution, for example, if you don’t pass the strict guidelines or find yourself blocked. This is often the case with Google AdSense, the advertising network for publishers. What are the...

QUIC – the Internet Transport Protocol based on UDP

QUIC: What is behind the experimental Google Protocol?

Quick UDP Internet Connections (QUIC for short), is an experimental network protocol from Google. Further development of the protocol is being driven by IETF, which has set up a dedicated group working towards it. The QUIC protocol is intended to offer a speed-optimized alternative to the current transport standard TCP and builds on the connectionless protocol UDP to achieve this.

Replacing an SSL Certificate affected by Browser Distrust

Replacing SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Certificates affected by browser distrust

Due to browser community distrust in Symantec, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox have decided to distrust websites with SSL certificates issued by Symantec before December 1st, 2017. This article outlines the steps and important key dates that website operators need to be aware of in order to sucessfully renew or replace their SSL certificates before their website is branded with a warning...

Chrome Updates

What is Chrome 68?

Early next month, Chrome 68 will be launched and the new browser will distrust all webpages that do not have HTTPS encryption as “not secure”. This is a big step in the recent trend towards emphasising user safety on the internet, a not entirely selfless strategy from Google. In this guide, we will explain what changes will be made, why they are happening, and how you can prepare your website...

Clearing the Cache

Clearing the cache: deleting the browser’s cache

Information is often cached so that visited website can be loaded quickly and videos and gifs can be viewed offline. However, if the cache contains a large, or very large amount of data, it can cause problems and adversely affect computer performance. Therefore, it makes sense to delete the cache from time to time.

SoundCloud alternatives for music marketing

SoundCloud alternatives for musicians and producers

SoundCloud is the market leader for online music services tailored towards musicians looking to publish their work online for free. With its huge reach and great selection of top names, SoundCloud is certainly one of the best places to market your songs. But there are other platforms that are popular too. Some alternatives to SoundCloud including Bandcamp, Mixcloud, and hearthis.at offer special...

Apache Lucene

Apache Lucene: free search for your website

Who wouldn’t want to build their own search engine that’s adapted precisely to their requirements? Apache Lucene makes this possible. The open source project can be precisely adjusted and also works extremely quickly, which is why even large companies such as Twitter rely on Lucene. In our Lucene tutorial, we show you how to use the full-featured text search. But first the question: What is...

What is RankBrain?

RankBrain: the evolution of the Google algorithm

Google is the search engine of choice for an overwhelming majority of internet users around the world. Around 3 billion user requests are answered each day by the market leader. This is partially thanks to a self-learning AI system known as RankBrain. Normally, Google lays low when it comes to revealing its search algorithms but this time the company has been quite open. We explain how RankBrain...

What do EU cookie laws mean for you?

EU cookie laws and how they affect your business

Online cookies used to track behaviour online are commonplace in the modern internet world, serving many functions, from storing login information to telling websites which pages you visit. In 2011, EU member states implemented their respective cookie policies, dictated by amendments made in 2009 to the EU directive for privacy and data protection online. But what do these rules mean for UK...

Enable JavaScript

Enable JavaScript: How to turn on the script language in your browser

It’s hard to imagine the modern web without JavaScript. Next to HTML and CSS, the programming language plays a decisive role in the implementation of user-friendly and attractive web projects. A website without scripts written in JavaScript that provides the desired amount of interactivity is hardly possible. In this guide, we explain why many users decide to block the language in their browser...