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European Court introduces a new criterion of legality of the links
The European court has introduced a new criterion for the legality of links to the copyright material, which is the absence of profit.
From now on adding the website links to illegally published materials, which are protected by copyright, is no longer a violation in the case if the owner of the resource does not get any profit of the resource. Before they could justify the writer, unless he knew that the image to other resources were deployed in circumvention of the law. That is, if his actions were not deliberate and did not have a hidden intention.
The corresponding decision was accepted by Playboy’s lawsuit against the Dutch website GeenStijl. The latter was accused of publication of the links to an Australian website that posted posted pictures of Britt Decker, the TV showman without having any permission to do that.
The lawsuit was filed to the court when GeenStijl refused to delete references to images belonging to Playboy. Initially the case was heard in the Supreme Court of the Netherlands. Then it was passed to the European Court.
AdSense releases a new interface
Google AdSense announced that all users of the service will be automatically transferred to the new interface within a couple of days. There will still be an option to transfer back to the previous UI version. However, in early it will be already disabled.
Google introduced AdSense updated interface last month. Initially it was optional. From now on it is set up by default.
Among the major changes is a completely redesigned home page and improved navigation.
According to the company, more than a half the AdSense active users decided to transfer to the new UI version and about 90% are still keep using it.
Google: WordPress-based websites do not benefit in rankings
There is a belief among foreign webmasters that websites built on WordPress receive some advantage in Google rankings. Yesterday it became clear that this is just another myth.
The question on the subject was given to search spokesman, John Mueller on Twitter. He said the following: «WordPress is a perfect for content management system, and it works well in the search. However, our algorithms are not taken into account in the ranking of such factors as the CMS, on the basis of which the works."
According to W3Techs by November, every fourth website on the Internet is powered by WordPress.
Seo Facts #57
Among the group of SMBs (small and medium size businesses) that had or planned to create a website, just 33% had a mobile-optimized site in September. (Source: eMarketer)
Seo Facts #175
A total of 30.4% of online sales were placed on mobile (phones and tablets) during the holiday shopping season (Nov. 1 – Dec. 31), up from 25.9% of sales. (Source: Custora)
Seo Facts #184
For the full holiday weekend, mobile shopping accounted for 32.1% of orders, up from 26.4% over the same period. (Source: Custora)