Matt Cutt's anounced the roll-out of Penguin 2.0 yesterday. According to Matt, 2.3% of English queries have been affected and other languages will feel the effects depending on how much webspam they contain.
According to Mashable, Pinterest is now the number 3 social network in the United States with 104 million users, not far behind Twitter (182 million users) and the data shows that there are 60% female users and 40% male. The volume of sales which are being generated via Pinterest is growing rapidly. It is quickly becoming one of the most powerful tools for placing your brand in front of users even though only 30% of brand's Pinterest engagement come from their own pins.
Matt Cutts has published a short Webmaster Help video outlining what webmasters can expect in the next big algorithm change. He once again reiterated that Google's aim is to reward websites which are trying hard to improve the user experience. These are great sites that users love, that users want to bookmark, tell their friends about, bookmark and revisit over and over again, all the things that make a site compelling.
Yesterday, at the San Francisco HTML5 Developer’s Conference, Steve Newcomb, the founder of Famo.us, presented a demo of the company’s HTML5 development platform that promises to solve most of the headaches associated with developing web pages and applications in HTML5.