Marketing & Technology News

Coywolf News keeps readers informed about new technologies, product updates, productivity tips, and changes that affect marketers in the digital age. Topics covered include SEO, Social, Paid, Email, Content, Webmaster, and Startups.

Cloudflare

You can now host static sites on Cloudflare

Cloudflare has leveraged its Workers platform to host static sites on its Edge caching servers, removing the need for a web hosting service.

Chrome

Chrome to block images, audio, and video that aren’t secure

To increase privacy and security, and to improve the user experience when people visit sites with mixed content (sites that serve assets with http and https), Google is transitioning Chrome to block all non-secure assets.

SendGrid

Twilio’s SendGrid launches Email Validation API

SendGrid has created an email validation service to help email marketers reduce their bounce rates and maintain deliverability to mailbox providers.

Accessibility

How SEO has made the web more accessible for everyone

Search engines like Google are dependent on the same accessibility attributes that many people depend on to comprehend and navigate sites. Search engine optimizers have unwittingly made the web more accessible, and they are in the best position to make it even better.

1.1.1.1 WARP

Cloudflare launches WARP VPN for iOS and Android

The 1.1.1.1 app by Cloudflare has been updated with a plug-n-play VPN that automatically secures mobile traffic on smartphones. It’s currently available in Google Play and the App Store.

Zeus Prime: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos targets Google Ads and Facebook with new ad network

The Washington Post announced the launch of Zeus Prime, an automated way for advertisers to buy premium advertising. They plan to make it available to any publisher on any content management system.

GitHub and Semmle

GitHub to make software deployment more secure with purchase of Semmle

Microsoft’s GitHub acquired Semmle, a code analysis platform for finding zero-days and automating variant analysis.

Google YouTube

Google brings YouTube timestamp bookmarks (Video Segments) to its search results

YouTube’s test of timestamp bookmarks has become a feature in Google Search. Video producers that don’t publish videos on YouTube will be able to use Schema structured data to achieve the same results.

Chrome PWA

Google testing native contact picker in Chrome 77 for Android

In an attempt to bring more native app functionality to PWAs, Google has created a Contact Picker API to allow websites to access contact details.

WP Engine Wordfence

WP Engine removes a popular plugin from their disallowed list

WP Engine worked with Wordfence to make their security plugin compatible with its hosting service and to remove it from WP Engine’s infamous Disallowed Plugins list