Issue #14 - SyncWin Weekly Digest Newsletter

In this 14th issue of SyncWin Weekly Digest, I have brought some important updates regarding IP Address is a Ranking Factor, Monster`s Award Winners, Alexa.com is Shutting Down, Microsoft Edge vs Google Chrome, and some crucial WordPress security updates, resources, and selected deals.
Mohammed Wasim Akram
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Last Updated: January 19, 2024
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In this 14th issue of SyncWin Weekly Digest, I have brought some important updates regarding IP Address is a Ranking Factor, Monster`s Award Winners, Alexa.com is Shutting Down, Microsoft Edge vs Google Chrome, and some crucial WordPress security updates, resources, and selected deals.

😍 Powerful Business Quote

“If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.”
— Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook

⏳ SyncWin Insider Updates

Know more about the things that are going on around the SyncWin Ecosystem which you should care about being a Win-Syncer.

🗣️ Our Popular Community Post

Just for fun: The most popular community post of this week is just for fun post where an airplane is attached with a bicycle which got the most comments from our community members.

🌐 Online Business World Updates

Let's discover what's happening around the world of online business that resonates with online entrepreneurs like you and me.

📄 Digital Marketing

IP Address is a Ranking Factor: There's plenty of information online to suggest that Google's search algorithms take your IP address into account. But is that accurate?

Age-old stories and advice like from Brian Dean would have us believe that your server’s IP address will affect your rankings.

The idea of IP addresses as a ranking factor began with the term “bad neighborhoods.” Bad neighborhoods are based on the idea that if you’re on shared hosting, your IP address is shared with all those other sites on the same shared server.

In 2018, Google’s John Mueller laid this to rest when asked a similar question about IP addresses on Twitter.

Mueller’s response was simple and direct: Nope.

So, we can guess this was a potential ranking factor back in the early 2010s. But that’s not the case anymore.

Your IP address does not impact your rankings, at least not anymore. The general consensus is that your time is better spent focusing on your website performance and content.

👨🏼‍💻 Programming

Monster`s Award Winners: That was an epic battle and the monster award result is out now so let's see who are the winners:

  • WP Booking & Appointment Plugins: Amelia, WP Eventin, JetAppointment.
  • WordPress WooCommerce Plugins: Advanced Shipment Tracking, ShopEngine, JetWooBuilder.
  • WordPress Dynamic Plugins: JetEngine by Crocoblock, ACF Pro, Meta Box.
  • WordPress Form Plugins: Fluent Forms, MetForm, Elementor Forms.
  • Gutenberg Plugins: Stackable, Crocoblock, Essential Blocks for Gutenberg.
  • Elementor Plugins: Droit Addons For Elementor, Crocoblock, Essential Addons.
  • WP Expert Blogs & Media: Elementor Blog, WPBeginner, Kinsta Blog.
  • WP Backup & Migration Plugins: All-in-one WP Migration, UpDraftPlus, WPVivid.
  • WordPress Page Builders: Elementor, Oxygen Builder, YOOtheme Pro.
  • WordPress YouTube Channel: Yannick Garcia | La Maquina del Branding, WPTuts, LivingWithPixels.
  • WordPress Hosting: Cloudways, SiteGround, 20i.
  • Security WordPress Plugins: WordFence, SiteGround Security, iThemes Security.
  • Free WordPress Themes: Blocksy, Hello Elementor, Astra.

Tailwind CSS v3.0 Released: Tailwind CSS v3.0 is here — bringing incredible performance gains, huge workflow improvements, and a seriously ridiculous number of new features.

Like Just-in-Time, all the time, Every color out of the box, Colored box shadows, Scroll snap API, and a lot more.

🧮 Digital Brands

Alexa.com is Shutting Down: Yes, you read it right Alexa.com is shutting down here is what they said, Twenty-five years ago, we founded Alexa Internet. After two decades of helping you find, reach, and convert your digital audience, we’ve made the difficult decision to retire Alexa.com on May 1, 2022. Thank you for making us your go-to resource for content research, competitive analysis, keyword research, and so much more.

Microsoft Edge vs Google Chrome: Microsoft has now stepped up its campaign to keep people using its built-in browser.

Windows 10 and Windows 11 have both started displaying new prompts when people navigate to the Chrome download page, in an effort to discourage people from installing Google’s rival browser.

⚠️ Security Updates

WordPress Security Updates:

  • Events Manager Vulnerability: Admin+ SQL Injection / Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
  • Typebot Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross Site Scripting
  • Download Manager Vulnerability: Subscriber+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
  • WP RSS Aggregator Vulnerability: Admin+ SQL Injection
  • Buttonizer – Smart Floating Action Button Vulnerability: Admin+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
  • LiteSpeed Cache Vulnerability: IP Check Bypass to Unauthenticated Stored XSS / Admin+ Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
  • Video Conferencing with Zoom Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
  • Booster for Woocommerce Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting in PDF Invoicing Module
  • OMGF Vulnerability: Admin+ Arbitrary Folder Deletion via Path Traversal
  • Download Monitor Vulnerability: Admin+ SQL Injection
  • Variation Swatches for WooCommerce Vulnerability: Subscriber+ Stored Cross-Site Scripting
  • Advanced Custom Fields Vulnerability: Subscriber+ Arbitrary ACF Data/Field Groups View and Fields Move

🧰 Curated Biz-Dev Tools

Pay attention to the exclusive Tools, Deals, Discounts, Freebies, and Offers that can save you a lot of money and help you grow your business online.

📊 Business

Spatialchat Freemium: It is a video chat platform where you can bring people together in your virtual conferences, events, classes, parties, meetings and etc.

👩🏻‍💻 Programming

UIHut Lifetime Deal: UIHUT lets you download thousands of free and premium web design elements, illustrations, bootstrap templates, icons, and graphic assets.

🛡️ Security

WebTotem Lifetime Deal: WebTotem is a web application cybersecurity assistant that protects your web page and actively monitors threats.

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Mohammed Wasim Akram
Hello myself Wasim, I’m from the city of Mother Teresa Calcutta (currently Kolkata), which exists in India, a country of unity in diversity.I belong to the sales and marketing field with 10+ years of experience. In December of 2017, I switched my career from a 9 to 5 traditional job to the digital entrepreneurship.Currently, I am a Google and HubSpot certified Digital Marketer, a WordPress Specialist, Web Designer & Strategist and the founder of SyncWin.
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