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Your Instagram Followers May Have Dropped – A Bunch of Celebrities’ Sure Did

Your Instagram Followers May Have Dropped – A Bunch of Celebrities’ Sure Did

By Josh Wolford December 19, 2014

If you recently awoke to find you now have significantly fewer followers on Instagram than you once had – get used to it. They’re likely not coming back. Instagram has just initiated a purge of sorts – an attempt to …

Google Takes Further Gmail Security Precautions Google Takes Further Gmail Security Precautions

Last week, Google announced that it started recognizing non-Latin characters in email addresses, opening up the ability for users to send and receive emails in more languages. By doing this, however, they were potentially opening the door to more spam …

Here's A Guide To Email Blacklists Here's A Guide To Email Blacklists

A recent report from Epsilon found that email open rates in the fourth quarter of 2013 were up year-over-year. In order to get opens though, you have to reach people in the first pace. That means avoiding blacklists. Return Path …

What Have Google's Biggest Mistakes Been? What Have Google's Biggest Mistakes Been?

Do you feel like Google makes many mistakes when it comes to trying to improve its search results? Do you think they’ve gone overboard or not far enough with regards to some aspect of spam-fighting? In the latest Google Webmaster …

Facebook Kills 3 Types Of Content In The News Feed Facebook Kills 3 Types Of Content In The News Feed

Facebook announced even more changes to its News Feed algorithm today, aimed at “cleaning up News Feed spam”. Facebook will be targeting three specific types of posts, and stop showing them in the News Feed: like-baiting, frequently circulated content, and …

Samoa Pink Eye Outbreak Extends School Closings

An outbreak of conjunctivitis, more commonly known as pink eye, has prompted the South Pacific U.S. unincorporated territory of American Samoa to keep most of its schools closed through the week. At least 2,400 students and teachers have contracted the …

Gmail Adds Unsub Link To Top Of Marketing Emails Gmail Adds Unsub Link To Top Of Marketing Emails

Google is reportedly adding a new “prominent” unsubscribe link to the top of marketing emails, potentially driving a lot more unsubscribes for businesses. It was announced on Thursday at a conference in San Francisco. According to a report from PCWorld, …

Cutts Talks About A Typical Day In Spam-Fighting Cutts Talks About A Typical Day In Spam-Fighting

The latest “Webmaster Help” video from Google is an interesting (and long) one. Google webspam king Matt Cutts talks about a day in the life of someone on the webspam team. Here’s the set of questions he answers verbatim: What …

Gmail Bug Led to Inadvertently Deleted Emails Gmail Bug Led to Inadvertently Deleted Emails

Some Gmail for iOS users just received an important notice from Google urging them to check their trash and spam folders for wrongly-categorized emails. According to the Gmail team, some users were affected by a bug that saw trash and …

Jelly Users Reporting Bugs, Spam Jelly Users Reporting Bugs, Spam

Jelly, the new social, mobile picture-taking search app from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, has been out for two days now. People have been reporting various bugs with the service, and even spam. As I mentioned in my initial thoughts about …

Twitter Removes Block From Phil Robertson Petition Twitter Removes Block From Phil Robertson Petition

Duck Dynasty and Phil Robertson supporters were surprised to see an unsettling message on their Twitter pages, when they tried to link to “IStandWithPhil.com”, on Monday. The message read: “Oops! A URL in your Tweet appears to link to a …

Twitter Backtracks on Odd Privacy Change Twitter Backtracks on Odd Privacy Change

In the span of just one day, Twitter made a pretty significant change to a major element of privacy on the site, took a bunch of heat from users, and quickly reverted all changes. Early Thursday, Twitter made a tweak …

YouTube Warns About Paying For Views YouTube Warns About Paying For Views

Google is reminding YouTube video creators that they better not pay for views (unless you count paying Google for ads), or they will face potentially harsh consequences. The YouTube Team took to the Creators blog to put out the warning. …

Matt Cutts Talks Blog Comments And Link Spam Matt Cutts Talks Blog Comments And Link Spam
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If you run a blog, you no doubt come across spammy comments with links in them frequently. You may know that this can hurt your page in Google, but sometimes people leave comments with links that are actually relevant to …

Viagra At The Top Of Matt Cutts' Wish List Viagra At The Top Of Matt Cutts' Wish List
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In July, Yahoo began letting users set up wish lists for user names they’d like to have. As you may know, the company is giving away email addresses and user IDs from inactive accounts to people that actually still use …

Cutts Talks User-Generated Spam On Your Site Cutts Talks User-Generated Spam On Your Site
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Google pumped out a batch of new videos about webspam via its Webmaster Help YouTube channel. You can find others from the series here. We just looked at one about the “pure spam” manual action label. This one is about …

Google Explains The 'Pure Spam' Label Google Explains The 'Pure Spam' Label
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Google has put out a series of videos discussing various forms of webspam. You can see others from the series here. In this one, Google’s Matt Cutts explains the “Pure Spam” manual action label. This basically includes scraping, cloaking and …