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Facebook Is Killing 3 Types Of Content In The News Feed

Facebook Is Killing 3 Types Of Content In The News Feed

By Chris Crum April 10, 2014

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 …

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 …

Google Warns Sites About Browser History Spam Google Warns Sites About Browser History Spam
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Google took to its Webmaster Central blog on Friday to warn webmasters that if they engage in a particular type of deceptive behavior, it “may” take action on guilty sites. First off, I’m pretty sure that Google absolutely will take …

Can You Buy A Spammy Domain, Clean It Up, And Rank? Can You Buy A Spammy Domain, Clean It Up, And Rank?
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In the latest Webmaster Help video from Google, Matt Cutts takes on an interesting topic. Can you buy a domain that has been penalized by Google for spam, clean it up and recover rankings? Well, it depends, and Cutts explains …

Facebook’s Paid Messages Test Continues to Expand Facebook’s Paid Messages Test Continues to Expand
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It appears that Facebook’s paid messaging test has crossed the pond, as users in the U.K. are reporting that they are being given the opportunity to pay upwards of £10 to send messages to some users’ inboxes. “The system of …

Virus Bulletin Backs Gmail Security Claims Virus Bulletin Backs Gmail Security Claims
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Virus Bulletin has put out a report saying that its own data supports recent security claims made by Google about Gmail. Last week, Google put out a blog post claiming to have substantially reduced the amount of compromised accounts. The …

Google Shares Stats About Its Spam Messages Google Shares Stats About Its Spam Messages
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Google has released a new Webmaster Help video. This time, Matt Cutts shares some statistics about the messages it sends webmasters. The video is a response to this user-submitted question: You’ve been sending us various kinds of messages via WMT …

Facebook Gold Hoax Returns with a New Privacy Scare Facebook Gold Hoax Returns with a New Privacy Scare

A new Facebook hoax that’s circulating around the network suggests that users need to upgrade to a “Gold” level membership status in order to avoid having their private info leaked for all to see. Hoax-Slayer first spotted the hoax. Here’s …

Google Talks About Phone Number Spam Again Google Talks About Phone Number Spam Again

Nearly a year ago, Google’s Matt Cutts took to Google+ to discuss phone number spam. “I wanted to clarify a quick point: when people search for a phone number and land on a page like the one below, it’s not …

Matt Cutts Talks Referer Spam In Latest Video Matt Cutts Talks Referer Spam In Latest Video
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Google’s Matt Cutts is back online, and cranking out the Webmaster Help videos. He tweeted a link to the second of the latest series today, and this one is about referer spam coming from a YouTube video. The user-submitted question …