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Some Brands Are Absolutely Dominated By Social Spam

Some Brands Are Absolutely Dominated By Social Spam

By Chris Crum April 8, 2015

It’s not news that spam plagues social media, but Networked Insights (via Marketing Land) recently put out some research looking into how it affects brands, and the conclusion is that data is pretty “dirty”. According to the report, 9% of …

Is The Matt Cutts Era Over? Is The Matt Cutts Era Over?

It’s not 100% clear yet, but it’s looking like for webmasters and SEOs, the era of Matt Cutts is a thing of the past. His career at Google may continue, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll be the head of …

Facebook Talks About Its Intolerance For Spam Facebook Talks About Its Intolerance For Spam

Facebook revealed on Friday that it has obtained nearly $2 billion in legal judgments against spammers, and talked extensively about how it won’t put up with fake likes and other spam on its network. The company says it’s honoring Cyber …

Bing Reveals URL Keyword Stuffing Spam Filtering Bing Reveals URL Keyword Stuffing Spam Filtering

Bing revealed in a blog post this week that it rolled out an update to its algorithm a few months ago that targets URL keyword stuffing. They had alluded to such an update in another recent post. Igor Rondel, Principal …

Gmail Takes Security Precautions Related To New Non-Latin Character Support Gmail Takes Security Precautions Related To New Non-Latin Character Support

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 Is Killing 3 Types Of Content In The News Feed Facebook Is Killing 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 Is Adding An Unsubscribe Link To The Top Of Marketing Emails Gmail Is Adding An Unsubscribe Link To The 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, …

Matt Cutts Talks About A Typical Day In Spam-Fighting Matt 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, Spam Reports Gmail Bug Led to Inadvertently-Deleted Emails, Spam Reports

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 Makes Odd Privacy Change, Catches Flak, Promptly Backtracks Twitter Makes Odd Privacy Change, Catches Flak, Promptly Backtracks

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 To Video Creators: You Better Not Pay For Views YouTube To Video Creators: You Better Not Pay 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 …