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Matt Cutts Shares Something You Should Know About Old Links Matt Cutts Shares Something You Should Know About Old Links
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Google’s Matt Cutts has put out a new Webmaster Help video discussing something that’s probably on a lot of webmasters’ minds these days: what if you linked to a good piece of content, but at some point, that content turned …

Comment Spammers: These Links Are Not Helping You Comment Spammers: These Links Are Not Helping You
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In light of Google’s Penguin update, it seems like a good time to suggest that you don’t spam blog comments. Even if you’re not technically spamming, and are leaving semi-thoughtful comments (but your ultimate goal is to get a link), …

SEOmoz Takes On Webspam With Ambitious Project, Talks Penguin Update SEOmoz Takes On Webspam With Ambitious Project, Talks Penguin Update
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SEOmoz is working on a new spam research project aimed at classifying, identifying and removing (or at least limiting) the link juice that spam pages and sites can pass – a pretty ambitious goal, to say the least. Can SEOmoz …

Google Penguin Update: Google Granted Another Possibly Related Patent Google Penguin Update: Google Granted Another Possibly Related Patent
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Google released the Penguin update a couple weeks ago, in an effort to rid its search engine results of webspam. The update targeted the kinds of things Google has always tried to rid its results of, but the update is …

‘Likejackers’ Settle Over Facebook Scam ‘Likejackers’ Settle Over Facebook Scam

**Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly spelled the company named in this settlement. This has been corrected. We apologize for the error. California-based online affiliate marketing company Adscend Media LLC has agreed to pay roughly $100K in court …

Google Penguin Update: Report Spam With Google Docs Google Penguin Update: Report Spam With Google Docs

You can learn a lot of little helpful tidbits by listening to what Googles head of webspam has to say, and lucky for webmasters, he’s always saying through various channels on the web. This includes YouTube videos, his blog, Google+, …

Google Penguin Update: Google Has Read, Processed Almost All Spam Reports Google Penguin Update: Google Has Read, Processed Almost All Spam Reports
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Google’s Matt Cutts recently tweeted that people should fill out a form to report post-Penguin spam. “We’re reading feedback,” he said. @mattcuttsMatt CuttsTo report post-Penguin spam, fill out https://t.co/di4RpizN and add “penguin” in the details. We’re reading feedback. 5 days …

Google Webspam Update: Where’s The Viagra? [Updated] Google Webspam Update: Where’s The Viagra? [Updated]
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Update: Viagra.com is back at number one. As you may know, Google launched a new algorithm update, dubbed the Webspam Update. According to Google, it’s designed to keep sites engaging in black hat SEO tactics from ranking. The update is …

Computer Researchers and Google Develop an Algorithm to Identify Fake Reviews Computer Researchers and Google Develop an Algorithm to Identify Fake Reviews

Computer Science researchers have teamed up with Google to investigate how SPAM reviews online can be identified automatically and shut down. The research was published by Arjun Mukherjee and Bing Liu from the computer science department of the University of …

Twitter Spam Lawsuit Detailed in Court Filings Twitter Spam Lawsuit Detailed in Court Filings

Last week I reported on the lawsuit Twitter has filed against the companies responsible for making “Twitter marketing” software (i.e. spam software). It claimed in a blog post that taking down those companies would make it harder for spammers who …

President Obama’s Email Tactics Upset Jon Stewart President Obama’s Email Tactics Upset Jon Stewart
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Worldwide levels of spam email are down, but here in the U.S., many of us are dealing with a serious kind of spam. Presidential incumbent/hopeful spam. While getting frequent emails from politicians asking for money for their campaign is nothing …

Twitter Sues Spam Tool Creators in Federal Court Twitter Sues Spam Tool Creators in Federal Court
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Twitter has announced it filed a federal lawsuit in San Francisco against companies who provide the tools Twitter spammers use. In a post on the Twitter blog, Twitter said it was filing the suit to prevent spammers from accessing their …

Gmail Now Tells You Why An Email Was Marked Spam Gmail Now Tells You Why An Email Was Marked Spam
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Not everyone delves into the dark depths of their Gmail spam folder, but for those that do: Have you ever wondered why Gmail marked a particular email as spam? Now you can easily find out, as each email marked as …

Social Media Security Basics Infographic Social Media Security Basics Infographic
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Social media is more popular than ever, and so are viruses, malware and online scams. The chart below sheds some light upon how important it is for social networking users to stay on top of the basics of online security. …

Pinterest Falls Victim to Spam Attacks Pinterest Falls Victim to Spam Attacks

You cannot deny Pinterest‘s inclusion as a major social media player these days. The company cracked the top 30 in pageviews last week and now has over 100 million Monthly Active Users (MAU) in the U.S. alone. Unfortunately, the features …

What If Facebook Looked Like Your Email Spam Folder? [INFOGRAPHIC] What If Facebook Looked Like Your Email Spam Folder? [INFOGRAPHIC]
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Spam (the most often unwanted email correspondences, not the guilty pleasure meat product) it usually flagged by your email filter, and if it somehow gets by, it doesn’t take the most astute observer to recognize a claim that’s probably not …

Interview: More Than 50% of Site Traffic May Be Hackers or Spammers Interview: More Than 50% of Site Traffic May Be Hackers or Spammers
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How secure is your website? It’s a scary thought when you think about it, especially given all the attacks that have risen up in recent years. Last year, well-known websites such as Sony, Epsilon, and even government sites were hacked.

Google+ Battles Spam, Trolling Google+ Battles Spam, Trolling
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Google+ is taking new measures to fight spam on its conversations stream. New updates will make spam comments even less visible to users. Google came out with its new comment spam moderation system in December last year. Google+ will immediately …

SPAM Turns 75, Rolls Out New Advertising Campaign SPAM Turns 75, Rolls Out New Advertising Campaign

Everybody love SPAM, right? No, not the kind that you have email filters for, but the kind that comes in a can – SPiced hAM. Ok, not everybody loves SPAM. Hawaii really does though. Personally, it’s hard to say no …

Romney Targeted By Text Message Spam Romney Targeted By Text Message Spam
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is being targeted by the latest practice of voter suppression in the form of political text message spam. Progressive organization Revolution Messaging has been working to raise the awareness of this dangerous new tactic by …

Should I Send This Email? [Infographic] Should I Send This Email? [Infographic]
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Email at work can slow your day down like mad. Inbox overload is a huge problem in offices around the world, even if all your email is legitimate business mail. If you are still getting old-school spam, have a talk …