All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Spam’

Reddit Bans “High-Quality” Domains That Game its Website

Reddit is one of the most popular content, link, and news sharing sites on the internet. Members of the site “upvote” or “downvote” posts, allowing the best content to rise to the top and be seen prominently. That’s the way it is supposed to work, anyway. Sometimes, though, other websites cheat to make sure their content is featured highly on …

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Spammers Make Up 40% of the Social Web

Online security firm Impermium has just reported that up to 40% of all social media accounts are created by spammers, and this number has doubled over the last six months. Spammers exploit the sharing features on social networks to spread their wares, and ‘clickjacking’ and ‘likejacking’ are rampant. Facebook describes clickjacking in its help center: Certain malicious websites contain code …

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Is DuckDuckGo Gaining Ground on Google?

In recent years, the search industry has not changed a lot in terms of large players. Google has maintained the leader position with its ownership of nearly 70 percent of search market share. The #2 and #3 spots have changed slightly after the Microsoft-Yahoo Search Alliance in 2009. According to the most recent Experian-Hitwise statistics, Bing-powered search has risen to 30 percent.

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Amazon Eliminates Kindle Store Spam

Amazon has announce that they will finally call an end to junk content on the Kindle Store, including things that are available for free on the internet. This includes public domain titles and “fast cash” internet garbage. They have set new rules for public domain and “other non-exclusive content”. Amazon made the announcement through an email to Seth Godin at …

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Gooey Search: Kickstarter Project Claims To Be Google On Steroids (With Privacy)

There’s an interesting Kickstarter project called Gooey Search, which bills itself as “Google on Steroids with Privacy”. It was developed by a small software company called Visual Purple. The tool comes in the form of an iPad app, as well as a Firefox add-on. I would assume it would be expanded to other platforms, should it reach its funding goal. …

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Matt Cutts Shares Something You Should Know About Old Links

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 spammy, and your site is still linking to it? In light of all the link warnings Google has been sending …

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Comment Spammers: These Links Are Not Helping You

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), it’s very likely that the blog you’re commenting on implements the nofollow attribute on comment links, which keeps the links …

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SEOmoz Takes On Webspam With Ambitious Project, Talks Penguin Update

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 do this better than Google itself? CEO Rand Fishkin announced the project on Google+ Monday evening, acknowledging that his company …

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Google Penguin Update: Google Granted Another Possibly Related Patent

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 supposed to make Google algorithmically better at it. That, combined with the ever-refreshing Panda update, could go a long way …

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‘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 costs, in a settlement with The Washington State Attorney General’s office regarding the spamming of Facebook users. Adscend also agreed …

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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+, Twitter, Google’s official blogs and various forums and comments threads. In case you wondering, according to Cutts (talking on Twitter), …

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Google Penguin Update: Google Has Read, Processed Almost All Spam Reports

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 ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto Cutts indicated in a Twitter conversation today, that Google has read and processed almost all …

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