All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Spam’
The total blogosphere has been doubling in size every five months or so for the past couple of years. That’s 80,000 new blogs set up everyday. IceRocket’s Mark Cuban questions in his blog, though, about how many of these blogs are legit and how to index them.
Former America Online employee Jason Smathers learned the hard way that crimes in cyberspace are real crimes as a US District Court judge sentenced him to a year and three months in prison. Smathers, a software engineer, admitted to stealing 92 million screen names and e-mail addresses and then selling them to spammers.
UCE or unsolicited commercial email is getting worse by the day and Microsoft has announced that in the future it will be developing a system in which email sending and receiving will be like our postal mail where a digital stamp has to be bought to send it. But until then marketers online will be continuing to send emails to potential customers in the hope of converting some of the leads that they buy into buying customers.
I have answered a few questions about blacklists lately and I thought it would be useful to clear up some possible misconceptions about blacklists and their effect on your email deliverability.
Spam is one of the curses of the Internet age. But if the clogging of mail boxes with useless emails was bad enough, unsolicited emails aimed at tricking you into giving your valuable passwords, banking and PIN numbers is the most dangerous variety of email that you will ever encounter.
There are a number of sites that have been developed for the express purpose of receiving ad clicks. These spam sites generate erroneous content (if they aren’t scraping it from another source) and place AdSense ads in order to trick visitors into clicking the ads so the spam site developer can benefit financially.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) got a little help from its friends in attempts to fight the proliferation of spam. The Operation Spam Zombie program plans to wipe the undead er un-Internet menace out of the computing world. Much like an epidemic disease, spam mail runs rampant through computers all over the world and cuts down on the efficiency of the Internet by leaps and bounds.
Many bloggers are saying they are getting bombed with right-wing German spam today. I am one of them.
It’s hard to get your email through to clients, friends and family with all the Spam Filtering going on these days. If you are a Home Based Business owner that sends out a newsletter regularly you’ll want to keep the following tips in mind to make certain your Work At Home Newsletter is getting through all the Spam Filters.
One of the biggest complaints concerning the use of search engines is the amount of erroneous results appearing with normal keyword queries. Because of the explosion of search engine optimization, search results are often crammed full of useless results residing to only increase a company’s SERP position.
ClickZ is tracking a developing trend that is starting to worry advertisers on Google … impression spam.
You’d think the comment spammers would be a bit smarter, but apparently not. Over 80% of all attempted spam hits on my site provide no HTTP Referer data.
During the past week, I’ve had a trickle of comment spam on my blog. Nothing that I’m overly concerned with (not yet, anyway) …
The majority of spam mailings received around the world originate from the United States according to software company Sophos. In order to compile their list, company researchers monitored all spam messages that were sent to their network during 2004.
eWeek reports that Movable Type is planning to release an update to help stem the recent flood of comment spam that has hit blogs and clogged Web-hosting servers.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates believes spam will be a thing of the past within two years. He did not elaborate on his definition of spam.
Qwest Communications International announced that the city of Missoula, Mont., has selected Qwest’s wide area networking (WAN) solution, known as iQ Networking, to help it control and eliminate unwanted spam and viruses that present a strain on the city’s network.
“Zombies are playing a larger role in spam attacks,” said Andrew Lochart, director of product marketing at Postini. “Spam zombies are popping up all over the world, especially on the newer broadband networks.
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is one of the fastest growing methods of content distribution associated with Internet technologies. Because creating feeds is not too complicated, the ability to present on-page information to subscribers has been embraced by bloggers and business sites alike. Many users also recognize the value of RSS when it comes to improving search engine ranking. Links that appear within subscription feeds are given relevance, which is essential for enhancing SERP position.
There are numerous, unscrupulous methods with which to spam search engines in an attempt to improve SERP ranking. Hidden text, doorway/cloaked pages, and keyword stuffing are just a few of processes tried by those not wanting to use approved (tolerated?) SEO techniques. With the proliferation of blogging as a form of web publishing, there appears to be another method that spammers are willing to use in an effort to trick search engines into yielding higher rankings.
Sophos conducted a poll of more than 1,000 computer users at small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) regarding the issue of spam.
Spammer groups have begun using new methods in order to dupe unsuspecting people. Keeping with what’s on the surface of popularity, spammers have resorted to including Google and The Olympics within email subject lines in an effort to trick recipients into opening these mailings.
The Australian Communications Authority (ACA) has recently had success with their tough new spam regulations that were introduced three months ago. Such was the success that several of the major spam email companies have stopped sending unsolicited and offensive emails.
You know that getting publicity is vital to the health of your business. You probably also know that e-mail is the way most publicity seekers get in touch with reporters to score that precious coverage. Here’s what you don’t know: The vast majority of e-mails sent to journalists never get read.
The internet has opened a vast number of doors for people to market their products and services. Becoming self-employed and obtaining a national or global audience has never been easier. Many of these quality Classified Websites will provide Entrepreneurs with their own storefront. In addition, their is no or little programming knowledge required for a Website, as the administrator of the Classifieds Website will ensure modern and enhanced features, for consumers to find and purchase products or services. However, there are a few elements to familiarize yourself with, prior to deciding where you want to advertise.
A study of some 37,000 Yahoo! Mail users in 11 different countries has apparently confirmed what many Internet users have long suspected (and despaired): spam email is working. Despite the fact that spam email is almost universally reviled as a nuisance, there are apparently enough people clicking to justify the industry – or perpetuate the problem, depending on your point of view.
Along with thousands of other people I pored my myself into the Internet World 2004 exhibition at Earls Court, London between 15th – 17th June. My main interest was search engine marketing so I headed off to the New Media Market Hall where several search engine marketing firms were pitting themselves against each other in a scramble to gather the names and emails of potential clients.
Spam. Those annoying, time-consuming emails that clog your Inbox and ruin your day. You wonder: How did it ever get so bad? While it’s not possible to completely eliminate spam, there are quite a few things you CAN do about the problem to reduce your burden.
Recently DarkBlue.com initiated a competition to see who could rank #1 for the keyword nigritude ultramarine. The idea of the competition is to see what works and what does not work in search engine optimization of websites. To aid in creating useful findings, the competition has two winners. The first winner will be announced in early June and the second winner will be announced in July. The idea is to see who can get to the #1 position in a short amount of time as well as to see who can optimize the best for the long term.
Nearly 36% of all e-mail messages received today are spam, according to a recent NetIQ study of 750 small and large organizations worldwide. That’s a 6-fold increase over the past three years. The issue has reached such epidemic proportions that if its growth goes unabated, it can potentially ruin the utility and business value of e-mail.
Even being as careful as possible with my email address, I still used to receive more than 100 email messages a day, which is no exaggeration. Only about 10% of those emails were from people that I knew and the rest of the messages were unwanted email”spam”. And I’m sure you can relate to my frustration. It is estimated that over seventy-six billion unwanted email messages were delivered in 2003, costing companies more than $10 billion each year.
If you send emails to your customers, I have some bad news for you. Not all of your emails are making it to your intended recipients. Between ISP spam filters, spam-blocking email servers, spam-killing email software, and email content filtering everywhere in between, the chances are high that your messages just aren’t making it past all of these roadblocks.