Rishi Lakhani @ Refugeeks's Posts

Secure Streak – A Chrome Extension To Encrypt Your Gmail Emails

We must say that in this day and age and with the PRISM affair we really can’t be sure who’s eyes are on our communications. So, encryption is a great tool to keep those prying eyes out of your mail; and now it’s supported on Gmail… Secure Streak is a free Chrome extension that allows you to encrypt your emails with a password before sending them. Of course, this doesn’t mean that “big brotherR... »

Deconstructing eBay.com’s Organic Loss Using SEMrush

Deconstructing eBay.com’s Organic Loss Using SEMrush

Dr Pete over at Moz just covered some interesting ground over Ebay.coms ranking losses on a post titled Panda 4.0, Payday Loan 2.0 & eBay’s Very Bad Day. Set up a FREE SEMrush account to test their tool Click Here! Now unless you have access to the keywords that Moz tracks, or your own inventory of regularly tracked keywords, you have to take Dr Pete’s word for it when he notes down keyw... »

SEMRush

SEMRush

About this Guide I started writing this initially as a note to myself, but also for other SEOs that constantly ask for tools that SEMrush delivers fairly easily. With the growth of “Not Provided” and google locking down the public keyword tool, SEMrush becomes a bigger part of any SEO toolset. However to limit it to simply keword research isn’t fair, which is why I decided to try and cover as much... »

Common Alternatives to CAPTCHA and Captcha for WordPress

Common Alternatives to CAPTCHA and Captcha for WordPress

What does Captcha Stand For? CAPTCHA is Greek for annoying. Ok, not really. It’s actually an acronym for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. Much like a CAPTCHA is unintelligible to pretty much everyone, the meaning behind the acronym is also ambiguous, because no one knows what a ‘Turing’ test is. Refugeeks to the rescue! A Turing test is basically a primit... »

Defining HTTP Status Codes

Defining HTTP Status Codes

We’ve discussed HTTP Status Codes and what they mean here, but we haven’t actually gotten into the more technical aspect of those codes. To be honest, it’s because you’re more likely to see a unicorn than you are to ever run across some of these codes, and many of them are irrelevant to SEO, but information is power, and who knows what kind of rabbit your Search Engine of choice is going to ... »

UK Brand sites falling like flies – Brand Penalties by Google

UK Brand sites falling like flies – Brand Penalties by Google

So far when it came to SEO – one of the biggest complaint was you are OK if you are a brand. Looks like Matt Cutts has had a change of heart and is hammering UK brands one after the other. The latest wave of COMPLETE sitewide penalties are: Links of London Brand Republic Bright Local USC Blue Banana This is Cornwall Update: Looks like their site moved to westbriton.co.uk – so maybe not... »

Googles Wave of Guest Post Related Penalties- Keep Calm

Googles Wave of Guest Post Related Penalties- Keep Calm

As most people know now, MYGuestBlog has been hit with a penalty which has wiped it out of the SERPs yesterday. I can say that the writing was on the wall once Matt Cutts wrote about guest posting earlier in the year. (side note – interesting titbit – I was the FIRST guest poster on Ann Smarty’s personal blog see this post the post was picked up by the NY times – this shows... »

Using URL Shorteners, 301 and 302 Redirects to Spam Google

Using URL Shorteners, 301 and 302 Redirects to Spam Google

It has been a while since I have covered BlackHat Tactics, partly because I have been busy, but partly because I didnt want to be part of the problem of pushing them. However I decided, I rather cover them, so that sites that fall prey to these, can take preventative actions. Typically sites that link out, but may not want to pass equity or to track outbound clicks, or want to cloak the urls would... »

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