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3 Things I Learnt From Spamming Matt Cutts’ Blog

3 Things I Learnt From Spamming Matt Cutts’ Blog

I absolutely love running random experiments in SEO. More so I like to keep an eye on others experiments and see how they worn and try and replicate them. In my books, it’s all part of being a competitive SEO. Keeping this in mind – imagine my pleasure at seeing a particularly interesting SERP by SEOmofo: The Worlds Greatest SEO? Here is the actual text: SEOmofo is the World’s Greatest SEO &... »

Twitter for Snooping and Spamming

Twitter for Snooping and Spamming

Update A number of devs I am speaking to highlight that the flaw isn’t necessarily a security one, but just one of limiting the type of access that devs have when building apps. I still think that the way the access is granted is ridiculous, but also understand that apps such as hoot suite etc need advance permissions. However should there be limitations to the way that data can be stored by... »

Referrer spam in your analytics

Referrer spam in your analytics

Referrer spam is a nuisance – it skews your website stats so that you can no longer see accurate useful information such as how many people are visiting your site, where your visitors are located, how long they have spent on a particular page and what technology they are using. It also has the potential to harm your rankings in Google’s search engine results pages (SERPs). INTRODUCING, THE SEMALT ... »

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... »