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Taking Control of Comment SPAM

Comment SPAM is more than just annoying to moderators, it leaves a bad impression on those visiting your website property. Commenting and audience development platform Disqus, however, is doing something about the problem, announcing...

Captchas, Form Validators & Web Form Spam in Focus

Web forms are an essential part of the digital experience but often websites don't make it easy for users to complete their submission. In many ways CAPTCHA's are to blame as they can make it near impossible for a user to submit...

The Consequences of Subdomain Spam on a Primary Website

Many websites today use subdomains as part of their website (and SEO strategy) but could a manual action from Google on a particular subdomain negatively impact the good standing of the entire website? That was the question from danielfoley22...

Google Targets Hacked Sites With Algo Update

Google announced that it is rolling out a series of algorithmic changes that will reduce hacked spam in its search results. SUBSCRIBE to Website Magazine - 12 Issues FREE In order to protect users and webmasters, Google software engineer...

Google's Thin Content War Rages On

Several reports emerged over the weekend (and into Monday) that Google initiated a manual action over websites offering up thin content. Google relies on algorithms to evaluate and improve search quality, but does periodically take...

Facebook News Feed Updates

Facebook is taking steps to improve the News Feed once again, and this time the social network is taking aim at “click-bating” headlines and shedding light on sharing links in posts. For starters, Facebook defines click...

Facebook Cleans Up the News Feed

The world’s largest social network is finally fighting against spam. In a recent announcement , Facebook notes that a series of improvements to its News Feed will reduce the type of content that people often report as “spammy...

The Fight Against Email Spam Heats Up

The battle against fraud and spam has heated up, as IT security provider Kaspersky Lab and email intelligence company Return Path have teamed up to fight against international fraud together. The companies have agreed on a framework...

Disavow Links Like a Boss: Cutts Says Two Strikes & You're Out

If you've been penalized by Google for violating the webmaster guidelines, (and you know who you are), consider yourself on double-secret probabtion. The next time, you could be out for good. A new video (seen below) from Google's...

Big List of Link Building No-Nos

Link building is one of the most basic methods that Web professionals use to grow their businesses online. It’s a pretty great system because there are so many different ways to build links on the Internet, but it’s also...

Bing vs. Spam: Net Briefs

Continuing in its effort to win over the hearts and minds of Web workers, Microsoft's Bing announced a new feature in its Webmaster Tools platform that will help search engine optimization professionals in the ongoing fight against...

Global Email Spam Rates on the Rise

A new study by email certification and reputation monitoring company Return Path tracked more than 130 million IP addresses and nearly 20 trillion messages last year and concluded that 85 percent of them were classified as spam, posing...

Oh, Canada: Changes Made to Anti-Spam Bill

For the average email user, anti-spam measures are viewed as a good thing. After all, most inboxes are already crammed with daily deals offers, marketing newsletters, e-commerce receipts and maybe even the occasional personal email...

Battling the Botnets

In March, Microsoft was the driving force behind shutting down one of the most prolific spam operations on the Internet — a botnet called Rustock. The sting put an end to the more than 13 billion spam messages Rustock was generating...

Google Says War on Spam Ranks First

Google principal engineer Matt Cutts posted a lengthy message on the company’s official blog Friday in response to recent complaints from users about the increasing prevalence of spam in search results. The war on webspam, Cutts...

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