Monthly Archives: April 2006

Umdum looked at this blog!

Recently, Loren Baker of Search Engine Journal anounced the launch of Umdum, a new human edited directory. The even offered free submissions to the readers for a limited time. Well, I missed the deadline for free submissions but thought I’d …

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Saying farewell to a great opportunity

The Guardian used to have wonderful blogs on their site. They were frequently updated, covered plenty of topics, received an enormous amount of traffic, had many active visitors commenting… The best part about those blogs was the absense of nofollow …

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Google still does manual reviews of splogs

A while ago, I posted about how Google’s manual review can be detected through your logs. Well, last week I could verify it’s still true – the URL of doom http://www.corp.google.com/~pong/spam/ has appeared in the logs of my other blog …

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Blackhat SEO: ego boosting with Google

Kinda nice to know: I am #2 in Google for black hat seo consultants and probably the only blackhat SEO in that whole set of SERPs The rest is all like “Black hat SEO are the techniques used to fool …

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Technorati reports on the state of the spamosphere

Dave Sifry of Technorati has posted a new State of the Blogosphere report. Besides other things, it talks about spam in the blogosphere. Here are a few interesting facts: – A new weblog is created about every second. … – …

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Spam moved to Moved.to

You know those services offering you a subdomain/subfolder for free with a funny domain name like go.to/mysite or getit.at/mysite and the like? Well, getting those cool free names is becoming slightly difficult these days as search engine spammers cast their …

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Interviews: the industry’s favourite spam

I’ve discovered UKGimp’s blog yesterday by following a link from Threadwatch to his interview of Danny Sullivan and also read a few interviews back, and while I enjoyed them this made me think of one issue. Aaron Wall whom we …

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Whois.sc becomes Domaintools.com

I have noticed yesterday that whois.sc had a redirect to domaintools.com and the overall design looked very different even if I didn’t pay attention to the address bar. Well, today there is a confirmation posted by Gary Price. What’s notable …

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No more Shoemoney webcam?

Shoemoney, known for all kinds of funny things like running a live webcam on his blog and offering a $25 prize to the first person who catches him eating on his web cam, has removed the cam off the blog …

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Google Related links hack

Philip Lenssen of Google Blogoscoped has come across a way some people actually get Google related links to do something useful.