IP Delivery For Sploggers: How To Prevent People Hijacking Your Feeds

There is a great post over at hackers.org detailing how to stop content thieves republishing your blog. Of all the sites in the world to steal, some idiot “repurposes” a hackers site. Result: the thief gets some content he certainly wasn’t expecting. Hilarity ensues. SEO blackhat also offers a simple IP delivery method. “you just need to add these 3 …

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Is PPC The New SEO?

As everybody is no doubt aware, Google updated their Adwords system. The once transparent-ish scoring criteria for determining ad ranking placement has gone a distinct shade of grey. Google, in an on-going bid to be less secretive and more transparent, haven’t told advertisers exactly what criteria they should meet. So, people have been speculating. Aaron has a few thoughts, as …

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Microsoft Warns Google: Keep Your Hands Off Our Sandwiches

Or words to that effect. Microsoft wants Google to steer clear of enterprise search because that is Microsoft’s territory. “Enterprise search is our business, it’s our house and Google is not going to take that business,” said Kevin Turner, chief operating officer at Microsoft, addressing 7,000 delegates at the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Boston.Those people are not going to …

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Strider Search Defender

Microsoft give us a look behind their spam detection system called “Strider Search Defender“. Heh. A rather macho name for applied mathematical geekery, don’t you think? Microsoft reveal their approach in detecting blog spam. They are using a context-based approach that uses URL-redirection analysis to pinpoint spammers. In the process, they out a few interesting techniques, not to mention sites. …

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Google Documentary: Behind The Screen

Cool documentary on Google. 47 minutes long. It starts off on quite a basic level and covers information that most Google-watchers will already know. There are interviews with Melissa Mayer and other Google people – there’s plenty of shots inside the candy-colored Googleplex. The origins of “Don’t be evil” are discussed – it was apparently a directive for a meeting. …

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