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  1. Bing Linked Pages Simpler than Google+ Author Markup

    Feeling a little guilty that my machinations may be accused of profile hijacking, I posted a comment on their profiles to let them know I was doing it. Whereas Google+ authorship markup intends to discover content written (or simply posted) by you...

  2. New Google Webmaster Tools Notification for Cross-Domain URL Decisions

    There are a number of reasons similar/same content may appear on more than one URL: similar content targeting different geographical areas or multilingual sites, plagiarized content, server misconfiguration, hacking via 301 redirects, or hijacking...

  3. Avoiding Online Risks Kicking Off with the 2010 FIFA World Cup

    We can expect cyber criminals to continue hijacking current news and events to serve malware, and the FIFA World Cup is just the latest example. The best precautions include having core protection on your PC (anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall...

  4. Trademark: The Next Generation

    If I'm reading and interpreting the latest round of keyword and trademark litigation correctly, there's an assertion that the keyword suggestion tool establishes the groundwork for keyword hijacking. Google turned my head a bit when I first saw it...

  5. Hosting Issues and SEO

    MSN Live has indexed 301 redirects as blank pages, and examples of 302 hijacking seem to make a comeback every now and then. If your experience is anything like ours, you will find that Google does a fine job of associating the two, though Yahoo...

  6. Who Owns the Brand?

    Unfortunately, it also allows for a little brand hijacking. Geico argued unsuccessfully that Google's ad platform created brand confusion. In December 2005, a French court ordered Google to pay Louis Vuitton a fine, and cease offering competing ads...