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  1. Google's Matt Cutts: A Little Duplicate Content Won't Hurt Your Rankings

    After all, Google doesn't want to serve up masses of identical pages to a searcher because it doesn't provide a very good user experience if they click on one page, didn't find what they're looking for, and then go back and click the next result...

  2. 5 New Website Vulnerabilities Straight from Black Hat & DEF CON

    In addition to "HTTP Response Body" you also (POST) string query parameters to reflect user data. It looks benign unless activated by the actions of a user. When you visit the page, in the background unbeknownst to you, you're also visiting one of...

  3. Top 5 Reasons Against Implementing a Tag Management Solution

    Free or BETA tag management solutions are products that could have a negative effect on data integrity, user experience, and long-term value. Most tag management solutions allow you to configure workflows and user roles to fully administer and end...

  4. 10 Website Quality Indicators That Can Sink Your SEO Battleship

    Focus the internal links to tell a proper story, take your user down simple paths. Links should lead your user through your site, not send them down an endless set of endless unrelated tunnels. Preventing and removing user-generated spam on your site

  5. Facebook Ads 80% Bot Claim, Examined! Why You Shouldn’t Lose Faith Just Yet

    By comparing the two numbers and filtering out any user-agent that declares itself a bot (spider or crawler) we were able to determine the total percentage of visits without JavaScript enabled. These were accounts Facebook identified as duplicate...

  6. Google Search Warns Users of Bad Websites 12-14 Million Times Daily

    As companies have designed browsers and plugins to be more secure over time, malware purveyors have also employed social engineering, where the malware author tries to deceive the user into installing malicious software without the need for any...

  7. Understanding Negative SEO & How to Defend Your Website

    Site speed: Excessive crawling of a site can cause latency issues for a typical user browsing a site. Other instances of negative SEO have included such tactics as hacking a website to inflict some sort of malicious damage on a website, review...

  8. SOPA Explained: Why It’s Bad for the Web & How to #StopSOPA

    They put the burden on website owners to police user-contributed material and call for the unnecessary blocking of entire sites,” he explained. This could happen when something might have been copied pursuant to fair use, or by the actions of...

  9. Yandex Teams With Seznam on Video Search Results, Now Reports Malware

    Yandex already provides video search for their Russian user base. After indexing pages, Yandex checks its index and notifies the owners of the websites whose pages contain malicious code. Though Yandex doesn’t change its index - the malicious code...

  10. Judge Orders ALL Search Engines, Social Networks to De-index Seized Websites

    Beyond standard de-indexing, this implies that social media sites will have to censor user-posted links. Rich Skrenta, CEO of Blekko, believes the solution lies in new web technology, including ideas of expert search curation (as presented by...

  11. 5 Black Hat Attack Vulnerabilities & Defensive Strategies

    Another attack is HTML cache poisoning, where you can keep a cache alive longer than it should be so you can steal the user’s credentials or even create an HTML5 generated botnet. Another method is to use the drag and drop functionality in HTML5 to...