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Why WP Needs a Compare Cache Against Post Plugin

Recently I had a few blogs hacked. The reason, simple – I didn’t upgrade my WP installs and I didn’t check every single plugin I installed for safety and security (who does) . Lots of people don’t, a simple query on Google will show you 1000’s that haven’t either. Why?…

Google spidering its own custom search results?

I was doing a little search this evening and found this amongst the results on the 1st page. I thought it might be something related to me being signed in to a Google account so I signed out and tried again. Same result. So I opened up IE7 and same…

Unfairness inherent in authorities – just another flaw in an algo

Before I say too much else I just wanted to say that generally in most cases I think it unnecessary to be too specific when highlighting the failings and flaws of others. It’s too easy to point fingers and say, oh look at how crap so and so is, or…

Blogspot domains identified as fine purveyors of Spam

Free content based domains are beacons for Spam I was over at Bill Slawski’s excellent blog earlier today researching text to link proximity stuff, and stumbled across a post Microsoft Follows the Money to Find Spammers which referred to this interesting Spam research paper from Microsoft entitled: Spam Double Funnel:…

Comment spammers suck bottom

I like the Akismet spam catcher feature of wordpress, it catches a shed lot of stuff that I’d otherwise have to fanny about with. Occasionally it makes a little mistake and puts a genuine comment or two in to the sin bin but on the whole it does a pretty…

Give a little link love say no to nofollow remove the link condoms

Nofollow and wordpress why I’m removing the rewrite I was having a read here and there today about nofollow, and was left saying to myself hmmn well at least I don’t employ the damn thing, and if I do its usually with a nudge and a wink poking fun at…

Watch your CMS – it could be getting you into trouble

Graywolf blogged about some Disney Blog getting  de-indexed for hidden text. Seems that some blogging platforms/cms’s have issues that could get your site removed  for web spamming by inserting text  that is hidden. One commenter there had this to say: Some freely available WordPress templates (specifically from blogthemes.com)contain hidden links from the…

Say no to splogging and yes to blogging

Say yes to Blogging So, Ive blogged now for a little over a week. Ok, so Ive blogged in the past on other topics, but not as consitently or comprehensively; at least in the sense of making posts longer than 20 or 30 words and posting everyday writing unique and…

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