Spam Whackers

Exposing Various Types of Spam – Offering SEO & Webmaster Tips

July 28, 2008

The Value of Bad Advice

Filed under: SEO General — Connie @ 3:44 pm

There is a lot of advice on the web in regard to SEO. Unfortunately a lot of it is bad. Webmaster who find that advice in the beginning of their quest to learn about SEO often get bit by following the bad advice.

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Blitz The Web

Filed under: Scams,Search Engine Spam — Connie @ 3:30 pm

Thanks to Irony for this post in regard to Blitz the Web at IHY forums.

What Blitz the Web offers is a low cost way for webmasters to build bogus sites for backlinks. At least that is my take on their site. (more…)

July 24, 2008

Blocked IPs

Filed under: Bad Bots,Robots-Spiders — Connie @ 6:02 pm

I have posted a list of IPs that have been blocked by my bot trap from July 2007. The list is a work in progress for two reasons. I’m updating the list almost daily. This is the easy part. Initially I only listed the IP and useragent. As time allows I’m adding additional Whois information, such as the IP range, host name, country, and organization. (more…)

July 23, 2008

Kimberly Bock

Filed under: SEO General — Connie @ 1:07 am

I just became aware of this lady (Kimberly Bock) a few days ago.  I’ve only read a couple of articles that she has written.  Trust me she knows what she is talking about.  (more…)

July 22, 2008

Digital Point Private Message Spam

Filed under: General — Connie @ 6:51 pm

Digital Point forum is a haven for spammers. A couple of days ago I received a PM that shocked me. (more…)

July 18, 2008

.htaccess

Filed under: Htaccess,SEO General,SEO Tools — Connie @ 4:22 pm

A .htaccess file is an important tool for webmasters. The file is useful in regard to search engines, but it is also useful in protecting your website. A .htaccess file can only be used on a Apache webserver. If your hosted on a Windows server you will not be able to use a .htaccess file. A lot of what I can do routinely with .htaccess can be done on a Windows server, but It will probably have to be done by the server Administrator.

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July 17, 2008

Bot Traps

Filed under: Bad Bots,Robots-Spiders — Connie @ 2:17 pm

Every webmaster should be interested in protecting their website from scrapers and email harvesters.

One tool for securing your site is using a bot trap. If your an experienced programmer you could probably write a better bot trap than the one I use. As someone who is technically challenged like I am you use the best you can find that is fairly simple to implement.

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