Browsing Month February, 2010

Attention Prospective SEO’s: Please Know What You Are Applying For!

By | February 18, 2010 at 9:24 pm | 5 comments

**Disclaimer:  This post as all with posts, contains my own views and no-one else’s - not my employers, my mothers, my friends or my pet dog - simply mine** This is a rant; A bloody great big rant. When I left school in 1996 I was a fresh-faced, naive and...

Posted in: SEO

Plain Text Password Storage – Why it’s bad!

By | February 16, 2010 at 8:05 pm | No comments

As part of the latest Google Grope they have chosen plain text password storage as their keyphrase of choice. I was surprised by this, but I am also passionate about it from a development point-of-view.  Having worked with databases such as SQL in the past I know that password...

Posted in: General

Are You Encouraged To Be Social?

By | February 15, 2010 at 9:51 pm | No comments

As one of the senior Online Marketing Consultants at Mediaworks Online Marketing one of my roles is the distribution of the monthly email marketing newsletter and subsequently the syndication of news on our blog.  This is something I love doing, particularly when you can track...

Posted in: Social Media

Affiliate Millionaire – The Automated Blog Comment Spammer

By | February 13, 2010 at 10:04 pm | 2 comments

As you may have seen on the blog lately, I have been mildly amused at the spam I have been receiving.  However, there is one spammer that is really starting to piss me off - and that is the make-money-quick Affiliate Millionaire. In the past two days I have seen a variety of...

Posted in: SEO

Spammers Are Still Lazy – But At Least They Are Creative

By | February 12, 2010 at 9:02 am | No comments

When it comes to Wordpress blogs & indexation I've always gave out the advice that "You know you're indexed when your blog starts getting spammed".  I relaunched my blog on the 15th January 2010 following a two year 301 redirect to my employers site.  Within days 2 weeks I...

Posted in: SEO