Getting your pages indexed in google’s local search – a case study

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

There has always been plenty of debate about the importance of choosing an appropriate tld (top level domain, like .com, .ie, etc), and choosing a hosting service based in your main target market. Until recently the common wisdom was that, if you wanted to rank well in a specific local search engine index, like […]

fbstarter – phishing attack fakes facebook

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Techcrunch are reporting a new bout of phishing attempts that mimic facebook. The idea is simple, you receive an email from a friend with the invite to look at something ‘cool’ at a link – in this case Opening the link brings you to a screen similar to the facebook sign-in page, but obviously […]

Moderating Peril – The telegraph twitter trap

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

There were a lot of smug faces in the twittersphere (can you say that?), and abashed techies over at The Telegraph when they decided to publish live tweets posted to the tag #budget during the week, without thinking the obvious – without moderators you’re basically giving an open space for all – including the malicious […]

Google combat spam with change in ranking algorithm

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

There’s an interesting article in today’s Web Pro News, where Jason Lee Millar suggests that Google are being forced by increasingly embarassing high-ranking spam results to change their ranking algorithm.  The crux of the article is that the web, and the way it’s linked up, is changing rapidly. Things are speeding up, and it seems […]