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WebmasterWorld Weekly Roundup February 21

12:02 am on Feb 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Spam email: it’s a challenge for many to cope with the massive volumes of rubbish delivered to inboxes. It needn’t be that way, of course. There are many tools and systems for defeating the spam, and if you’re not using them, you’re probably wasting your time scanning through the huge volumes of spam manually to find the legitimate email you do want.

Aside from the 419 spams and scams, supposedly legitimate businesses are offering their B2B email lists and services around for very little money. Now, everyone can be a spammer.

These days i’m seeing so many B2B emails with a tenuous message embedded along the lines of, “you’re receiving this message because you have either bought from us, expressed an interest, or subscribed to our services.” I can be 100% certain; I have expressed no such interest, nor subscribed or bought from them.

These kinds of messages just cheapen the company profile, imho. Worse still, some of them send the same messages regularly; as if the first ten week’s worth didn’t get through, they just keep at it. Those are so easy to block.

The only reason I know these, and others, are there is because I set aside a few minutes each day to make sure my filters are working and to adapt accordingly. Job done. I can move on to productive work.

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How do you manage sudden drops in Google rankings? Join our discussion and find out how others are coping.Google

Facebook stated this week that it had no evidence of user data being hacked, subsequent to major attacks on its site and data.Facebook

As a result of Google's unnatural link warnings in GWT, webmasters are now getting emails asking for link modifications. Is this a potential revenue stream?WebmasterWorld

The Java security issue rumbles on, and this week, less than 24 hours after admitting some of its employees computers had been hacked, Apple has pushed out a security update to users of its Mac computers.Apple

Yahoo's CEO, Marissa Mayer, announced changes to Yahoo, and said, "Over the next few days, our U.S. users will begin to see the new Yahoo! experience and we're excited to see the response." Read and comment on the story in our thread.Yahoo

Twitter said this week that it had officially launched its advertising API. Twitter stated, "What this means is that as marketers, you'll soon have the ability to work with our initial set of Ads API partners to manage Twitter Ad campaigns..."Twitter

Pinterest said it had won a round of funding to the tune of $200 Million at a valuation of $2.5 billion. For many WebmasterWorld Members Pinterest continues to cause angst over copyright.Pinterest

Has a JavaScript framebuster exploit resulted in an AdSense publisher getting an "Account Disabled" message from Google? Find out more in our discussion.Google AdSense

I heard this week that hackers have hijacked another hacker's twitter feed. Oh dear.

Google said it is launching Pixel, a Chromebook laptop in the next few days.

Google this week was talking up its defenses on Google accounts against 100 hacks per second. Quite an onslaught!

I hope this week's round-up helped keep you up-to-date. If you've spotted some news that we haven't covered or discussed, drop me a stickymail.
Have a wonderful week!


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7:29 pm on Feb 27, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I think I speak for everyone that having a list from you with what you use to combat email spam would be not just enlightening but a huge plus in productivity gained. Would you be willing to share?
9:32 pm on Feb 27, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Thanks cabowabo,

My piece above was more of a rant. I didn't think I was doing anything out of the ordinary, so let me put it in my schedule for later this week and i'll draft something.

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