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How to get less visits to my website?

I've read that a huge percentage of traffic comes from bots - legit bots like search engine spiders and illegitimate bots like spammers and ones looking for vulnerabilities. I'm about to launch my ...
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We've had our content copied under a different URL - why and what do we do?

We have a problem. We've noticed a large amount of traffic showing up on our Google Analytics. Upon further investigation we have found that we've had our content copied under a different URL. Our ...
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Why do spammers use CELESTRON NEXTAR 6SE?

I am running a website for a volunteer organization that hosts an annual event. There is a form where people can volunteer to bring items for the event. All too frequently I get spam from users ...
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Tons of spam on phpBB even with recapcha enabled [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent spam on sites which I control? I am running a phpBB forum where the requirements were that users shouldn't have to sign up in order to post. They ...
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Can email harvesters extract addresses from PDFs?

Our website does some basic obfuscation (foo at example dot org) for email addresses on web pages visible to the general public, but doesn't do so for PDF documents. Is it common for email harvesters ...
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wwwstumbleupon.com referring domain in web stats

I've noticed in my own stats, as well as searching on other sites, a fair amount of traffic that comes from urls that look like this: http://wwwstumbleupon.com/refer.php?url=http://[mydomain]/[myurl] ...
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Getting google to reindex faster

We run a high-traffic site for a large organization and it was compromised through an editor account. The attacker was able to poison the google cache, and the visible result to us is that if you ...
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Is there a way to get rid of Google Analytics event tracking spam?

I'm using event-tracking via the GA-collector (https://ssl.google-analytics.com/collect) to see the usage of an API. When checking the event-category in GA the first line is always to use this ...
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Grapeshot crawler ignoring robots.txt

Has anyone come across a crawler called Grapeshot? They are hammering the same page repeatedly on our website. I believe they are looking for ad related keywords, based on previous content ad ...
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User uses “mark as spam” to delete email

I want to ask, what would be the recommended procedure for dealing with users who used "mark as spam" button to just delete emails. Recently I have a user, who requested "password reset" email 3 ...
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Block images on Russian domain .ru via htaccess?

I have a WordPress website which accepts anonymous comments and images. We are receiving spam in the form of Russian porn, with images hotlinked from websites on the Russian domain .ru As we are ...
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Domain blocked in spamhaus

I registered a domain with bigrock.in a week ago. During my website's development phase, I sent several mails using PHPMailer to test Gmail accounts. The HTML message body contained a link to my ...
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Strange series of page visits to my web site

In my web log I see 5 hits (to the same web page) all about the same time but from different parts of the world: 180.247.114.192 /RelFinder?personId=17586 - From: null 2014-01-10 00:26:40.0 ...
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URL/Crawl Errors continue to increase after pharma hack

I'm working with a site that was hacked a couple of months ago and was sending out a ton of spam. The problem seemed to have started with a dormant WordPress blog that was part of the site (so the ...
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Gmail is marking my emails as SPAM - Please help [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How could I prevent my mail from being recognized as spam? gmail is marking my emails as SPAM I used the great service: isNOTspam.com to check my email against spam I ...
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How to display a directory without looking like spam

I need to list every city in a state (for instance, California), along with a huge list of automotive dealers per city. How do I do this on one page without looking like a link farm/spam page to end ...
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Google spam report, have they ever punished a bad site you reported?

You have reported a bad site on Google Webmaster Tools SPAM report. Assuming you are sure it was a bad site, did you see Google punishing it or doing something after your report? Thanks
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Spam links injected into GWT's Structured Data Testing Tool?

When I examine one of my self-hosted WordPress sites using the Structured Data Testing Tool of Google Webmaster Tools, I was shocked to see links to 2 spam sites inside the "HTML" tab! However, when ...
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Same or different domain for system emails and company emails?

We have a website (Drupal) that provides daily email alerts to about 350 members who have opted in to receive these. In the past we have had small issues with some of our daily alerts being flagged as ...
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Use of list-unsubscribe to improve inbox delivery

To overcome email being classified as spam by Gmail, Google recommends a number of steps, which we have implemented (namely SPF, DKIM, and Precedence: bulk). One additional measure they recommend at ...
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Can randomly-generated field names help avoid SPAM bots?

If I were to generate my field names randomly each time a contact form was rendered, would that help prevent SPAM bots from recognizing the fields? Can they read label text?
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How to batch remove spamming users and pages they created on MediaWiki?

I'm trying to clean up a MediaWiki instance which has been subjected to spamming and vandalism for a period of time. The current status is that there are a large number of users which only created ...
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Silverstripe: How can I disable comments?

My client site is built in Silverstripe, there is a news page, and it allows people to leave comments. Unfortunately we've got loads of spam emails. I'm new to this, is there any way we can disable ...
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Localized CAPTCHA

What are effective CAPTCHA solutions that can have localized description, and CAPTCHA text itself is either language-neutral, or can be localized (for Polish language)? It is to be used to protect a ...
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How to configure comment notification such that no emails are sent in case of spam?

I have a drupal 6 site running with blogs on it. I use the comment notify module to implement wordpress-like notification of new comments and the antispam module for keeping the spam off the site. ...
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How does Google prevent GA accounts from being spammed [closed]

Since the Google Analytics snippet is available in the source code of the page (e.g. below is stackexchange's) <script type="text/javascript">var ...
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Chinese bots in my forum

I have a small community forum that doesn't really get posts or any real traffic. The only thing that happens on the regular is bots with Chinese IPs signing up gibberish usernames. Most bots don't ...
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adsense click spamming

Questions What software do people use for adsense click spamming ? How are they structured ? How does it work ? How can we block them ? I tried looking at google but not much information there ...
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Strange spam posts not making sense [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What kind of spam is this? I'm running a web site with a forum where one small part is open for posting from unregistered users. The site uses captcha, but still some ...
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Page blocked by antivirus

My client reports that [this page][1] I designed is blocked by his antivirus (Norton) : . The rest of the website is not blocked. Do you have any idea why Norton would block this page ? The report ...
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Dealing with spam by blocking URLs?

I run a giant community. Many spammers will use link shorteners or .tk domains that 301 to their spam offer. How are sites detecting the final domain and is this a viable solution to block spam? ex. ...
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Is there a way to get legitimate but spammy words past filters?

I have a client who needs to send out email to large lists of opted-in subscribers. Some of the email content contains words that would ordinarily trigger content-blocking filters and firewalls. ...
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How can I obtain past webmaster tools warnings/manual actions on a site with a previous site owner?

I have purchased a legacy domain which was hit by Panda/Penguin in 2011/2012 for paid link networks. When I redirected my old site to the new domain I purchased, organic traffic and rankings ...
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SEO hurt by unrelated links? Long term linking, spammy terms

I have a couple of questions regarding SEO ranking as it pertains to spam sites linking to my site. I have a niche website that allows people to create their own web pages for free. A couple of years ...
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Spam being sent from my domain

I have a suspicion that somebody is sending spam from my domain. Today I received an email from postmaster(AT)halliburton.com to htuwxjw(AT)example.com which said: The following email was blocked ...
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Gmail is marking my emails as SPAM. However, ISnotSPAM marks it as not-spam

I'm sending an email through my application code. The email gets into my Gmail spam folder. However, a test of the same email in ISnotSPAM is marked as non-spam. My application is using Sendgrid to ...
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Does text size and placement on page have an effect on SEO

As Google and other search engines keep trying to get more and more 'human' in terms of understanding what's good and what's spam, is it known if they take into account the size of a heading ie. an ...
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What do I do for small site that is getting linked to by spammy sites?

From this thread I learned that starting with Panda, Google may actually be penalizing weak sites that are being linked to by spammy sites. Does this still hold true? I have a small site that has ...
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Why are we being twitter spammed?

This is a search relating to us: https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/scirra We're getting a of of new accounts tweeting: The Layers Bar - Scirra.com Firstly this is not us doing it as we're ...
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Problems with bad mail reputation [duplicate]

I have recently started with a small company that is having pretty bad problems with mail ending up in peoples junk folders. They used to send large bursts of newsletters from the one address every ...
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So I just got a Pottery Barn email that required I call the store to be removed [closed]

About a year ago, I bought a Pottery Barn Kids gift for my nephew's baby shower and last night, I got a marketing email in my box. I hadn't seen this technique before. As far as I know, it doesn't ...
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My email based support form on my shared host is being blocked by Gmail

On my site (developed with ASP.NET, if that matters) I have a support form, which is nothing more than three fields (i.e., name, email, and message) plus a Send button. The form code generates ...
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Major spam issue… CAPTCHAs and email verification aren't working [duplicate]

We have a user who claims to have a vendetta against our community. We run a fairly large social networking website, and for the past four or five weeks, this particular person (or maybe people?) has ...
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Are my emails being sent to spam?

I'm working of a quite a large support organisation and we have a strong reason to believe that our outgoing emails are being delivered to spam folders. Are there any services I can use to check if ...
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Improve email Delivery Rates [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How could I prevent my mail from being recognized as spam? I have a web server that sends legitimate transactional email in high quantities. A reasonable percentage of ...
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Does anyone run a site with Pligg? What is the most effective way to stop spam sign ups? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent spam on sites which I control? Specifically trying to combat things like this! http://www.autopliggdotcom (didnt want to give them a link!)
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How did my email end up in spam? Spam only filters this specific email, other email contents work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How could I prevent my mail from being recognized as spam? My website has users buy our products and when the purchase completes, it sends the user an email. However, ...
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Is there a good, centralized resource for helping users setup white-lists in their e-mail?

I'm sure there are plenty of webmasters who have sites that send e-mails to users. Many times they land in the user's spam/junk folders, unbeknownst to the user. I'm wondering, is there a good, ...
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Do spammers or spambots clicking AdWords ads?

One of my sites has a very high bounce rate from Google AdWords, especially over the last couple of days. Of course, it could just be that people are not finding the site relevant. But I'm wondering ...
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Has anybody earned $0.25+ from each of a captcha (on your website) passing?

I am a real dummy in web monetizing schemes. [ 1 ] informs that a captcha vendor: "charges a fee of about 25 cents to 50 cents for each form that is filled out using a Type-In ad [captcha]... ...