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How can I get Google to read my site's reconsideration request?

I have a site that's got two manual penalties in Google Webmaster Tools: one for "pure spam" and one for "user-generated spam" (no link penalties currently - this is just for on-site stuff). Pure ...
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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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Is it also not good for seo to start and end with same word in all pages

I searched but did not find any good exact information so I am questioning here to get information from experienced persons. Is it normal for search engines that every page-title of website pages ...
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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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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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Website address hacked, emails created but not showing in manage your account

I have a website, thebleudoor.com. It is hosted by yahoo. It gets 2000-3000 hits a day and has been for at least 5 years. A few months ago, as admin of the website, I started getting bounced back ...
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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, this ...
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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]... ...
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Youtube tags that describe the videos description in a short video with a long description?

I have a short video on Youtube, with a long description thats like a story about the video. I want to put in a couple of dozen tags that describe/categorise the text in the description. This is not ...
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Why does blocking IP addresses from China and Ukraine to fight spam also block some legitimate European visitors?

I'm getting hammered by spam requests. I allow guest comments that require pending and got over 20,000 of them in a very short space of time. 99% are from Ukraine or China. To bypass this I have used ...
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CAN-SPAM and transactional emails without legitimate physical address (for foreign webmaster)

Situation I am a very small time web developer working on a personal web project. This website will be sending only two types of emails, a email validation email and a forgot password email. I do ...
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Why is a contact form getting spammed even after adding captcha?

A client was getting a lot of spam from a form on their site. I added Captcha and changed the form fields and form recipient email address, but the client is still receiving spam from the server, with ...
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An Email About Company “Brand Registration Confirmation”, SPAM?

One of my clients has the domain EXAMPLE.com for his company, today I received an email about someone trying to register EXAMPLE brand for From: * [mailto:*@-.org.cn] Sent: Friday, January 17, ...
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Using Information from Log File to Combat Spam

I'm dealing with a site (not Wordpress, nor any other CMS) that was previously hacked and at that time I had found a php file in the images directory that was being used to generate spam from the site....
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How can I identify and prevent bots causing high cpu usage on my webserver?

I can see in the stats on my hosting account that there is a big difference between normal page visits and bots visits. I think the bots are causing high cpu usage on the server. What should I search ...
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Effective combatting of 100's of spam links in Google Results

I have recently been the victim of this hacking exploit (blog post is for reference only and is not my site. I'm in the process of following it and cleaning up after the attack). Note the exploit at ...
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Are there other “approval” services for other email providers, like SenderID for Hotmail?

This question comes from: http://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/695/how-to-avoid-hotmail-live-rejections-for-legit-large-volume-emailing I never knew about this for Hotmail and I'm wondering ...
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Email sent via Google via relayhost being marked as spam [closed]

Company email hosted by Google Apps. Company PBX in-house is Elastix. All voicemails received on the extensions of Elastix are supposed to be emailed by the CentOS server (Postfix) to the email ...
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Do Spambots have access to unlimited IP addresses?

I have been attacked for weeks by the same spambot trying to brute force the login page. I have a login security module now installed on my Drupal 6 website and it bans on IP after x amount of ...
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Hotmail — avoid sign up confirmation / lost password being marked as spam [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How could I prevent my mail from being recognized as spam? When sending legit large volume Emails from our IP (e.g. for sign up confirmation or Lost password) it gets ...
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All Wordpress PHP Mail stuff being sent to spam

Every mail sent with the PHP Mail() is getting sent straight to spam (all providers e.g. gmail, yahoo, hotmail) My IP is not blacklisted. Here is an example of an email header that got sent to spam: ...
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Use @ or (at) when displaying email addresses to users?

I have was wondering if it is better to use @ or at in contact page when I'm displaying emails. I've seen in many websites that when they display a email, it looks like name(at)example.com but it ...
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Fixing my mail servers outgoing IP being on spam blacklists

According to MXToolBox.com, my GoDaddy's outgoing mail server IP address is on a couple blacklists for spam and I'm not spamming anyone. Since I'm on a shared IP address with other sites, I'm sure one ...
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Is it okay to block all user agents that start with “PHP/5.”?

I'm getting a lot of spambots from China (and elsewhere, likely botnets) accessing my blog which have a user agent string starting with PHP/5.. These include such nonsense values as PHP/5.3.70 and PHP/...
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Piwik visitor log spam

I use Piwik to track people visiting my website. Unfortunately a lot of the visitors that appear in the visitor log are not real people but spam bots. Normally, these bots use a provider from a ...
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Issue with Godaddy DNS manager

I'm using domains.live.com to setup an email to a domain registered on Godaddy. The domains.live.com configuration page says: Godaddy's DNS manager isn't accepting this string Value: v=spf1 ...
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How to block a spam bot .htaccess proper formatting?

I have downloaded my access log file from my cPanel and found I have a bot I would like to stop. In the access log, there User-Agent string reads the following; 88.80.205.219 - - [08/May/2014:23:...
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What are some internet trends that you've noticed over the past ~10 years? [closed]

I'll give an example of one that I've noticed: the number of web sites that ask for your email address (GOOG ID, YAHOO! ID, etc.) has skyrocketed. I can come up with no legitimate reason for this ...
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Recommended Spam Best Practices [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent spam on sites which I control? Are there any recommended admin tools or interfaces for reviewing and moderating spam on a community-driven UGC site?
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Should I block spamming ips or redirect them to a fake site?

I am using a list of known spammer ips to block spammers from my site. This method completely blocks a visitor from the listed ip from my website. What they "see" is a 403 forbidden error. Now, what ...
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Is this really GoogleBot, or is this a spammer?

I found this IP in my access log posting repeatedly thousands of times. Is this really GoogleBot, or is it a spammer? I hesitate to block it. 185.62.188.98 - - [13/May/2015:18:54:33 -0400] "POST /...
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Website hacked and suspended for spam, effect on SEO

I had my website on first 5 positions on google for 3 main keywords. Because of some poorly written forms my website was suspended by my host because of SPAM for 3 days. Now the position of my ...
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What techniques can I use to block human generated spam posts?

I'm having trouble blocking paid posters trying to post links to products unrelated to "fashion" on my site. I've made my links nofollow but they're still being posted. What techniques can I use to ...
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Sudden increase in spam report from Yahoo

Recently we experienced a sudden increase in spam reports, and all of them come from Yahoo email addresses. We see lots of registration confirmation email got marked as spam. We also saw people ...
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Our site among those listed on Turkish link spammer/hacker site?

Our site is based on phpFusion Recently we found a Turkish web page that lists the URLs of about 20 sites that all run phpFusion, along with tags PR0 through PR5 for each. "Page Rank", yes? Ours is ...
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How do I rank well if my website is spammy?

This question may sound really stupid, but it's totally legit. As the web has gotten more spam-proof over the years (CAPTCHAs, spam filters, search engine algorithms, etc.), there's not much room ...
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Trailing slashes, duplicate content and spam?

so a website has the homepage URL with a trailing slash and without, both indexed by Google. e.g. domain.com and domain.com/ The site owner runs into the duplicate content issue. It is easier for ...
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How can I scan a HTML website for malicious links/scripts?

I designed a website using a free HTML templates. Up until now I used to trust the free templates I found online... Recently, one of these websites has received a lot of visits from Russia in a way ...
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Identifying the file sending out spam email

I'm trying to identify the cause of spam emails being spent out from one of my clients wordpress websites. while I can identify the folder i can't identify the file. I've added the following to the ...
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Negative SEO impact of offering free stuff on website?

If I'm not mistaken, emails offering free stuff are more likely to be considered spam by spam removal software. Is there a similar problem with offering free stuff on a website? Of course, if someone ...
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I'm getting weird traffic from flipboard.com - is it referral spam?

Here's the screenshot: I have looked through several "referral spam" websites lists, but I didn't find flipboard.com on any of them. But from the stats (visit time, bounce rate), I'd say this is a ...