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general questions about link spam

A CMS-based site I manage is suffering from a small but ominously growing number of almost certainly bot-emplaced, invisible spam links placed in registered-user-only shoutboxes and user forums. "Link ...
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Getting on mediawiki spammers list?

I am setting up a test site which I WANT to get spammed by WIKI spammers, ie those spambots that run rampant on a wiki site filling it up with junk data... How do i get on one of those lists?
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How are spambots registering on my website?

I have a forum that's getting a bunch of spam bot registrations. Here's what's happened: lots of spambots added static logic question (as a picture), static math question, honeypot field still lots ...
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Bandwidth saturation due to Googlebot search for spam pages

I recently had to update the hosting plan of a WordPress site I run due to bandwidth excess, which was already quite high. I've installed a security plugin that keeps log of 404 errors. From here I ...
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Google Analytics referrerless ghost direct traffic

This week Google Analytics' accuracy has taken a nose dive from its already very low starting point with dozens of alleged single hit sessions per day on the home pages of most of my sites with the ...
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MediaWiki spam, deleting last days

2 days ago I did the mistake of updating my MediaWiki site, without transfering my old user management plugin. My site was shut down from my host for mail spam and there are now over 14 million new ...
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Removing Spam Links from Google Index

Last week a site I help administer was compromised. A confluence of events (move to new hosting, brand new web application released, etc.) makes it difficult to track down why it happened, but ...
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Securing a server against DDoS like spam runs

Periodically my server gets hammered so hard by automated comment spam runs against my blogs that the server goes down and I have to annoy my provider to get a power cycle if I don't see it happening ...
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I've noticed a bizarre (malicious?) behavior in my website logs

My website logs spit out "invalid content" messages -- they typically occur when someone types in a wrong hyperlink or a page has mistakenly changed URLs. Lately (about 20 times per day) I've been ...
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Do spam bots load the DOM?

I have an issue where a form on my site is getting spammed. The form is actually a copy paste job from a CRM, so I cannot access any of the server side script to make a good human checker. In the ...
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Google Analytics - Identifying Bots

I've noticed over the last few days a massive increase in visitors, The thing is that it seems like a bot: Mozilla compatible user agent average 0 minutes 100% bounces Is there a way to find out ...
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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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How can I find a list of backlinks by date for a domain?

I have successfully switched my Site A over to Site B (a legacy domain i purchased). I recently have uncovered some shady link building practices in the Site B link profile. I am trying to find all ...
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How to set up a SPF record?

The clients on my VPS are all getting spammed. The spam seemingly comes from their own email addresses - it is clear that somehow something got into my VPS and was able to capture all the email ...
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I'm using a shared server, and as such Gmail marks my email as spam (all from headers are different from the same IP)

I have a shared server, meaning many people share the same IP. When I send an email, the @website.com is different from someone else that shares the same IP with me, therefore Gmail marks it as spam. ...
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Will my domain get blacklisted by auto-replying to spam emails?

At the moment, I've just set up an auto-reply function for our career email address. One problem is that we cannot differentiate between an email applying for a job with an advertisement or a spam ...
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What is g1sense.int.godaddy.com?

I recently looked at my list of referrers (ie, previous page the user was on), and one odd one is a link like http://g1sense.int.godaddy.com:15871/cgi-bin/blockOptions.cgi?ws-session=3372311093. The ...
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Someone using my website for Email and significant increase in spam

Let me give you the background in context so that you know the full story. Last summer my web guy (he put my website together) got in a fight with someone who attempted to register on my site using ...
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Random links seo and spam

I built a mini-forum with social features for a client, to promote user registration, i planned to add a box on the forum pages to display pictures with profile links of random registered users. I ...
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Dealing with human spam accounts

My site has lately been targeted by human spam... meaning people taking the time to carefully complete my registration process, confirming via email, and then letting the member account sit dormant ...
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is there any way to check if an email sent landed in a spam folder?

In email marketing it's useful to provide a statistic about messages that got across as spam to the people that want to send an email campaign. From what I know so far, it isn't possible to check if ...
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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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What is infecting these networks between 10/25/15 and 11/1/15?

Just noticed a fancy new graphical threat dashboard in the Google malware scan systems. There seems to be a cleanup then subsequent spike in infected sites across various [less-than-high-quality] ...
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Spam Traffic, large page view increase but normal amount of visitors - doesn't appear to be referral spam

For the last two days I have been getting above average traffic on my website. Most of these visitors have an average duration of under 15 seconds. While there are not that many more visitors than ...
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Google displaying wrong site title and snippet [duplicate]

I am having an issue where a website that displays the incorrect site title and snippet in Google Search. From the content it is clear that some spammer has infected the site, but I cannot figure out ...
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why does google request apple-app-site-association from every domain on the server?

I received the following in my log: [Mon Oct 05 11:04:35 2015] [error] [client 66.249.75.xxx] File does not exist: /path/to/user/public_html/apple-app-site-association xxx in the log is a number ...
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Help to remove spam links leading to 404 page

One day my site was hacked. Someone inserted spam pages to my site. I resolved the issue, cleaned database, protected login area etc. But these links are still present in all search engines including ...
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Fake Bounce Spam Emails in Gmail - Are These Really That Fake?

Are spam messages labeled by Gmail as "Fake Bounce Emails" really that fake in all cases? Is there a way they could actually be legit? We run a server with multiple domains which have all the ...
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Google ate all my bandwidth [closed]

Alright, I am new here and need some good help. I am running an e commerce build on magento called zumastic.com. The issue, I am facing is that google is eating a huge amount of my bandwidth. Last ...
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Random (but coherent) text posted from random IP addresses - what kind of attack is that?

My website has a nice by-design anti spam protection. Originaly it was a mistake. What I did is, that every AJAX-submitted <form> has method="get" but AJAX actually uses POST. Thanks to this, ...
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Sending low volumes of HTML email from my web app [closed]

Using AngularJS and Firebase I am developing a small scale social-type web app (max. hundreds of users) that features an invite system, where existing users invite people they know and the system ...
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.pw domain name risks

I am considering using a set of .pw domain names to provide CNAME access to content stored on a CDN. I have come across recent articles about how the .pw domain has become associated with spam. ...
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How not to get blacklisted using BCC

We have a legitimate need to send out emails to groups of our users (it's system info, not marketing email), and we want to just add the list of people to the BCC field rather than the TO field. ...
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Setting up Google Analytics filter to exclude any spam IP which hits wp-login.php

I'm launching a new website, not hosted on WordPress, but the majority of the (thin) traffic is junk like this: 46.165.211.194 "GET /wp-login.php HTTP/1.0" 404 8012 "-" "-" 46.165.211.194 "GET ...
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Websense is blocking our website as “Potentially Damaging Content” [closed]

A lot of people are complaining that my company's website www.justjus.com is being blocked by their organisations. Anyone that has tried to access our website from a large organisation has been ...
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Facebook thinks my site may be unsafe! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Website falsely blocked because of spam. Does anyone know how we should proceed? Whenever anybody clicks on a link that I've posted on any Facebook Page (including my ...
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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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My website was spammed and my ranking dropped by half [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to recover my inclusion in google results after being penalized for receiving comment spam? I put an update of my site live and I forgot to enable to comment ...
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Need help for stopping spam inquiries [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make your site anti-bot? I am not a web developer, nor have I the required knowledge to grasp this situation. I have a small company with a modest web site where I ...
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IP Addresses of Known Spammers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comment spammer IP list? Is there a list out there that has IP addresses of known spammers? I wish to know so I can block them in my forum.
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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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using blank image to improve post value

I have seen people (including popular digital agencies) using 1 x 1px transparent image, so that they can add page title as alt value. Does that really increases the value of a web page or that's a ...
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Cleaning up web results after SEO spam attack

A while ago my Wordpress-based personal site was hacked with SEO spam. I've since cleaned it up (removed and reinstalled wordpress, manually checked through all files, manually checked database ...
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Does blacklisting of IP for sending spam emails efects ranking/SEO of Website

I want to know that if I send the Bulk Mails from Server and it comes into Blacklist. Does it effects the Website Ranking, Ad Sense earning etc., If yes/no, why?
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Do most spam-watch programs actually check domain names or URLs?

On the not-too serious Sites (check-sites), I use Shared Hosting and thus, shared IP address, so am wondering if a smart move even then is to pay for a private IP # ? It seems on most checks, there ...
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Is URL without HTTP a hyperlink for SEO?

In my spam check I don't accept comments which contain a http:// or https://. But many spam I'm getting are specifying this in HTML: <a href="www.example.com" ..... Can this link be considered ...
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Website is alerted with firefox as damaging/infected. Remove site from 'blacklist'

My website is alerted as malicious/infected by firefox, so users can't have normal experience atm. All threats are removed and website is clean. How I can remove my website from this 'blacklist'? ...
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Email containing links of a website is landing in SPAM

I am using sendgrid SMTP Server to send the e-mails from my java web application. The issue is the any e-mail containing external links to a one website and images are going to spam. If i remove the ...
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My Blog is marked as spam because of adBrite

I was blogging for over a month. I never thought of publishing ads in my blog until I was recommended to adBrite. I copied the widget code and just added it to my blog. Crap, suddenly I got a message ...
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Where would a spam bot be located?

I have a hosted website using a free hosting service, I received an email this afternoon saying that I have been suspended because my account has been compromised. Basically, someone is using my ...