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Spammers sppam for everything: medication, software, even astronomy. If there's a way to make a buck by spamming there will be spammers who spam to do just that.


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Whomever told you it was a "spam service" doesn't know what they're talking about. Press Releases have been around almost as long as their has been a press. For it to move online was a natural progression. Services like PRWeb only provide a means for small companies to do press releases. The releases themselves are not spammy and the act of distributing ...


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A best practice shows the following user friendly solution: Add a hidden field in your form. Bots will automatically complete all forms, whilst humans will not since they cannot see the hidden field. When all fields are submitted you know that its a bot and you simply won't allow submitting a message. Works great and there is no extra hassle for your website ...


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It is quite difficult to tell without adding further checks I would normally add a question that a computer can't answer. Ie "If today is Thursday, what is tomorrow?" "What month comes before October?" etc. I use this technique on our forum as well as a Captcha and it has reduced the amount of spam quite considerably. Just having a Captcha wasn't ...


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Google has algorithms that detects paid links as well links that are not-relevant, Generally paid links from a lot of sites are rendered useless in any case because they don't come from relevant niches which won't help other than boosting Google Page Rank. Sadly looking at your links they do look like paid sponsors and they look relevant so we can assume ...


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I have used Google's tool to report paid links that I've found. None of the ones that I reported were removed immediately, but many did get removed with the Penguin update. There was a recent thread on WebmasterWorld about this: Is Reporting Webspam to Google as Ineffective as a Sugar Pill? Several people reported in that they don't think it is effective ...


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Fmz, you… kind of inadvertedly advertised, that telescope to me right now. And maybe you searched for it on google, and maybe you visited an online shop that sells it. So I suppose they have a point about that. Not a direct sale, more of a branding thing.


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You should be able to go to Akismet and request that they remove you from their list. They're usually responsive to this unless they have reason to believe that you aren't being honest with them. A couple of years ago when I ended up on their list (due to someone else's malicious reporting) it only took them a couple of days to fix it and that was over a ...


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A PTR record is used to map an IP address to a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). So basically the opposite of what an IP address does. If you are worried about email spoofing, you may also want to set up an SPF1 and SPF2 record, which if set to a hard fail will also prevent spam being spoofed from your IP address/domain name. However with regards to ...


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The company whose infrastructure is being used to host the website can be identified with a DNS Lookup which in this case reveals three A records: 54.246.86.121 (ec2-54-246-86-121.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com) 46.137.164.212 (ec2-46-137-164-212.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com) 54.247.110.132 (ec2-54-247-110-132.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com) ...


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Okay. http://whois.domaintools.com/rustamt0wel.com is going to tell you as much as you can get on your own. However, it sounds like it is time for an attorney. Preferably one who specializes in Internet issues. If your customer engages an attorney, the attorney can contact the legal department of VistaPrint and Tucows and get a real name. From there a ...


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Did you check your IP at mxtoolbox's supertool? http://www.mxtoolbox.com/blacklists.aspx


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Have you confirmed your SPF and domain keys are set up correctly, and are valid for you emails? If you send an email to spf-test@openspf.org, your email will be rejected, and the reply will contain details of the test results. Certainly, I found that while I thought I had things configured correctly, because of the way my hosts were sending emails through ...


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i don't see a problem with it lots of sites break down by products / sectors / locations etc in a very similar way what you will need to think about is that a lot of the pages that are not popular may not rank well and you should think about how you are going to ensure the best way to surface content. Consider moving the Id to wards the end of the URL. ...



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