Questions tagged [spam]

Unwanted activity/content that is usually of a promotional nature.

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Giving my personal info because of Anti-Spam

I have just signed up for MailChimp because I want to send emails to my subscribers from my website. There is an Anti-Spam law with these rules: You must include your contact information inside every ...
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What is happening with this backlink profile? Is it spam, malware or an intentional attack?

I recently took on a new website client. During my initial research, I ran their website through ahrefs. I discovered several dozen (maybe a little more) of spammy looking backlinks. Some dating back ...
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Spam russian subdomain in my website

I just did a google search for my own site, using site:mysite.com, and I got some very weird results. There's this subdomain that doesn't seems to exist on my FTP, and it's filling 10 pages of google ...
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How do email spam filters tell if a spam email was maliciously sent with intent to shutdown a real email address?

So for example, let's say we have a legitimate user from "user@legitimate.com" who sends real emails. However, there is a malicious individual who is using their own server or some other email service ...
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How to block Googlebot from accessing one specific page

I am getting spammed by this IP: 66.249.79.70, and this website is telling me that it is from Google: https://ipinfo.io/66.249.79.70 It is filling one of my input boxes and keeps posting. I want to ...
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What kind of spam is this on our form?

We're receiving a lot of spam that looks like this: Form field 1 (textfields): duYYAJPNaMVsC Form field 2: icDiQOVRy Form field 3: uSDzPEObWIrTsCidma Form field 4: ODscxPiiqj ...
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Valid Hostnames Set, Languages Set, but Still see Blackhatworld Ghost spam in Google Analytics

I am not sure why this is happening. Afaik, I've properly set my valid hostnames and languages to remove ghost spam and those fake languages. However, this one sucker of a bot continues to show up: ...
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Multiple URL referral spam list

As a company, we're running a homepage with a set of landing pages (10+ of them) and it's becoming quite tedious to keep updating a spam referral list on every one of them individually. Is it ...
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Impact of using free domain extension for personal email (spam-wise)

Certain TLDs/extensions are allowed to be registered for free. Examples include: .tk and .ml Say for example, I register somedomain.tk as my personal domain for email only. I use Google Apps (for ...
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Where do various RBLs like Spamhaus or SORBS collect data from?

We send legitimate e-mails to our opted-in customers in bulk. Recently we started having issues with our IP reputation, which we are working on to improve. We are digging into the issue to find the ...
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Can a spamhouse listing affect your IP long term?

Lately I am getting a lot of mail delivery fails like 20% of the time. It used to be less, then some domain on our shared hosting was blacklisted in spamhouse and all emails couldn't be delivered. ...
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Google notified me that I have a sudden spike in 404's, but they are pages that don't exist

I'm pretty puzzled by this, so any direction would be helpful. The only thing hosted on this server is basically two word press instances with my personal site and another. Everything's been great, ...
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http://showmyip.pw/badwebsite/example.com URL in Stats

I've been seeing http://showmyip.pw/badwebsite/ with my valid URL's on the end of it (happening on all my sites) http://showmyip.pw/badwebsite/example.com Does anyone know what this is about? A ...
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Did Google remove ghost referral spam from analytics in February and March 2016 such that it would look like traffic to my site declined?

There was quite a sudden turn around in traffic (which had been rising) on one of the sites I manage. This started around February/March 2016. I searched to see if it was something others experienced ...
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Why do we get bot registrations with fake data on a site where you can't post content?

I run an ecommerce site where users need to sign up in order to make bookings for our transportation services. From time to time, we receive lots of obviously fake user submissions: they all use "...
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Email messages sent from AWS EC2 are getting marked as spam

I have setup my website on AWS which is built in yii2 PHP. Now here I am using default PHP mail which I purchased from GoDaddy. And I have pointed the domain name to AWS using my elastic IP using an ...
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Sending a corporate spammer email to other email spammers, spam lead lists, and spam portals?

Pardon this edgy question, but I'm sick of getting constant emails from these seo startups, marketing companies, and leads generation services. They literally never leave me alone. I would like to ...
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Excluding Google Analytics spam by referral [duplicate]

I've been reading up on how to filter out spam from Google Analytics. In this case, I'm trying to filter out the spam that shows up under referrals. In the Filter Pattern field of Analytics, I have ...
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Using the same word in multiple links to other pages — avoid looking spammy while getting the benefit of linking using that keyword

We have top level categories on our site that have a bunch of child categories within them. So for example we have a category called "Aquarium Supplies" with like 50 categories within it (i.e. ...
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Is it positive or negative for the average website to allow search engines to index user comments?

I've been trying to answer this question myself by researching and searching on google but I haven't been able to come with a final answer. I have some hypothesis I would like share anyway: The ...
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Stopping chat spam from multiple accounts

Okay there is a chat system on my website that is always getting spammed by one person on multiple different accounts. I would prefer not to make chatting only to made accounts as to help new people ...
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Gmail sees all of our emails as spam after site has been hacked

My site was hacked and it was used to send bulk mail. We cleaned it, changed to basic HTML. Moved to another IP, made requests for de-listing. We don't see it anywhere on blacklists anymore. SPF is ...
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Block rank-checker.online

This is really messing with my Analytics. I've previously blocked Semalt with the following code in my .htaccess SetEnvIfNoCase Via evil-spam-proxy spammer=yes SetEnvIfNoCase Referer evil-spam-domain....
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Spamdexing with reviews? How to stop Google from looking at my reviews?

I recently did a move to a propagate a set of reviews across the entire site (Planting the set of reviews under every product page so that people can see the reviews no matter what product they were ...
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How to send thousands of promotional emails to opt in addresses without being blocked

My new partner has an email list with over 1 Million email addresses for targeted traffic (no spam... only genuine subscribers from his last startup ) But now I have a problem.. how can I sent an ...
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Googlebot spamming?

We run a sailing website and offer measurement forms for sails and what not -- recently we've been getting hit with hundreds of form submissions with random letters and names in the blanks and it's ...
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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 classic ...
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Should I nofollow banners that leads to internal pages?

I know there is no use to nofollow links that leads to other internal pages, but my banners appears on every page of my site, and they're both linking to two articles in the same site. Should I ...
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How to fight off Google Analytics referrer spammers?

Last months I have lots of referrer spammers in my GA statistics. Their count is ~10x higher than count of legit visitors (my site is not very popular yet). I've turned on an option to hide known ...
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Sending Emails via Google SMTP - after some time quit working

on a website I use PHPMailer to send automated registration emails, etc and also a newsletter-tool (which loops through the emails and sends them one by one). Also, I configured in Gmail under ...
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Gmail is blocking my emails sent to them

I believe I got blocked for sending too many emails to one address by gmail. I have an application I made and I had email notifications on. It was sending a lot of notifications recently. I have since ...
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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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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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When to use an external e-mail service? (MailChimp, MailGun etc)

Noob alert. I've been reading about the big deal that sending massive campaigns is, in terms of not getting banned, warming up IP's and so on. The thing is that I have a site that deals with a few ...
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My info@ email address keeps sending SPAM mails

Since somewhere in april my info@ email address is being used to send SPAM emails. I first noticed it when I received a 'Mail Delivery System' email with the message that an email couldn't be sent ...
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Where are these spammy posts generated from?

While doing a a random Google search, I realized that my WordPress blog is populated with several spammy posts. Ex: (intentionally delinked) http://example.com/2016/02/06/free-download-wallpaper-...
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MX type and SMTP, They're different with each other

Suppose I have example0.com as my SMTP server and example1.com as MX. As you see, They're different with each other. Scenario: If I send an email , and suppose receiver has an Anit spam such as ...
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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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How to apply filters for more than one domain (Google Analytics)

I have about 20 filters for my website to avoid referal spam such as site8.free-floating-buttons.com. I have more than one website though. Do I really have to create all these filters for every ...
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E-mail failure notice greylisted by CYREN

I am having some problems with e-mail and I hope somebody could explain me on which side is the problem. Last 14 days I received 2 rejected messages. I am not sure if the problem is on my hosting side ...
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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 can I send emails linking to an anonymous website without them being classified as spam?

I’ve been trying to set up an anonymous website so I can blog my thoughts on some controversial topics without them being traced back to me. I found a post on here that perfectly fit my situation: How ...
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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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Someone setup a clone of our company website - why? [duplicate]

We recently discovered a clone of our website and I've found several mentions of other people having had the same problem here, here, and here. We're taking the necessary steps to have the site taken ...
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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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Does being blacklisted by Spam Cannibal effects SEO

I have checked old post regarding being blocked by email spam agents and it states that SEO shouldn't be effected. https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/webmasters/msag60JAWBc I am ...
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Remove spam referals from Google Analytics organic traffic report [duplicate]

I've got some referral spam showing up in my Google Analytics organic traffic. Usually I just ignore it but because it's showing up in my organic traffic and it's pushing up my bounce rate as the ...
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Malicious links to our site on Google's SERP redirecting to shady pages

Our website is being attacked in a curious way: on the Search Results Page, Google is showing links that look as if they were to pages on our site but they direct to some shady viagra-selling sites. ...
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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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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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