There are a lot of scams out there, but one that's been plaguing bloggers like me lately is a novel twist: A fake DMCA takedown notice that's actually a link insertion scam! Beware: The notices I'm getting are very convincing-looking, complete with a fake law firm website! Check out the discussion on this post over at Hacker News! Copyright Infringement and Link … [Read more...] about Scam Alert: Fake DMCA Takedown for Link Insertion
Yesterday I discussed how to set up a lightweight PHP web server using Apache. Next we have to get everything running smoothly, and I came up against a frustrating realization: Apache doesn't have a satisfying way to redirect multiple domains to canonical hostnames! In other words, it's fairly easy to redirect one domain's content from "www.example.com" to just plain … [Read more...] about How To Force Apache To Redirect To Canonical Hostnames, or ServerAlias Is Not Your Friend
Google is the most important company to the Internet. Hyberbole? I think not! Without Google, the Internet that we all know and love would be a very different place, as would the business of IT. Along with Microsoft and the supporting community around LAMP, Google is the very foundation of modern computing. But the foundation of Google itself, its ability to rank Internet … [Read more...] about Google Is Heading For A Cliff; What Will They Do?
I'm not blogging to get traffic; I'm blogging because I have something to say. But, being a curious person, I do measure my blog traffic, and I've become interested in how the search engine optimization gurus ply their trade. So a recent tip on using a custom Google Analytics filter to determine "front page" placement on that search engine piqued my curiosity. After just one … [Read more...] about Measuring the Importance of Google’s First Page