I read a great post by Brandon Abbey on NamePros today. It contains information we should all know. With his permission, I am reposting it here. Congrats to Brandon Abbey for providing 12 years of stellar service with Escrow.com.
This week is the beginning of my 12th year at Escrow.com. It has been quite fun and quite challenging. As I tell all our employees, there is a reason they call it work. Along the way I have had the opportunity to meet some wonderful people in this industry. To those of you who are customers I want to let you know I greatly appreciate the trust you have put in me and the company. I now am going to reflect on just some of what I have learned about online escrow.
So Your Site Has Been Hacked
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Top Five Third Party Screenshot Software
If you want to make your posts more appealing and readable, you need to use screenshots. This is one of the simplest ways through which you can illustrate facts that would otherwise have been very complicated. However, before you think about using such graphics, you need to choose the right software. Although there are many third party screenshot software options in the markets, you need to understand that some of them may not be what you need. The features should make it possible for you to capture the specific details that you want to illustrate. Here are some of the most popular options that you can use:
Facebook is Testing a New In-App Search Function. Should Google be Worried?
Have you ever wished for a simple and efficient way to search for online content that you can easily share on your Facebook mobile app. As the situation currently stands, sharing a digital photo taken with a smartphone and adding a message and some emoji is pretty easy, but the same cannot be said about adding context from the World Wide Web. On most mobile devices, sharing a link on Facebook is anything but easy.
Smartphones and AutoPlay Videos
Smart phones are finding their way into the mainstream of many new countries and communities. With this new technology comes many new potholes that people should be kept aware of. One of the biggest tripwires for new smart phone customers is the way that billing actually occurs. There are many misconceptions that people who are new to smart phones may not understand.
The Domain Guardians Story
On my “A” list today are Jen Sale and Mike Robertson and their company, Domain Guardians. I’ve known them both for many, many years and they never fail to meet all my criteria for making my list. They are honest and ethical. They are responsive to your needs and always go that extra mile for everyone. As friends and colleagues their reputation is stellar. If you are looking to hire an agency where you can hand over a job and not worry, you can count on Mike and Jen. Not to mention that they full of fun and two of the most charming people you’ll ever meet!
Stop or Block Referrer Spam
Lately, many website owners and online space operators have been facing an onslaught of referrer spam. For the newly initiated, referrer spam is pseudo traffic from bots, or automatic scripts, that generate a fake or inauthentic referral link. If the referrer spam is “successful”, the pseudo traffic will make the spam domain appear in your website’s analytics, hopefully encouraging you to visit.
Referral Spam – A Big Problem
Many website operators and online space owners dislike having their site analytics contaminated with fake, false or corrupt data. Besides affecting the purity of site analytics and working to better understand the user experience, dealing with referral spam can take a lot of time. Referrer spam has the potential to cause lasting harm to your Google SERP rankings, potentially meaning a damaging loss of revenue.
Referrer Spam: What It Is, Why It’s Bad, and How to Stop It
Ah, spam. Once upon a time, this was merely the name for a faintly distasteful loaf of canned meat, but with the rise of the Internet, it became something else altogether. Spam, as it is officially known, is any type of inappropriate, irrelevant, fake, or otherwise obtrusive and unwelcome message sent via mass communication channels (with the Internet being far and away the most popular avenue). Of course, in the infancy of cyber culture, it wasn’t such a problem, if only because in the old days – that is, the brief period between an almost total lack of a civilian Internet and the world we live in today, wherein kids who aren’t even old enough to shave are making money on YouTube – there wasn’t much of a user base for spammers to infect. Gradually, however, the Internet’s popularity and user pool grew larger, and before long, email spam became the flagship example of this phenomenon. Now, with the new millennium well underway, email spam has mutated, and the result is referrer spam. Read on to learn what it is, why it’s bad for you, and how to defeat it.