Should you block bot traffic?

Why I block bot traffic Recently my site has become pretty popular. Especially with bots. Even though I upgraded my hosting, my site was hardly able to cater hundreds of visitors every second. “Visitors” might not be the appropriate term because most of them were not human. I am not talking about spam bots. I am not talking about referral spam. I am not talking about crawlers from search engines. Even though they are annoying too. The old pest I don’t know anything about the technical side of things so that I will not even go there. As far as I know, referral spam doesn’t actually hit your web page… Read More

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Don’t buy on Fiverr or SEOClerks. Ever.

    I steal, I lie, I game the system? Yesterday the funniest thing happened. It made me think of the expression “it’s a small world” I have recently changed the settings on my main blog so that my plug-in removes spam comments before they even enter my WordPress front end. Today I checked because a lot of comments have been auto-blocked. You will never believe what happened next: I found spam that linked to the URL of one of my twitter followers. The reason I remembered him is that I considered removing him for his “check this out..” tagging. Before I did remove and block him I sent him… Read More

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Why you need your own online presence

Don’t rely on social media alone You started on social media in recent times and you soon have realized one thing: You’re late to the party. Your quality content receives hardly any attention. Sometimes you’re lucky and a well-connected person interacts with your post which gives it a boost. Even your own followers hardly ever see a post of yours. The notification you receive after logging in leads you to a message from a friend asking if you’re ok because he stopped seeing posts from you. What to do, what to do? An idea hits you and the anticipation of your future glory spreads through your body, from your head… Read More

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Beardvertising – an innovative advertising approach

Coming up with brilliant marketing ideas is like hunting the holy grail these days. With too much, too aggressive and too salesy advertisements all around us, we have become numb and defensive. We install ad-blockers, we stop taking calls from unknown numbers, we block spam – our guards go up as soon as we spot a salesperson. Many marketing and advertising agencies are looking for ways to “beat” us, manipulate us instead of producing content we want to see. “The unblockable ad” and such are popular topics amongst advertisers and advertising agencies. If an industry’s approach is: “They don’t want it, we’ll find ways to force it on them”, it’s… Read More

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About Twitter Auto Messages With Link

One of the most famous German runway coaches is a guy who seems to be lacking motoric skills. Still, he creates stars. I saw a documentary about him perhaps 12 years ago.  Oh, and I also remember the huge soccer coach. He was never an active player and his weight would make it impossible for him to run.  For years and years, he managed to coach a team to greatness.  I remember those two people because it’s extraordinary. Rare.  “Online business” is such a dynamic playfield. I can go to a site, grab a link and an email swipe and advice people on how to run their business.  That’s amazing,… Read More

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Viraloo Review Warning

Wow, I really don’t like to write negative reviews. But I feel if something annoyed me it’s common decency to let you know. Tomorrow or so I can luckily share about a fabulous tool I discovered for you. Viraloo Review You know .. Viraloo makes the typical “get viral, rich and immortal overnight” claims. As you know, I am not interested in that so that I am not bothered that it’s not true. Everybody knows that it doesn’t work like this. I purchased Viraloo because I was under the impression that it allows me to offer content for social action. For instance, someone gets a free product if 10 people sign… Read More

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Explaindio Review – Do not buy

This review does not contain an affiliate link. For if you are still willing to buy after you read this, I failed and do not deserve to be paid. Explaindio 3 Review I will sort my concerns into technical and … I nearly want to say “ethical”. This review will be relatively short because I have wasted a lot of time that I need to prepare a video for my new product, “DMN Brain Booster”. So … you watch the sales video and it looks all fabulous. Professional looking videos with great music, animation, and whatnot. Then you hear the price: Only USD 69 for the professional and USD 59… Read More

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Are you a digital stalker?

About remarketing, privacy and intrusive advertising Most of the time, I am using an aggressive script blocker. I don’t see a lot of advertising. But now and then, I pause my script blocker to use the full function of a site. Isn’t it funny? Most of the “free offers” are not free – I offer my data in return. With my background in data mining, I am aware how much small pieces of data tell about you. When I quantify the perceived value of my data, the marketer offering me a free book loses. The value of your data Do you have any idea how much marketers (or anyone else)… Read More

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HONEST Carvly Review

I am tired of fake reviews When I came across Carvly after reading a raving review I did my homework. I searched the web for more reviews. The concept of Carvly is phenomenal. I was sceptical because the suggested content of delivery includes Automating social media posts on all common sites AI creates posts for you Create landing pages with a few clicks Create videos with a few clicks Capture leads and valuable analytical information … and much, much, much more .. seemed to good to be true. You find only enthusiastic, positive reviews on the internet.  You see. I am not against earning commission with product recommendations. After all… Read More

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