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Search Engine Updates for April 2013

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By |2013-04-29T13:36:36+00:00April 14th, 2013|Search Engines|3 Comments

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  1. mladmin April 14, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    April 13 marked a slight improvement in traffic for on of our bread and butter sites. A combination of rolling algo updates and an ongoing DDOS attack on all WordPress installations is having some disastrous results on traffic flow.

    Sunday morning brings a reverse traffic patten…where typically 1 am has less traffic than 6am. Well today 1am was the peak and a clear decline has developed up to 7am. Only 1 visitor in the entire 6am hour!

  2. mladmin April 18, 2013 at 5:06 am

    Figures, the day I decided to switch to Cloudflare, their system gets hammered with a DDoS attack. I switched my site back to my original NS and am in the process of deleting it’s blog, which was a boat anchor anyway. Watch your blogs attacks of up to 200Gbps may be coming by June 2013.

  3. mladmin April 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Over the past year, there’s been a proliferation of scraper site ranking high in the SERPS of most SE’s with stolen image content. This problem remains unaddressed and some SEO consultants even go as far as to defend the inaction of SE’s to put in place any type of algorithmic controls to stop the spread of stolen content.

    When a scraper site steals your images or he is devaluing them, like an art thief spray painting a priceless work. The SE’s currently are ranking these bad guys well above the original author and copyright holder, forced a rash of DMCA’s. However, the current wave of PRD based scraper sites out of places like Thailand and Indonesia is so incredibly high that filing DMCA’s has become pointless.

    Now it falls to the SE’s – Google, Bing and Yahoo all have this problem and filtering out many of these PRD’s is the perfect metric with which to do so.

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