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PDF link farms: How the latest effective blackhat SEO tactic got killed, instantly

By   /  July 15, 2015  /  Failures  /  4 Comments

PDF blackhat SEO Link Farms

If we’re being honest, the best reason to avoid black hat tactics in SEO isn’t that they’re morally wrong1 but […]

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Man sues Google for better search rankings and learns a hard lesson

By   /  July 6, 2015  /  Failures, Latest, News  /  No Comments

If you’re going to try to sue Google to improve your search engine rankings, you’re going to have a bad […]

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Failing to be Facebook, Twitter takes a crack at Amazon & Google Shopping

By   /  June 25, 2015  /  Failures, Latest, Twitter  /  No Comments

Summary: Twitter is testing a new shopping platform to buy items from tweets but it appears to be not well thought out.

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The good, the bad and the very surprising about Click Farms

By   /  June 18, 2015  /  Failures, Latest, Social Media  /  No Comments

According to the Business Dictionary, the bandwagon effect is defined as: A psychological theory where individuals will do something primarily […]

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Facebook’s Stalking Behaviour Problem Continues

By   /  June 16, 2015  /  FaceBook, Failures, Latest  /  No Comments

In a move that is not super, duper creepy and stalky, nosireebob, Facebook is now going to not only follow […]

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Why Twitter Will Never Beat FaceBook

By   /  June 15, 2015  /  Failures, Latest, Opinion, Twitter  /  No Comments

If you haven’t heard that Dick Costolo has stepped down as head of Twitter and is temporarily being replaced by […]

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CNN to create fake news content for advertisers

By   /  June 12, 2015  /  FaceBook, Failures, Latest  /  No Comments

We wrote not that long ago about Facebook setting up a program that would help advertisers create content, and it […]

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Beware of shady Bing ads linking to malware sites

By   /  June 9, 2015  /  Bing, Failures, Latest  /  No Comments

Yesterday we wrote about changes to Chrome that would effectively ax murder Flash ads, but if you’re using Bing to […]

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Google’s clever way to get rid of ads that are not Google’s

By   /  June 8, 2015  /  Failures, Google, Latest  /  No Comments

Google chrome

Google’s announcement on the Chrome Developer Blog that it will have the browser pause (read: kill) Flash content that isn’t […]

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Netflix Ad Fix: Ads Will Creep Into America’s Favorite Streaming Service

By   /  June 3, 2015  /  Business, Failures, Latest, Opinion  /  No Comments

If you somehow have managed to avoid hearing the wailing and gnashing of teeth on the Internet from the last […]

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Ad telling transgender people to kill themselves makes waves on Twitter

By   /  May 27, 2015  /  Failures, Latest, Twitter  /  No Comments

Twitter has been covering itself in glory lately. On the heels of having Promoted Tweets showing up in X-rated feeds, […]

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Facebook “Instant Articles” launches, publishers reveal the fine print, will it stick?

By   /  May 26, 2015  /  FaceBook, Failures, Latest  /  No Comments

Facebook’s Instant Articles is something that is looked at by many in the publishing world with a combination of hope […]

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Facebook wants to keep all your data to itself… for a price!

By   /  May 22, 2015  /  FaceBook, Failures, Latest  /  No Comments

Facebook Greed

It has apparently occurred to Facebook that if they are allowing app developers to access personal data from users that […]

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European mobile provider wants to drop an Ad Blocker bomb on Google

By   /  May 19, 2015  /  Failures, Google, Latest  /  No Comments

It appears that Google’s capitulation to Ad Block by paying them to have their ads exempted from the free ad […]

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Major brands find promoted tweets appearing on adult profiles

By   /  May 12, 2015  /  Failures, Latest, Twitter  /  No Comments

AdWeek discovered that a number of advertisers, including Duane Reade, Gatorade, NBCUniversal and Nielsen Ratings had ads that showed up […]

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