August 9, 2014

Google Signals Ranking Benefit for HTTPS SSL Sites

In a recent post, Google announced that they are now using HTTPS as a ranking signal. Although not a strong signal, it is a signal, and in this competitive market of rankings every signal within your control counts. Google also went on to say that they may “decide to strengthen” the […]
May 22, 2014

Google rolls out Panda 4.0 updates

We have all been expecting it and it finally occurred. Yesterday Google’s Matt Cutts confirmed the release of Panda 4.0 on his Twitter account. This is a new Panda algorithm and not your typical monthly refresh. Matt Cutts told Search Engine Land that this Panda 4.0 update impacts approx 7.5% of […]
April 17, 2014

Heartbleed Bug OpenSSL Vulnerability

Last week, a very serious bug in OpenSSL was disclosed.  OpenSSL, a set of open source tools to handle secure communication, is used by most Internet websites.  This bug, nicknamed Heartbleed, allowed an attacker to read sensitive information from vulnerable servers and possibly steal things like passwords, cookies, and encryption keys. […]
April 3, 2014

Why am I losing Google rank

Just the other day a client who does not see the value in SEO called and said “Hey, I didn’t do anything to my website for the last year, I didn’t touch it, and now I am not on page 2 anymore, there is something wrong”. My reply being – […]
March 13, 2014

Australian Privacy Principles

Privacy issues are being reviewed globally and Australia is no exception. New privacy legislation and Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) came into effect on 12 March 2014 to regulate on how organisations handle personal information. The APPs, replaced the Information Privacy Principles (IPPs) that previously applied to Australian and Norfolk Island […]
November 8, 2013

A world without Keywords

We all know that Google deploy regular changes to its search algorithms.  The most recent changes, implemented last week, include the removal of keyword data from search queries.  This poses significant challenges to the SEM and digital marketing worlds as keyword data still provides a valuable insight into user queries. […]
October 2, 2013

About DDOS attacks

Its called a Distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack. Here is the scenario. You operate a small business and have a website and some email accounts for your staff. You pay your hosting company a few hundred dollars per year. All of a sudden you become the target of a DDOS attack. […]
March 21, 2013

SecurePay vs Eway

A few months back one of my clients had expressed an interest in changing his Payement Gateway options on his website. This particular client sells services through his website and offers his users to pay via Paypal. A high number of those clients pay via Credit Card through Paypal. After […]
November 2, 2012

Russian Underground 101 a Booming Economy

If you think crime does not pay then you have not been keeping up with the developments of the Russian underground market. This place is buzzing with cyber-criminals where anyone can purchase exploit kits, VPN services and custom-built malware. Maxim Goncharov from Trend Micro has released a 29 page paper […]
April 25, 2012

So you want to be a Webmaster

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems on the Internet today. According to WordPress they have more than 47 million deployments worldwide. Unfortunately, with this type of claim, it attracts all sorts of want to-be web developers, web masters and hackers. By their own admission WordPress boast […]
April 19, 2012

Black or White Hat SEO for Google

In September 2011 Google had won a case in a lower court brought by the ACCC over claims that they sponsored misleading links as part of their search results. This prompted an appeal from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) where the Federal Court found in favour of the […]
March 6, 2012

McAfee MxLogic

SPAM is a real problem but it even worse worse when sending legitimate email and having some mail servers out there inadvertently flagging it as spam. Even worse than this is when a big company like McAfee is behind this activity. A company which has horrible support and virtually clear […]

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