SPAM: fighting back

Over the last two months or so there has been a surge of comment spam on this very blog. It has come to the point where I have been erasing 200 email notifications for comments on GeoLand; all of them for Viagra and other exotic drugs.

Recommended Reading for Webmasters

This is my first post here at GeoLand; I hope people enjoy. I'm going to take a slightly different approach and try to answer some of the questions people come to GeoLand, and other sites, to find answers to, but from a unique perspective. The question is how to build a compelling, vibrant web site that's loved by humans and GoogleBots alike.

Get PR5 free links by guest blogging for Geoland

I have been blogging for 6 months now on this blog and it is very time consuming ....

Its probably a lot easier to just surf the web and post a little critique or description on articles that you have visited but, its time consuming when you want to post articles that are in some ways unique and come from our own direct experiences and labor (not direct copies of other stuff that one has found on the internet).

Looking at my posting I realize that I usually do 1 article (maybe 2) a month, which is very few for the pace of the internet.

Spam, even google can't keep up with it ?

Just stumbled on the official google webmasters blog. I have been there before, quite a few times as a result of searching (as was this time). What struct me this time on this particular post was that OBVIOUS spam comments from March 14th 2007 have not been removed, even though later comments from the same author (probably SPAM also) have been removed ?!

nice URLs made easy

I was looking for a simple solution these days to implement nice urls. I searched and found lots of tutorials on this but none of them where simple enough for what I wanted to implement: the simplest nice URLs possible, so I started from scratch and with guide the official mod_rewrite reference and with lots of trial and error I came up with the following solution.

Prerequisites: access to the .htaccess file, mod_rewrite enabled and php supported on your server.


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