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Thousands of WordPress sites commandeered by Black Hole

Mass attacks that exploit a known vulnerability in the WordPress publishing platform have continued to bear fruit for hackers, with thousands of websites claimed in the past few weeks, a researcher said. The security bug, in a widely used image resizing utility known as TimThumb, allows attackers to seize control of WordPress websites, one of...
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SEO Beats PPC & Social Media For Generating Leads, New Industry Report Says

SEO is the number one source of leads for both B2C and B2B marketers, beating out both PPC and social media marketing in a recent survey of online marketers. But more of those surveyed say they plan to increase their social media marketing budgets in 2012, ahead of SEO and PPC. The numbers come from...
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Thousands of WordPress sites sucked into BlackHole

Researchers have discovered a spike in malware infecting thousands of WordPress websites that use a popular image tool. The attacks came to light after French media outlet, The Poitou-Charentes Journal, began hosting on malicious code on its WordPress site. Avast senior researcher Jan Sirmer found attackers had exploited weak FTP server authentication credentials and a...
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Big Business SEO

Lisa Barone Why I’m a White Hat Now Big Business SEO Reputation Management in an Instant World How many of you out there have taken on a large business as an SEO client and just been appalled at the state of their Web properties? Some companies either think they don’t need to do SEO, or...
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Google TV reboots, but is anyone watching?

By Rex Crum, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — It’s no secret that Google Inc. likes to have fun with its “Google doodle,” recasting its home-page logo to recognize birthdays of historical figures, holidays and other occasions. So perhaps it was no surprise that on Monday, for Halloween, Google /quotes/zigman/93888/quotes/nls/goog GOOG -1.25%  posted a time-lapse video...
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Winning The SEO Battle Through Content Curation

Guest post written by Pawan Deshpande Pawan Deshpande is CEO of HiveFire, producer of Curata online content curation software. You can read more on this subject in his free e-book. Pawan Deshpande: Staying relevant. The battle for top billing on the search results page is fierce – and sites with fresh, relevant content are the...
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Old Image Resize Script Leaves 1 Million Web Pages Compromised

A serious code injection vulnerability affecting timthumb, a popular image resize script used in many WordPress themes and plugins, has been exploited in recent months to compromise over 1 million Web pages. Estimating the impact is not an easy task, according to website integrity monitoring vendor Sucuri Security, which monitored the fallout of this flaw...
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HALLOWEEN GOOGLE DOODLE: Time-lapse video of carved ‘Google’ pumpkins …

. FROM THE SEEDS of inspiration, six squat and beautiful sculptures are born. In some countries, Google is celebrating Halloween on Monday with a very entertaining time-lapse video short. The “Google Doodle” on the home search page features company employees and friends who carve their way onto the global digital landscape by carving out a...
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PPC Copywriting Tips You Can Use in Your SEO Copy

It’s often the case that what works for PPC works for SEO, and vice versa – at least to a degree. You’ll certainly have to tweak your techniques when moving between organic and paid search efforts, but there’s no reason that gains and losses in one area can’t inform your decisions in the other –...
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WordPress.com Users Can Soon Put Ads on Their Blogs

Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, and Federated Media have teamed up to give WordPress’s millions of users the ability to place ads on their blogs. The partnership, which the two companies announced at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, will allow brands and advertisers to target participating WordPress.com site owners in order to reach...
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