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He’s a man who has devoted himself, at huge personal cost, to helping victims of ransomware around the world. A man who guards his privacy dearly to protect himself, because for every message of gratitude he receives, almost as many messages of abuse come at him from the cyber criminals who hate him.

In fact, they hate him so much that they leave him angry threats buried deep inside the code of their own viruses.

Marketing / Re: What We Learned From Collecting 100k Targeted FB Ads
« on: December 31, 2018, 07:49:16 AM »
Very interesting read.

Economics & Investing / Re: Brexit
« on: December 20, 2018, 03:53:00 PM »
It was 50/50 on the blunt in/out question, but that has proven to have been too simple a question to provide a mandate for anyone to successfully action anything.

Time to construct a more meaningful framework for deciding WTF happens next.

Economics & Investing / Re: Brexit
« on: December 19, 2018, 01:54:11 PM »
Dark times ahead.  The country is massively divided.  There needs to be a long term constructive plan in the interest of the majority, but there seems to be little attempt to drive towards this by the extremists.

Traffic / Re: Search Engine Lamd deindexed
« on: November 30, 2018, 04:35:07 PM »
scary how often things like this seem to happen.

"Sorry - we accidentally removed your site from our index entirely because we thought [X] but we were wrong"

Its hard to think of Google as just a tech company with some automated processes and human beings that get things wrong just as much as any other company.  Given their scale, there must be vast numbers of these incidents every day.

Traffic / Re: Search Engine Lamd deindexed
« on: November 30, 2018, 04:33:51 PM »
scary how often things like this seem to happen.

"Sorry - we accidentally removed your site from our index entirely because we thought [X] but we were wrong"

Web Development / Re: Terchnical SEO : You Should Read
« on: November 29, 2018, 04:54:31 PM »
I have to say that I though I could have an application/ld+json schema block inside the closing body tag, so I've learned something.

It might be a specific bug related to the case.  Best practice is stick it in head of course, but I have ld+json working fine within the <body> on one template, delivering 2 objectives.  Admittedly the script is not immediately before the closing </body> tag and sits within the middle of the body.

I wonder whether there was something to do with the other onpage scripts that was causing the problem.  I've come across something similar to the hreflang case outlined in that article...

Interesting read.

Galloway says that Amazon’s new $15 hourly wage needs to be viewed through a much more cynical lens. “Jeff Bezos doesn’t do anything that’s not the smart thing to do,” he says. “When Amazon raises their wages so publicly, other people are forced to do so” — thus starving out the competition. It’s our new Cold War, he says, and Amazon won’t stop at retail. It will outspend every other entity in pursuit of global domination.

Traffic / Re: Compare The Market
« on: September 14, 2018, 03:01:46 PM »
Thats incredible.

Will be interesting to see the fall out.

Water Cooler / Re: Gonna have a breeze
« on: September 13, 2018, 06:07:04 AM »
Good luck

Water Cooler / Re: Behind the scenes of a burger photoshoot
« on: September 06, 2018, 11:49:42 AM »
In the 1970s my mother worked in food production for TV commercials.  A few of them alongside a director called Ridley Scott (whose career went rapidly downhill after that bigtime exposure

Back then the tricks of the trade were slightly different...

pies baked full with cotton wool to make them puff out

cigarette smoke blown on food for that delicious hot fresh out of the oven look

Jobs & Service / Re: Any Craft CMS people about?
« on: September 04, 2018, 03:59:25 PM »;u=44

7 years later  ;)

Welcome back

Sorry I can't help with your q though.

Traffic / How I recorded user behaviour on my competitor’s websites
« on: August 21, 2018, 12:47:08 PM »

Here’s what I did:

User lands on my page (referrer: google)
When they hit “back” button in Chrome, JS sends them to my copy of SERP
Click on any competitor takes them to my mirror of competitor’s site (noindex)
Now I generate heatmaps, scrollmaps, records screen interactions and typing.

Water Cooler / Re: RIP Indredibill William Atchison
« on: July 13, 2018, 08:59:39 AM »
Sad news.  Met him just once I think at the Citie of Yorke.  Very interesting and engaging guy. 

Economics & Investing / Re: Brexit
« on: July 11, 2018, 08:20:26 AM »
The UK is in the EU with opt-outs.
But the UK wants out of the EU with opt-ins.

That's the single best argument I've heard to date for Brexit

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