This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, Dofollow blog directory updates, and a bit about what I think of Go Daddy after the recent malware attacks.
The Resources Mashup
Blogging / Writing
- Are you motivated enough to take your blog to the next level
- How to maximize your time writing articles
- 5 sure fire SEO tips for bloggers and structuring your blog for SEO
- Does your blog provide value to your readers?
- 6 ways to improve your blog’s credibility
Business / Career / Finance
- Creating an awesome online resume
- Do you need a superpowers coach? (Leave a comment or send Karl an email by midnight May 14th to have a chance to win.)
- How a guy landed his dream job using Google Adwords
- 10 social media FAQs for business
- Top 5 ways for small businesses to save money
- Location based services coming to Facebook (Geo-tagging, brands, and privacy issues.)
- 9 ways to enhance your Facebook fan page
- How to know a good fan on Facebook
- 7 scientific ways to promote sharing on Facebook
- 7 things to stop doing now on Facebook
Humor / Infographics / Inspiration
- 8 websites you need to stop building
- Creating Twitter status designs for your inspiration
- 7 great coming soon page designs
- Showcase of unique blog post designs
- 50 great looking, high quality Drupal themes
Link Building / Keyword Research
- Breathe new life into your email link requests
- 8 common mistakes in link request emails
- Vital link building tip (Hint: It’s not about the requests.)
- Link building is about answering one simple question (Give an answer to this in a link request, and you are more likely to get a positive response!)
- Value of a link based on document features and user data (What tells Google it is a good / bad link.)
Making Money Online / Online Marketing
- Are you getting bankable results from blogging?
- From zero to ebook superstar
- Step by step guide for launching a virtual product
- The truth about buying UPC codes
- 3 email marketing examples not to copy + 5 irritants in web marketing
Personal Development / Self Improvement
- How to be a dean’s lister part 1 and part 2
- How to know when an idea won’t work
- 100 ways to improve your relationships
- What does it mean to be true to yourself?
- Boost creativity with these 7 unusual psychological techniques
Photography / Digital Art
- Differences between black & white vs. color photography
- 10 food photography tips to make it look tasty
- 40 most beautiful mosques in the world
- 35 astounding examples of waterscapes
- 88 examples of bokeh photography (Technique using blurring.)
Search Engines / SEO / Traffic
- Google’s May Day update – what it means to you in terms of rankings
- Define competitors – step 4 of the 8 step SEO strategy (Post includes first 4 steps – great series.)
- Why Google’s redesign is good news for social marketers
- 36 SEO myths that won’t die, but need to
- SEO at Wall Street Journal – Interview with WSJ’s Chief Search Strategist
- Social networking for law students – 50 tips and tools
- Snapshot of your social media presence – your network
- Pet friendly niche social media and Internet marketing strategies for pet lovers
- Are you making these social media measurement mistakes and the metrics of social media
- 4 social media marketing tweaks that make a difference
- 10 tips for effective marketing on StumbleUpon
- Use titles & descriptions to get the best exposure & SEO for your site on social networks
- How to rank higher on LinkedIn (Great tips!)
- New privacy option for Youtube videos (Go unlisted – direct link access only.)
- 10 ways for a non-profit to use Foursquare
- 8 easy steps for local businesses to dominate Twitter
- Not all retweets are created equal
- Tweetbaggery – for some celebrity related Twitter humor (Plus some parody accounts.)
- Hootsuite vs. Tweetdeck – a comprehensive analysis
- Be human on Twitter (Or how to separate yourself from a bot so you don’t give people a reason to unfollow you.)
- Using default links to build CommentLuv links with your anchor text
- The ultimate roundup of WordPress tutorials, themes and guides
- 9 excellent WordPress hacks to try (Including the text Feedburner & Twitter count.)
- Best new porfolio themes for WordPress
- Top 6 WordPress backup services (If you’re not backing it up, you should. Now!)
It’s been awhile since I have done a dofollow blog directory update, so I thought I’d mention that there are now 250+ dofollow blogs now, including several new categories. So check it out, and be sure to submit your dofollow blog to the directory today if you haven’t already.
Also, if you support dofollow blogs, be sure to show it with the following tweet:
Find the best #dofollow blogs and resources on http://dofollow.info + follow @dofollowinfo for updates! #ff #followfriday
Rethinking My Hosting
- Scanned my machines and removed any viruses / spyware (the first time there was a trojan on my laptop, but the second time there was nothing.
- Changed all my passwords (Go Daddy main account, FTP, database, WordPress admin, etc.).
- Deleted and reinstalled all WordPress files, plugins, theme files, etc. with the latest versions.
- Changed file / folder permissions.
- Moved my wp-config into another folder.
- Thought I was safe.
So even after all of this, I was still hacked… again, and again. What I know is…
- The sites (two on separate accounts) that I have on Go Daddy that were upgraded to the latest WordPress versions were the ones that got hacked.
- The sites I have on Godaddy on two other separate hosting accounts that were not upgraded to the latest version (or even secured) were not hacked.
- A former Go Daddy client who switched to HostGator after the first two attacks but before the Holasionweb script site remained unaffected even without additional security measures.
At this point, it seems silly to stick with Go Daddy with the imminent threat of another attack always looming over my most trafficked sites. But at the same time, other hosts like Network Solutions have been hit with this thing as well. So who’s to say that if I moved to another host the same thing wouldn’t ultimately happen to them.
Why do I still like Go Daddy? Because up until this point, I have received nothing but great service from them. They have gotten my site up quickly when it went down due to a plugin instability that I couldn’t figure out. They helped me re-register a domain because I misspelled it during registration. They helped me remove services from my account that I couldn’t figure out how to do online. Overall, I have always been satisfied with them without any problems.
While I acknowledge that Go Daddy is responding and working on things, I would like to hear them stop repeating the same broken record about upgrading the sites and changing the passwords, because that is obviously not working. There is something else going on. I want to know what that is, and when it will be solved.
Facebook in Real Life
Continuing on a humorous social media theme that started with throwing Tweetbaggery in the mix with the Twitter articles, here is a funny view of what Facebook interactions would be like in real life.
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