Google – and the User Experience!

RockmusicRaider - Google Core Web Vitals - User Experience or UX

If you’re running a website or you work in SEO1) and you haven’t really been operating from a Nuclear Bomb Shelter without communications, you certainly heard about Google’s latest stunt to drive supposedly better User Experience, also known as UX. The feature, somewhat loftily, calls itself Core Web Vitals. As if, without them, no website would be able to operate conveniently. But more to that later.

Google started announcing this solution in search of a problem back in 2020 and it went live in the course of 2021. In short, the cerebral ones at Google HQ … [...] Click to raid more!

Who’s Phishing? When Insiders become Threats!

RockmusicRaider - Who's Phishing? When insiders become threats!

In God we Trust, everyone else uses the firewall.

That’s the credo handed down from the RMR IT department. It’s a sane reminder that the internet is an ugly place. Full of bad actors out to get your data or your money for any and all nefarious activities out there.

Supposedly.

Because not everyone is a bad apple, of course. And it’s always quite a task to filter genuine visitors from intruders, as you don’t want to hinder the former, but block the latter. Thus, sporting some great site security, complete with a sturdy firewall, is indeed one important … [...] Click to raid more!

Ghost Spam – The Curse of yer Blog! Or is it?

RockmusicRaider - Spam Packages

If you run a website, blog, or any other operation on the web, you’ll encounter the spammers. You know, those crazies flooding your channels with weird messaging, ranging from conspiracies, to romance for dummies and other sexual atrocities, over get-rich-quick schemes, to outright fraud and extortion attempts of all sorts. And that’s just scratching the surface.

Spam or scams are – in theory – perfectly illegal in most a few countries of the world. Yet, the spam part of all this criminal activity is a bit more elusive than the already very elusive rest of them.

Because calling spam illegal … [...] Click to raid more!

Paid Links kill SEO! Or do they?

RockmusicRaider - Anonymous - Black Hat SEO - Paid Links

Ah, what a trauma that linking strategy often is, once you start with a website and you try to hit good SEO grades. Yet, there is no way around it. It is indeed true that good internal and external linking can be a stepping stone for you to hit that #1 spot on major search engines. So, you have no other choice but to attack this issue.

But have a care.

There are a few Black Hat SEO activities that might very well land you in seething hot water. Only if you are found out, of course. But chances are … [...] Click to raid more!