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Spreading the News? Avoid Paying the Dues.
Advertising

Spreading the News? Avoid Paying the Dues.

Concerned about spam and unwanted ads as a result of web browsing and email? Here's what to do.
Edith G. Tolchin
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Facebook Clamps Down on 'Clickbait'
Content Strategy

Facebook Clamps Down on 'Clickbait'

The company says the changes are aimed at preventing spam from drowning out the content users really want to see.
Benjamin Kabin
5 Distasteful Marketing Ploys to Avoid
Marketing

5 Distasteful Marketing Ploys to Avoid

We're not talking about illegal practices, like email span, but rather strategies that fall under the gray areas of marketing etiquette.
Ann Handley
Hallelujah! Facebook Is Disabling This Majorly Annoying Feature.
Facebook

Hallelujah! Facebook Is Disabling This Majorly Annoying Feature.

The social network takes another step to clean up our news feeds.
Jason Fell
Google's Latest Search Update is a Reminder to Focus on Quality
SEO

Google's Latest Search Update is a Reminder to Focus on Quality

The search giant recently rolled out a new version of Panda, which routes out spam and websites stuffed with keywords.
Jonathan Long
Stranger Danger: 3 Good Reasons to Reject a LinkedIn Connection Request
Linkedin

Stranger Danger: 3 Good Reasons to Reject a LinkedIn Connection Request

No, you're not mean. Just smart. Sometimes it's okay to ignore connection requests on the world's most popular career social networking platform. Here's when you probably should.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
If You Ask for 'Likes' on Facebook, You're About to Get Clobbered
Facebook

If You Ask for 'Likes' on Facebook, You're About to Get Clobbered

The social network says it will crack down on spammy pages that try to game engagement and shares.
Jason Fell
Tinder Users Lured by Sexy Spam Bots Peddling 'Castle Clash' Game
Apps

Tinder Users Lured by Sexy Spam Bots Peddling 'Castle Clash' Game

Something fishy (more like spammy) is going on at Tinder. Here's the inside scoop from one not so satisfied user.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The Most Unsubscribed Email Lists of 2013

The Most Unsubscribed Email Lists of 2013

If you unsubscribed from a 1-800-Flowers email list this past year, you were hardly alone. Check out which companies were most subscribed and unsubscribed in 2013 according to user data from email management tool Unroll.me.
Nina Zipkin
Why the Rap Genius Story Is Really About Google
Marketing

Why the Rap Genius Story Is Really About Google

Online marketing expert Ian Lurie explains how Google going after the lyrics-annotation website may not be fair.
Ian Lurie
Fake Twitter Followers: How Many Do You Have?
Marketing

Fake Twitter Followers: How Many Do You Have?

There's a good chance that at least a few of your followers on Twitter are fake. Here's a look at how you can tell, and how much it costs to buy fake followers.
Laura Entis
McAfee: Spam, Malware On the Rise
Technology

McAfee: Spam, Malware On the Rise

Cyberthreats are growing and evolving, with spam messages increasing 125 percent in the third quarter, according to a new report by McAfee Labs.
The Biggest SEO Mistake: Spamming
Marketing

The Biggest SEO Mistake: Spamming

Search Engine Land editor Danny Sullivan explains why you should be optimizing content for people -- not for the search engines.
Danny Sullivan
Social Media Con Artists a Rising Problem
Marketing

Social Media Con Artists a Rising Problem

Entrepreneurs that host online networking communities must be especially vigilant to protect their customers from scammers and spammers.
Catherine Clifford