Friday, April 25, 2008

Who knows what...

What Dash knows:
  • Crowd sourcing  works
  • People like to search at least twice per day from their cars
  • The top subscriptions like Gas prices, movie listings, Starbucks and where it is safe to Pee in Baltimore.
What Google knows about Spam:
  • Its about the money
  • Trust is important
  • Build reputation - like ebay
  • You don't have to cost spammers money. You can cost them time and effort.
  • Search Engine Optimization is not spam
  • If it sounds to good to be true
  • Spammers are human and make mistakes - they leave footprints by accident
Simple steps to prevent spam:
  • Simple tests will prove people are human
  • pictures are difficult for spammers to deal with as tests
  • Spam will become more dangerous
  • Keep your software patched
  • Use software as a service
  • Look at Cross-site scripting security holes. is a cool resource for webmasters. Register and they will adivce on problems with your site.
What Wordpress knows:
  • 99.999% of blogs on have less than 10,000 views per month.
  • 3 million blogs hosted on
  • 168M page views per month