Every once in a while you come across a task that you assume is so simple and straightforward but somehow there does not seem to be a way to do it. Deleting a Web property from your Google Analytics account seems to be one of those. Say, you have completed a project and no longer
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Disable Federated Media spambot using CSF or other firewall software
Well, what do you know: the big guys in the blogging business are not averse to stooping this low! I’m checking referrer logs on all my sites from time to time for any signs of irregularities – break in attempts and the like. Lo and
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cPanel log rotator fills up the server HDD with useless junk files
One of cPanel-based servers (cPanel/WHM 18.104.22.168) I administer has thrown a tantrum tonight. A cPanel log rotator has stuck (in fact, multiple instances were running at the same time) and the end result was very not pretty. The server was extremely sluggish
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End of a month is a perfect time to look at a Web site’s logs – many servers are setup to archive and file away the logs at the end of the month and some servers don’t even keep more than the current month worth of logs. So, it’s November 28th and I’d like to
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This is a quick follow up to my earlier post on Google stopping sending referral data for logged in users and users of Google’s SSL host at https://www.google.com/.
There have been various values for the number of affected searches floating around. Matt Cutts has mentioned “single digits” for example. I though it would be useful
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Back in mid October 2011 Google announced that they will stop sending referral data for searches originating from their secure SSL domain – https://www.google.com. Here is their original announcement @ googleblog.blogspot.com . Since then most webmasters that care to look at their referral data noticed that great many Google referrals now look as if they
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