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One of the most explosive Silicon Valley scandals of all time was a poorly run, easily discovered scheme inspired by a 1980s teen comedy, conducted by a company long past its heyday to harass a mom and pop blog.



a sign on the side of a building: EBay sent cockroaches to a blogger's home last year.


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EBay sent cockroaches to a blogger’s home last year.

Shocking headlines poured out of newsrooms in June when six former eBay employees and contractors were arrested (and a seventh was arrested in July) for sending a bloody pig mask and cockroaches to a Boston-area couple that operated the tiny publication EcommerceBytes. The US Attorney for Massachusetts provided many lurid details of the scheme, including how eBay staff sent the couple threatening messages, fly larvae, live spiders, and posted the couple’s address to Craigslist to invite swingers to knock on their door “any time of day or night.”

But the New York Times Sunday published a far

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5 SEO Tips Overlooked By Bloggers

May 1, 2020 | seo | No Comments

You blog because you want to share your knowledge; you also blog because you want to drive traffic to your website and rank highly in the search results.

You already know about the basic SEO stuff to do with on-page factors and link building, but there are myriad other factors that get overlooked.

Granted, you’ll never smash them all, but it’s worth spending some time on the easy ones to make sure your blogs have a more significant impact.

Here are five simple but effective tactics you should be using.

Stunning headlines

How do great headlines help your rankings?

Well, more click-throughs in the search results boost your rankings because the algorithm will attach more value to your blog.

So if you rank relatively low, but get a lot of clicks, your ranking will rise. However, if you rank highly and you don’t get click-throughs, your blog will be deemed … Read More