Google Analytics Site Content Spam: Domination.ML,

For a couple of months I’ve seen chatter about spam sites showing up in Google Analytics’ Site Content reports, but hadn’t seen it affect any of our sites – until yesterday. We had a curious spike in traffic on May 11, and noticed the following in the “All Pages” report: Obviously these are not pages… read more →

Google Analytics Event Tracking Spam:

Two days ago I noticed an unusual category in our Events report in Google Analytics: “to use this feature visit: EVENT-TRACKING.COM” It certainly wasn’t something we’d set up, and just yesterday the number of times this “event” occurred had a substantial increase, so I did a little searching for an explanation. Fortunately the issue wasn’t… read more →

Understanding Google’s Mobile-Friendly Update

Earlier this year, Google announced that they would be rolling out a change to their mobile ranking algorithm on April 21st. This was significant because with previous updates, Google has generally made the change before the announcement. Google has stated that this change will be more impactful than previous algorithm changes, and as it involves… read more →

Shop Responsibly, Responsively

Back to my shopping problem (specifically Amazon and Target)… Thinking back, I honestly can’t remember the last time I sat down in front of my computer solely to buy something. It’s always when I am relaxing at home, browsing the web on my iPhone or iPad and let me tell you, Amazon Prime is wondrous!… read more →