Diagram tagged articles

31Jul

The Varying Virtues of Site Performance Metrics

Pageviews, bounce rates and goals

Measuring site performance is somewhat of a black art - from the dubious numbers lauded by some sites to the notoriously skewed and untrustworthy figures from Alexa, Compete, and other metric & analytics folk - there simply isn't any single great method of gauging a site's performance. [read more...]


22Jul

How Viagra spam works

Virtual drug pushers or marketing genius?

There's no escaping spam these days. Even with the best Bayesian filters, blacklists and other filtering techniques, most of us are still plagued with an endless stream of invitations for all sorts of weird and wonderful products and services. One of the most common forms is advertising for pharmacological products - and perhaps the most notorious form is for the 'men's health' variety- notably Sildenafil citrate, more commonly known as Viagra. But how do spammers make their money? [read more...]