Tag: traffic

WannaCry Ransomware: Traffic Cameras In Australia Hit By Virus

Traffic and speed cameras in the state of Victoria, Australia were infected by the WannaCry ransomware attack that hit hundreds of thousands of computer networks around the world last month. According to local radio station 3AW, the cameras found on highways and intersections—operated by Redflex Traffic …

The Highest Paying Non-Standard Ad Types by RPM

If you’ve been blogging for any considerable length of time, you’ll know that one of the biggest challenges bloggers face is figuring out how to increase the revenue from their blogs. One seemingly obvious method to do this might be to increase the traffic to your …

The Beginner’s Guide to Optimizing for Bing Search

On the surface, it doesn’t appear Bing gets much search traffic, but when you consider it also powers Yahoo, you start realizing that perhaps optimizing for Bing isn’t such a bad idea. Here’s what Bing and Yahoo’s search traffic looks like compared to Google’s: Although even …

3 Backend Fixes to Increase Page Speed

Page speed is an important factor in search rankings and conversion rates. Every improvement to page speed will likely result in more sales. We’ve addressed page speed at, most recently, “10 Ways to Increase Ecommerce Site Speed” and “Google Analytics: Using Site Speed Data to Improve …

How To Set Up Nginx Load Balancing

  Load balancing is a very useful technique to distribute the incoming network traffic across a number servers. With this technique you can reduce the resource usage, lower the response time and avoid server overload. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps of …

An IoT botnet is partly behind Friday’s massive DDOS attack

Malware that can build botnets out of IoT devices is at least partly responsible for a massive distributed denial-of-service attack that disrupted U.S. internet traffic on Friday, according to network security companies. Since Friday morning, the assault has been disrupting access to popular websites by flooding …

How to Know When You Should Use Paid Social Media Traffic

Have you ever used paid social media? I know some people who completely avoid it. They think it means cheating, or it’s somehow inappropriate. In my opinion, paid social media traffic is an excellent tool. Obviously, I’m not talking about illegitimately purchasing likes or shares from …

Search competitor analysis: backlinks, keywords and pages

In my last column here on Search Engine Land, I shared tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years in regard to link prospecting. One process for finding link opportunities that I didn’t cover is competitor backlink analysis. Competitor analysis is fundamental to creating a link-building …

Google Analytics: 4 New Reports for SEO

In May 2016, Google Analytics launched new reports for analyzing organic search traffic. Now you can view search engine data and Google Analytics data side-by-side, in the same report, to gain deeper insights into how well organic search traffic (from Google Search) performs on your site. …