Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

Archive for the Internet Category

Law Firm Websites, Advertising and the American Bar Association

Law Firm Websites, Advertising and the American Bar Association

Lawyer advertising has been a headache since the U.S. Supreme Court decided issues involving a small newspaper advertisement in Bates vs. Arizona State Bar in 1977. That’s when it was decided that lawyers would be allowed to advertise their services, so long as it was done in

Read more

“You Have Won iPhone Xs from AppleStore” Google Calendar [Scam]

"You Have Won iPhone Xs from AppleStore" Google Calendar [Scam]

The free iPhone X notifications and events showing up on your Google Calendar or Android Phone are not true. Spammers have recently been exploiting Google Calendar in an effort for you to click their links. Below is more information and actionable advice to prevent future notifications. It

Read more

Yelp Bans IP Addresses – You’re Not Allowed To Access This Page error

Yelp Bans IP Addresses - You're Not Allowed To Access This Page error

Today I went to visit Yelp.com and was presented a message which read “Sorry, you’re not allowed to access this page. Contact Yelp if you keep experiencing issues.” At first, I thought it was the business profile I was looking at, then, I realized simply visiting Yelp.com

Read more

The “VoxAdpocalype:” Understanding YouTube’s Latest Controversy

The “VoxAdpocalype:” Understanding YouTube’s Latest Controversy

There’s a whole lot of trouble brewing on YouTube…again. At the start of June 2019, Google’s massive video-sharing platform began demonetizing, censoring, or outright banning dozens of mostly right-leaning channels. Dubbed the “VoxAdpocalypse,” this is the latest in a long line of controversial demonetizing practices that have

Read more

How To Watch Billion Dollar Bully – The Yelp Extortion Movie

How To Watch Billion Dollar Bully - The Yelp Extortion Movie

“Billion Dollar Bully” is a movie produced by Prost Productions and released on May 21, 2019. I will be updating this post as soon as I’ve had a chance to watch the movie. The movie could be making false claims of extortion. How To Watch Billion Dollar

Read more

AXS Axes its Contributor Program, Content Writers Get Cut..

AXS Axes its Contributor Program, Content Writers Get Cut..

On Monday, April 8, 2019, AXS emailed some writers informing them that they were terminated from the AXS Contributor Program and that their accounts were blocked, effective immediately. At the time of this article, I’m not 100% certain if every contributor was axed, or if it was

Read more

Craigslist Vehicle History Report VinInsights Scam

Craigslist Vehicle History Report VinInsights Scam

I purchased a new vehicle this week, and the old one went up for sale on Craigslist. I’m used to Internet scams but this one was pretty good. Here’s how it went down. Vehicle History Report Scam The “buyer” began a conversation and asked if the vehicle

Read more

Previous Examiner Writers Who Have Started Their Own Blog

Previous Examiner Writers Who Have Started Their Own Blog

Sometime in July 2016, Examiner.com shut down, and the site was redirected over to AXS. I wrote about how some authors could get their content back from Examiner and have since spoken to hundreds of Examiners. Most told me they enjoy writing and have moved on to

Read more

Amazon PrimeDay Users Can’t Checkout – #PrimeDayFail 2018

Amazon PrimeDay Users Can't Checkout - #PrimeDayFail 2018

Here is the screen that people are getting when they can’t check out: I have been waiting quite some time for PrimeDay to get here to pick up some deals on Amazon. 3PM Eastern, July 16, 2018 finally arrived. I went over to Amazon to find the

Read more

YouTube Subscription Feed Algorithm Change May 2018

YouTube Subscription Feed Algorithm Change May 2018

One of the most frustrating things people have to deal with on the Internet in 2018 is algorithms ruining their feeds. Log on to Facebook or many other networks and instead of seeing content from friends and pages you’re subscribed to in a nice, chronological order, you

Read more

Steel RX Male Testosterone Fake CNN News Site [Scam]

Steel RX Male Testosterone Fake CNN News Site [Scam]

As of 2018, many legitimate news websites are displaying advertisements on their site which blend in with the rest of their website. Unfortunately, the advertisements appear to be legit news stories, but they aren’t. They usually appear to be a promoted story. The user clicks on the

Read more

Elon Musk’s “Prehensile Eyebrows” Tweet is About Snapchat’s Eyebrow Weightlifting Game

Elon Musk's "Prehensile Eyebrows" Tweet is About Snapchat's Eyebrow Weightlifting Game

Dear Internet, I have solved the mystery; Elon Musk’s mysterious “Prehensile Eyebrows” Tweet is About Snapchat’s Eyebrow Weightlifting Game. It clicked today when I was goofing around with Snapchat’s new “Snappable” games which can be found in the selfie filters section after the most recent update. In

Read more

Google Unveils Special Online Exhibition Of Monet’s Work

Google Unveils Special Online Exhibition Of Monet’s Work

Even if you’re not an art buff, you’ve probably seen French Impressionist Claude Monet’s water lily paintings before. Have you ever wondered why these seemingly simplistic paintings have become so iconic? If so, then you need to check out Google’s brand new Monet exhibition. In a recent

Read more

What Happened to Google Finance? 2018 Change Upsets Users

What Happened to Google Finance? 2018 Change Upsets Users

Today I opened up my web browser and headed on over to Google Finance (finance.google.com) and I was not happy and users are sure to be upset as well. Everything was in the red, but to make matter much, much worse, the Google Finance page has undergone

Read more

News Publisher Websites Struggling to Monetize in 2018

News Publisher Websites Struggling to Monetize in 2018

It’s tough being a news publisher. Even large, well known sites like Fox or CNN are forced to fight over small scraps of traffic and produce headlines which would literally make you think the sky is falling if you visit them. No expense is spared and I

Read more

Ad Networks on News Publisher Sites are Serving Spam, Malware and Fake News

Ad Networks on News Publisher Sites are Serving Spam, Malware and Fake News

News organizations are allowing ad networks to display Fake News and fraudulent website scams on their sites via content delivery platforms and ad networks. Will the FTC take action against these publishers and advertising platforms, or continue to allow Americans to be scammed out of millions of

Read more

Rob Gronkowski Fake News Primal XL [Scam]

Rob Gronkowski Fake News Primal XL [Scam]

People everywhere are being redirected to fake, lookalike websites from legitimate news websites. They click on a link which appears to be part of the news website and next thing you know, they’re on a fake site reading a fake story by companies and affiliate marketers trying

Read more

Super Bowl LII Poll in Google Search: Google Polls?

In August 2017 I noticed something new in Google’s search results. A poll! I had not seen one before. Just like Super Bowl LII, the poll was for a highly anticipated sporting event: Connor Vs McGregor. You can see the screenshots of the Connor Vs McGregor Google

Read more

Congratulations Amazon User – Amazon Pop Up and iPhone X or Gift Card [SCAM]

Congratulations Amazon User - Amazon Pop Up and iPhone X or Gift Card [SCAM]

I was on a legitimate news website the other day in early 2018 on my Android phone (this also affects iPhone and desktop computer users) and up popped up a message for “Amazon Membership Rewards”. This is NOT a legitimate message; the website is impersonating Amazon. The

Read more

Where Did the HuffPost Contributor Network Go?

Where Did the HuffPost Contributor Network Go?

If you are unable to log in to the HuffPost Contibutor Network blogging platform, you should know that the system has shut down. Most people think it shut down due to a pending lawsuit and so that HuffPost could control the direction of their content. Where do

Read more

SEO, Content Marketing, and Social Media Strategy varies drastically depending on which vertical you are in, where you are located, and more. CONTACT ME 919.475.1883