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What is PrivacyWall?

What is PrivacyWall?

I recently noticed a new search engine, PrivacyWall, which came to fame when it unexpectedly won placement in many European countries during Android’s Choice Screen Auction, along side better known rivals Bing and DuckDuckGo. It was surprising to see such a small name being able to secure placement alongside such large names, so I decided to do some digging to learn more. PrivacyWall deems it self a privacy oriented search engine similar to more well known rival DuckDuckGo. There are…

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The Ugly Truth Behind Why Dreamhost and Bluehost are recommended by everyone

The Ugly Truth Behind Why Dreamhost and Bluehost are recommended by everyone

It’s for money. Bluehost pays $65 for a sign up while Dreamhost pays $15-$200 depending on the plan that people buy. WP Engine pays $200 per sale. These are huge incentives for bloggers and youtubers to try to get you to start up a website using their referrals. Affiliate Payout vs How much the Customer Pays These payouts represent a huge percentage of what the customers pay for the hosting services. It gives you a gist of how much these…

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Siteground’s Anti Bot ‘AI’ maybe costing you traffic

Siteground’s Anti Bot ‘AI’ maybe costing you traffic

Just fyi out there Siteground the popular web host touts that they have an advanced AI running a very accurate anti spam/bot blocking service. What I can tell you is that at work I get their annoying captcha whenever I land on a page hosted by them. Webmasters, I work for a company with thousands of office workers. I can’t imagine how many other false positives this so called AI is generating by a sloppy system. For reference, cloudflares similar…

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Be Careful about Changing Domain Names [8 Months Later]

Be Careful about Changing Domain Names [8 Months Later]

This year I swapped over one of my domain names to a new name that would better signify what the website was about. It hasn’t gone over very well. All the posts I read were saying that everything would be a temporary hit and bounce back after a few months. Overall traffic the month after stayed relatively steady as everything appear under the old domain’s listings. After a month, my rankings took a hit and declined about half. This is…

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Don’t buy a forum or web community

Don’t buy a forum or web community

I just have to write this. I’ve been a part of another community that was bought by some starry eyed investor who had no business buying a forum. The CMS running a website + forum can be daunting for a non-technical owner. If you’re thinking that you can just keep everything stationary and it will keep working beware. If the website was founded around a charismatic founder, and they’re selling to you. DO NOT PAY FULL PRICE. A lot of…

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Using a Wildcard Selector (*) in CSS and Excluding Some Tags

Using a Wildcard Selector (*) in CSS and Excluding Some Tags

You might run into the situation where a plug-in, theme or your own design requires you to have a wild card selector in your CSS to set all of your elements to a certain format. So you might see something like this: * { /* Some CSS in here */} But there might be a certain tag that you need to exclude because your wild card has had unexpected interactions with the rest of your design. A quick and dirty…

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