[en] Recently I'm seeing a lot of hired commentators promoting loads of *.RU domains registered just a couple of weeks before comment time. It seems logical to automatically remove all comment author URLs which are in .ru TLD. See below for a WordPress plugin for that.
[en] Real people are gradually replacing spam-bots in the effort to overcome modern sophisticated spam-filtering techniques. By lowering signal-to-noise ratio paid commentators or bio-bots are threatening the whole blogosphere of exterminating one of its basic institutions - comments.
Всё чаще приходят в блог комментарии, создаваемые не инфицированными зомби-персоналками, а настоящими людьми, которые нашли “работу” за несколько центов спамить блоги вручную.
Traffic growth for www.STEREO.org.ua looks promising now:
Especially so in the light of STEREO.org.ua having been largely neglected until late July 2007 since the last record was published in January. No wonder traffic plummeted then.
The two most common approaches in Web analytics are:
- Web server logfile analysis
- Page tagging
Page tagging is the method of choice from the commercial standpoint. However, it’s got its characteristic drawbacks:
- changes to the web application are needed
- vendor lock-in of some sort takes place (regardless whether you use a subscription-based solution or acquire a hosted one).
On the other hand there is one nice web stats tool operating in the old good logfile analysis realm, which is AWStats. Until recently it was a reliable work horse for many webmasters delivering quite useful reports about origin breakdown, sessions (visits duration), lists of landing pages (“entry”) & exit pages – categories commonly associated with the more complex page tagging statistics systems.
What happened to it?