MAR
02

How to Get More Referral Traffic from Your Offsite Links - ReadWrite

How to Get More Referral Traffic from Your Offsite Links - ReadWrite

By now, you’re likely familiar with link building as a central strategy in the world of search engine optimization (SEO). With the help of the right link-building services, you can establish a broad network of links pointing back to your site.

When you have links pointing back to your site, these links help you generate more authority and trustworthiness for your domain, which will then increase your likelihood of ranking highly for terms relevant to your brand. In short, lots of powerful links will boost your visibility in search engine results pages (SERPs).

But external links aren’t just about improving your authority; they’re also about increasing your referral traffic. Don’t forget that links still serve their first and most important purpose – aiding web users in getting to their intended destination. If placed and used correctly, your network of links can generate thousands of regular visitors to your website.

Publishers

You can start by focusing on the publishers you choose for your core content. Millions of different publishers are available online, from mega institutions that get millions of views to obscure niche publishers that barely get any traffic.

Choosing better publishers can mean the difference between an article getting no referral traffic and one that practically crashes your website due to its popularity.

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MAR
02

How to downgrade Windows 11 to Windows 10

How to downgrade Windows 11 to Windows 10

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MAR
02

DDoS attackers have found this new trick to knock over websites

DDoS attackers have found this new trick to knock over websites

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attackers are using a new technique to knock websites offline by targeting vulnerable 'middleboxes', such as firewalls, to amplify junk traffic attacks. 

Amplification attacks are nothing new and have helped attackers knock over servers with short busts of traffic as high as 3.47 Tbps. Microsoft last year mitigated attacks on this scale that were the result of competition between online-gaming players

But there's a new attack on the horizon. Akamai, a content distribution network firm, says it has seen a recent wave of attacks using "TCP Middlebox Reflection", referring to transmission control protocol (TCP) – a founding protocol for secured communications on the internet between networked machines. The attacks reached 11 Gbps at 1.5 million packets per second (Mpps), according to Akamai.

SEE: Cybersecurity: Let's get tactical (ZDNet special report)

The amplification technique was revealed in a research paper last August, which showed that attackers could abuse middleboxes such as firewalls via TCP to magnify denial of service attacks. The paper was from researchers at the University of Maryland and the University of Colorado Boulder.

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MAR
01

Don't Build an Ecommerce Site If You Don't Have These 7 Things Covered

Don't Build an Ecommerce Site If You Don't Have These 7 Things Covered

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Businesses are turning to ecommerce platforms to help them sell their products. These offer a clean, user-friendly interface, customer support and other features that make it easy for you to get your products in front of new customers.

It is not surprising that users who had a negative experience on a mobile website are 62% less likely to purchase from that business in the future. This statistic only shows how crucial the design of your website is. Thus, your website must be accessible and easy to navigate on all devices to increase customer retention.

For an ecommerce business to succeed, it is crucial to have a well-developed site. The following are some of the essential factors that you need to take into account when setting up your online store.

1. A strong ecommerce platform

The first factor you need to consider is the ecommerce platform you will be using. Not all platforms are created equal, so you will want to make sure you choose one suited for your needs. Some factors you may want to consider are the level of customization available, the number of products you can list and the level of customer support.

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FEB
28

The messy Googlefication of the PC

The messy Googlefication of the PC

We will never know how a thriving app ecosystem on Windows 10 Mobile might have filled the hole of touch-first native Windows apps on the desktop. However, the company's acceptance of Android on mobile is on the brink of progress, with the company steadily cracking open the door further to Android apps running on Windows 11. That move preceded more recent announcements by Google that it would bring Google Play Games to both Windows 10 and 11. As for Google's other operating system, the company recently rolled out the first public preview of Chrome OS Flex, its update to Neverware's body-snatching CloudReady OS that turned PCs and Macs into Chromebooks.

All of these initiatives offer significant limitations. For example, Microsoft's Android efforts include the constrained selection of Amazon's app store that has been relegated to the company's Fire tablets, not the de facto Google Play option familiar to over a billion users. Google will also deprive Windows users of many of its own signature apps by limiting its initial efforts to games. It's hard to see how both Microsoft and Google could dive into making Android apps available for Windows with wildly popular Android apps such as Gmail, YouTube, and the Google Workspace suite not making the journey, but such is the case. 

That the two companies are pursuing their own initiatives dampens the odds that Google Play will join the Amazon Appstore as a choice for Microsoft's approach despite Microsoft's stated desire to provide multiple Android app store options. Google promoting Android apps on Windows carries exponentially more promotion weight than today's options such as Bluestacks (which supports Google Play apps beyond games) can deliver, and Google's knowledge of the apps installed on Android phones could lead them to promote those apps' Windows availability. On the other hand, having Google Play available through Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Android would allow tighter integration into the setup process. Let's hope the rival approaches don't lead to the kind of digital goading we experience in the turf war between the Edge and Chrome browsers. (Maybe they can bond more over Microsoft removing more apps from Google Play on Chrome OS.)

As for Chrome OS Flex, Google's promotion of it to business customers (It is hosted on the Chrome Enterprise portal) represents an upgraded positioning versus that of CloudReady. It represents return fire in the battle for business customers after Microsoft finally unveiled an alternative for those in Chrome OS's education stronghold in Windows 11 SE. (While Chrome OS Flex will presumably be available to anyone via download as CloudReady has been, Windows 11 SE is available only through the education channel.) Google plays up Chrome OS's manageability and security as an upgrade versus its operation on low-end hardware; for many consumers, CloudReady was the final lap of the PC lifecycle. Of course, as Flex progresses and offers such advantages as being on the same upgrade cycle as Chrome OS proper, having it run on more powerful business-focused PCs should provide a better user experience.

While these limitations and competitive approaches may slow the impact, the cumulative effect of a growing Android and Chrome OS presence on Windows can only bolster Google's influence on the platform; for example, the large-screen features introduced in Android 12L would improve the experience of Android apps on Windows devices. While this does little to calm the nerves of those who have accused Microsoft of lowering its prioritization of Windows, it's consistent with the message of openness that Microsoft played up in its introduction of Windows 11 and has recently revisited in the app store principles it has shared following the launch of its takeover bid for Activision Blizzard. While Microsoft may not be encouraging Google's move to bring Android games to Windows, Google would never be able to launch such a store on, say, the iPad (a hypothetical in that there would be no case for doing so).

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