That’s a wrap! – Friday 19th October

One of the worlds first successful prosecutions of porn spammers.

Prosecutors said Kilbride and Schaffer, both 41, had started their spamming business four years ago and earned more than $2m (£1m) in commissions.

Source Guardian.

Excellent find by minstrel about on Digital Point showing why Recoprical Links are not dead, via SEO Blackhat.

ICANN look to release single digit and number domains. Examples include a.com, i.info, 4.mobi, 8.org

Cool list of 15 free (or mega cheap) tools for us business owners.

This weeks addictive game is Bloons, Level 23 is as far as I got.

4 free tools for fool-proof WordPress backup from make use of.

About Scott Jones

Scott hails from the north east of Scotland and started earning online at the end of 2000 building websites for local businesses during which time he won an award from Lord Alan Sugar for Excellence in Enterprise. After having quite a bit of success with domaining Scott mainly runs educational evergreen websites which generate over 3 million visitors per month but is always on the lookout for a fresh thinking out of the box way to turn a buck. Follow on Twitter.

Comments

  1. Level 42 so far. My Fridays just haven’t been the same since you started posting up a game each week!

    Whoever gets a.com is going to get a lot of email as I always use a@a.com when testing things.

  2. Nice list of tools thanks !

  3. I’m happy to say that I already use 10 of the 15 tools mentioned!

    And I’m also very happy about the recip. linking news, that’s a bit of a relief.

  4. Great list of tools, after I make my first online dollar I will start to look more into the paid services. One item I think the list really needs is GrandCentral – very important for any listings you make if you still plan to sleep at night.

  5. Nice find

    I am looking forword to the single digit domains. 😀

    Hopefully I can try and get something for mobi if its not backordered 😀

  6. Maybe reciprocal links are not dead. Actually nobody said they were. But the thing is they are in the spotlight (the big G has an eye on them :P). A reciprocal link ain’t really natural. You may say that you only exchange links with your friends, but on the other side there are lots of blog owners exchanging links to artificially boost their power.

    Thus, even if Google hasn’t punished link exchanges too drasticaly for now, you may never know what is going to happen next. Directories and paid links were valuable a year ago… And see where they are now. And also where are those that used them excessively in SERPs…

    So, you are free to use link exchanges, but you do it on your own risk

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