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Forum: Offline Marketing 10th June 2019, 05:02 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,073
Posted By Toby A
Re: Getting into Lead Generation

Hi again, I have been looking at Invoco and have registered a number.

I also notice that Twilio provide UK numbers along with call recording and call whispers, and they seem quite a bit cheaper....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th May 2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 96
Posted By Toby A
Re: Is there a multi-Mailbox service in the UK?

I could contact them first and ask if they'd be interested in hiring me, but if I didn't have anything to show them, I wouldn't be able to prove my ability (no website portfolio).

However, if I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th May 2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 96
Posted By Toby A
Re: Is there a multi-Mailbox service in the UK?

Thanks for replying... Yes I did carry out a few searches. The companies I found seem to just offer some addresses for one or two different places in the UK. They do offer Street addresses instead of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st May 2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 96
Posted By Toby A
Is there a multi-Mailbox service in the UK?

Hi Warriors,
I need a mailbox service for the UK that provides multiple mailboxes, for lots of different towns and cities. This would ideally be a multi-mailbox service because I'm not just looking...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th May 2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 231
Posted By Toby A
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th May 2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 231
Posted By Toby A
Re: Backlinking; Should sites on my PBN each have unique IP and different web host?

Wow... that's a bit concerning, especially seeing as both of these tools are considered so powerful in the SEO world.

How do you identify the 'live link profile' of a site?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd May 2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 231
Posted By Toby A
Re: Backlinking; Should sites on my PBN each have unique IP and different web host?

Isn't the list of backlinks in Majestic the "live link profile"?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd May 2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 231
Posted By Toby A
Re: Backlinking; Should sites on my PBN each have unique IP and different web host?

From what I can tell so far, the best indicators of a good domain are are Majestic CF (citation flow) and TF (trust flow), and Moz DA (domain authority).
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st May 2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 231
Posted By Toby A
Re: Backlinking; Should sites on my PBN each have unique IP and different web host?

I have another question relevant to this thread, which I think is very important.

Q: I watched an SEOer's video advising to register your hosting account under a different name... is this really...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st April 2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 231
Posted By Toby A
Re: Backlinking; Should sites on my PBN each have unique IP and different web host?

Many thanks for replying guys.



If I had each site on a different web host using Shared hosting, surely each site would end up having a different IP address… that would also be used by...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th April 2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 231
Posted By Toby A
Backlinking; Should sites on my PBN each have unique IP and different web host?

Hi guys,
I am considering building a PBN (Private Blog Network) to help rank one of my sales sites. I have heard various gurus succeeding in SEO say that a PBN is essential.

Despite not having...
Forum: Website Design 6th April 2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

Thanks. I noticed that when I deleted all the files of a particular site (incl. database), but not deleting the domain.com folder, suspicious php files would appear in the empty root folder, despite...
Forum: Website Design 10th March 2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

I have deleted the database and all the Wordpress files for one of my infected sites. I then uploaded a basic HTML version of the site, reducing the site to a small number of very basic files, which...
Forum: Website Design 6th March 2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

Update:
While chatting with Hostgator staff they notified me of an email they sent me some time ago. Unfortunately, unlike the other Hostgator emails, it went into my Gmail SPAM folder.

Their...
Forum: Website Design 14th February 2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

Thanks MSutton. Let's Encrypt sounds ideal. Assuming your webhost has this 1-click install feature, what host do you use?

I notice Dreamhost seems to have "Let's Encrypt" as standard. I think I...
Forum: Website Design 14th February 2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

Thanks, I will check out Cerber Security. It sounds good.

Q. If I took the precautions you describe, do you think it's still necessary to use SSL on every domain to prevent malware?

Q. Have...
Forum: Website Design 12th February 2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

Thanks. My problem doesn't seem to be caused by blog comments because I only have them on one of my affected sites, and I haven't received a blog comment since longer before this problem started.
...
Forum: Website Design 12th February 2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Forum: Website Design 9th February 2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

I think you're right. I think this is the path I will walk down, it'll be the path of least resistance.
Forum: Website Design 5th February 2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

UPDATE:

According to WordFence I have just found a new batch of about 1,500 issues with one of my sites, after recently cleaning it.

I have auto-cleaned it as much as the plugin will enable...
Forum: Website Design 2nd February 2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

Backlinks aren't the problem with my sites, it's the outgoing links created by the hacker/malware that I have been trying to remove.
Forum: Website Design 1st February 2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

Thanks for guidance. After looking at and installing the free versions of iThemes Security and Sucuri, I have actually started to use the free version of Wordfence.

It seems to be able to remove...
Forum: Website Design 30th January 2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Forum: Website Design 30th January 2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

Hi Arta, I have started the process of removing my malware. The trouble is that Sucuri won't let me do it without charging me $299.99 per year.

That is their Basic package, and... it only covers...
Forum: Website Design 29th January 2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

Finally heard back from Hostgator. This is what they said:

https://www.screencast.com/t/fnAmQXHRr
Forum: Website Design 29th January 2019, 02:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Forum: Website Design 28th January 2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

I know, tell me about it :smilies_confused:

Though I'm not out of the woods yet. I will wait for the web host to report to me, and then I'll install a good security plugin.
Forum: Website Design 28th January 2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

Thanks Arta.

Re "1- Use incognito in browser" Thanks. Good idea.

Re "4- Search locally", I downloaded a copy of one of my infected sites using Duplicator. When searching for text within the...
Forum: Website Design 28th January 2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

Thanks

Re "wordpress security scanner", what do you recommend from your experience?
Forum: Website Design 28th January 2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

One of the sites effected is hidden behind a 'Coming soon' plugin, and none of my sites allow comments except for just one.

The problem isn't comment spam, its a malware hack causing an automatic...
Forum: Website Design 28th January 2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

Thank you for replying :)
My response:

1. Surely G.Analytics can't actually affect the website itself? ... I assume this is a measure to tell Google that I don't to take responsibility for the...
Forum: Website Design 24th January 2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

Thanks for the heads up on this.

Q: Have you used Sucury successfully, and have you experienced this malware infestation before?

This guy 'WP Crafter' talks about Sucuri in this video:...
Forum: Website Design 24th January 2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

Thanks, though looking at the Disavow feature, it seems that it's for backlinks. My spammy links are outgoing, not incoming.

The Disavow page as text in a yellow box that reads as follows:


...
Forum: Website Design 24th January 2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

I didn't add spam links.
I didn't allow comments – there aren't any.
Forum: Website Design 23rd January 2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

I thought Jetpack was for SEO. H Dolly is a novelty plugin and one of the oldest, no real functionality.

... I was planning to use Yoast for SEO. Why do you ask?
Forum: Website Design 23rd January 2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

PS: I notice in the browser address bar, it says Not Secure left of the URL. I assume this just means I don't have SSL.

Update: I have installed plugin Easy Updates Manager, and set it to not...
Forum: Website Design 23rd January 2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

I am not using comments, and the site is still hidden by a Coming Soon plugin - it has never been live, except for the Coming Soon home page.
Forum: Website Design 23rd January 2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

I have changed the file permissions for wp-config, but it seems HostGator enables you to do this without typing 444 etc:

https://www.screencast.com/t/Po0AxY6OdV


... I have just checked my...
Forum: Website Design 23rd January 2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

Do you recommend a good WP plugin for this? ... most of the plugins I found were for blog comments.
Forum: Website Design 23rd January 2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

Isn't Akismet for blog comments only?
Forum: Website Design 23rd January 2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

Hi Abdou, I am going to contact StudioPress, the people who made the theme.
Forum: Website Design 23rd January 2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

Thanks Lamiasha, I tried that initially but they just kept reappearing.
Forum: Website Design 22nd January 2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

Thank you Arta :) ... I will read through the links and report back.
Forum: Website Design 21st January 2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

Thanks again

I think my active plugins before the problem were:

Always Edit in HTML
Coming Soon Page & Maintenance Mode by SeedProd
Duplicator
Easy Genesis Logo Uploader
Genesis Simple...
Forum: Website Design 21st January 2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

Please can you elaborate?

The theme is Altitude Pro (works with Genesis Framework), by StudioPress.
Forum: Website Design 21st January 2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

Thanks for replying.
I removed this code from here in phpMyAdmin: https://www.screencast.com/t/JamkzIsChBtN

I assume this box was supposed to be empty[?] .. I'm not sure because I'm not a Dev.
Forum: Website Design 20th January 2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Re: Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

Update: I have now accessed my site database via the CPanel, and removed the spam javascript.
I have also changed the database user, and new db user has new password.

I have also changed some...
Forum: Website Design 20th January 2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toby A
Spam links posted in my Wordpress blog posts

Hi folks,
I am working on a wordpress site and have hidden it from the public whist I'm doing this by using a Coming Soon plugin by SeedProd (I also had the Mojo plugin doing this at the same time)....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th January 2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By Toby A
Re: Exact match domain; Local -vs- National? ... And do Subdomains work for SEO?

Hey, thanks guys, especially for reminding me about the authority added to a domain for using directories instead of subdomains.

I am now thinking that I may decide to do both, as I wish to use...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd January 2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By Toby A
Exact match domain; Local -vs- National? ... And do Subdomains work for SEO?

Hi folks,
I am currently buying domain names for some website ideas. My initial idea was to rank in a niche in my local [cityname], using exact match domains.

However, when looking at the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st December 2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 133
Posted By Toby A
Re: One quick question)Will it affect SEO?

On the subject of subdomains, has anyone had any success using one subdomain for each different location, or specialised local business?

For example;
sanfrancisco.succulentplants.shop...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th December 2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 346
Posted By Toby A
Re: A Dot Com or a Dot Whatever - does it matter anymore

Interesting thread! I am actually trying to come to a decision as to whether I use a .xyz or a .info ... Please share your thoughts?

The domain is for a service, like renting a chainsaw or hiring...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th December 2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,073
Posted By Toby A
Re: Getting into Lead Generation

I already have some good niches... I just need a way to get some phone numbers and monitor / record all the calls.

Apparently I can'r use Google Voice, because it's for US users only.
Any...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th December 2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,073
Posted By Toby A
Re: Getting into Lead Generation

Hi there,
Does anyone recommend any software to manage phone calls, like using a proxy phone numbers etc?

https://www.screencast.com/t/bN9aQ2kg
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Toby A
Re: Questions regarding silo structures for a website

Great post Dave. I was actually just looking for some help with the Silo Structure. I too am using Wordpress and am now using a navigation menu that ensures the site is separated into Silo...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd March 2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 101
Posted By Toby A
Need help - Silo Structure and Link Rules

Hi Warriors,
I have some questions about silo sites that I was hoping someone might be able to help with with. I am looking to build a Silo structured site using Wordpress. I will use a plugin to...
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