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Forum: Website Design 14th February 2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
Posted By Toby A
Forum: Website Design 9th February 2019, 04:03 PM
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Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
Posted By Toby A
Forum: Website Design 30th January 2019, 09:15 AM
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Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
Posted By Toby A
Forum: Website Design 28th January 2019, 03:12 PM
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Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 74
Views: 1,187
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: 89
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: 89
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: 101
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: 295
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: 107
Views: 4,168
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: 107
Views: 4,168
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: 113
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: 81
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...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th February 2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By Toby A
Re: How to take membership fees for membership site?

Hi guys, thank you for replying.

@Gary Pettit, I have heard that some internet marketers use InfusionSoft, but I'm not sure if this is mainly for sales funnels rather than taking membership fees...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th February 2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By Toby A
How to take membership fees for membership site?

Hi folks,
I am working on a membership site, which I intend to run for Free for about a year, and then charge membership fees to one of two types of users, when the site has a lot more traffic.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th September 2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,274
Posted By Toby A
Re: For the ladies in the room: your thoughts on a skin product

Hi there Ewen, Very interesting product you have there. Just to re-cap... You have been using this powder already, and have experienced the following benefits for:

Inner body benefits
•...
Forum: Social Media 9th September 2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Toby A
Re: I'm going into 2 niches. Should I have 2 sets of social media accounts?

Thanks guys, I guess it's safe to have my FB Pages linked to my personal account.
... Tho do you find that you're able to connect to individual FB Pages from outside FB, like when using Hootsuite,...
Forum: Social Media 8th September 2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By Toby A
Re: Help....I need List of good social media sites.

I see - thank you for clarifying :)
Forum: Social Media 8th September 2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By Toby A
Re: Help....I need List of good social media sites.

Hi Max, are you referring to advertising on these sites, or adding content to a profile?
Forum: Social Media 7th September 2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 684
Posted By Toby A
Re: Help....I need List of good social media sites.

I first explored the greater mass of social bookmarking sites when I was introduced to mass-submission service BacklinkBooster.

I think you'll find that Hi5 and Tagged (which seem to use the same...
Forum: Social Media 7th September 2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Toby A
Should I log-in to FB, when setting up FB Page?

Hi again, While researching setting up a FB Page, I've actually just encountered a potential problem... I've been searching the internet for advice regarding whether to Log-in to my personal FB...
Forum: Website Design 5th September 2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 896
Posted By Toby A
Re: need Ebook / Video course for "How To Customize Wordpress Theme"?

Hi Nesh, thanks for the link.
Like the way the customization is achieved thru the browser. :)
Forum: Social Media 3rd September 2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By Toby A
Re: question using Fiverr.com and FB

Hi tradtke, I have only recently been advised about this:
http://www.warriorforum.com/social-media-marketing-forum/838040-im-going-into-2-niches-should-i-have-2-sets-social-media-accounts.html
......
Forum: Social Media 2nd September 2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Toby A
Re: I'm going into 2 niches. Should I have 2 sets of social media accounts?

Thanks for posting guys :)




~Kai
Thanks for explaining. This makes a lot of sense, and I'm relieved to hear about the independence / separateness of the FB Pages, as this sounds like it...
Forum: Social Media 1st September 2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Toby A
Re: I'm going into 2 niches. Should I have 2 sets of social media accounts?

Thanks for posting Kai,
I guess if you don't have to show a connection between your Page and your Personal account, then this solves the problem.

Ideally, visitors for one niche would go to my...
Forum: Social Media 1st September 2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Toby A
Re: I'm going into 2 niches. Should I have 2 sets of social media accounts?

Hi GoldDust, thanks for posting
- are you concerned about Facebook banning one of your accounts (I think they might only permit one account per person. I'm still trying to understand this) ... or...
Forum: Social Media 1st September 2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By Toby A
Re: question using Fiverr.com and FB

Hi Robin, sorry if this seems like a dumb question.
When you say "you are only allowed one account"... do you mean that you can only create 1 FB account with 1 email address... or is it the case...
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