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Tips & Tricks

How To Fix Redirection To Wpkg.org

In mainland China, since yesterday (26th of April, 2015) some websites with the Facebook login plugin are been redirected to the site wpkg.org. A solution for Windows systems is this:

1. Copy the following line in a txt editor: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

2. Paste it on the search box of your Windows system:

3. Open it with Notepad.

4. Add the following line at the bottom: 127.0.0.1 wpkg.org

then save it.

5. Clear your browser’s cache.

That it. Another more way is to just download this file: hosts

then unzip the file and paste it inside the following directory: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\

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Developer SEO

Prepare Your Website to be “Mobile”

  1. Google officially recommends responsive design for your website, more information is here. Be sure that your pages are available from the same URL to all devices.
  2. Test your website for mobile-friendliness using Google’s free tool. You want the green with “Awesome! This page is mobile-friendly” message.
  3. If you don’t have the green bar from Google, you have to change your website soon.
  4. Track positions for mobile rankings. Now you can choose from multiple tools that you can use and track your positions and competitors mobile rankings.

Avoid “Mobile Friendly” Mistakes

  1. Don’t block JavaScript, CSS and image files: the Googlebot needs easy access to your website files.
  2. 404 Mobile Error: Don’t redirect the desktop version of the page to 404 error if it not available for mobile.
  3. Media content: Keep media to be played on every device, which includes video and audio files that are not unplayable on smartphones, for example if they require Flash.
  4. Mobile page speed: Page load is an important user experience factor and you have to optimize the loading process. You can use the Google’s Page Speedtest tool.
  5. Avoid duplicate content: Don’t duplicate content on desktop and mobile versions. (That’s why Google recommends a responsive design solution.) Don’t use different URLs and redirects between the desktop and mobile versions.
  6. Don’t implement the mobile site on a different domain, subdomain, or subdirectory from the desktop site.
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News Security

Godaddy Also Experienced DDOS Attack

On its system alert page, GoDaddy apologized for the “brief delay in service.”

“We are fixing an issue impacting one or more services,” GoDaddy said.

On Sunday (April 12th), GoDaddy’s security team identified a spike in traffic that “could be malicious in nature.” The company claimed to have resolved the issue, however it seems that Monday’s outage may be related. An update around 4:25 pm ET, which replaced the message about the “brief delay in service”, said that GoDaddy’s security team has identified another spike in traffic that could be “malicious in nature.”

The timing is less than ideal for GoDaddy, who made its debut on the NYSE less than two weeks ago. On Monday GDDY stock was at $25.30, up 0.04 percent from its previous close.

More info: http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/godaddy-users-report-site-outages-company-investigates-potential-ddos-attack