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STOP THE TRAFFIK sur Twitter : "#traffickingtoday - GLOBAL: Mastercard and Visa hit sex traffickers where it hurts. MasterCard and Visa sever ties with Backpage 'adult' section. MasterCard and Visa have removed themselves as payment options for the placement of advertisements in the “adult” section on the classified service website Backpage.com following a campaign by a police force in Illinois.

MasterCard and Visa sever ties with Backpage 'adult' section

The move follows a request from the Cook County sheriff, Thomas Dart, who requested both credit card companies sever ties with Backpage.com via letters sent to executives on Monday. Backpage.com has been a leading destination for sex service advertisements since 2010, after Craigslist shut down its adult services section. The website has faced lawsuits and scrutiny over its use by sex offenders for years. Strong federal laws protect Backpage from being liable for what is posted on its website.

“Backpage has significantly lowered the barrier to entry for would-be sex traffickers, giving them easy access to millions of johns while cloaking them in anonymity and putting all risk on the shoulders of their victims,” Dart said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Findable_blogs. Digg. 27 Web Site Marketing Ideas That Have Nothing to do with Google or SEO. In 2007, Google updated their webmaster tool guidelines to reflect a change in their approach to paid text links.

27 Web Site Marketing Ideas That Have Nothing to do with Google or SEO

In the past, you could purchase text links to help your website do better in the search engines. But be careful, this practice could now get your site banned from the search engines: Some SEOs and webmasters engage in the practice of buying and selling links that pass PageRank, disregarding the quality of the links, the sources, and the long-term impact it will have on their sites. Buying or selling links that pass PageRank is in violation of Google’s webmaster guidelines and can negatively impact a site’s ranking in search results.Not all paid links violate our guidelines. Buying and selling links is a normal part of the economy of the web when done for advertising purposes, and not for manipulation of search results. As good as it feels to get mad at Google about this, the fact remains that hundreds of web sites’ Page Rank were penalized at the time. MySQL Performance Optimization - A Lesson -Simple Thoughts - Java and Web Blog. The MySQL database supporting this blog was consuming massive amount of CPU, which effectively lead to site going down 3-4 times this week.

MySQL Performance Optimization - A Lesson -Simple Thoughts - Java and Web Blog

I knew an obvious culprit. However reality differed. 4+1 Ways To Speed Up WordPress With Caching. If you are suddenly receiving a lot of request within a short period of time because you’ve been linked by a large site like Digg or Slashdot, your hosting solution might not be able to handle the load.

4+1 Ways To Speed Up WordPress With Caching

This article should help your to prepare your WordPress blog for such a case or if you’re just using a slow webhost and want to improve the general performance. Note that your room for maneuver is limited in most shared-hosting environments, so you won’t be able to implement all possible options with a $2.95 hosting account.

On the whole there are two areas where we can try to save processing time by caching frequently loaded data. The first one is the server system like the web- and database-server software, the second one is the application (WordPress) itself. MySQL Query Cache Since WordPress uses MySQL, almost every page load results in various MySQL queries for logins, post content, categories and so on. PHP Compiler Cache WordPress Internal Caching Static Pages And of course… eAccelerator: PHP Accelerator, optimizer, dynamic content cache - Trac.

5 Golden Tips For WordPress Performance Optimization / Slashdot-Digg Protection -Simple Thoughts - Java and Web Blog. WordPress is a popular blogging software.

5 Golden Tips For WordPress Performance Optimization / Slashdot-Digg Protection -Simple Thoughts - Java and Web Blog

As a design decision it stores the blog content in database and uses php to fetch and display the pages. This consumes more resources (cpu and memory) than blogging softwares generating static pages. Here are 5 tried and tested power tips to reduce memory & cpu resources and speed up your wordpress based sites. Speed up PHP code execution. There are several php code accelerators available. Optimize MySQL server installation MySQL on Linux get installed by default with minimal configuration which is suitable for low end machine. Read the fine manual for explanations on each of these settings You may also want to enable slow query log and identify the slow queries. Slim & trim WordPress. Circle Six Blog » Blog Archive » DiggProof your Wordpress. Support » high traffic crashing usmagazine.com. I understand now that it's not really the kind of thing that can be helped on a support forum.

Support » high traffic crashing usmagazine.com

But I'm going to document this problem in case it's helpful. Our ISP is mediatemple.net, and I've been very happy with their support up till now. I think Zeldman gives them a shout-out in his blog. However, them quickly saying "It's WordPress" doesn't cut it for me. Even if they end up being "right", it smacks too much of "let's point at the one component we didn't install. " Promote your site with StumbleUpon. How to Build a High-Traffic Web Site (or Blog) Since posting my 2005 traffic figures recently, I’ve received many questions about how I was able to start this web site from scratch and build its traffic to over 700,000 visitors per month (Jan 2006 projection) in about 15 months – without spending any money on marketing or promotion.

How to Build a High-Traffic Web Site (or Blog)

Building a high-traffic web site was my intention from the very beginning, so I don’t think this result was accidental. My traffic-building strategy isn’t based on tricks or techniques that will go out of style. It’s mainly about providing genuine value and letting word of mouth do the rest. 5 Ways to Get Traffic to Your Blog. Go Blogwild Series 001 – 5 Ways to Get Traffic to Your Blog (v0.91) This is a transcript of a call on January 10, 2006 and is sponsored by Blogwild!

5 Ways to Get Traffic to Your Blog

A Guide for Small Business Blogging. Transcript and an archived audio recording of this call are available at This transcript has been edited and may differ slightly from the audio recording. This transcript is released under the Creative Commons By-Nc-Nd 2.5 license. Free Money Finance: How to Get Your Blog to 100,000 Visitors and Beyond. I've had a lot of requests to detail how I got 100,000 visitors (now past 150k as I write this) to Free Money Finance.

Free Money Finance: How to Get Your Blog to 100,000 Visitors and Beyond

While the topic is not clearly in the subject area of personal finances, it can be part of how you increase your income (and thus improve your net worth), so I'll cover it. Plus, this will serve to help out other bloggers as well as remind me of what else I need to do to grow this blog. If this isn't your cup of tea, simply ignore these posts.