Google Has Manually Penalized Mozilla, the non-profit organization behind Firefox, Thunderbird and tons of developer oriented tools, was penalized by Google.

Christopher More, Mozilla’s Web Production Manager, posted the details of the penalty in the Google Webmaster Help forums. You’d think Mozilla, an organization that is/was mostly funded by Google, would have other means to get the issue resolved.

The penalty was a “manual penalty” due to extremely spammy user generated content. The penalty notification read:

Google has detected user-generated spam on your site. Typically, this kind of spam is found on forum pages, guestbook pages, or in user profiles.As a result, Google has applied a manual spam action to your site.

So where is this spam? John Mueller of Google responded showing him. Just do a site command search for [ cheap payday seo] and you will find some samples. It seems to be coming from spammers abusing the blog comments and the addons section, amongst others.

This is a case of Mozilla allowing anyone to come into their home and make a mess and not clean it up – it happens all too often and it is sad to see.

John offers some advice, for the comments, you need a spam filter and someone to monitor them. For the add-ons section, John said:

For these kinds of sites, it may make sense to allow the community to help with comment moderation (eg. allow them to flag or vote-down spam), and to use the rel=nofollow link microformat to let search engines know that you don’t endorse the links in those unmoderated comments.

John also added that in these cases, Google tries to go as “granular as possible with our manual actions.” So in this case, Mozilla is not fully penalized, just the sections or pages that have this spam on it.


Custom Development

Custom Development – The Best Way To Take Your Business To The Next Level!

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With the help of services such as PHP Development, businesses can get dynamic and 100% tailored web applications that help cut down operational expenses and streamline various activities. One can also get dynamic database driven websites by leveraging the benefits offered by PHP & MySQL technologies. When you go for a custom web app for your organization, it not only helps improve day to day efficiency but also enhances the actual return on investment too. You just need to outsource your custom web application project to a reliable company and that’s it! Your things will be taken care in a meticulous manner.

Custom web applications such as a CRM tool or online content management system can do wonders for your business enterprise. Take for instance, SugarCRM based web applications. These help owners streamline complex customer information at one place. Managers can easily access data with just a few clicks and that’s it! These advanced web applications also help you to monitor various sales, marketing and promotional activities.

Talking about custom cms applications, these allow you to have full control over online content. There is various open source software available for this such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. Customizing these software applications as per your business needs can bring in huge benefits. For instance, WordPress helps you run a custom blogging application to promote products and services. You can even use it to start your own affiliate network. Same is the case with Drupal or Joomla!

Besides custom web applications, these days, mobile applications have also become indispensable for businesses. These help reach a wider target audience and improves the overall brand awareness too. With Android Application Development solutions, you can get powerful business apps for mobile devices that help market products & services in a cost-effective yet professional manner. The demand for custom mobile apps, in recent years, has witnesses a lot of surge. Thanks to the introduction of smart phones such as iPhone, Blackberry, Windows, Symbian, Android and lot more.

With custom web solutions including Magento Development, internet merchants can set up elegant ecommerce shops exactly as per their marketing requirements. These online stores allow customers to shop in a seamless manner without worrying about the security aspects. Moreover, these days, developers include additional custom functionalities such as the ones based on AJAX to offer customers a powerful online experience. They even integrate social media platforms with your online stores so that customers can share, recommend, like and discuss about your products on the virtual platform. All this would not have been possible without custom development services.

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Will Samsung’s next phone be metal like the iPhone?

Will they soon be made of sterner stuff?

(Credit: CNET)

There’s something about the plastic nature of Samsung’s phones that make them slightly less attractive.

To me, that is.

I know that there are millions to whom it doesn’t make a difference. There are even many, no doubt, who believe — in some idiosyncratic way — that plastic says now, rather than, oh, six months ago.

Some of these people are 13 years old.

However, not all of these people work for Samsung. Indeed, the SamMobile blog last week revealed that it had heard whispers from South Korea that some at Samsung believe plastic isn’t quite fantastic.

It appears that the metal sophistication of the iPhone 5 and the recent appearance of the HTC One, with its very pretty all-aluminum nature, have injected additional quandaries into Samsung’s furrowed brows.

This has resulted in strong pulses suggesting that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 may be metal or perhaps some other substance. But not plastic.

Moreover, there apparently existed a metal prototype of the Galaxy S4 that had a lot of souls leaping in Seoul. The time difficulties associated with mass producing such metal phones may have influenced the ultimate choice of the S4’s familiar plastic.

Defenders of plastic offer a myriad of practicalities in its design use. But perhaps there is a bigger question: given how successful both the S series and the Galaxy Note have been, has plastic become something of a brand differentiator for Samsung?

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Do people truly embrace the plastic nature or is it something they accept that comes along with the joy of large screens and easy sharing of sex tapes?

And what if Apple decided to release its much-rumored cheaper iPhone and it turned out to be plastic? This week, an image of just such a thing slithered into public view.

Would the appearance of an inexpensive iPhone put even more pressure on Samsung to upgrade its materials on more expensive phones?

But if it did, would Apple’s aluminum-hearted lawyers rush to Judge Lucy Koh and sniffle that Samsung was copying Apple again? You know, just for the fun of it.

One can imagine some of the tortured questions plaguing minds at Samsung’s HQ. One can imagine designers staring hard at production and money people and demanding to have their way.