Russian Spam Bots And How To Break Down Your Goals [LNIM087]

Late Night Internet Marketing with Mark Mason show

Summary: Russian Spam Bots are in the news this week, so we talk about exactly what they are doing and what you need to do in response.  Additionally, we take care of some listener feedback -- a question about episode 74 where we talked about "noinexing" category pages using the Yoast SEO plugin.  Finally, we discuss how you can use GTD to break down those big, scary goals that you set a few weeks ago. Links Mentioned In This Episode The definition of referrer spam A good article about Darodar Spam A video about how to block Russian Spam Bots Yoast SEO plugin Episode 074 -- Duplicate content (transcript) Official GTD website The GTD book The Internet Market Minute Show The Internet Marketing Minute RSS Feed Like What You Heard?  Want More Content? Leave Us A Review In iTunes Thanks so much for your reviews on iTunes. We get a ton of exposure from iTunes, and we really appreciate the reviews there. At last count, we were at 30 reviews and counting. Reviews help us get new listeners -- so I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. To leave a review, just go to and follow the instructions. Thanks! Send us your feedback As always, I'd love to hear what you think about the podcast. Better yet, I’d love to answer your question about Internet marketing on the show. Just drop me a line here on the blog or on the digital recorder at 214-444-8655. Don’t worry, there are no stupid questions. Unless you tell me not to, when you ask a question or leave a comment might even use it on the show. When the transcript is available, it will be here with all the other Late Night Internet Marketing Transcripts. If you are lovin' the podcast, please be sure to leave us some feedback and subscribe in iTunes! Podcast Alley is another option: My Podcast Alley feed! Here is the Raw RSS Feed. Episode 087 Transcript This week on the Late Night Internet Marketing Podcast we talk about some affiliate marketing news, particularly the Russian spam bot attacks and what they mean for you and your website. Additionally, we handle a listener question about the right way to use the Yoast SEO Plugin, a great question about categories. Finally, we talk about how you can use the age old tactic of GTD to tackle your 2015 goals. I’m going to help you break down some of those enormous goals that you set only a few weeks ago and figure out what to do tomorrow to help yourself achieve those goals. All this and more on the Late Night Internet Marketing Podcast…. You can probably hear from my voice, I am not exactly all okay yet. This has really been slowing me down. I started having a cough right around Christmastime. Then right around the New Year I came down with the flu, the real for sure Influenza A that I got a flu shot for. Apparently Influenza A has mutated here in the United States and the flu shot has limited effectiveness. I had that for five or six days, plus two or three days of still being really tired. Now I still have this annoying cough. Luckily, I have technology. I have a cough button in my set up. It actually sits on the floor and if I feel like I’m going to cough I can just hit the button, cough, and you’ll never know the difference. At least I hope that’s the case. Things are going okay here. I’m making content, I’m back on the mic, everything is cool with my 2015 goals. I’m a little behind because of all this flu, but that’s okay, I know where I’m headed. I hope you’re headed in a good direction, too. We’re going to talk about some stuff that might help you today. Before we do that, let’s get into a little affiliate marketing news. Russian Spam Bot Attacks The first thing I want to talk to you about is some of this stuff that you may have been hearing about on the internet, Russian spam. The so called Darodar referrer spam. This is kind of interesting for affiliate marketing because this spam is not harmful to your website,