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Musician Indicted For Funding His Career Through $4.1 Million Credit Card Scheme

(AllHipHop News) The old saying “fake it ’til you make it” is not always the best move. For example, Maryland-based recording artist Chad Arrington (aka Chad Focus) is accused of stealing millions of dollars from his employer to promote his songs. According to the United States Attorney’s Office in Maryland, the Search Engine Optimization Specialist …

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The North Face Scheme Manipulated Wikipedia, Image Ranking At Cost Of Consumer Trust

The North Face is apologizing for a campaign, called ‘Top of Images’ project, in which the company’s Brazilian division manipulated North Face’s search engine optimization (SEO) rankings on Google via a Wikipedia hack that went unnoticed until reported by Ad Age. As part of the campaign, VF Corporation-owned The North Face used photos of travelers …

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Settlements End What the FTC Calls a Massive Robocalling Scheme – Digital Transactions

A federal judge has ordered the two main perpetrators of what the Federal Trade Commission calls the “massive Pointbreak Media robocall scheme,” part of which involved remotely created checks, to pay $3.37 million to the FTC, the agency announced this week. U.S. District Court Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga in Miami approved six settlement agreements involving …

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How to Spot a Link Scheme (and Get Away Fast)

Link building is a practical necessity if you want to increase your rankings in search engines. Google’s algorithms, like the algorithms of most search engines, evaluate the trustworthiness of your site based in part on the number and quality of links pointing to it. The more links you have, the more trustworthy those links are, …

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