Want to set up a 5 second delay in sending your Gmail messages? 5 seconds is not a lot of time, but it’s better than nothing, especially if you’ve ever hit send and immediately thought of a revision or had a twinge of regret (or good judgement).
The Gmail undo feature is in testing now, so you’ll need to log in to Gmail, and go to “Settings” and then the “Labs” tab. There you’ll see a long list of features you can try out. It’s so long that you’ll want to ctrl f “Undo” to find the Undo feature. Enable the feature. I had to log out of Gmail and back on to get it to work.
Now when you send an email, you’ll see an “Undo” link at the top, where it notifies you that the email has been sent. Click on that link fast, because it will disappear in 5 seconds!
I manage clients’ search engine promotion on a regular basis, and every once in a while see some natural clicks in Google Analytics from a search engine called “Search.” I had assumed that “Search” was “Search.com.” Since the traffic from “Search” was very minimal, there was never a need to dig any deeper into the subject.
This month was different. In analyzing the data for one of my clients, I saw a spike in hits from “Search” for one of their important keyphrases. A check “Search.com” showed no position that warranted the traffic for that keyword. A little bit of research revealed that other webmasters were seeing the same thing and asking the same question. What is the “Search” search engine in Google Analytics. Some evidence pointed to http://search.ovguide.com, which is a video search engine that has been gaining popularity.
Sure enough, a search using my client’s keyphrase put them right at the top of the search, however ONLY with a sponsored “Adwords” result. So it looks like Analytics was counting Adwords clicks as natural clicks. Mystery solved, however confirmation is still required from Google. I bumped an existing thread on the Google Analytics forum on the subject. The thread was started a month and a half ago, but still no reply.
I received a big traffic spike a couple of days ago, and my logs say 94 unique visits came directly from a network named Kintiskton LLC. Obviously it is some kind of spider. Upon further research, it appears to be a company looking for trademark infringement. Unfortunately their excessive crawling is a nuisance for those of us who use our traffic data. Another blogger posted this suggestion – block the IP addresses of the Kintiskton spider using your .htaccess file like so:
Deny from 188.8.131.52/29
Sounds like a plan. I’ll see if it works to keep these pests away.