About CapeLinks

CapeLinks (Darren Vlacich) I have been a certified webmaster involved in online marketing and web development projects since 2000. I have also been a commercial fisherman since 1986. If you want to learn more about me, please click here.

“Local” Listing & Advertising Services: Buyer Beware…

Hyperlocal Adwords ad targeting

If you’re like most small business owners, you find yourself being pitched and sold by numerous “local” online advertising services and if you are not sure exactly what you are getting for the money, you should hire a trusted third-party consultant to help you. Getting involved with these companies can mean that they own you and all your free local listings. Local Listing Services There are so many different advertising … Continue reading

Add Global Footer to All WordPress Multisite Network Themes

If you run a WordPress multisite setup and want to add a global footer to all the themes of all the sites in your network, here’s how to do it: Create the php file below and upload it to your wp-content/mu-plugins folder <?php function my_custom_footer() { echo ‘YOUR HTML CODE GOES HERE’; } add_action( ‘wp_footer’, ‘my_custom_footer’ ); ?> That’s it. via wordpress.stackexchange.com … Continue reading

How the Sucuri Affiliate Program Could Be Full of Win

Since my post about finding all the local pharma hacked websites, I’ve been trying to find an easy way to show the hacked website owners “an official” way to see these hidden pharma links that were placed on their sites and also a way to capitalize on the situation. The links on these pharma hacked websites are hidden. So, if the website owner goes to their website to look around … Continue reading

Loads of Hacked Local Cape Cod Websites

Just for kicks I ran some searches on Google looking for hacked local websites. Google found 321,000 documents just searching for Cape Cod viagra. I poked around the first ten or eleven pages of results to see who had been hacked and found dozens of local websites that were hacked with hidden pharmacy links. A couple of the more well known “Cape Cod” sites were: Cape Cod Potato Chips The … Continue reading

Website Forensics: A Compromised Website

A long time friend and client contacted me saying that he had received a notice from his web host that his website was exceeding the allowed storage on his hosting plan. The web hosting company said that his website was WAY over the storage limit they had allotted to him. He provided me with access to his hosting account and Web server. Once I got in there and poked around … Continue reading