Your account is currently unavailable due to a site issue. 2019

Facebook users. You get this message on the screen, “Account Temporarily Unavailable. Your account is currently unavailable due to a site issue. We expect this to be resolved shortly. Please try again in a few minutes.” Don’t panic. It’s a recurring problem and it is probably not just you facing the problem. I had this […]

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Celebrating Captain Phirozshah Byramji Bharucha, DSO

Ash Nallawalla

25 February 2019

SEO

On Facebook I read the following post: “Col. Phirozshah Byramji Bharucha, who led the 14th Ferozepur Sikh regiment in the grueling hard fought key Battle of Gallipoli during World War I in 1915. While the 1981 Mel Gibson movie “Gallipoli” glorified the heroics of the Australian battalions during the Gallipoli campaign, the reality is that […]

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SEO Implications of Google Ads’ New Exact Match

Ash Nallawalla

4 December 2018

PPC, SEO

Brad Geddes has published an excellent post entitled “Exact match is no longer exact match – are you managing the changes correctly?” Although it is about PPC, can SEOs learn from it? It is a timely reminder for those of us in SEO and content writing to be aware of Search Intent versus Keyword Intent. I’ll also […]

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Subdomains treated like subdirectories?

Ash Nallawalla

27 May 2018

SEO

I saw a Facebook reference to an article on SEJ that “Google treats subdomains and subdirectories the same“. It caught my eye because of something  I experienced recently.

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Facebook privacy concerns? Think outside the Platform API.

A lot of articles about tightening up Facebook security are flooding my Facebook news feed. I knew that one needs to check one’s Privacy and other settings frequently, but here is an interesting conundrum. I noticed that my setting for the Platform API was on, even though I recall turning it off at some time.

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Sherpa for Majestic Chrome Extension – Review

Ash Nallawalla

21 October 2017

SEO, SEO Tools

Most professional SEOs I know use Majestic.com for reliable backlink data. Majestic provides a lot of data about the links to a site, including data about the quality of those links. I have used it for many years, from the time it was known as Majestic SEO. I usually enter the URL of the domain […]

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Programming frequencies in the Yaesu FT-2DR/DE

Yesterday I bought the Yaesu-Musen FT2DR (which is the shortened name of the FT-2DR/DE) here in Melbourne from Strictly Ham. These days there are hundreds of repeaters that you need to input into a transceiver and each entry has numerous fields.

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President Obama’s whitehouse.gov pages archived

Ash Nallawalla

22 January 2017

Other, SEO

After Mr Donald Trump became the president at noon today (USA EST), many reported that the whitehouse.gov website removed references to Climate Change and LGBT. That isn’t entirely accurate. The website up to that point has been archived and can be found at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/. The LGBT URL was https://www.whitehouse.gov/lgbt but it redirects to this temporary […]

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Connecting the uniHAM uni-730A iambic paddle to the MFJ 401D Econo Keyer II

I took a 23+ year break from amateur radio and am slowly coming back to the hobby, but I might just listen rather than transmit, having “been there and done that”. The lack of antenna space outside my suburban home also influences my decision. Never mind, let’s get to the topic of this post.

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Use Sᴍᴀʟʟ Cᴀᴘs in your LinkedIn profile name

Ash Nallawalla

30 December 2016

Ash, LinkedIn

While looking up a former NAB colleague in Google, I noticed that his name showed up as follows: Whereas, mine looks like anyone else’s:

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Inspiring employees to “Adopt Adapt Flourish” – a book review

Ash Nallawalla

2 October 2016

Other

My earliest memory of a workplace change was in the late 1970s. I worked for a whitegoods manufacturer with an office staff around 20 and about 50 factory workers. I was a part-time student and worked in the “cost office”. We costed all the appliances on a large sheet of ruled paper, otherwise known as […]

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Book review: Urnabhih: A mauryan tale of espionage, adventure and seduction

Urnabhih means a spider’s web in Hindi, a language you may need to know to get the best value from this historical fiction.I bought the Kindle edition, although a paperback is also available from Amazon India. The plot The spider’s web refers to a web of deceipt and intrigue that is cast across the Mauryan […]

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