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Survey for global SME/SMB owners

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Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus Review by Ash Nallawalla

This review has been moved to Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus Review. Please add your own mini review of Office 2010 below that one.

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Review: Market Samurai affiliate marketing tool at a discount

Arguably the most comprehensive SEO tool on the market, Market Samurai is an affordable, must-have research and management aid for the affiliate marketing expert and novice alike. Yesterday, more than 150 people were privileged to see a presentation of Market Samurai by Eugene Ware of Noble Samurai, the company behind the tool. Speaking at the […]

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Do rank checking tool results differ from manual checks?

Ash Nallawalla

6 June 2010

SEO

A discussion in the Webmasterworld Supporters forum (you need to be a paid Supporter to get there) entitled Rank checking for agencies led to a comment suggesting that using tools to make ranking checks is not a good idea for search agencies. Apparently, a manual check results in different results. I had just made a […]

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US Real Estate SEO Ranking Report

23-page study of US real estate marketplaces. PDF download available.

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Link Juice iPhone App Has Potential

I saw a tweet from @Dixon_Jones: New Link analysis app for the iphone! http://r3.ms/2o Very cool. has majesticseo moz and semrush data. I bought it for $2.49 and checked it out. I entered my URL and pressed Done. Waiting, waiting. Oh, there’s a Link Juice button up there. Does it take me to the beginning? […]

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Beta Google Keyword Tool Now in Production

Ash Nallawalla

1 May 2010

SEO

The Inside AdWords blog reports that the Google AdWords Tool now shows “more relevant” traffic estimates. I don’t like it so far, more relevant or otherwise. I was chucking keywords into the tried and tested keyword tool when I noticed the link to the new tool, so I took a look. The old information is […]

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SEOs vs search engines – what next?

Ash Nallawalla

16 April 2010

SEO

While reading another excellent Yahoo patent dissection by Bill Slawski (How a Search Engine May Identify Undesirable Web Pages By Analyzing Inlinks) I couldn’t help thinking about SEOs, particularly agencies. Today I also happened to read some affiliate (joint venture) promotional emails pushing a new link-building tool, but I won’t give it any exposure here […]

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Why I don’t display my numerous TopSEOs awards

Ash Nallawalla

3 April 2010

SEO

A long time ago I alerted my friend Edward Lewis about this company that purported to rank SEO companies and awarded them badges. I had been working as an in-house SEO at a large IYP, so my own businesses had not been operating (or barely). Those websites, however were and are still up. (as it […]

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Grill’d by Nando’s – how a PR gaffe is a win:win for competitor

Grill’d is a burger restaurant chain in Australia, where their recent marketing campaign consisted of an ad in a printed university newspaper. So far, so good. Then their fans spread the love by sharing this ad in electronic format: Instead of sizzling, the love fizzled. Grill’d customers who flocked to the restaurants with a printout […]

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Why do marketers still use the term “SEM” to refer to PPC?

Ash Nallawalla

26 January 2010

Marketing, PPC, SEO

This is a longish response to Jill Whalen’s High Rankings Advisor: SEO Q&A Out the Wazoo – Issue No. 273. The question was “… what the differences are between SEM and SEO”. See Jill’s reply in the link above (and subscribe to her excellent newsletter). Great reply Jill, about this annoyance we hear so often […]

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Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade

Ash Nallawalla

18 January 2010

Windows 7

Amazon.com Upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate. Windows 7 Ultimate is the most versatile and powerful edition of Windows 7. It combines remarkable ease-of-use with the entertainment features of Home Premium and the business capabilities of (more…)

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