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Change your Facebook privacy settings or get a hot date with your wife!

Ash Nallawalla

18 July 2009

SEO

Heard via Mashable that a married man saw an ad on his FB page offering a “hot singles” date with his own wife. Fortunately for him, his wife Cheryl Smith (pictured in the ad on the right) understands technology and both have a good sense of humour. To avoid this happening to you, change your […]

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SEO Permalink for WordPress – the real deal

Ash Nallawalla

4 July 2009

SEO

I must credit my friend Prashant Karandikar tipping me off to an intriguing post entitled “Many SEO Experts Give Wrong Advice Regarding WordPress Permalinks” by Weberz-Rob. That’s a great linkbait title if you ever saw one, particularly when he began naming these well-known SEOs who gave this “bad advice”, such as: Matt Cutts Joost de […]

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Google Openly Profiles SEOs As Criminals – Says Lisa Barone

Ash Nallawalla

20 June 2009

SEO

I like Lisa Barone’s writings. I even followed her on Twitter until she started tweeting about the RedSox. Unfollow I’m disappointed I didn’t go to SMX Advanced, where a few major announcements were made and where Matt Cutts apparently was “openly stating that Google profiles SEOs like common criminals.” http://outspokenmedia.com/seo/google-profiles-seo-as-criminals/ At this point you should […]

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Microsoft trickles out Bing search engine

Ash Nallawalla

29 May 2009

SEO

Microsoft launched Bing today. The home page leads to a video and not a lot more.No search box. It will be fully deployed worldwide on 3 June 2009. However, a check of http://www.decisionengine.com/Letter.html reveals some detail. A Reviewer’s Guide and some screen shots are at the PressPass site. Another great resource is Discover Bing. Features […]

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Beware of MS Antispyware 2009

A few people are getting sucked into installing MS Antispyware 2009. They go to some site and get a popup offering to install this program. Think about it. Normal websites don’t offer antispyware programs through a popup. What’s wrong with this program? It contains a virus and the victim actually consents to install it. Sean-Paul […]

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Australian SEO Forum rejects my application

Ash Nallawalla

27 March 2009

SEO

I recently discovered the Australian SEO forum and registered. They approve manually and today I received the following email: Unfortunately your registration at Australian SEO Forum did not meet our membership requirements. Therefore your registration was deleted. Sorry, Australian SEO Forum I don’t recall ever being rejected by any forum. Have you? Anyway, it seems […]

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SEO is getting harder

Ash Nallawalla

25 January 2009

SEO

WebProNews reports yet another Google experiment for selected users where they see a “My preferred site” link to the left of the URL in a search result. The idea is that users who are constantly choosing certain sites will prefer to see results from those sites over others that might rank above it. Users need […]

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Google Testing Enhanced Listings, Pagelinks & Auto-Spelling Correction

Ash Nallawalla

15 December 2008

SEO

Danny Sullivan has made a thought-provoking post concerning possible changes to the Google Search engine. It is about some testing that has been seen by some users. Do visit his site to read the details and see the images, but here is why some of these changes could be relevant to SEO: Enhanced Listings. Citysearch […]

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Webmasterworld conference day 4 – Pubcon

The major networking event of the conference was Pubcon, which was held in the Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas, at 4510 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169. It ran from 1:30 to 5:30 pm. Beer flowed freely in large, heavy steins and was tempered with snippets of sausages. This was a great place to meet other attendees […]

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Webmasterworld conference day 3

The keynote address was delivered by Satya Nadella of Microsoft Live Search. E-Commerce and Shopping Cart Optimisation Rob Snell, Ethan Giffin, Jimmy Duvall moderator: Joe Laratro Contextual Ad Program Vendor Roundtable Microsoft Representative, Shuman Ghosemajumder, Derek Brinkman, Tony Wills moderator: Heather Lloyd-Martin Getting Rid of Duplicate Content Issues Once and For All Rahul Lahiri (no […]

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Webmasterworld conference day 2

Day Two of the Webmasterworld was keynoted by George Wright of Blendtec, better known for the viral video series Will It Blend?. George gave an entertaining presentation about how BlendTec achieved millions of visits (therefore, brand awareness) with a budget of only $50. When George was new at the company, he noticed piles of sawdust […]

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Webmasterworld conference day 1

This is my fourth Webmasterworld conference and the second one (for me) in Las Vegas. I went to Orlando 2004 and New Orleans 2005. The 2007 event feels as though it was almost yesterday, so here I am once again. Note: I will update this post with more details and images when I get home. […]

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