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Australia’s top 100 organisation websites

It is useful for an SEO to check from time to time which Australian organisational websites are considered by Google’s ranking algorithm to be the best. Best in this context means trust and authority. These sites show good toolbar PageRank and have quality backlinks. Well done to their webmasters! According to a Google.com search for […]

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Australia’s top 100 business websites

Ash Nallawalla

8 May 2008

SEO

It is useful for an SEO to check from time to time which Australian business websites are considered by Google’s ranking algorithm to be the best. “Best” in this context means trust and authority. These sites show good toolbar PageRank and have quality backlinks. Well done to their webmasters! According to a Google.com.au search for […]

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Quality content writing – an elusive beast

Ash Nallawalla

4 May 2008

SEO

This headline made me smile and I wondered if the writer can see the irony in his post: New Indian Generation Loosing Quality?? Well in my case its true. New generation of designers and writers which is coming in the market are becoming money minded and just want MONEY with no Quality return. In last […]

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Thought-provoking SEO quiz at SEOmoz

Ash Nallawalla

27 April 2008

SEO

I have to admire Rand Fishkin – he seems to be doing everything right in SEO-land, no matter where I look. His latest link bait is a fairly difficult SEO quiz. It has something for everyone – quality, controversy, content. There are 75 questions, which I think few SEOs will get 100% right, even if […]

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Speedy reinclusion requests by Google

Bravo to Google for processing my friend’s reconsideration request in less than four days! I blogged last week that a quality WordPress site had been hacked and stuffed with spammy links and it went out of the Google index a day or two later. My friend filed a reinclusion request and three days later it […]

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PR7 for $18? Suckers born every minute.

Ash Nallawalla

8 April 2008

SEO

Latest gem from somewhere in South Asia: Grab your own Permanent Pr4, Pr5, PR6 & PR7 Text Links! I am going to offer you 20,000 High PR Links Resource Package in $18 only. Geting your site in to the top 10 results on Google, Yahoo & MSN search engines relies heavily on getting good quality […]

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Old WordPress may be vulnerable to spammers

Ash Nallawalla

6 April 2008

SEO

A friend of mine who runs some quality sites got this email from Google: Dear site owner or webmaster of example.com, While we were indexing your webpages, we detected that some of your pages were using techniques that were outside our quality guidelines, which can be found here: http://www.google.com/webmasters/guidelines.html In order to preserve the quality […]

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Google does not want to be in the SEM business

Recently I blogged that Google is an SEO agency because its purchase of DoubleClick also included the latter’s SEO service, Performics. Tom Phillips, Director, DoubleClick Integration has announced in the official Google blog that Performics Search Marketing will be sold. He said, It’s clear to us that we do not want to be in the […]

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A pox on reciprocal link requests (with free clues)

Ash Nallawalla

21 March 2008

SEO

Some people need to buy a clue or two. I get a couple of link requests most days. I don’t even open them but I took a look at today’s example: I have visited your site and I think that the content could be of interest to our web site visitors. If you feel that […]

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Google offers SEO services

Ash Nallawalla

17 March 2008

SEO

Would you believe Google: scientifically optimizes existing client sites to create new, dynamic, crawler-friendly sites highlighting brand, nonbrand and long-tail keywords. Our experts methodically optimize copy and content for each page to boost page rankings. It is true, in a roundabout way. Google now owns DoubleClick, whose Performics service delivers SEO services. Danny Sullivan has […]

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Amex does a favour to the SEO profession

Ash Nallawalla

15 March 2008

SEO

Thanks to a sensational headline by Webpronews – American Express Guide Calls SEOs A “Waste”, the SEO profession might be pleased to know that American Express has done them an inadvertent favour. The facts are a little less sensational. Amex USA sponsors an initiative called OPEN, which helps small businesses by getting them to meet […]

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GTrends free tool finds keyphrases with low competition

I attended an informative talk by Glen Staiger about his experience with the “30 Day Challenge”, which included a mention of the free Wordtracker tool known as GTrends. It is a keyphrase competitiveness research tool, which is an extension of the free Wordtracker search tool. My friend had blogged about Iron Maiden’s videos taken during […]

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