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Google PageRank Finally Trickles Down Under

Ash Nallawalla

28 October 2007

SEO

All good SEOs know that the Google toolbar PR means nothing — it is, after all, a frozen value of PageRank that could be four months out of date. But one could be excused for getting nervous if their site is greybarred for a looooong time. Not good for the street cred. Certainly not good […]

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Indian SEOs again under the microscope

Ash Nallawalla

25 October 2007

SEO

Edward Lewis, who posts as pageoneresults, a moderator on Webmasterworld, is a man after my heart. We have similar high ideals about quality in the SEO profession. Entry into his SEO Consultants directory is very difficult and anyone who does not meet his high standards is removed immediately, if not sooner. I have a high […]

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Yahoo! India’s English

Ash Nallawalla

7 October 2007

SEO

About a year ago iPrash blogged about Yahoo! India’s Pune pages, which feature the set of eight Ganpati temples known as Ashtavinayak (eight Vinayak — Vinayak being another name for Ganpati). As a child I visited seven of the eight temples, hence my interest in the subject. He wrote: Then there is Ashtavinayak Darshan, which […]

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Which SEO conference?

Ash Nallawalla

6 October 2007

SEO

This coming December there are two overlapping SEO conferences of note: Webmasterworld, Las Vegas, Dec 4-7 Search Engine Strategies, Chicago, Dec 3-6 Which one is better? That depends on who you are. I have never been to any SES but from what I hear they (the US-based events) are great for SEOs to connect with […]

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I received an SEO lead, twice. Did you?

Ash Nallawalla

1 October 2007

SEO

I received two copies of the following email at two email addresses: Your profile was visited on topseos.com by someone who is interested in making contact with you. Please sign up for our leads program to uncover this potential lead. Please contact postmaster@topseos.com for further details. Thanks topseos.com If you are an SEO, you might […]

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Overture tool now shows May results

Ash Nallawalla

24 September 2007

PPC, SEO

The previous post contained a count for the word “seo” done a few hours ago, when January results were being shown. Now I see May 2007 counts: Searches done in May 2007 Count Search Term 8585 seo 3105 seo sydney 2128 engine optimization search seo 1572 australia seo 930 seo services 745 analysis seo 701 […]

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Overture keyword suggestion tool returns

Ash Nallawalla

24 September 2007

PPC, SEO

SEOs everywhere can unslash their wrists. I thought I’d blog this as not many people seem to have noticed that the Overture Keyword Suggestion Tool (known as Keyword Assistant in Australia) has limped back to some semblance of normality. I say “limped back” because most searches I tried still show the search counts from January […]

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NetRegistry Dumps MSN/Live Search

Ash Nallawalla

18 September 2007

Search Engines, SEO

NetRegistry’s latest newsletter had an intriguing headline, “NetRegistry Ditches Microsoft Search”, which sounds as important as the EU fining the software giant. It is quite a non-event, but worthy of some discussion. NetRegistry offers a URL submission service called GoLive, which included submission to Google, Yahoo and MSN (Live). It will no longer submit to […]

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Indian SEO Companies

Ash Nallawalla

15 September 2007

SEO

An unfortunate spat has unfolded between NYC-based SEO company MrSEO and Pandia, on account of this article: On outsourcing search engine optimization to India. Pandia is sponsored by eBrandz, as mentioned in the article, a point that seems to have provoked this unusual, generalised commentary on Indian SEO. Writes Alan: “If you want paraphrased, stolen […]

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Does client-side JavaScript act like a 301?

Ash Nallawalla

9 September 2007

SEO

Before you shoot me for saying that, take a look at the following SERPs for apcug.org (I am on its board but not involved with the decision that moved it to apcug.net two years ago) and check the total page count in the index: http://snurl.com/1qh6h (Google) http://snurl.com/1qh7k (Live) http://snurl.com/1qh7p (Yahoo) Compare with the results for […]

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Dynamic URLs – Yahoo!

Yahoo! Site Explorer has added a feature that enables you to specify your URLs in a more search-engine friendly manner.  If the site has been submitted to Yahoo and authenticated, you will notice a new button called Dynamic URLs. If my URLs looked like this:  http://example.com/store?prod=1&sid=23yadh56, I could use this tool to strip out the […]

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SearchCamp Chennai Unconference

I stumbled upon this event (http://searchcamp.in) by accident and then found that two of my friends – Milind Mody of eBrandz and Mahesh Murthy of Pinstorm are among the people organising an exciting event in Chennai (aka Madras) on October 6 and 7. I note other well-known names who will also help to make it […]

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