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Virgin, are you kidding?

Ash Nallawalla

11 January 2014

SEO

Occasionally, I run the great backlink tool Majestic SEO across websites of major companies purely to see if they are likely to fall victim to one of Google’s Penguin updates. Being a quiet Friday night, I thought I would check out the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ), as it is a subsidiary of a former […]

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Photos from 14-15 August 1947 – Indian Transfer of Power ceremonies

Ash Nallawalla

28 July 2013

General

My uncle, Jayantilal B. Nallawalla was commissioned by Lord Mountbatten to be his private photographer a few months before and during the Indian independence day (“Transfer of Power”) ceremonies. For the first time, his photos are being released online. As a teenager, I was privileged to communicate with Lord Mountbatten for several years and his […]

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Facebook Contest Guidelines Explained

All popular Facebook Pages run contests — it’s a great way to get fan interaction and it’s a great way to attract new fans. I’ve personally gained many hundred real fans for my clients using Facebook Contest Apps that I’ve created and they work great. However, most pages have contests where they simply ask users […]

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Why your Facebook Page could get removed by Facebook without warning

I spend a lot of time checking the business pages of local businesses and other businesses that I like on Facebook. Facebook marketing is part of my job, so I’m very critical and observant of what other people do. I’ve found that lot of these pages are either very boring or the ones that are […]

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Starbucks India doesn’t get social media

Armaan Kapur is a 21-yo writer in New Delhi who did something that many middle-class Indians do — try to go to Starbucks India (Link to Facebook page) in Connaught Place, New Delhi. In Australia, you don’t normally admit that you drink that brand of coffee, and most of their outlets were closed down (Link […]

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The correct way to make an App for your business: Hungry Jack’s Makes It Better app for iPhone and Android

I am one of those people who has their iPhone in their hand basically every moment of every day. I’d have it my hand right now if my hands weren’t busy typing this. I have spent hundreds of dollars on apps over the past few years and I’ve lost interest in a lot of them quickly and […]

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Upgrading an iPhone 3GS to iPhone 5

Ash Nallawalla

22 September 2012

iphone, SEO

I have had an Apple iPhone 3GS for nearly three years and its chief annoyance to me was the camera. Any excuse to upgrade to the iPhone 5. I missed the earliest order date so I was happy to wait the estimated two weeks. As luck would have it, Optus sent me an SMS to […]

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Why are some Marketing and PR experts scared of social networking?

Keith Nallawalla

13 September 2012

Facebook

For quite some time I have been concerned that Marketing and PR staff at major companies are scared of social media. This might sound crazy or uneducated, but these are common reasons why they will not allow their companies to have a Facebook page: No time to maintain it No budget to maintain it People will […]

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Facebook now allows Post Scheduling for Business Pages

Facebook has been unveiling a lot of new features on a regular basis in the past few months leading up to their IPO. One new feature in their post IPO updates has been Post Scheduling for Business Pages . This update seems long overdue and it is surprising Facebook never got around to doing it […]

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SEO and what Kogan is doing right

Ash Nallawalla

2 June 2012

SEO

If you haven’t heard of the Kogan brand or its founder, Ruslan Kogan, you will, sooner or later. Ruslan describes himself as coming from a Housing Commission flat in Melbourne (welfare housing scheme). He is totally street smart and has made a name for himself in Australia and UK as an online purveyor of  electronics […]

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Using cPanel to enable Gzip and speed up the website

Ash Nallawalla

20 May 2012

SEO

Continuing from the previous post about Migrating a Thesis blog, I looked at the Yslow add-on for Firefox and noted a few issues that were giving the home page a total score of C.

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Migrating a Thesis blog

Ash Nallawalla

8 May 2012

SEO

I don’t get time to look at this blog much these days, but having switched my VPS yesterday, I decided to use Yslow, Page Speed and Firebug to check its performance. It isn’t good but the price is right for what I am doing. Something stuck out when I looked at the Firebug display:

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