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Review: Windows Vista Ultimate

by Ash Nallawalla, 30 Mar 07 Microsoft Windows Vista (Vista) was released in late January this year and I have had the pleasure of playing with its betas for the previous 18 months. It is an operating system (OS) and it succeeds Windows XP. All PCs need an operating system to run your applications – […]

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Google Australia launches its blog

Google has just announced its Australian blog at http://google-au.blogspot.com/. It even has two posts in it! One references the notorious iGoogle, which is a personalised view of the search engine. You are encouraged to submit your own Aussie theme, as it will make us feel oh so-at-home.

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Official Google Australia Blog: Express yourself with iGoogle

Ash Nallawalla

30 April 2007

SEO

Official Google Australia Blog: Express yourself with iGoogle Actually, I have blogged this at http://ash.nallawalla.com/search-engines/google-australia-launches-its-blog/.

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Presentation at ABPNS 2007 Conference

Ash Nallawalla

29 April 2007

Ash, SEO

This morning I spoke to about 100 ladies at the Australian Birth and Post-Natal Services Conference at the Sofitel in Collins Street. The three-day event had been put together by Kelly Zantey of bellybelly.com.au. She has done well ranking for her site for the word “pregnancy” and is now on page 1 of Google. The […]

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2007 The Lizzies Winners Announced

Ash Nallawalla

28 April 2007

Ash, IT Lizard

I was one of the judges for a couple of categories for the annual Sun Microsystems IT Journalism Awards, better known as The Lizzies. I judged the following: Finalists: Best Technology Media Website CNET << Highly Commended ZDNet << Winner! Whirlpool Smh.com.au/technology Pcworld.idg.com.au Atomicmpc.com.au Finalists: Best Personal Technology Title APC PC Authority << Winner! PC […]

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Consolidated Blog

Ash Nallawalla

28 April 2007

Ash

This is the new home of all my blogs. Makes sense to have one blog with many topics than for numerous blogs to get an update a few months apart. There will usually be a Search Engine or High Tech flavour to the posts.

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Google Advertising Professional

Ash Nallawalla

6 March 2007

PPC

Got my Google Advertising Professional logo today. Good feeling. PS. It was tied to my Google account which was in the format ash.nallawalla at [former employer’s domain name], which was deleted three weeks later, after I left the company, so I can’t link to it. Google is not terribly interested in the problem other than […]

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Anti-Phishing Working Group

Ash Nallawalla

27 February 2007

SEO

The APWG is peripherally connected with click fraud, inasmuch as it tracks crimeware that is capable of turning zombie PCs into click fraud vectors. Anyone tracking phishing or related topics should check it out.

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Who is behind that web site?

Ash Nallawalla

13 November 2006

SEO

There was a famous cartoon in the New Yorker Magazine with a caption, “On the Internet nobody knows that you are a dog.” These days anyone with a bit of talent can get free or $1.99 hosting and put up an impressive web site. If the site causes someone to think that it is a […]

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CDD and PIRG (who?) complain about adCenter

Ash Nallawalla

5 November 2006

SEO

I hadn’t heard of the Center for Digital Democracy or the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, which isn’t surprising since I am in Australia, but perhaps they need the publicity. They have complained about Microsoft adCenter and other online services that collect information. The PC World article says: CDD Executive Director Jeff Chester called on […]

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YAOAACF by San Jose Business Journal

No easy answers for advertisers suffering from online click fraudBy Mark Larson Small businesses are increasingly turning to third party “click monitoring” companies as a way to help prevent being charged for the type of phantom business that recently cost Google Inc. $90 million in an Arkansas court settlement. Nothing new here apart from exposure […]

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