Goodbye blogcatalog, you did me a favour.

Ash Nallawalla

13 August 2010

Directory

I submitted my latest site, a review site called CEviews.org, to blogcatalog.com after moving some reviews from this site to it. It was rejected with the following email: Dear Ash Nallawalla, Thank you for submitting your blog CEviews (http://www.ceviews.org) to BlogCatalog. Unfortunately upon reviewing your blog we are unable to grant it access to the […]

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Why people fake profiles in social media

Techworld and ComputerWorld recently reported an incident that shows the risks of engaging with strangers via social networks. Thomas Ryan from security company Provide Security (with a generic name like that I feel for their SEO person) created a fake profile for a woman named Robin Sage, who posed as a Navy cyberthreat analyst and […]

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Survey for global SME/SMB owners

(This survey has now closed)

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Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus Review by Ash Nallawalla

This review has been moved to Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus Review. Please add your own mini review of Office 2010 below that one.

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Review: Market Samurai affiliate marketing tool at a discount

Arguably the most comprehensive SEO tool on the market, Market Samurai is an affordable, must-have research and management aid for the affiliate marketing expert and novice alike. Yesterday, more than 150 people were privileged to see a presentation of Market Samurai by Eugene Ware of Noble Samurai, the company behind the tool. Speaking at the […]

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Do rank checking tool results differ from manual checks?

Ash Nallawalla

6 June 2010

SEO

A discussion in the Webmasterworld Supporters forum (you need to be a paid Supporter to get there) entitled Rank checking for agencies led to a comment suggesting that using tools to make ranking checks is not a good idea for search agencies. Apparently, a manual check results in different results. I had just made a […]

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US Real Estate SEO Ranking Report

23-page study of US real estate marketplaces. PDF download available.

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Link Juice iPhone App Has Potential

I saw a tweet from @Dixon_Jones: New Link analysis app for the iphone! http://r3.ms/2o Very cool. has majesticseo moz and semrush data. I bought it for $2.49 and checked it out. I entered my URL and pressed Done. Waiting, waiting. Oh, there’s a Link Juice button up there. Does it take me to the beginning? […]

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Beta Google Keyword Tool Now in Production

Ash Nallawalla

1 May 2010

SEO

The Inside AdWords blog reports that the Google AdWords Tool now shows “more relevant” traffic estimates. I don’t like it so far, more relevant or otherwise. I was chucking keywords into the tried and tested keyword tool when I noticed the link to the new tool, so I took a look. The old information is […]

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SEOs vs search engines – what next?

Ash Nallawalla

16 April 2010

SEO

While reading another excellent Yahoo patent dissection by Bill Slawski (How a Search Engine May Identify Undesirable Web Pages By Analyzing Inlinks) I couldn’t help thinking about SEOs, particularly agencies. Today I also happened to read some affiliate (joint venture) promotional emails pushing a new link-building tool, but I won’t give it any exposure here […]

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Why I don’t display my numerous TopSEOs awards

Ash Nallawalla

3 April 2010

SEO

A long time ago I alerted my friend Edward Lewis about this company that purported to rank SEO companies and awarded them badges. I had been working as an in-house SEO at a large IYP, so my own businesses had not been operating (or barely). Those websites, however were and are still up. (as it […]

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Grill’d by Nando’s – how a PR gaffe is a win:win for competitor

Grill’d is a burger restaurant chain in Australia, where their recent marketing campaign consisted of an ad in a printed university newspaper. So far, so good. Then their fans spread the love by sharing this ad in electronic format: Instead of sizzling, the love fizzled. Grill’d customers who flocked to the restaurants with a printout […]

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