Double Your Internet Speed?

Ash Nallawalla

5 September 2020

SEO

Have you seen the ads that tempt you to “double” your internet speed? I don’t know what they sell, but there are free options to try first. I remembered Steve Gibson from the early days for his SpinWrite program, so I didn’t hesitate to try out his free program DNS Benchmark – click the name […]

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Automated Facebook “Community Standards” decisions are getting ridiculous.

Ash Nallawalla

18 March 2020

SEO

I shared an article from the Sydney Morning Herald that I saw on Facebook, with my comment ” Interesting analysis of the UK approach” – that is all I said. I think there were some interactions on that post. Today I received a notification (screenshots follow). I had no option to discuss it, debate it, […]

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DMR-EZ48V recording from an external device

Ash Nallawalla

23 February 2020

SEO

If you, like me, have a Panasonic DMR-EZ48V VHS and DVD writer combo device, you will have had experience in copying from VHS tapes to DVDs, or vice versa. It’s a great way to dispose of old, grainy home videos that were saved on VHS tape. Such devices were hard to find some years ago, […]

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Amateur Hour – EU DisInfo Lab finds fake Indian news sites

Ash Nallawalla

21 December 2019

SEO

Many news outlets are reporting an interview with a Brussels NGO called EU DisInfo Lab, (click the link to read the story) which found 265 websites in “65 countries” that posted the same content in an apparent attempt to influence Members of the European Parliament. The material was pro-India. I am not too interested in […]

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Your account is currently unavailable due to a site issue. 2019

Ash Nallawalla

18 July 2019

SEO

Facebook users. You get this message on the screen, “Account Temporarily Unavailable. Your account is currently unavailable due to a site issue. We expect this to be resolved shortly. Please try again in a few minutes.” Don’t panic. It’s a recurring problem and it is probably not just you facing the problem. I had this […]

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Celebrating Captain Phirozshah Byramji Bharucha, DSO

Ash Nallawalla

25 February 2019

SEO

On Facebook I read the following post: “Col. Phirozshah Byramji Bharucha, who led the 14th Ferozepur Sikh regiment in the grueling hard fought key Battle of Gallipoli during World War I in 1915. While the 1981 Mel Gibson movie “Gallipoli” glorified the heroics of the Australian battalions during the Gallipoli campaign, the reality is that […]

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SEO Implications of Google Ads’ New Exact Match

Ash Nallawalla

4 December 2018

PPC, SEO

Brad Geddes has published an excellent post entitled “Exact match is no longer exact match – are you managing the changes correctly?” Although it is about PPC, can SEOs learn from it? It is a timely reminder for those of us in SEO and content writing to be aware of Search Intent versus Keyword Intent. I’ll also […]

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Subdomains treated like subdirectories?

Ash Nallawalla

27 May 2018

SEO

I saw a Facebook reference to an article on SEJ that “Google treats subdomains and subdirectories the same“. It caught my eye because of something  I experienced recently. Loading...

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Facebook privacy concerns? Think outside the Platform API.

A lot of articles about tightening up Facebook security are flooding my Facebook news feed. I knew that one needs to check one’s Privacy and other settings frequently, but here is an interesting conundrum. I noticed that my setting for the Platform API was on, even though I recall turning it off at some time. […]

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Sherpa for Majestic Chrome Extension – Review

Ash Nallawalla

21 October 2017

SEO, SEO Tools

Most professional SEOs I know use Majestic.com for reliable backlink data. Majestic provides a lot of data about the links to a site, including data about the quality of those links. I have used it for many years, from the time it was known as Majestic SEO. I usually enter the URL of the domain […]

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Programming frequencies in the Yaesu FT-2DR/DE

Yesterday I bought the Yaesu-Musen FT2DR (which is the shortened name of the FT-2DR/DE) here in Melbourne from Strictly Ham. These days there are hundreds of repeaters that you need to input into a transceiver and each entry has numerous fields. Loading...

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President Obama’s whitehouse.gov pages archived

Ash Nallawalla

22 January 2017

Other, SEO

After Mr Donald Trump became the president at noon today (USA EST), many reported that the whitehouse.gov website removed references to Climate Change and LGBT. That isn’t entirely accurate. The website up to that point has been archived and can be found at https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/. The LGBT URL was https://www.whitehouse.gov/lgbt but it redirects to this temporary […]

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