Benazir Bhutto’s Assasination on Google

Ash Nallawalla

28 December 2007

SEO

Google has picked up benazirbhutto.org’s condolence page in less than an hour after her death. I was trying to find the meaning of a word used as a prefix to her name – “Mohtarma” used repeatedly by a London spokesman on Sky News. He sounded as if he was saying “Mutarma Bannerjee Bhutto” which made […]

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Amazon Kindle Surprise

Ash Nallawalla

27 December 2007

Hardware

Enroute from SFO to LAS for Pubcon, I noticed my neighbour get out a device that I had not seen before. Turns out my neighbour was Fred Vallaeys, a Google Product Evangelist, who was a fellow speaker at Pubcon! Fred kindly let me have a play with the Kindle, which is sold by Amazon. It […]

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Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate Review

Ash Nallawalla

12 December 2007

Software

I finally got a copy of Microsoft Office 2007 six months after its release. I had used it on a borrowed machine for a week and had acquired a taste for its improvements. However, it wasn’t until I started using it for daily work that I began to appreciate its richness, particularly on my Windows […]

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Pubcon 2007 on Flickr

Ash Nallawalla

10 December 2007

Ash, SEO

I just returned from Pubcon 2007 today so am too tired to blog it all, but here is a link to my Pubcon pictures on Flickr. I was one of the Webmasterworld conference speakers, so it was a new experience for me. More later.

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Pay Per Post Smackdown?

Ash Nallawalla

20 November 2007

SEO

Insuremeblog reports in a post entitled Pay-Per-Post Reviews Targeted By Google – More Carnage to Come that blogs in the PPP network have had their PR zeroed. A few blogs I see in this PPP directory show PR but some of them mention a lower PR than they used to have. The post references a […]

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Live Search better than DomainTools.com?

Ash Nallawalla

3 November 2007

SEO

If you have used DomainTools (formerly whois.sc), you may have appreciated its Reverse IP tool, which shows all the websites hosted at a given IP address. For a shared webhost machine, this can be several thousand sites but you need a paid account to see more than a sample. Live Search IP: Operator I could […]

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Link Bait or Spam Bait

Ash Nallawalla

31 October 2007

IT Lizard

Wired magazine’s “Editor in Chief” is someone named Chris Anderson. Chris hates spam. Chris shames spammers — well, public relations spammers to be exact. As a big Chief, he is entitled to hate spammers because those lazy buggers send him press release spam that is better directed to his underlings. Thankfully, I am not a […]

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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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AP sues Moreover (Verisign) for snippeting

Ash Nallawalla

12 October 2007

General

Rich Ord of WebProNews has reported a bizarre lawsuit that could make us check if we have been transported back in time to 1999. Read it and contemplate what harm Associated Press (AP) could do to the Internet if it wins this lawsuit. This post and millions of other blog posts are linked to and […]

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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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