I received an SEO lead, twice. Did you?

Ash Nallawalla

1 October 2007

SEO

I received two copies of the following email at two email addresses: Your profile was visited on topseos.com by someone who is interested in making contact with you. Please sign up for our leads program to uncover this potential lead. Please contact postmaster@topseos.com for further details. Thanks topseos.com If you are an SEO, you might […]

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Overture tool now shows May results

Ash Nallawalla

24 September 2007

PPC, SEO

The previous post contained a count for the word “seo” done a few hours ago, when January results were being shown. Now I see May 2007 counts: Searches done in May 2007 Count Search Term 8585 seo 3105 seo sydney 2128 engine optimization search seo 1572 australia seo 930 seo services 745 analysis seo 701 […]

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Overture keyword suggestion tool returns

Ash Nallawalla

24 September 2007

PPC, SEO

SEOs everywhere can unslash their wrists. I thought I’d blog this as not many people seem to have noticed that the Overture Keyword Suggestion Tool (known as Keyword Assistant in Australia) has limped back to some semblance of normality. I say “limped back” because most searches I tried still show the search counts from January […]

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Affiliates affected by AdWords policy change

Many affiliate marketers use Google AdWords to get traffic to their pages. Some indulge in arbitrage, where a cheap PPC click brings traffic that might click an AdSense ad on the landing page that delivers a greater payout per click. A recent post in the Inside AdWords blog brings bad news to some affiliates and […]

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NetRegistry Dumps MSN/Live Search

Ash Nallawalla

18 September 2007

Search Engines, SEO

NetRegistry’s latest newsletter had an intriguing headline, “NetRegistry Ditches Microsoft Search”, which sounds as important as the EU fining the software giant. It is quite a non-event, but worthy of some discussion. NetRegistry offers a URL submission service called GoLive, which included submission to Google, Yahoo and MSN (Live). It will no longer submit to […]

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Indian SEO Companies

Ash Nallawalla

15 September 2007

SEO

An unfortunate spat has unfolded between NYC-based SEO company MrSEO and Pandia, on account of this article: On outsourcing search engine optimization to India. Pandia is sponsored by eBrandz, as mentioned in the article, a point that seems to have provoked this unusual, generalised commentary on Indian SEO. Writes Alan: “If you want paraphrased, stolen […]

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Does client-side JavaScript act like a 301?

Ash Nallawalla

9 September 2007

SEO

Before you shoot me for saying that, take a look at the following SERPs for apcug.org (I am on its board but not involved with the decision that moved it to apcug.net two years ago) and check the total page count in the index: http://snurl.com/1qh6h (Google) http://snurl.com/1qh7k (Live) http://snurl.com/1qh7p (Yahoo) Compare with the results for […]

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Dynamic URLs – Yahoo!

Yahoo! Site Explorer has added a feature that enables you to specify your URLs in a more search-engine friendly manner.  If the site has been submitted to Yahoo and authenticated, you will notice a new button called Dynamic URLs. If my URLs looked like this:  http://example.com/store?prod=1&sid=23yadh56, I could use this tool to strip out the […]

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SearchCamp Chennai Unconference

I stumbled upon this event (http://searchcamp.in) by accident and then found that two of my friends – Milind Mody of eBrandz and Mahesh Murthy of Pinstorm are among the people organising an exciting event in Chennai (aka Madras) on October 6 and 7. I note other well-known names who will also help to make it […]

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Greek Fires – Please donate via netenberg.com

Ash Nallawalla

29 August 2007

Other

If you have a web hosting account with cPanel, chances are that you use Fantastico, by Netenberg. Its founder Ilias Moisidis will pass on all donations made via PayPal to the appropriate relief agencies who are looking after the victims of the fires in Greece. Visit http://www.netenberg.com for a donation link.

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Google CPA, Meet Google Checkout

I was reading a CNET blog post Google deems cost-per-action as the ‘Holy Grail’ by Stephan Spencer. At the Search Engine Strategies (SES) conference in San Jose, Marissa Mayer, Google’s VP of Search Product and User Experience, delivered a keynote in which she talked, inter alia, about the Cost Per Action (CPA) model for advertisers […]

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Google Maps go fuzzy

The Sydney Morning Herald reported “MUCH of Sydney’s city centre as it appears in the satellite images on Google Maps Australia has been fuzzed out, just weeks before the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit.” Naturally, Google has blamed it on a “commercial issue” with its imagery supplier, just as there was an issue with maps of […]

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