Waning interest in search engine optimization?

Ash Nallawalla

12 June 2007

SEO

I saw a comment somewhere that SEO is no longer a hot topic – I cannot remember exactly where I saw it but it was a red rag to a bull. I did a check on Google Trends to see whether the number of searches for SEO were increasing or decreasing (for both spellings – […]

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115° F in the shade

Ash Nallawalla

8 June 2007

Ash

I have been in Noida (outskirts of New Delhi) for the past two days in 43-47°C temperatures. The PC I am using is in a non-AC room, but when an AC room feels hot, you know it is hot! I heard that Melbourne is cold – not sure which I prefer. 😐

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Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy, Tulsa

Ash Nallawalla

1 June 2007

Ash

Five of us went out to Abuelo’s at 10909 E 71st St South in Tulsa. We turned right off the freeway instead of left and managed to view all the other restaurants on the other side of the street, including one of my favourite chains – On the Border. Didn’t have long to wait, being […]

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Get Directions from Google Maps Australia

The first time I noticed that Google Maps is an Australian activity was when Google HR called me and told me to apply for a position in the Google Maps team. As you can tell, I’m a marketing guy, not a developer so Google didn’t want me for the role… Nevertheless, the Google Maps team […]

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Memories are made by the Canon HV20 – Review by Ash Nallawalla

The Canon HV20 is one of the new breed of high definition, digital video (HDV) cameras to hit the market. This is my fourth camcorder and the second digital one. My first one, a Panasonic in 1981 weighed 20 kg including its charger – my entire baggage allowance when I bought it in Singapore, only […]

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Google Algorithm Loses Found Agency

Ash Nallawalla

12 May 2007

SEO

A few people have written about the Found Agency getting “demoted” by Google. It used to rank #1 for many SEO-related terms for a long time and now it ranks much lower. The Australian: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,21702687-7582,00.html The journo has cited seo-sydney.blogspot.com which says, “The Found Agency has used a black hat link building strategy, which consisted […]

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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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