URL for cancelling delivery of printed Yellow Pages & White Pages

Ash Nallawalla

5 September 2010

Local Search

Sensis has launched a website where you can cancel delivery of the printed Yellow Pages® and White Pages® in Australia. I am quite happy to use the iPhone apps and the online versions, so my 2010 sets lie in the shrinkwrap. Go to: https://www.directoryselect.com.au/ds/

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Telephone phishing targets TurboTax users

Ash Nallawalla

4 September 2010

Phishing, Security

On Friday, September 3, Orange County PC User Group (ORCOPUG) member “L” took a phone call from a male who said he was from Intuit’s TurboTax. He asked if he had received an email from them concerning an error that affected 2008 and 2009 returns. Allegedly, the errors produced an erroneous calculation for pensions, Medicare […]

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20% Discount code for Webmasterworld Pubcon 2010

Quote this code by 20 October 2010 to get 20% off: rc-1837415 Event URL: www.pubcon.com The registration price jumps from US$799 to $1299 on 11 September (shades of 9/11), and it gets more ridiculous on 16 October and totally absurd on-site. This is the longest-duration tech conference for digital marketers. Be there! 🙂

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How to get a Facebook Username (aka vanity URL)

Facebook allows you to set a friendly URL for your Facebook Page (also known previously as a fan page). If you ask me, a fan page is a better name for it, otherwise you have to explain that your FB Page isn’t your own FB page, but a “capital P page” you created for your […]

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Global 2010 SME Technology Purchasing Survey Results

Last month I alerted you to a global survey of small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), which the Americans refer to as Small-to-Medium Businesses (SMBs) conducted by IvyWorldwide. Top-level findings are as follows:

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Does your social media expert use social media?

When I observe a random large company I sometimes see the work done by so-called social media experts. Most of Corporate Australia is trained to outsource most of its marketing and advertising work. Well-known digital agencies are always hiring experts to tap into this market. You can read about these comings and goings in B&T […]

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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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