US Real Estate SEO Ranking Report

23-page study of US real estate marketplaces. PDF download available.

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Link Juice iPhone App Has Potential

I saw a tweet from @Dixon_Jones: New Link analysis app for the iphone! http://r3.ms/2o Very cool. has majesticseo moz and semrush data. I bought it for $2.49 and checked it out. I entered my URL and pressed Done. Waiting, waiting. Oh, there’s a Link Juice button up there. Does it take me to the beginning? […]

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Beta Google Keyword Tool Now in Production

Ash Nallawalla

1 May 2010

SEO

The Inside AdWords blog reports that the Google AdWords Tool now shows “more relevant” traffic estimates. I don’t like it so far, more relevant or otherwise. I was chucking keywords into the tried and tested keyword tool when I noticed the link to the new tool, so I took a look. The old information is […]

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SEOs vs search engines – what next?

Ash Nallawalla

16 April 2010

SEO

While reading another excellent Yahoo patent dissection by Bill Slawski (How a Search Engine May Identify Undesirable Web Pages By Analyzing Inlinks) I couldn’t help thinking about SEOs, particularly agencies. Today I also happened to read some affiliate (joint venture) promotional emails pushing a new link-building tool, but I won’t give it any exposure here […]

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Why I don’t display my numerous TopSEOs awards

Ash Nallawalla

3 April 2010

SEO

A long time ago I alerted my friend Edward Lewis about this company that purported to rank SEO companies and awarded them badges. I had been working as an in-house SEO at a large IYP, so my own businesses had not been operating (or barely). Those websites, however were and are still up. (as it […]

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Grill’d by Nando’s – how a PR gaffe is a win:win for competitor

Grill’d is a burger restaurant chain in Australia, where their recent marketing campaign consisted of an ad in a printed university newspaper. So far, so good. Then their fans spread the love by sharing this ad in electronic format: Instead of sizzling, the love fizzled. Grill’d customers who flocked to the restaurants with a printout […]

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Why do marketers still use the term “SEM” to refer to PPC?

Ash Nallawalla

26 January 2010

Marketing, PPC, SEO

This is a longish response to Jill Whalen’s High Rankings Advisor: SEO Q&A Out the Wazoo – Issue No. 273. The question was “… what the differences are between SEM and SEO”. See Jill’s reply in the link above (and subscribe to her excellent newsletter). Great reply Jill, about this annoyance we hear so often […]

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Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade

Ash Nallawalla

18 January 2010

Windows 7

Amazon.com Upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate. Windows 7 Ultimate is the most versatile and powerful edition of Windows 7. It combines remarkable ease-of-use with the entertainment features of Home Premium and the business capabilities of (more…)

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Review: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate #win7

Ash Nallawalla

17 January 2010

Windows 7

By Ash Nallawalla Microsoft Windows 7 (Win7) is the latest operating system (OS) to come out of the Redmond giant software maker. It follows the less than spectacular Windows Vista, which I installed on my family computers but not on my main PC. This release is different and truly worth the wait. The executive summary […]

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Adobe CS3 has only 20 activation/deactivation cycles

Ash Nallawalla

3 January 2010

Software

I made a shocking discovery today. I was going to uninstall Adobe Web Suite Premium CS3 from my hard drive to move to another PC when I got this message upon clicking the Deactivate option: I knew there was a problem with CS3 when I had installed Windows 7. Over the years I had installed […]

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Google index cap – 1 result for “Twin towers are no more”

Some weeks ago I read Rand Fishkin’s post about Google capping its index and retiring a lot of old content. I didn’t think any further about that topic until I was writing my monthly column for APC Mag (April 2010). I was checking some search counts for some old news and found the numbers a […]

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Is professional SEO certification a state of mind?

Ash Nallawalla

2 January 2010

SEO

I liken SEO to the early days of medicine. In every forum where SEOs congregate, sooner or later someone brings up one of two topics: Is it worth my while to get SEO certification from XYZ academy? My SEO client was ripped off by some amateur posing as an SEO. The discussions usually mention: Examples […]

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