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About John Sylvester

John Sylvester is the owner of www.seo-bangkok.net, a search engine optimization company based in Bangkok, Thailand, covering copywriting, article and PDF production, infographics, and managing social media and bookmarking to produce measurable, results-driven positioning strategies for their clients.

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This week I spent a very pleasant afternoon being shown around a client’s new art gallery. His website is not performing well and wanted an SEO report as to why. So I duly wrote it later in the day. Although it was written in very simple language, he phoned the following afternoon and told me […]

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The music industry has for years lacked a sustainable business model and been at a loss to find new revenue streams as pirated material almost cut it off at the knees. Recently though, Amazon has delivered a scan-and-match service similar to Apple’s iTunes after announcing new licensing deals with Sony, EMI, Universal and Warner to […]

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A unified communications business solution, together with the power of VoIP, streamlines all data securely from almost any platform, whether it be phone, email, instant messaging or video, to enable companies to focus on their business and provide added value to their customers. Although it has been widely reported that the primary benefit of VoIP […]

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On reviewing digital business trends this year, it was interesting to discover there are three main areas that could unalterably change the face of business communications, the very future of the internet and how we use it. It was Pete Cashmore, CEO of Mashable, who wrote towards the end of last year that “the pace […]

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The term brand reputation management has been around for some time now and, over the past year or so, more websites have explored the possibilities of getting away from the hackneyed SEO tag and have embraced the need for brand restoration and management as forms of modern business communications are far broader and personal than […]

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Shortly after President Hosni Mubarak stepped down from power, an activist told CNN that “Facebook was responsible for the success of the Egyptian people’s uprising”. The revolution in Iran was attributed to Facebook, Tunisia to Wikileaks, Egypt to Twitter, and now in Britain, BlackBerry. At the time of the toppling of the Egyptian government, Britain’s […]

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The introduction of Google’s recent Panda update changed its search engine algorithm with a view to diminishing a site’s ranking that provide “low-quality content”. The “Panda” update, as Google refers to it after a Google engineer, or the “Farmer” update, as Danny Sullivan of Search Engine Land has been calling it because its apparent target […]

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Isn’t it somehow absurd that social media usurped tyranny in the Maghreb and the Middle East and that Facebook toppled Hosni Mubarak in the ten days that shook the world. Isn’t the real cause youth unemployment and the economic crisis aided by media? As the protests sweeping through the Maghreb and the Middle East continue […]

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It is  being claimed throughout Google News that the fireworks that lit Cairo’s skies and the joyous tears of the protesters that ended 30 years of despotic power of President Hosni Mubarak, is all down to Facebook. On Friday, President Hosni Mubarak stepped down as Egypt’s after widespread anti-government demonstrations. The country is now in […]

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A writer at LinkedIn posed the question: “Will businesses pay to have a social media consultant manage their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc…In my opinion, most business owners don’t have a clue where to start regarding social media and mobile text advertising. Dan Hughes Before we start with a precis of certain opinions on the subject, […]

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The WikiLeaks releases has sparked a push for greater control of the internet and the setting up a global “working group” to “harmonise” global efforts to regulate it and are pushing for censorship. Is Assange the ‘patsy’ or is it just a conspiracy? Wikileaks has given the cables in full to five media groups, including […]

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Fittingly perhaps, at Googleplex there is a bronzed T-Rex skeleton nicknamed Stan, which is said to remind them to not become a digital dinosaur. But as EU regulators are set to probe Google for manipulating search results, the Eurozone nears extinction. Mashable wrote of Googleplex: “One of the most arresting is surely the gigantic T-Rex […]

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In “Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds” by Charles Mackay, he treated many psychic states as that of the economically hackneyed word of today, “random”; the new bubble meme of demographic herds. Will Self postured in an article for the New Statesman in 2009 that the word “random” has become a “nonce phrase” […]

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#twitterjoketrial is one of many currently trending topics on Twitter, on how the UK justice system is convicted people for tweeting. The Guardian wrote last week that arrests, convictions and libel claims look like tweeting has lost its innocence. First up is a conviction passed to Paul Chambers, for “menace” after he made a joke […]

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Back in the days when we started a Bangkok-based web design agency, there was little mention of keyworded domains. In those days, the ease of getting high placement was all about having good SEO and links. Not now. It was probably always the case but we just failed to think it through properly. The title, […]

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