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Happy New Year! All the best in 2015

2014 has been an amazing year of growth and learning for me with lots of welcomed challenges both on the personal and business fronts. I’m really excited about 2015 and the new ...
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Sandstorm Turns One – 8 Lessons Learned From Building An Agency in the Middle East

Those who know me know that I recently left a comfortable job as head of Inbound Marketing and SEO at MediaCom and joined a fledgling start-up agency in the Middle East, Dubai to be ...
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Google’s HTTPS / SSL SEO Update – My Curated View

Unless you’ve been hiding under a proverbial rock, you’ve probably heard by now about Google’s new and unsurprising move to provide a boost to websites utilising ...
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A Bitter Sweet Christmas

This is a bitter sweet Christmas for me. On the one hand, I can’t be with my two kids during this very special time of year.  They’re in London with their mom and I’m ...
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Spin-off: Launch of BrandStories.net

Just a quick one to let you know that I’ve officially launched my new site, BrandStories.net. Why BrandStories.net? BrandStories.com is already taken :(. BrandStories.co.uk is ...
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Online Privacy: Be Afraid, Be Eternally Afraid!

They say that Saint Peter keeps a record of every scrap of information about each of our lives in his Big Black Book. They’re wrong; he dumped the book last year and replaced it ...

Social Media Optimisation (SMO) – The Dell Example

There are several ways to attract traffic to a website.  These include Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Pay Per Click (PPC) and Social Media Optimisation (SMO).  According to the ...

Working at Google : Life at the Googleplex

1,300 resumes a day, is yours one of them?  Watch this Oprah clip about working at Google and ask yourself this question… Why haven’t I applied yet? Enjoy the clip:  Read ...

A sleepless night

Welcome to my Blog. My name is Omar Kattan and this is my first blog.   Funny really since I work in search and I probably should have had one of these niftty things a long long ...
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