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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

 
Right... I think I'm finally sorted on this whole issue now. I went back and looked at some of the other 'hundreds' of articles written by Ash Kawa, such as '7 warning signs of an unprofitable web site', 'You may be losing valuable traffic and not even known it' and several others. For such a prolific writer Mr Kawa doesn't have many pieces available - often the same one is to be found on a variety of sites, most of which point back to the website he is president of (but oddly, on that site, the only references to him are a few articles that have been found elsewhere).

Of the 4 articles that I looked at in detail, older versions are available on the web, written by the deceased Cory Rudl, who died in a car crash in June of this year. Interestingly, all the 'new' pieces, apparently written by Mr Kawa appear after this date.

As I mentioned in my previous entry I thought I might email Mr Kawa and find out the background to all of this, but I could only find one email address, and that doesn't work. Which, if he's the president of a company, and an author of hundreds of articles is a little bit odd, don't you think?

Now of course, I'm not telling you what to think (and of course I could be wrong), but the chronology appears to be:

2000+ Rudl writes a series of articles.
2005 June Rudl dies.
2005 August His articles are appearing under the name of someone else, with minor changes (if at all), and most point back to the Hostforwebsite site.

It's a sad world that we live in.

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