As Seen On

Some publications I’ve written for, or which I’ve been mentioned on:



Natik Ameen

Syed Irfan Ajmal and his team at MQC has been providing digital marketing services to VST since many months, and we are very satisfied with their talent, professionalism and hard work. They are highly skilled within all realms of digital marketing. They have helped us grow our online business a great deal. Highly recommended!

Yasir Hussain Sheikh

I have worked and interacted with Irfan on many projects and he's a thorough professional with high moral code. He has worked diligently for almost 2 years to boost our online standings and has been instrumental in driving our digital marketing. I highly recommend Irfan and his company for digital and inbound marketing!

Azzam Sheikh

So chuffed to see a keyword rank to position #4 in Google that gets over 160,000 searches a month. Most of the searchers have a commercial intent to buy.Can not thank Syed Irfan Ajmal and the team enough for getting it ranked, oh, just to add they are getting 100s of keyword for this site ranked.

Shereen Pasha

Irfan's talk on How to Get Published in Large Publications at Muslim Marketing Summit was insightful. It was based on the core idea of building authentic trustworthy relationship with media. I highly recommend Irfan for Media & PR related solutions.

Zarinah El-Amin Naeem

My first introduction to Syed was when I caught his talk on HOW TO GET PUBLISHED IN MAJOR PUBLICATIONS. In just 15 min, he gave practical, easy to follow advice that I will definitely be implementing!

Latest Blog Posts

Get practical insights necesssary for growing your startup or digital business. My blog posts are on a variety of inter-related topics such as SEO, PR, content marketing, and much more.

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    6 Productivity Hacks for Entrepreneurs

    You may have left the Monday to Friday 9-to-5 rat race, to enjoy more flexibility and set your own hours. However, if you’re like most entrepreneurs, you’re working more than ever. It may be because you’re just starting out and there’s so much to do,...

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    Personal Branding 101: How to Brand Yourself for Success

    As Rob Asghar wrote in Forbes, “Embrace your story. And make sure you’re the primary force in telling that story to the rest of the world.”Personal branding helps you tell your story in the most effective manner, so that you can attract all the right...

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    How To Maximize eCommerce Conversions Using Product Discovery

    When optimizing any online store, it’s important to focus on product discovery if you want to maximize conversion rates (who doesn’t?). This quick guide will examine product discovery’s crucial impact on conversions, as well as eight key locations that are typically weak in this area...

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    100+ Writing Tips to Become a Great Writer

    "Writing tips again?" You say. "There are a lot of writing tips available on the Internet, so why should I read this article? Besides, you might be wondering, if become a better writer has any business benefits?Let me respond:I always wanted to be a writer...

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    Long Tail Pro Review – Is Your Keyword Research Incomplete Without It?

    Before we go on to discuss Long Tail Pro let me make it very clear that you can't afford to write any new content without some prior keyword research.Even if your site has been doing well without keyword research, it can do 10 times better...

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    The Ultimate Bing SEO Guide

    You can't ignore Bing anymore!Startled?Keep reading.Why is Bing SEO Important?Sure, Google still is the major player here but considering the slow but steady growth of Bing, it is time to take Bing SEO much more seriously.The majority of people don’t want to consider Bing SEO;...

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    Managing Remote Teams With HubStaff Time Tracking

    Find out how you can remotely manage your offshore teams with HubStaff and stay satisfied that in your absence the team is working well. This is a time tracking tool. It also integrates with project management tools like Trello and TeamWork etc. Time Tracking Made...

Honors And Awards

Best Start-Up Award ( P@SHA LaunchPad 2013 Islamabad ) - June 2013

Silk Route Interactive participated in this prestigious event organized by P@SHA (Pakistan Software Houses Assciation) to present ”The Crime Mapper” – an end to end solution for conceiving and implementing effective crime control strategies.

Successful completion of a pilot project which resulted in 34% reduction of crime rate within just 3 months in Faisalabad and our consistent track record of developing, implementing and maintaining various products contributed heavily in helping us clinch ”The Best Start-Up Award” at the P@SHA LaunchPad 2013 Islamabad.
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Best Recruitment Campaign of the Year ( Team Award ) Adecco Sweden (a Fortune Global 500 Company) - 2007

Adecco is a multinational HR company with revenues €19.5 billion in 2013. Being a member of the SIFE-MDH (SIFE Mälardalen University) team, I played a key role in helping our team win this award from Adecco Sweden by recruiting the most number of university students to our team.

Second Prize, SIFE National Cup, Sweden (Team Award ) SIFE - 2008

SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise), rebranded in Oct. 2012 as Enactus, is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders.Participating students form teams on their university campuses and apply business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. An annual series of regional and national competitions provides a forum for teams to present the results of their projects, and to be evaluated by business leaders serving as judges. National champion teams advance to the prestigious Enactus/SIFE World Cup.
The SIFE Malardalen University Team of which I was a co-founder were runners up the SIFE National Cup, Sweden. The SIFE Malardalen University team went on to win the SIFE National Cup 2009 and 2010, becoming National Champions of Social Entrepreneurship, Sweden for two years in a row.

Third Prize, SIFE National Cup, Sweden (Team Award ) SIFE - 2007

Helped the team win the third prize in the SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) National Cup, Sweden 2007. SIFE is now rebranded as Enactus.

Finalist - i2i (Invest2Innovate) - July 2013

One of the startup Silk Route Interactive that I cofounded, was the finalist of the i2i [Invest to Innovate] Business Accelerator Program!

Judge – SIFE-MDH Business Plan Competition ( SIFE-MDH, Mälardalen University ) - 2008

SIFE-MDH (SIFE Malardalen University) that I was a founding member of held a business plan competition at Malardalen University, Sweden in order to help student teams transform their business ideas into solid business plans with the best three teams receiving awards for their efforts. I was one of the three judged which reviewed each business plan, interviewed the teams regarding their plans and grade each team accordingly.

Qualified for BlackBox Connect Summer Program 2014 ( BlackBox, Silicon Valley ) - June 2014

Silk Route Interactive, a startup I was a co-founder of), qualified for the Silicon Valley-based Summer 2014 program of BlackBox Connect. However, since all sponsored slots were already awarded, and as we have had other plans as well we chose not to attend the program.