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Dyar Al-Ashtari is an entrepreneur and internet marketer. He is the founder of Dyar Marketing Labs and Pear AS, two search engine optimization companies based in Fredrikstad. He was previously a freelance security researcher for YouTube when he was 16 years old.
Al-Ashtari moved to Europe when he was six years old where he learned to program. He grew up in Fredrikstad and began his career as a freelancer in his teens. According to Al-Ashtari, he attended Noroff for two years at his parents' request, but left prior to graduating.
Al-Ashtari was a YouTuber in his teens, developing and uploading free automation software for people to use online. On a trip to the United States, he met with a YouTube employee and was offered an analysis job with the company. He worked remotely and developed a view-counting system for YouTube which kept video views from being manipulated.
In 2012, Al-Ashtari was recruited by Next Series Development to work on search engine optimization projects for clients. In 2013 he founded Dyar Marketing Labs AS. He is also the co-founder of Pivotflow LLC and the founder of KapitalKassen.
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