Category Archives: Pubcon

Paid Links and SEO – game over dudes


It has now been over two years since Google started their crusade against paid links.  I first understood this crusade back in 2005.  It was the first time I’d met Matt Cutts, and we were sitting at the hotel bar during the New Orleans WebmasterWorld … Continue reading

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Blog Tag Game


James Kim Search Discussion – Click here | Mount Hood Climber Search Aaron Shear tagged me to share five things people don’t know about me. It’s tempting to make up some some impressive stuff (but I won’t lie!) since the … Continue reading

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More Tech Memes


James Kim Search Discussion – Click here Yikes – I leave town for a few days and can hardly keep up with all the interesting tech news items. In addition to the fun Jeremy v. Matt copycat debate we’ve got: … Continue reading

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Whoops, we missed Web 2.0 at Pubcon!?


I’ve enjoyed Pubcon Las Vegas and I’m looking forward to the big bash today to wrap it all up.   Still, for the first time I’m leaving with a feeling of the growing disconnect between the really neat  developments in Silicon … Continue reading

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WebmasterWorld Pubcon – Danny Sullivan Keynote


Everybody in search is wondering what Danny Sullivan‘s going to do after Search Engine Watch. Arguably the most knowledgeable guy in SEO and certainly the best connected, Danny is at Webmaster World for the first time I think. The answer … Continue reading

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Google’s “Best Bets” party = Meet the Engineers


Another eventful day here at WMW wraps up with the Google party. I’m afraid it’s going to be mobbed with some 1600 in attendance here, but the New Orleans Google party was the highlight of that WebmasterWorld conference. And for … Continue reading

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Pubcon Las Vegas – Duplicate Content Session with Google and Yahoo


OK, I lost power and couldn’t blog the beginning of the session which is wrapping up but I’ll try to get a link to the simply excellent presentation by Tim Converse at Yahoo which detailed many aspects of the Duplicate … Continue reading

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Pubcon – ad optimizing session


Jenstar is giving a great talk about the importance of testing, saying it can impact the publishing bottom line by as much as 10x current earnings. YPN vs Adsense – Most of her testing uses the custom channels at Adsense. … Continue reading

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John Battelle at Pubcon


John Battelle, author of “The Search” is talking about “The New Age of Advertising” and making the case that search is the new computer navigation tool. Search: Allows adverts to focus on “intent over content”. Shifting from pre-search to post-search … Continue reading

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Pubcon – Opera Browser Keynote by Jon S. von Tetzchner


Jon S. von Tetzchner is giving the last talk today about the Opera Browser, which he co-founded. Opera is used by 39 million (based on this year’s downloads I think). 340 people working *only* on browsers. “We dream about browsers” … Continue reading

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