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Top Social Scene Moments – PubCon 2007

No. 51 • December 10th, 2007 • 15 Comments

Though on the whole, I found PubCon to be a bit repetitive of many of the presentations I’d seen at other conferences I’d been to this year (SMX Seattle, SES San Jose, SEOmoz Seminar), the social scene in Vegas left nothing to be desired. Monday I arrived in Vegas Monday afternoon, and after wandering around […]

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Four Ways to Improve My Blog (and Yours!)

No. 50 • December 9th, 2007 • 1 Comment

So here we are nearly 30 days after my last post. November has been a crazily busy, but tremendously rewarding month for me professionally–more on that later this month. Coincidentally enough that last post was also inspired by the same person: Rhea Drysdale. One of Rhea’s most recent entries is part of a thread that […]

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8 Random Things About Me

No. 49 • November 12th, 2007 • 3 Comments

So, in the latest reply EVER to a blog thread, I’m getting around to posting my response to Rhea’s 8 Random Things. Somehow I get the feeling I’ll never get tagged again on one of these things – sorry Rhea!! 1 – I don’t really like holidays. Not just “the” holidays, but holidays in general. […]

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My SEO Dream Team

No. 39 • September 5th, 2007 • 5 Comments

My friend Miriam Ellis from the SEOIgloo tagged me in a chain started by my other friend Rhea Drysdale. I’m honored to be a part of Miriam’s team!! Here are the rules Rhea laid down when she started this thing: You can choose up to seven team members, but are not required to have seven. […]

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The Complete Mihmorandum SES San Jose 2007 Recap

No. 38 • August 28th, 2007 • No Comments

Here’s a list of all of my SES San Jose 2007 recaps, for quicker reference: Top Ten Small Business Takeaways Linkbaiting and Viral Search Success Local Search Marketing Techniques The Paid Links Debate Searcher Behavior Research Update Universal and Blended Search Personalization, User Data, and Search B2B Search Marketing Tactics Marissa Mayer’s Keynote Interview with […]

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Social Scene Recap – SES San Jose 2007

No. 37 • August 28th, 2007 • 13 Comments

As my current clients can probably vouch for, I’ve been scarce for the past ten days or so–last week was a whirlwind tour of pubs, pizzerias, and parties. Oh, and a few very entertaining sessions at SES San Jose :). With all of the truly amazing people in the SEO community, it’s shocking to me […]

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Is Wikipedia’s Homepage Obsolete?

No. 24 • August 16th, 2007 • No Comments

It’s been well-chronicled throughout the SEO community — much in the same way that Germans love David Hasselhoff, Google loves Wikipedia. It’s becoming exceedingly rare for ANY search done using Google NOT to return at least one Wikipedia result somewhere in the top three positions. It’s particularly true for searches for famous people, TV personalities […]

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Wachovia: PGA Tour’s Best Saturday Ever?

No. 145 • May 5th, 2007 • No Comments

(Apologies for the “noise” here, but seeing as how TV golf caused far less work to be accomplished this afternoon than I’d hoped, this post is somewhat business-related…) Did anyone else get goosebumps watching CBS this afternoon? First of all, Quail Hollow looks like an incredible course, particularly in HD–it’s easy to see why the […]

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Stephen Colbert: The Greatest Living American

No. 143 • April 18th, 2007 • No Comments

Here on the eve of the 232nd anniversary of the start of the American Revolution (seriously, see for for yourself), what more fitting way to pay tribute to the patriotism of our forefathers than to honor The Greatest Living American of our own time, Stephen Colbert. O Great Cultural Sage, Creator of the indefatigable Tek […]

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