Category: SEO/M Industry General

In 1995, when American Online (AOL) was my ticket to the whole world, I wanted to believe nobody was lying to me. In the groups I had joined to meet others with the same interests, I read every word and assumed every web site I visited was genuine. I was so dumb. Before long, every possible gizmo and gadget could make you rich, or so it was screamed from every web site owner who swore up and down they wereRead more…

When OutSpokenMedia blogger, Lisa Barone wrote, Personal Brands in SEO: Stop Obeying False Idols, I enjoyed her thoughtful questions and her gentle personal rant. However, with 89 comments (at the time of this post) of feedback, she hit a nerve. Interestingly, she was inspired by yet another post, The Self-Branding Of Search Marketers by Todd Mintz. Todd writes, Search marketing branding is almost exclusively personal branding. Corporate / agency branding means very little in our industry. Lisa’s version is aRead more…

As I stood at the 8th Street Lobby at the Chicago Hilton Wednesday morning awaiting the shuttle to O’Hare airport, I was able to take in the beautiful hotel for a few more minutes. Every floor was decorated for the holiday season, with immaculate Christmas trees and a giant Gingerbread house that smelled of gingerbread as you walked by. It was 8 o’clock in the morning. Hotel employees just getting into work hustled in through the lobby entrance, several ofRead more…

My debut article for the usability column at Search Engine Land, called “Just Behave”, is out today. I’d like to present to you, The Secret Influence of Search Behavior. By making more information available online, our habits are changing. We’re teaching one another new tricks and evolving together. We’re sharing more stories by way of social networking. We’re learning new ways for doing the same old things. We’re willing to be talked into most anything, especially if we read itRead more…

At just $21 for an entire weekend of site clinics, talks and 4 tracks from Basic to Advanced 2 on web design and search engine marketing, Search Camp Philly can’t be beat! We’re nearly booked so please register for Search Camp Philly today. Attendees can submit their website for the 6 Site Clinics. This weekend, at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, a two-day agenda filled with a large number of skilled speakers on search engines, web site usability, search engineRead more…

Nearly 3 years ago, we welcomed a new magazine to the search engine industry called Search Marketing Standard. Cre8asiteforums has been a strong supporter and Publisher, Andrey Milyan, Editor in Chief, has kept us updated for years. Search Marketing Standard has been acquired by a media company called iNET Interactive, a social media company operating prominent online communities for Internet professionals and technology enthusiasts that includes HostingTalk.com and HotScripts.com. Kevin Gold, Director of Marketing at iNET Interactive, and also aRead more…

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