Category: Usability Publications

Not a walk in the park. Day 3 of the NYC SES conference is the day that a Women in SEO luncheon gathering took place a few blocks from the hotel. It was invite only, which meant I got to go because I’m a woman. Nothing else special. Like an engagement over TV or anything. We beautiful women, about 35 of us, plus David Temple and Jim Hedger, who were there because they are men who have written pieces inRead more…

I had it on good authority that Ms Dewey was on the premises this morning at the Search Engine Strategies Conference in NYC. My source knew I’d want to be warned because my husband Eric was with me, and Ms Dewey has been known to be quite the entertainment in our house. So when she stormed on stage, interrupting Steve Berkowitz, of Windows Live, and Danny Sullivan, who was interviewing him, a pile of people in the front row turnedRead more…

Because even the chance to win over $10,000 in prizes and cash isn’t incentive enough to show off one’s search engine marketing skills? Come on. Slim pickens could mean less competition for those who catch tomorrow’s SEM Scholarship deadline. Are you the next Search Engine Marketing idol?

As if the list of judges isn’t dazzling enough, the prize offerings for this second contest in the Search Marketing industry is downright breathtaking. Andy Beal’s Marketing Pilgrim site is once again sponsoring the popular Search Engine Marketing Scholarhship contest, and this one has learned some lessons from the first one. For starters, the prize contributions have been doubled. There are more judges, from various aspects in the SEM industry, including a peep from yours truly, from the usability chorusRead more…

Learn from your living room or heck, just stay in bed. The following are some educational and information opportunties coming up in the user centered design, human factors and search marketing industries. Human Factors Human Factors International (HFI) invites you to a free, live webcast: “Trends in user-centered design: What you need to know in 2007 that can help your business” Suan and Jay explore the top 5 trends in user-centered design for 200. Live Webcast: Thursday, March 29th atRead more…

For years, I imagined Jill Whalen, of High Rankings, crouched over her computer in her sweat pants or pajamas pouring over web page source code to be optimized for search engines. She always struck me as passionate about her craft and certainly, devoted to her newsletter readers every week as she’d patiently answer their questions. The first time I met her was in a hotel lobby in Boston two years ago, when I came as a guest to experience oneRead more…

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