Archives for December 2006

SES Chicago Day .05

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(Neil Patel, Loren Baker, Lee Odden)

Thomas (TwisterMC) and I arrived fine in Chicago without delay. Unlike many other travelers, including Shoemoney who I talked to about a 4+ hour delay.

After getting settled in I went downstairs to Kitty O’ Sheas on the ground floor of the Hilton to see which search marketers were about and it was a who’s who of SEO in there. Rand Fishkin’s bright and smiley face stood out as the first person I recognized in the somewhat dimly lit pub along with many others including: Loren Baker, Neil Patel, Cameron Olthius, Kim Kraus Berg, Dave Temple, Frank Watson, Chris Boggs, Bruce Clay, I finally met David Wallace, Todd Malicoat, Dave Naylor, Jeremy Shoemaker, Justilien, Jonathan Hochman, Liana Evans (who is running a “hat bait” promo and Rebecca from SEOMoz. There are many others but I forget names and we had to get out to dinner.

Blogging Search Engine Strategies Chicago

Later this afternoon Thomas and I will fly out to Search Engine Strategies in Chicago where I’ll be covering some sessions, doing more video interviews, taking lots of photos and the best parts: learning and networking. I will also be sitting in on the Social Media Optimization panel with Neil, Rand, Andy and Todd.

The session topics I am most interested in involve social media (of course!) as well as video optimization, B2B, big site SEO/SEM, regulated industries and conversions/analytics.

Thomas from TopRank (see his video on YouTube here) will be posting coverage of at least one session per day here at Online Marketing Blog and I will be posting 1-2 per day plus videos and photos. You can see post conference videos here and conference photos here.

Search Marketing Blogs 120106

Google Watch – Steve Bryant from eWeek

Online Marketing Research – Oleg Ishenko

Original Signal – Marketing – A collection of feeds from leading marketing blogs (including ours, yeah!)

Big Marketing for Small Business – Rajan Sodhi

I’d also like to share a few blogs from the TopRank team:

Blogger Design – TopRank’s own SEO Designer, Thomas McMahon aka TwisterMC

Creative Marketing – SEO/PR Account/Project Manager Jolina Pettice

Media Relations – SEO/PR Account/Project Manager Karen Sams