Lee Odden

Friday AM Search News

According to the Bruce Clay blog, Mike Grehan has joined Bruce Clay as VP of International Business Development. Congrats to both Bruce Clay and Mike as BC gets a very high profile SEO rockstar and Mike gets to continue flying around the world doing that SEO thing.

You may also recall that last week Bill Slawski joined Commerce 360. If you’d asked Bill what he’d be doing now a year ago, working for another company probably wouldn’t be it. However, Bill’s a very smart fellow and Li along with the Commerce 360 team are very fortunate to have him.

Google has released Google Gears, which is intended to provide developers a way to create offline versions of online applications. Google Gears already works with Google Reader and Barry has a nice post illustrating that. Some speculate that this is another effort by Google to compete with Microsoft. More at SEW and the official Google Gears blog.

If you’re in Toronto for SES, then be sure to check out Greg Jarboe’s class on press release optimization. Greg wrote a very interesting article about Google’s news sources in Search Engine Land yesterday.

Aaron mentions that Dan Thies has a new SEO Fast Start book out. Download here.

In the acquisition world of news, StumbleUpon (#2 source of traffic to this blog) was acquired by eBay. TechCrunch also confirms that Google is acquiring Feedburner for $100 million. If anything, it would be nice to have RSS feed stats embedded with Google Analytics.

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About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Online Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on integrated content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely on a beach somewhere doing absolutely nothing.