Lee Odden

WebmasterWorld Boston 2006 Pubcon Wrapup

Boston Pubcon 2006
This year’s Pubcon in Boston was held at the Elephant in the Castle, a good sized Boston bar/pub. Starting out in the lower level, the WebmasterWorld crowd eventually took over the main bar as well. If forgot my conference badge but Brett Tabke was in the doorway greeting conference goers and giving out (lots of) drink tickets so getting in was no problem.

There was plenty of networking with a little food/drink here and there. I think I need to upgrade to a phone with a better camera or just start bringing a camera to conferences so I can take more/better quality photos.

Matt Cutts was there for a little while before flying back to CA. As always Matt was talking to a group of webmasters answering questions. As a company frontman to the webmaster community, Matt’s a really good choice. He’s obviously very intelligent but also very friendly to everyone and approachable. He acknowledged getting the questions I sent him about user and toolbar data, so hopefully he’ll have time to answer those. A lot of people would like to get some clarification from Google on the use or non-use of that kind of information.

I ran into many more great people from the search marketing community and it was a good to do some catching up. Tempting as it was, I did not make it over to the Berkman Group meeting over at Harvard that Amanda Watlington invited me (and others) to. Too much work had built up over the past 3 days conference and if I didn’t tackle it Thursday night, I’d be working all weekend.

Here are links from coverage on the WebmasterWorld 2006 Boston Pubcon conference:

Online Marketing Blog
Malcolm Gladwell
Blogs, RSS and Podcasts
YPN Party
Pubcon Boston Day 2

Search Engine Lowdown:
“The Super Bloggers of Search”
Optimizing for ENORMOUS Clients
Blogging, Podcasting and RSS feeds

Matt Cutts:
Boston Pubcon 2006, Day 1


The next WebmasterWorld Pubcon conference is the big one held in Las Vegas November 14-17. I’ve been invited to speak again so I’ll see you there.

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Lee Odden About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank 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 B2B marketing topics including content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely running, traveling or cooking up something new.


  1. great rundown lee. lots of good stuff to read. it sounds like the conference was a great successs.

  2. Hi Lee,

    Great meeting you at WMW; enjoyed speaking with you and will make it a point to go to your sessions next time you and I are at the same conferences and your speaking (hope to be at the next WMW in Las Vegas).

    Also, Thank you for listing my coverage of Webmasterworld PubCon this week which inlcuded

    Malcolm Gladwell Keynote
    Super Bloggers of Search
    Google Sponsored Lunch
    RSS, Blogs and Podcasts 1
    Leading Brand – Leading Site – Marketing Magic
    Conversion Tweaking
    PPC 101

    Thanks again,

  3. Thanks Chris!

    Nice meeting you too Marshall. Brett asked me to speak at the Vegas Pubcon, so I will likely be going. SES San Jose as well.

  4. Sounds like a very informative conference. Good info. A lot of the articles you linked to were very helpful.

    If you’re interested, consider joining the Carnival of Business!

  5. Hi Tim, thanks. I’ll check out the Carnival of Business.


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