It seems like whenever a company manages to put together the optimal website for search engine rankings, Google goes and changes its algorithm again. In response, companies change the focus of their websites, which helps them maintain their search engine rankings. With the new Google algorithms that focus on fresh content, blogging on a regular basis has become a common SEO strategy. Let’s look into why Google’s changes point to blogging as a solution.
Fresh Content Places Higher
Beginning on November 3, 2011, the Google Panda algorithm was updated to incorporate a “freshness factor” when ranking search results. This portion of the algorithm determines whether the search engine user is likely to be looking for recent content, and if so, prioritizes pages that have been published more recently.
Although the update won’t necessarily penalize your website if you don’t update it regularly, it does reward sites with regular updates. Therefore, if your competitors are updating their sites more than you are, they are more likely to appear above you in the search rankings. Any business that benefits from search traffic knows that ranking near the top and getting searchers to click on your page is one of the keys to building business.
One way to update your site and improve its ranking would be to rewrite the pages of the site regularly. But that would be silly, time consuming, and probably wouldn’t help much unless you were significantly changing the content. Plus, it would force you to delete things you had worked hard to write, removing any effect they have in your search rankings.
Therefore, the approach many companies have taken is to integrate a blog into their main website, using content management systems or HTML. By updating the blog with new posts on a regular basis, the company benefits from increased search engine rankings that bring people to the site.
Quality Content Matters
In the midst of the concerns about improving your freshness factor, you can’t forget about the initial Google Panda changes, which were designed to weed out low-quality content and reward websites that offer content that people love reading. When blogging, companies can’t just write blog posts off the top of their head and expect to get rewarded in search results. Instead, they have to come up with compelling, high-quality blog posts to win both the freshness factor and the stamp of approval for quality content.
To benefit most from the Google Panda changes, the topics on the blog should be trending ones that people are searching for, not necessarily evergreen information about what the company does. Therefore, companies are starting to blog about trends in their industries or news that affects them, not just the ideas that drive their business.
Next time you see a company blog, consider it in light of the Google Panda changes. Is it doing a good job of providing fresh, high-quality content? If so, it’s probably having a positive effect on that company’s website traffic.
It’s that time of year again when Google, the world’s most prominent and oft-used search engine, revamps its algorithms in an effort to crack down even harder on spam sites. The trouble is, they’re such a megalithic force on the internet that anytime they make even the most minor of shifts, everyone has to adjust accordingly. Here’s a breakdown of the changes that have gone into effect, based on Google’s announcement, and some changes you may have to implement on your own website to ensure you’re not negatively impacted.
A completely revamped spam detection program that looks at individual pages and filters out what it identifies as numerous instances of repeated keywords and phrases. By pushing sites like this down to the bottom of the search results, it limits the likelihood that someone searching for information on European vacations, for example, will be directed to an ad-ridden site. As a consequence, sites with actual content about vacations to Europe will populate the top of the heap, thus giving the user a better overall web browsing experience. In order to make sure that you’re not lumped in with these spammy sites, now’s the most important time to reevaluate your content. If you’re not sure whether your site will be impacted by this new algorithm, review your site’s content and look for instances of repeated keywords. It may be necessary for you to restructure your web copy to be less keyword-driven and more content-driven.
Google is also cracking down on duplicate content and content farms. Not quite driven by the desire to expunge plagiarism from the face of the earth, the ultimate goal here is to prevent the duplicate and triplicate re-posting of legitimate articles that originally appeared elsewhere as a way to attract visitors to an add-riddled website–thus obtaining click throughs and revenue. This type of duplication of existing articles is called “scraping” and has long since been the bane of article authors, as well as users interested in finding unique, original content who wind up running into the same article over and over again. Content farms use programs to aggregate information obtained from various sources, and re-post them in the hopes of attracting visitors. But through the new algorithm, someone conducting a Google search will be more likely to actually come across the website that originally published an article or a blog, instead of being directed to a site that’s scraped or accumulated the information from various other sources. Unless you’re operating a program that scrapes articles from other websites to bring traffic to your own, or unless your website is comprised primarily of re-posts of other people’s work, this change shouldn’t affect you.
Google has also said it’s greatly improved its ability to detect sites that have fallen prey to hackers and have been taken over for purposes of spamming. These words should come as great relief, especially to websites just starting out who are concerned with the abilities of hackers to do major reputational damage with minimal effort. As far as all the other changes go, the best advice remains one that’s been a solid piece of advice for years now: create original content frequently, and you’ll rise in the search engine rankings. Period.
SEM Synergy, the weekly radio series that discusses Search Engine Marketing formulated for Web 2.0, makes its way back to the WebmasterRadio.FM lineup starting Thursday August 11th at its new weekly time slot at 3pm Eastern and Noon Pacific.
“SEM Synergy tackles pressing issues, strategy and evolving technology with interviews from leading Internet marketers in every discipline,” says host Bruce Clay, president of Bruce Clay, Inc. “And we’re excited to be relaunching with WebmasterRadio.FM because they advance learning and interaction in our community.”
The first episode of the relaunch set for August 11th, the first new episode since December 2010, will offer a SES San Francisco 2011 preview with best-selling author Bryan Eisenberg talking about social media and conversion optimization. Show hosts Bruce Clay and Virginia Nussey (who also serves as executive producer) will discuss the buzzing social media platform Google+ and coming to terms with the end of online privacy.
On the August 18th broadcast, the show will feature a discussion on online marketing challenges of brands with multiple brick-and-mortar locations, concerns of a first-time website owner and a discussion on local multi-site issues with Pixelsilk CEO Mark Knowles.
SEM Synergy debuted on WebmasterRadio.FM in April 2008 and has produced 134 episodes to date. You can learn more about the show, the hosts, additional show notes and more at www.semsynergy.com and you can follow the show at twitter.com/semsynergy.
Google Buzz, as introduced, is a privacy nightmare for users. There is a lack of information on how information is used and shared, there is also a lack of instruction for users on how to control their own information. Here’s my short experience, the one I wish I outlined on Webcology yesterday.
When I first opened Google Buzz, I saw that I was auto-following ten people. I was shocked to find my auto-follow list included a journalist who has once previously tried to scoop me, workers at a former client, an ex-girlfriend and stunningly, my ex-wife. These folks were part of my initial Buzz stream. I rejected most of them immediately while noting to myself rejection notices might be sent to those I rejected.
I’m not entirely sure how Buzz made these connections but I am sure that most of them are ones I would rather be left in my shadows. I’ve always harbored the paranoid suspicion Google was tracking email connections but since that is sort of evil, chances are they wouldn’t go there. Heaven knows I would if I was them but I’ve never claimed to consistently opt against evil. The data available is simply too fascinating not to if you have the chance. The most unimpressive aspect of Google Buzz is that the connections Google perceived are so old. Many of them come from a part of my life I moved beyond almost a decade ago.
I have an extremely open life. I feel personally secure about my digital footprint and have cleared the majority of memorable skeletons from the closet of my personal life by either making those skeletons public knowledge or disavowing the vices and communities that created them in the first place.
Nevertheless, given the nature of social networks, the potential of exposure of a lot of information about my life to others is inevitable. Given the lack of control granted by Google or personal permission granted to Google by me, I’m shutting Buzz off before it does me damage. Clearly it can cause me professional headaches and personal heartaches. I need neither.
For the record, none of my sources appear to have been exposed but they easily could have been. That very much concerns me as I’ve promised perpetual anonymity to more than a few of them. As for my ex-wife, I think she’s a wonderful person. She and I have no problems with each other, at least none I am aware of. Though either of us would be happy to have a friendly conversation with the other, neither of us really want to know about the others day to day life. We’ve both moved on, and I suspect both of us would agree that is a very good thing.
For the most part, I gave up worrying about personal privacy sometime between the rise of the security-state after 9/11/01 and 8/19/04, the date of Google’s I.P.O.. Even so, Google Buzz has left me with a bitter taste and a desire to migrate my email usage away from the convenient but privacy porous Gmail system.
Google gives you a way to turn Buzz off. Scroll down to the bottom of your Gmail page. A small link on the second line from the bottom in very fine print reads, “Turn Off Buzz”. If you care about your personal privacy, do it now.
The revolution lasted less than a week. In fact, it lasted about twelve hours. Since January 14th, Google has been serving sanitized search results at its Chinese based search engine Google.CN. The stand-off, ostensibly over a series of hack attacks originating from China, has morphed into discussions with Google complying with Chinese law. While negotiations continue, Google.CN is operating as normal.
Well, almost normal anyway. Google doesn’t want to lose all access to China but appears to be willing sacrifice its search business there.
Google said last Tuesday it was going to cease censorship of Chinese search results as a means of retaliating against the Chinese government for the hacks which Google implies to be either state sponsored or sanctioned. The hackers hit at least 33 US based companies with the targets ranging from source-code of products to the subject lines of pro-democracy activits’ GMails.
Rumors placing Chinese government spies inside Google.CN have sprung up at CNet and in the mainstream media. Google has since suspended project access to several Google.CN employees and has transferred others to different offices. Many others have been given holiday leave as Google’s Chinese network is given full scrutiny by Google engineers.
Google’s problem with a complete pull out from China is threefold. First, China is a massive market for Google’s newer products such as the Android operating system and the Google Phone. Second, Google Docs is popular in Asia, giving it a leg up on rival Microsoft in the productivity market. Third, China is now the industrial heartland of the North American market. Fully leaving that market might imperil Google’s access to low cost manufacturing of units such as the Google Phone.
Google’s problems in China are manifest especially now that it has laid down an ultimatum to the government it can not publicly back away from. Google will likely have to pull its search business out of China but today, we see Google making moves to save access for its other products.
Critics of search engine optimization have long claimed that the practice of SEO would be eliminated as Google proceeds to introduce increasingly personalized and localized search results to its users. Those critics should spend some time reading cutting edge blog posts like this one by Mike Blumenthal. Google Maps: Now Adding Reviews from News Sites, Hyperlocal Blogs and Other Non Traditional Review Sources
Writing in his Understanding Google Maps and Local Search blog, Blumenthal takes a deep, technical look at Google’s new practice of scraping content from local news, review and event websites and applying that content to business listings generated through Google Maps.
With their newly implemented sentiment analysis, Google Maps is apparently now reaching across hyperlocal blogs, local portals and news sites and retrieving blog entries, general editorial reporting and even blog comments for inclusion as reviews on their Places Pages.
When it feels the need to add content to a local listing generated by Google Maps, the search engine might extract information from review sites, blog posts, blog comments or local news and events sites without the author’s permission. In other words, Google is using general comment as editorial advice and recommendation in local business listings found on Google Maps.
This method of information retrieval raises several levels of concern for consumers and business owners alike. Especially of concern is Google’s practice of presenting someone’s writing without context. In many cases, if a writer understood his or her views were going to be used as the basis for a business listing at Google, they might have chosen different wording.
In his blog post, Blumenthal cites several examples where Google uses information scraped from unrelated websites to fill into a listing generated by Google Maps and outlines how readers can check out if Google has used similar techniques in their local areas.
Naturally, SEOs and reputation management specialists will be interested in the effects of posts, comments and reviews in local news and event sites on small business listings though not necessarily for the same reasons. For SEOs, this practice gives another opportunity to boost a client’s business through another search channel. It also gives SEOs something else to help small businesses guard against.
Google yesterday announced it will no longer censor search results in China. While the move has been hailed by human rights groups, Google’s decision might cost the search giant its right to operate within the dictatorial People’s Republic. By no longer censoring search results at the request of the Chinese government, Google may well be preparing to abandon the largest and most expansive Internet market in the world.
Google says it decided to cease censoring search results after learning of a series of “sophisticated and targeted attacks” emanating from inside China which targeted Google’s intellectual property. Google went on to suggest at least 20 other large US based tech firms were also targeted in the series of hack attacks.
In a post written by its Chief Legal Officer on its blog, Google said they have evidence suggesting, “the primary goal of the attackers was accessing the Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists.”
While Google assures that none of the direct attacks where successful, their investigation noted a pattern of third party access to, “the accounts of dozens of US, China and European based Gmail users who were advocates of human rights in China.” The company moved to assure Gmail users that these attacks were generated via spyware and not through cracking the Gmail system itself.
Repeated incidents of Chinese surveillance come after a year in which the Chinese Government extended its attempts to limit freedom on speech within China and internationally, building conditions which pushed Google to, “… review the feasibility of our business operations in China.”
Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State expressed her “serious concerns” regarding Chinese hacking of US based corporations saying, “We look to the Chinese government for an explanation”.
The Chinese government moved quickly to limit access to information on Google’s decision in China yesterday by decreeing only two state controlled media outlets be allowed to run the story. According to California based China Digital Times, the government run newspapers Xinhua, along with the mouthpiece of the Communist Party, The People’s Daily were allowed to publish details under very strict conditions.
Chinese restrictions on information did nothing to stop the Twittersphere from exploding with messages from within and around China using the hashtag #GoogleCN. Translated and published in the China Digital Times, the tweets generally condemn the Chinese government for forcing Google’s decision.
According to one of those Tweets, the Chinese government has blocked the Official Google Blog and republished a sanitized version of Google’s announcement. (note: We have been unable to confirm the content of this post)
Google first opened offices in China in 2006. At that time, founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin promised to constantly review the state of the company’s business operations in China. At that time, the company suggested it was better for Google to offer some form of Internet search in China rather than none at all.
Though it has struggled to become the most used search engine in China, it remains a distant second to the Chinese web portal Baidu, a company Google used to hold a small stake in. A pull out from China will not bring heavy financial hit to Google today though Google does risk losing out on potentially enormous growth as the Chinese Internet market expands.
Perhaps the best comment on the situation comes from Twitter user @hecaitou who wrote, “After Google leaves China, the worldâ€™s top three websites on Alexa â€”Google, Facebook and Youtube are all blocked in China. This is not an issue of Google abandoning China, but one of China abandoning the world. #googlecn”
Google said it would spend the coming days negotiating with the Chinese government over its operations in the People’s Republic. The results of those discussions will spell the future of the Chinese Internet.
Google is expected to unveil its long expected Google phone, the Google Nexus One later today. Designed to steal market share from the now ubiquitous iPhone, Google’s Nexus One is a main component in Google’s bid to remain the world’s leading portal to the wider Internet.
Other components in Google’s bid to displace Microsoft’s hold on the habits of a majority of Internet users include telephony service GrandCentral and mobile ad network AdMob. Google acquired GrandCentral two years ago and is in the process of gaining regulatory approval on the acquisition of AdMob.
The Google Phone is also part of Google’s ongoing battle with Microsoft for the crown of dominant operating system moving into the mobile era. The habits of Internet users are changing as mobile devices and smart phones become a customary conduit to the Internet. Google’s Android operating system is quickly gaining on the mobile operating systems developed by Microsoft and other mobile OS makers.
A leader in “cloud computing”, Google has, for years, quietly developed a slew of products designed to store user information on Google servers so it is accessible by those users anywhere in the world. Those products, including Google Docs, Gmail, Google Calendar and even Google Wave, when compiled into suite, rivals Microsoft’s dominant Office productivity suite.
The release of a Google Smart Phone is a major step towards Google’s goal of controlling the world’s information and making it accessible to users wherever they might be. It is also a shot towards the bridge of the MV Microsoft and a clue to Google’s long term intentions. It will be interesting to watch how the market develops in the short, mid and long terms.
2009 was arguably the most intense year in WebmasterRadio.FM‘s five year history. In the face of the most difficult economic outlook in modern memory, WebmasterRadio.FM expanded on several fronts. Here’s a look at what we’ve been up to in 2009.
Over the course of the past twelve months we:
- introduced eight new shows and redesigned several others,
- juggled our schedule grid to better complement the topic and tone of each show,
- redesigned our website and archives, twice,
- started our own conference series called Affiliate Convention,
- Got all shows listed on iTunes and iTunes Radio,
- covered some of the most interesting and intelligent conferences in the world,
- turned 5,
- collectively spent about eight weeks in transit,
- each fell ill at one point or another (except Brasco),
- produced a number of extraordinary commercials including the XY7 rap,
- located a man on a boat in the middle of the Antarctic Ocean on a whim because Daron and Brandy wanted to interview him,
- threw the third largest SearchBash in our history at SES San Jose (the first and second largest both happened in 2008 at separate conferences in Las Vegas),
- interviewed the fellow who practically invented the home computer,
- introduced WebmasterRadio.FM’s video coverage of conferences and tradeshows at SES Chicago, and,
- we managed to stay mostly sane the entire time.
For WebmasterRadio.FM, 2009 was the Year of Accomplishment.
Some aspects of 2009 were quite challenging. The economy created personal and professional chaos for many of our friends. The Microsoft/Yahoo deal effectively removed a major source of innovation and inspiration in the search community. The media landscape is changing rapidly and though we believe entities like WebmasterRadio.FM are examples of the future of mainstream media, such change is disconcerting. To top it off, WebmasterRadio.FM decided to aim higher than ever before by starting a conference series and committing to make those conferences free for the majority of attendees!
For any business planners, such degrees of uncertainty and risk is downright scary. We, however, are entrepreneurs. For us, risk brings reward and hard work makes all the difference. 2009 was very challenging for the WebmasterRadio.FM crew. By all accounts, we rose to those challenges and, though we always wish we could do more, we exceeded our own expectations.
In the studio, 2009 was filled with uplifting, enlightening and often hilarious “only on radio” moments. We interviewed some of the most amazing characters in the digital marketing industry on our way to creating thousands of unique podcasts across our 40 distinct channels.
2009 was a difficult year and no matter what we accomplished over the past 12 months, weâ€™re as glad to see it gone as everyone else is. Before we throw the old man out with the new babyâ€™s bath water; we should sit back and appreciate those moments and accomplishments. In hindsight, 2009 was a rather good year for WebmasterRadio.FM. Here are a few of the major WebmasterRadio.FM moments and general milestones from the year that was.
Buzzwords: Facebook, Social Media, Economy
Jan07 – The Domain Bloggers Roundtable, Domain Masters
Domain Bloggers roundtable discussion between Michael Berkens TheDomains.com, Michael Gilmour, publisher of the WhizzBangsBlog, and Elliot Silver from ElliotsBlog.com.
Jan12 – PPC Predictions for 2009, PPCRockstars
PPC Rockstars host David Szetela and Matt Van Wagner of FindMeFaster give their PPC predictions for the coming year.
Jan13 – Doug Heil discusses how Cloaking is Spamming on SEORockstars!
The infamous Doug Heil of ihelpyou forums gives his take on how Cloaking is Spamming, plus black hat SEO, his altering tradeshow experience, and takes us back to his early days in search including how one of his early sites was banned by AltaVista.
Jan13 – New PBS Reality Show with Hannah Keeley, PurseStrings
Lifestyle expert and TV star Hannah Keeley interviewed on Purse Strings by Maria Reitan
Jan15 – Debut of Office Hours with Vanessa Fox
Vanessa discusses the biggest on site issues that often get overlooked, plus she discusses how people lose sight about who their customers are, plus how theyre more worried about getting links
Jan15 – Linda Woods moderates an Affiliate Marketing roundtable discussion at Affiliate Summit West
Linda moderates part 1 of a roundtable discussion on Affiliate Marketing in 2009 taped at Affiliate Summit West 09. (part 2 here)
Jan18 – Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Society and TV’s Whale Wars appears on Rainmaker, from the middle of the Antarctic Ocean while chasing the Japanese whaling fleet.
Jan20 – Barack Obama sworn in as President of the United States of America
Jan22 – The Shoemoney Show returns to WebmasterRadio.FM
Shoemoney discusses his blog post on his dislike of 95 percent of SEO Experts with Search Engine Land Editor in Chief Danny Sullivan.
Jan20 – Google moves forward with personalization plans by adding “my preferred site” options to SERPs. SEOs consider content more important than ever.
Jan 22 – Brian Caldwell covers the 2008 Crunchie Awards from the red carpet in San Francisco.
Jan26 – Yelp Complain Lawsuit, Webcology
Attorney Michael Blacksburg, who represented Christopher Nordberg in a Yelp Complaint Lawsuit
Jan29 – Michael Korda on Rainmaker
Publishing legend Michael Korda and his wife, best selling author Margaret Korda take some time to discuss their house guests, Michael entertains us with some impersonations of Truman Capote and Winston Churchill.
Jan30 – Google announces One Domain per Ad Group policy at WebmasterWorld
Buzzwords: Economy, SMXWest, User Power, Twitter
Feb02 – Debut of revised SEO 101, Common mistakes SEOs make
Ross Dunn and Jennifer Evans Laycock discuss the common mistakes SEOs make, including Flash pages, targeting, link building, branding, and unrealistic client expectations.
Feb04 – Google’s use of Ajax scrubs analytics APIs.
Google quickly corrects its mistake.
Feb05 – Rainmaker’s 100th episode is marked with a call from the infamous Dick Masterson along with a few dozen of Daron and Brandy’s friends.
Feb05 – Google Forces Time Warners Hand, Webcology
Google forces TimeWarner to offload AOL, Bill Gates lets loose mosquitoes on tech conference bloodsuckers and Landing Page Optimization expert Tim Ash drops by to talk about his new show, LPO on WebmasterRadio.FM
Feb11 – Google penalizes Google.co.jp for buying blog reviews.
Feb11 – PPC Drunken Roundtable SMX West
In this special edition of PPC Rockstars, David Szetela takes the lead in a discussion about the state of PPC with a panel of PPC experts.
Feb13 – Google discontinues Audio/Radio Ads
Feb16 – Canonical Link Tags, SMX West, SEO 101
Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft introduced Canonical Link Tags as a joint effort to help reduce duplicate content at SMX West.
Feb16 – Affiliate Convention Denver organization begins in earnest
Feb18 – Debut of Mobile Presence WebmasterRadio.FM’s show on the emerging mobile Internet featuring Cindy Krum.
Feb19 – Facebook Users Force ToC Update, Webcology
Facebook Terms and Conditions Protest with Julius Harper, founder of the protest group Facebook Owns You
Feb20 – Canonical Link Tags Discussion, WMR Rewind spreads across Office Hours and SEO 101
Feb26 – ABCs of PPC Click Fraud, PPC Rockstars
ABCs of PPC Click Fraud and what you can do to protect yourself from a practice that may be eating 17% of your ad spend with Tom Cuthbert, founder and president of ClickForensics.
Feb26 – WebmasterRadio.FM Introduces New Website, Webcology
The first of two website rebuilds in the first quarter of the year.
Buzzwords: Content, Canonical, Landing Page, SES NY, OMG (did Kawasaki just say that?)
Mar01 – WebmasterRadio.FM builds a second new website.
(this one better than the first)
Mar04 – Cold Fusion to WordPress, SEORockstars
Cold Fusion to WordPress as New Site Platform Changes come to the WebmasterRadio.FM website
Mar05 – Debut of Penelope Trunk’s Career Considerations, a short-lived but much enjoyed show on the life and views of the one and only Penelope Trunk.
Mar06 – Canonical Tag Adoption, Office Hours Vanessa Fox talks about canonical tag adoption by Google, Yahoo and Microsoft on Office Hours
Mar09 – Debut of Landing Page Optimization hosted by Tim Ash. Tim talks about the importance of Landing Page Optimization as more webmasters look to improve the profitability of their online marketing programs.
Mar16 – PPC Twitter Forum, PPC Rockstars
David offers a Live PPC Twitter forum for listeners to ask questions
Mar18 – Swine flu outbreak detected in Mexico City
Initial efforts to contain H1N1 virus fails. H1N1 cases begin to clog clinics as the virus spread around the world.
Mar24-27 – SES NY 09 WebmasterRadio.FM headed to New York City for Search Engine Strategies NY 2009. During and in the week before SESNY, we gathered two dozen audio files covering the scope of the conference. We also broadcast and podcast the three keynote speeches. Full coverage spans archive pages 5, 6, 7, and 8.
Mar24 – Guy Kawasaki’s Controversial Keynote at SES NY09 Web marketing guru and serial entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki makes highly controversial comments during his keynote speech at SES New York 2009. The comments prompt a wide ranging reaction within the search and social marketing communities.
Mar25 – Drunken PPC Roundtable from SES New York 2009
The second Drunken PPC Roundtable aired live at SES New York 2009.
Mar28 – 3rd Earth Hour Experiment
Between the hours of 8:30pm and 9:30pm (local time), a wave of darkness rolled around the world as residents and businesses in over 100 cities and thousands of smaller communities turned off non-essential electric or electronic items. City of Toronto records a 15.1% decrease in electrical consumption, up from 8.7% in 2008.
Buzzwords: Affiliate Taxation, Twitter Spam, Cyber Security
Apr02 – A Surprise call to IM Spring Break, Webcology
Jim and Dave speak to Steve Plunkett and Chris Winfield, who give us an inside look at IM Spring Break.
Apr02 – Speaker and Author Seth Godin, Shoemoney Show
Speaker and Author Seth Godin joins Shoemoney for an exclusive interview.
Apr03 – The rise of The Bacon Explosion
Your regularly scheduled Rewind will not be played this week. Instead, we wanted to bring you a bit of the Miami Blues from The Bacon Explosion @imspringbreak.
Apr06 – AP Declares War on Bloggers, moves to limit use of AP content by bloggers, including cited quotes.
Apr08 – Facebook population reaches 200million
Apr09 – MadMen TV Show on Twitter, Webcology
The Twitter MadMen supporting characters cast on their work on Twitter, the metaverse and everything.
Apr09 – Affiliate Taxation Legislation in California, AMI
Discussion of Californiaâ€™s efforts to enact affiliate taxation legislation as Linda Woods discusses the affiliate tax issue with industry leaders David Lewis, Beth Kirsch and Peter Bordes.
Apr17 – @Oprah join Twitter
Apr17 – In unrelated news, Anton Kutcher becomes first Twitter user with more than 1 million followers.
Apr20 – Guy Kawasaki interviewed by David Szetela on PPC Rockstars
Social media guru Guy Kawasaki to explain controversial comments he made at SES NY09.
Apr20 – Guy Kawasaki Twitter Tactics Discussion, SEO 101
Twitter Tactics Discussion following a PPC Rockstars interview featuring David Szetelaâ€™s interview of Guy Kawasaki.
Apr28 – Search Engine Optimization for Dummies, SEORockstars
Bruce Clay and Susan Esparza give us some insight into the new book â€œSearch Engine Optimization for Dummiesâ€.
Apr30 – CyberSecurity and Conflickr, Webcology
Cyber Security in a Time of Conflict and Conflickr with Sean Paul Correll of Panda Security.
Apr 30 – Membership Site Mastermind, Yaro Starak on Shoemoney Show
Austrailian Entrepreneur and professional blogger Yaro Starak tells us about his new training program called Membership Site Mastermind.
Buzzwords: Google, localization, Affiliate Convention
May04 – Wolfram Alpha launches
May06 – Duke Nukem Forever finally killed by 3D Realms
Infamous for taking longer to develop than any other piece of software in computer history, this highly anticipated game served to define the term vaporware.
May06 – Localization Appearing in Google, SEM Synergy
Localization Appearing in Google, including the local results and non-local queries.
May14 – CEO Jim Safka leaves Ask.com, replaced by Scott Garell.
May14 – Google outage on East Coast of US, Webcology
Jim and Dave discuss the recent Google Service Outage in Washington DC where Google services like Google News and Gmail were reported to have completely stopped working.
May21 – Affiliate Convention Denver 2009 Goals, AMI
WebmasterRadio.FM CEO Daron Babin discusses the goal he hopes to achieve with Affiliate Convention 2009 in Denver.
May27 – Google Wave introduced at Google I/O conference
Google’s collaborative sharing/productivity environment opened to approximately 100,000 users in September and all users in November.
May28 – Search Taxonomy and ProBlogger Kudos, Shoemoney
Aaron Wall of SEOBook joins Shoemoney to talk about The Search Taxonomy, and ProBlogger gets some kudos.
Buzzwords: Wave, Bing, nofollow, Affiliate Convention, Denver, Iran, Twitter, Michael Jackson
June01 – Google Wave Review, StrikePoint
Dave and Mikkel review the new online communication and collaboration tool Google Wave.
June04 – Microsoftâ€™s Bing Search Summit, Office Hours
SEO Rockstars Todd â€œOilmanâ€ Friesen and Greg Webguerillaâ€ Boser join Vanessa Fox on location from Microsoftâ€™s Bing Search Summit.
June08, 9 – SMX Advanced Coverage
Dave Davies acted as a rover reporter at SMX Advanced 09 in Seattle.
June14 – Greenwave Revolution Begins
Twitter users in Iran get news out of country during Iran election protests amidst severe government repression. #iranelection becomes top news event discussed on Twitter in 2009.
June17 – Microsoft Search Engine Bing Reviewed, SEM Synergy
The crew of SEM Synergy review Bing based on early traffic numbers.
June18, 19 – Inaugural Affiliate Convention opens in Denver Colorado
WebmasterRadio.FM’s first convention exceeds our own expectation. It is now solidly established as a long-term conference and tradeshow series for affiliates.
June18 – Kris Jones Keynote-The Future Of Affiliate Marketing
In this keynote presentation, Kristopher Jones, President and CEO of Pepperjam, outlines his view of the Affiliate Marketing industry to open Affiliate Convention Denver 2009.
June19 – Conversations on Affiliate Performance Marketing
Conversation Keynote on Affiliate Performance Marketing at Affiliate Convention Denver 2009. Peter Bordes, CEO of MediaTrust , Steve Hartman, Sr. Director, Publisher Development, eBay and Steve Schaffer, Founder and CEO of Vertive examine the current state of the affiliate performance marketing industry.
June19 – Black Hat versus White Hat SEO: Protecting Affiliates panel session
Black Hat versus White Hat SEO : Protecting Affiliates, discussed at Affiliate Convention 2009 in Denver.
June19 – Final Debate Panel at Affiliate Convention Denver 2009
The Final Panel Discussion where attendees engage with the panelists in a free forum discussion on various topics. Marc Lesnick’s end-of-conference tradition of serving copious amounts of beer to the audience and panel becomes a new tradition at Affiliate Convention.
June23 – Black Hat versus White Hat SEO at Affiliate Convention, SEORockstars
Black Hat versus White Hat SEO : Protecting Affiliates, discussed by Scott Polk,SEO Specialist for Bruce Clay Inc., Frank Watson, co-Founder, Director of SEM for Kangamurra Media and Daron Babin aka SEGuru of WebmasterRadio.FM.
June24, 25 – BlogHer 2009 coverage on WebmasterRadio.FM
Debbie Bookstaber acted as a roving reporter at the BlogHer 2009 conference in Chicago.
June24 – New NoFollow Behavior for SEO
Bruce Clay sits down with Susan and Virginia for the whole SEM Synergy show to give his input on what the new nofollow behavior means for SEO, siloing and search optimization practitioners.
June25 – Death of the King of Pop
One of the greatest popular music composers in history, Michael Jackson, dies at age 50.
June26 – Reaction to Michael Jackson Death
Reaction to the celebrity death of Michael Jackson as we reflect on his humanitarian efforts, his legendary music career, and all of his triumphs and tragedies.
June27 – Death of a Pitchman
Legendary TV pitchman Billy Mays dies at age 50.
June30 – Looking Back at Affiliate Convention 2009 Denver, SEO-Rockstars
Frank Watson, co-Founder, Director of SEM for Kangamurra Media joins SEGuru to recap Affiliate Convention 2009 in Denver, and they look ahead to Search Engine Strategies San Jose 2009.
Buzzwords: Affiliates, Microwho?, Iran, Twitter, Michael Jackson
July01 – ICANN Australia 2009 Recap. Domain Masters
A Recap from the ICANN Australia 2009 meeting with 463 Communications Vice President David McGuire including the debates and discussions that came of it like registry and registrar vertical integration.
July07 – BlogHer â€˜09 Conference Review, Purse Strings
BlogHer Conference COO and Co-Founder Elisa Camahort Page discusses the growth and success of the BlogHer Conference Series, which is now in its 5th year, how the event sold out and how LobbyCon was created to give additional networking access and the ability to attend the official cocktail parties.
July07 – Memorial Tribute to Michael Jackson: A WebmasterRadio.FM Special
In this Memorial Tribute to Michael Jackson: A WebmasterRadio.FM Special, Daron Babin aka SEGuru, and Jim Hedger commetns on the event that made up the memorial service held in Los Angeles to pay tribute to the King of Pop.
July08 – Debut episode of Inboxed – Anti-Spam Litigation
The Debut episode of Inboxed, broadcast on location from Affiliate Convention 2009 in Denver, Colorado, offers a discussion on a recent court case between XY7 and anti-spam attorney Dan Balsam (Case Number CSM-09-829275 Balsam vs. Rapid Resource Marketing). Bennett Kelley of the Internet Law Center fills us in on the verdict of that case.
July16 – Facebook population reaches 250 million.
July16 – Preparing for the Future of Search, Webcology
Jim interviews Charlene Li, Co-Author, Groundswell, Founder, Altimeter Group, and she previews her upcoming SES San Jose 2009 Keynote presentation entitled How to Prepare for the Future of Search.
July16 – Amazon Refuses to Pay Affiliates for Twitter Links
Joshua Odmark and Gideon Rubin discuss Amazon.comâ€™s recent decision NOT to pay commissions on sales that result from affiliate links on Twitter.
July20 – Canonical Tags and Affiliate Links Testing, Strike Point
Dave discusses some testing he did with canonical tags and Affiliate links, plus they give their take on the announcement of the new Google Chrome Operating System.
July28 – Microsoft-Yahoo Search Deal Imminent
With news of the Microsoft Yahoo Ad deal being finalized, WebmasterRadio.FM brings you a round table discussion on the deal and its implications. Jim Hedger and Daron Babin are joined by Techcrunch Editor At Large and BusinessWeek columnist Sarah Lacy, and SearchReturn CEO Disa Johnson.
July30 – Yahoo Microsoft Deal Effect on Owners, Developers and SEOs
Vanessa Fox discusses What Site Owners, Web Developers & SEOs Should Know About The Yahoo Microsoft Deal, plus she answers questions like how much filtering or modification to the Bing feed do you think Yahoo will do for organic results.
July30 – The Benefits of BingYa!-The Microsoft Yahoo Search Deal, Webcology
Jim and Dave take a look at the various sectors immediately (or very soon to be) affected by the new-born beast known as BingYa!
Buzzwords: Bing, Caffeine, SES San Jose, SearchBash, ICANN
Aug03 – Microsoft Yahoo Search Deal Reaction, StrikePoint
Mikkel and Dave give their reaction to the Microsoft Yahoo Search Deal, that Pending regulatory approval, the number two and three search engines will combine their forces for an alliance that will tackle Google on its home turf of web search.
Aug04 – Debut episode of Press This with Joost DeValk – WordPress Plugins in Development
Joost welcomes one of the newest member to Automattics WordPress team. John Gridley tells us about his new role with Automattic, and plugins that are in development. Plus Joost answers chatroom questions on optimizing WordPress for Search.
Aug04 – Microsoft Bing In Depth, SEO Rockstars
Nathan Buggia, Lead Program Manager of Bing takes us in depth in side the new Microsoft Bing Search Engine, showcases the new features and takes us through the change to Bing from Microsoft Live.
Aug10 – Landing Page Testing and Design, PPC Rockstars
Landing Page Testing and Design with Site Tuners CEO Tim Ash. Tim introduces us to the private beta rollout of Attention Wizard, which is designed to predict where people are looking on your landing page.
Aug10, 11, 12, 13 – WebmasterRadio.FM provides full coverage of Search Engine Strategies San Jose 2009
The last great SES show in San Jose (next year SES moves to San Francisco) and WebmasterRadio.FM played a fuller role than ever before. Along with full scale coverage of the conference, WebmasterRadio.FM threw the premier party of the week with an Alice in Wonderland Themed SearchBash.
Aug11 – Clay Shirky Keynote at SES San Jose 09
Clay Shirky, the author of Here Comes Eveybody delivers his keynote presentation to the attendees of Search Engine Strategies San Jose 2009.
Aug12 – SES San Jose 2009-Nicholas Fox Keynote
Nicholas Fox, Business Product Management Director, AdWords for Google, in his SES San Jose 2009 Keynote address, discusses the future of the search engine marketing industry and his vision of where the industry is going.
Aug13 – Charlene Li-SES San Jose 2009 Keynote
Charlene Li is an influential thought leader and guide on emerging technologies. She is the co-author of the business best-seller, Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies. Her presentation focuses on How to Prepare for the Future of Search.
Aug11 – Roundtable on Bing-Yahoo and Google Caffeine
From SES San Jose 2009, a panel of Search marketing experts; BestOfTheWeb President Greg Hartnett , SiteLogic Director of Marketing Jennifer Laycock, Pole Position Marketing President Stoney deGeyter and Enquisite CEO Richard Zwicky, discuss hot topics including the Bing Yahoo deal, and Google Caffeine.
Aug13 – Debut of The Search Cowboys with Bas Van Den Beld and Roy Huiskes, Real Time Search Debate
The Search Cowboys bring you a sneak preview of their radio show on WebmasterRadio.FM, plus they get into a debate of real time search, and which products are offering serious real time search.
Aug18 – WordPress Usability, Press This
WordPress Usability with the CTO of Mashable, Frederick Townes. He and Joost discuss RSS, plugins, and answer a number of chatroom questions. Questions include scrapers, blocking bots, vBulletins, security and more.
Aug20 – Greenwave (Iran) Revolution on Twitter, Webcology
#iranelection and #gr88 US Twitter organizer Kristine Schachinger discusses how the social networking tool Twitter allowed people to report on events in Iran during the election protests and media blackout earlier this summer.
Under the user name @schachin, Kristine has acted as an organizer, promoter, programmer and catalyst for the Greenwave Revolution on Twitter. She and her team worked 20-hour days keeping information flowing from the streets of Iran.
Our interview covers the technical and emotional challenges of supporting the incredible peoplesâ€™ democratic uprising on the streets of Iran.
Aug24 – The Death of Keywords? PPC Rockstars
Andrew Goodman discuss the possible changes of keywords in PPC Campaigns, based on comments made during the keynote of Nicholas Fox at SES San Jose 2009, plus some blog posts written by Goodman stating The keyword long tail is dead.
Aug26 – 2009 ICANN Seoul Preview, Domain Masters
David McGuire,Vice President of 463 Communications, previews the October ICANN meeting in Seoul Korea and some of the current issues that may impact the status quo in the domain world.
Aug28 – Full release of Snow Leopard, version 10.6 of Apple’s OS X operating system.
Snow Leopard replaces the previous OS nicknamed Tiger. Perhaps Steve Jobs really can see the future.
Buzzwords: Realtime Search, Net Neutrality, Analytics
Sept01 – Future of WordPress, Press This
Wordpress Lead Developer Mark Jaquith discusses some of the plans for future development in WordPress including the 2.9 and version 3, plus listener questions on CMS integration, total cache and other plugins.
Sept02 – Analytics Importance, SEM Synergy
Bruce presents a special episode of SEM Synergy dedicated to analytics with some of the experts. In interviews with Avinash Kaushik, Jim Sterne and Daniel Waisberg, Virginia and the guests take an in-depth look at forward thinking in the Web analytics field. (This was one of the most downloaded podcasts of 2009!)
Sept08 – Behind the PR Blackout, Purse Strings
Trisha Haas is blogger and founder of MomDot.com, a community for moms who blog. Trisha is the blogger who first suggested the PR Blackout, which became quite a controversial topic of discussion last month. She tells us about her original intent and how the blackout turned out.
Sept15 – President Barack Obama calls Kanye West “a jackass”
What do you get when you mix the President of the United States, Twitter, a younger CNBC staffer with particularly acute hearing, and a jackass together? An embarrassing incident, that’s what. Barack of the Blackberry, you should have known better dude!
Sept16 – Facebook population surpasses 300 million
Sept16 – SEO Hierarchy of Needs, SEM Synergy
Bruce Clay, Susan Esparza and Virginia Nussey discuss other applications for the SEO Hierarchy of Needs on SEM Synergy, including how it can be adapted to individual tactics as well as other Internet marketing disciplines.
Sept24 – Performance Marketing Association Fights Affiliate Tax, AMI
Rebecca Madigan, founder and executive director of the Performance Marketing Alliance discusses how the Performance Marketing Association is fighting Affiliate Tax.
Sept24 – FCC Backs Net Neutrality, Webcology
Jim and Dave discusses FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announcing his full support behind the principles of Net Neutrality, plus Jim tells us about how he got Twitter hacked.
Sept29 – Barry Lloyd of MakeMeTop on PPC, Analytics and Marketing, SEO Rockstars
Barry Lloyd, CEO of MakeMeTop, providers of PPC Bid Management, Internet Marketing and Web Analytics Tools. Barry gives his backstory of how he made his first million, plus he fills us in on his new toolset that Daron fully endorses.
Buzzwords: SEO, PageRank, SMX East
Oct06 – PRSA 2009 Conference – Bob Garfield Keynote Preview, Cover Story
Bob Garfield previews his PRSA 2009 International Conference Keynote, which ask the question: Is traditional media falling apart before our eyes, and more importantly, are we prepared to pick up the pieces? He explores this topic in his latest book, The Chaos Scenario.
Oct07 – SMX East 2009 Recap, SEM Synergy
SEMSynergy’s Virginia Nussey gives a recap of SMX East 2009 featuring interviews with Craig Danuloff and Mike McDonald.
Oct13 – SEO for Bloggers, part1, Press This
SEOmoz CEO and Co-Founder Rand Fishkin gives some SEO Advice for bloggers. Rand reflects the SEO collaboration done to Yoasts website, plus we learn about various SEO tools SEOMoz offers including Linkscape and YOUMoz.
Oct15 – Google Removes PageRank From Webmaster Tools, Search Cowboys
Bas and Roy discuss the headlines including: Google Removes PageRank Data From Webmaster Tools, Facebook is conquering Europe, plus they recap A4u Expo London 2009.
Oct15 – Baloon Boy hoax takes over news cycle
Richard and Mayumi Heene receive another utterly fascinating and pathetically banal 15-minutes of fame resulting in a 90-day jail sentence for the father, a 20-day sentence for the mother and increased advertising revenues for everyone else concerned.
Oct19 – Google Removes PageRank Metric. Linkbuilding Effect of PageRank Removal, SEO 101
Ross Dunn and John Carcutt discuss a listener email on the Linkbuilding and SEO Effect of PageRank Removal, plus a listener on query freshness when it comes to ranking on Google.
Oct20 – SEO for Bloggers, part2, Press This
More SEO for Bloggers talk with Aaron Wall of SEO Book. Joost and Aaron also answer questions that include recommended tools and sites, and even the best way to create a mobile-friendly and still SEO friendly site?
Oct20 – Reviewing the PartyAnimal.Org, SEO Rockstars
A simple site review turns into a massive favor as SEGuru (Daron Babin) and Jim Hedger review a website that really needed their help. The site owner later wrote Daron to thank him for turning her business around.
Oct27 – Windows 7 released to public
Windows 7 replaces the ill fated OS Vista. Microsoft engineers breathe as Windows 7 receives strong reviews from users, most of whom simply appear happy it actually works and is superior to XP.
Oct26 – Debut of eCom Experts with Shawna Fennell, SEO for eCommerce
Rob Snell, author of Starting a Yahoo Business For Dummies, joins Shawna Fennell for the premiere episode of eCom Experts. They discuss how to apply SEO into your e-commerce ventures and offers tips on transcriptions, sidebar navigation, CSS and RTML.
Buzzwords: ad:Tech NY, Affiliate Convention, Caffeine, Google, Twitter, Real time search, Tiger
Nov 3, 4, 5, 6 – WebmasterRadio.FM provides full coverage of ad|Tech New York 2009
WebmasterRadio.FM gathered dozens of interviews in the press room and with roving reporters for our coverage of an ad|Tech Conference. Interviews: ad|Tech New York 2009 interviews 1, ad|Tech New York 2009 interviews 2, ad|Tech New York 2009 interviews 3
Nov03 – XY7 and Friends No Bull Party 3
On location from Johnny Utahs in Midtown Manhattan New York City, XY7.com and Friends presents the Adtech New York 2009 Pre Show Party, No Bull Party 3.
Nov4 – CNN Redesign and SEO, SEM Synergy
Virginia Nussey speaks with CNN SEO Coordinator Topher Kohan about the news organization’s newly redesigned website.
Nov07, 08, 09, 10 – WebmasterRadio.FM goes to the PRSA Int. Conference 2009
Brandy Shapiro Babin, Maria Reitan and Dana Todd cover the Public Relations Society of American International Conference held in San Diego CA.
Nov07 – Bob Garfield on Positioning of Public Relations
Bob Garfield shares some afterthoughts following his PRSA 2009 International Conference presentation on how the mass mediaâ€“mass marketing symbiosis is dead and how public relations as an industry is better positioned than most.
Nov08 – Arianna Huffington and Wendell Potter PRSA 2009 Keynote
Huffington Post Editor in Chief Arianna Huffington and Center for Media and Democracy Fellow Wendell Potter deliver their PRSA 2009 International Conference keynote.
Nov08 – Haagen Dazs Ice Cream Correlation with Honey Bees
Dave Chapman and Diane McIntyre give an overview on how they solved the Haagen-Dazs revenue slump with the campaign: Haagen-Dazs loves Honey Bees, plus they discusses how Honey bees products contribute to the ingredient to half of the flavors from Haagen-Dazs.
Nov12 – Steve Wozniak Appears on Rainmaker
Steve Wozniak will discusses his history in IT going back to his time with Hewlett Packard, his recent stint on the hit reality TV show Dancing with the Stars. Finally, Steve discusses his latest interest, Fusion-IO, a company specializing in the design of data storage and FLASH drive devices.
Nov18 – Advanced Strategies in Affiliate Marketing, Domain Masters
Advanced Strategies in Affiliate Marketing â€“ how do domains fit in? Victor interviews Jay Berkowitz of Ten Golden Rules, winner of the 2009 SoFIE Award in the Most Effective Use of Emerging or Innovative Media, category.
Nov19 – Affiliate Fraud Roundtable Discussion
This edition of the Affiliate Marketing Insider podcast tackles one of the biggest challenges the affiliate marketing industry faces, affiliate fraud.
Nov23 – Distinguishing Real Time Search, SEO 101
Ross Dunn and John Carcutt discuss real time search and distinguishing it from time sensitive search based on when something happened, fresh content sensitive search meaning different search results based on the most recent data content and geo-spatial sensitive search based on the location of the user search for that content.
Nov27 – Tiger Woods Shanks his Drive and Hits a Hydrant
The greatest golfer of his generation worms his way into the old, “Ball in the Wrong Hole” routine. Comedians, tabloids and television producers around the world rejoice as Christmas comes early and apparently, often.
Buzzwords: Affiliate Convention LA, SES Chicago, Video, Family, Holidays, Special
Dec1 – WordPress Podcast Merges with Press This
Joost is joined by WordPress Podcast host Charles Stricklin, as they announce that Joost is continuing the WordPress Podcast, merging it with Press This. Also, the introduction of a weekly a news segment on all things WordPress with Frederick Townes.
Dec03, 04 – Affiliate Convention LA 2009
The second conference and tradeshow in the Affiliate Convention series is held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
Dec03 – Danny Sullivan Affiliate Convention LA 2009 Keynote Interview
Daron Babin interviews Danny Sullivan about The State of Search and Affiliate Marketing in this keynote conversation from Affiliate Convention Los Angeles 2009.
Dec03 – Net Guides Publishing President James Martell
Net Guides Publishing President James Martell who offers educational products to those wanting to start their own home based publishing businesses, is profiled on his works including the Affiliate Marketers Handbook, Affiliate Marketing Boot Camp and more.
Dec03 – Ashley Madison Features Tiger Woods in Ad Campaign
Evan Back, Vice President of Sales of Ashley Madison Agency, speaks about his Affiliate Convention LA 2009 panel on Affiliate Marketing in the Dating Space, including how they have incorporated the Tiger Woods scandal into a new ad campaign.
Dec04 – Tim Ash Affiliate Convention LA 2009 Keynote Presentation
Site Tuners CEO Tim Ash delivers his Affiliate Convention 2009 Los Angeles Keynote to discuss How To Repel Super Affiliates With Crappy Landing Pages.
Dec04 – Affiliate Tax Issues in 2010
Brook Schaaf, Founder of Schaaf Consulting discusses his Affiliate Convention Los Angeles 2009 presentation on the Affiliate Tax situation, Looking Forward through 2010
Dec04 – Marketing to Mobile Devices
Cindy talks with her co-panelists from the Marketing to Mobile Devices at Affiliate Convention LA 2009 about what they discussed at a the conference plus extra content not mentioned on the floor.
Dec04 – Black Hat versus White Hat: Shades of Gray?
Affiliate Convention panel discussion between Greg Boser, Founder of 3 Dog Media; Patrick Sexton, Founder of GetListed; Pierre Zarokian of Submit Express and Scott Polk of Scott Polk Consulting.
Dec07, 08, 09 – SES Chicago
Dec07 – PPC Secrets Revealed, the Third Drunken PPC Roundtable in 2009
Listen as loose lips reveal deepest darkest PPC secrets. Wouldnâ€™t you love to get even just some of these confirmed PPC experts alone in a bar?
Dec09 – SEO Old Timers Roundtable
Spamming, Links, Black Hat, White Hat, ranking is all game in this SEO Old Timers Roundtable following the final day of sessions at SES Chicago 2009, broadcast on location from Kitty O Sheas inside the Hilton Chicago.
Dec14 – PPC Strategies and Search, PPC Rockstars
Discussing PPC Strategies and Search and How Super Affiliates Make the Most, as David follows up a Affiliate Convention 2009 Los Angeles panel presentation with Atrinsic Interactive CEO Aaron Baker.
Dec15 – Google Real Time Search Talk Continues, Search Cowboys
Bas and Roy are joined by special guest, Orange Valley SEO Consultant Eduard Blacquiere, and they discusses the latest with Google Real Time Search, and express their fondness for Google Vice President, Search Products & User Experience Marissa Mayer.
Dec21 – SEO Topics to Watch in 2010, SEO 101
Ross and John ask What are the big SEO topics to watch in 2010. THey go through the various search related events What are the ToDos on your 2010 SEO list?
Brasco is preparing his annual Top10 WebmasterRadio.FM moments of 2009 and he’s asking for your input. After listening to countless hours of files, he’s chosen ten amazing pieces of radio.
Please take a few minutes to check out these clips and then, in the comments section, let us know which way you’d rank them. We’re publishing and podcasting the results in two sections, #’s 6-10 on Wednesday December 23rd and #’s 1-5 on Wednesday December 30th.
We’ve had a truly fun time doing what we think is a fairly serious job covering the Internet and digital marketing world over the past twelve months. Thank you for listening.
It’s been an expansive year at WebmasterRadio.FM. Stay tuned in 2010, WebmasterRadio.FM has even more interesting surprises coming right up.