WebmasterRadio.FM Marketing to Women radio series Purse Strings, hosted by Carmichael Lynch Spong senior principal Maria Reitan, was awarded for best podcast/videocast at the 2011 PR News Platinum PR Awards. Reitan accepted the award at the annual awards luncheon Wednesday in New York City.
“Each and every week, I’m fortunate to speak with thought leaders in the marketing to women space who are connecting their brands and their products with the nation’s most powerful consumer in powerful and compelling ways.” said Reitan. “I learn so much from our conversations and I hope my listeners do too. Done well, ‘marketing to women’ s really about “connecting with women.’”
The PR News Platinum PR Awards salutes the years most outstanding communications initiatives and programs in the highly competitive and dynamic PR arena. Purse Strings (which was officially nominated as Carmichael Lynch Spong with WebmasterRadio.FM – Untying the Purse Strings of Americas Most Powerful Consumer) beat out finalists that included the Chrysler Group and the American Society for Microbiology.
Reitan is no stranger to the awards scene given that prior to joining Carmichael Lynch Spong, she worked for 15 years as an Emmy Award-winning news director, producer, reporter and writer.
We at WebmasterRadio.FM congratulate Maria Reitan and the team of Carmichael Lynch Spong. We are proud to be duly recognized for this prestigious honor.
Domain Masters, the longest running active radio series on WebmasterRadio.FM celebrates its 250th podcast. The show has remained a staple of our Wednesday broadcast lineup since its premiere episode in November 2004.
The weekly series plans to air a retrospective of highlights from the past 250 shows next Wednesday at 5pm Eastern Time, but this week, host Victor Pitts leads a discussion on how opportunities are limitless for new gTLD registries, but challenges will be difficult without expert assistance, according to guest Minds + Machines CEO Antony Van Couvering.
Meanwhile, the Life Tips radio series is celebrating its 5th anniversary on the network this week. The show originally premiered as a part of a new fall season rollout of programming on September 6th, 2006.
Hosted by LifeTips President Byron White, Life Tips is closing in on 200 episodes and will return with new episodes starting Wednesday September 14th at 4pm Eastern Time. In upcoming episodes, Byron will speak with a woman who became a self-made millionaire by starting up a new business following her retirement, a holistic health practitioner and author that explains why adults Need to go outside and play more and we will learn about the 100 Day Challenge, a achievement and performance acceleration system that boasts to transform your life.
RockTheWorld with LinkedIn celebrates its first anniversary this Monday September 12, with a look at how the show has evolved, including the musical tastes and lifestyles of their roster of engaging guests and how we have been introduced to the LinkedIn Rockstars, Mike O’ Neil and Lori Ruff.
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.
Earlier today we posted the preliminary agenda for AffCon2010 Denver, June 21st through 23rd at the Colorado Convention Center.
Building on the success of WebmasterRadio.FM’s experience in building an affiliate convention, we are expecting a larger, more dynamic show than we’ve been involved with in the past. We’re trying out new approaches with several of the sessions. The goal is to create a more direct and actionable experience for attendees, vendors, sponsors and presenters.
Though we expect increased attendance, we want to allow for more interaction between speakers and audience during sessions.
AffCon2010 Denver will be organized in three unique tracks, Marketing, Technology and Business, with eight topics addressed by each track. More basic sessions are featured at the start of the agenda with advanced sessions towards the end. Most of the sessions will be delivered by moderated panels but many are designed to be more interactive.
Some sessions, like the One on One Site and Campaign Clinics and the Lead Gen Super-Charged will be held in breakout group format in which we place a set of experts at the head table in a room and they begin tearing apart attendee volunteered sites, to help them better understand how they should be building their sites for maximum conversion & monetization.
Others, such as the Affiliate Ethics Round Table and the Final Debate Panel will be organized as town-hall style debates with audience participation welcome through out. The Final Debate Panel that closes out this affiliate convention will be fueled by two days of high level information and networking and two or three container trucks of free beer. Ok, maybe not that much beer!
AffCon2010 is a part of an on-going series of welcoming, community events for everyone from grassroots affiliates to network CEOs. From top level education and skill sharing sessions to premier networking opportunities, to attend a convention for affiliates that is geared to give you the greatest convention experience and an extraordinary value at a zero cost is absolutely unheard of.
Registration is now open. Working affiliates always attend AffCon2010 for free. For non-affiliates, the earlier you register, the better the discount you can receive.
Join us at AffCon2010 Denver, June 21st- 23rd at the Colorado Convention Center.
Two more of the long-term legends of search engine marketing are coming to WebmasterRadio.FM starting next week.
Greg Niland (aka GoodROI) was the original host of Good Karma which aired on WebmasterRadio.FM from December 2005 until December 2007. An active member of the Internet Marketers of New York and avid organizer of IMNY charity events, Greg is one of the swiftest search marketers in the world.
Frank Watson (aka AussieWebmaster), is well known in the SEO, PPC and affiliate marketing communities. He is also a staple speaker on the web marketing conference tour making frequent appearances at Search Engine Strategies and Affiliate Convention events. He is a writer, educator, lecturer and one hell of a fine web marketer. His columns can be read regularly at Search Engine Watch.
Greg and Frank will have a free wheeling sort of show where they will take and pose difficult questions on search marketing and the business of being a working webmaster. With nearly three decades of experience between them, Greg and Frank are enormous additions to the WebmasterRadio.FM family of show hosts.
Tune into Search for Solutions, weekly on WebmasterRadio.FM starting Monday February 1, 2010 at 7pm ET, 4pm PT or download podcasts from the WebmasterRadio.FM archives, from iTunes, or from other fine podcast distribution outlets.
How often do you notice human sign turners when you’re driving down the street? Anyone living in a larger city has most likely seen them. They are the people standing by the side of the road holding up signs for small businesses. Sometimes they are dressed in costume, sometimes they are dressed in street clothes. To gander extra attention, they twirl and spin the signs to attract the eyes of drivers.
That’s how I feel today. @WebmasterRadio.FM has been using Twitter extensively to promote shows, special ad-offers, and Affiliate Convention. The initiative is pushing hundreds of people per day to our various campaigns. It’s all about driving the most relevant traffic possible and, in that respect, the campaigns are working.
We’ve been using Twitter this heavily for nearly nine months. While there are still a lot of aspects of the medium that need to be thought through, it is obvious the era of subscribed instant message marketing is only beginning. Here are a few of our more serious thoughts beyond feeling like sorta like sign spinners.
With Twitter, attention comes in a matter of seconds and drops off just as quickly. Within 15 seconds of issuing a Tweet, clicks are realized. Within five minutes after that Tweet is posted, the clicks drop off dramatically. There is a very short long-tail as people check their personal Twitter streams throughout the day but the real action takes place in that five minute window. That makes an attention cycle of 300 seconds or less. That one fact alone makes campaign analytics more difficult.
I find myself obsessively watching stats and doing instant analytic math. 8 clicks in the last five minutes from a Tweet issued at 2:10pm. The same Tweet issued at 4:30pm the day before drove 12 clicks in five minutes. Retweets of yesterday’s tweets drove more traffic than the original Tweets did but are only driving half that traffic today. Message A worked better than Message B on Tuesdays between X and Y hours but not as well on Monday between the same hours.
A brain-teasing aspect about Twitter campaigns is the sheer speed of the attention cycle makes effective analysis of each effort maddeningly difficult. That speed makes A/B testing almost useless. A five minute cycle means we’re A/B/C/D/E/F/G… testing. It feels more like tracking a multi-ad display campaign than a traditional PPC campaign both in volume and number of unique ads deployed.
We have slightly more incentive to succeed than the typical sign twirler. Digital marketing is our career. Like sign-spinners, it’s all about driving traffic. Unlike sign-spinners, we are responsible for the message as well as the outcome of that message’s reception. Today, Twitter has driven several hundred clicks. How those clicks breakdown into the cycle defined by twelve segment per hour makes for some extremely interesting research and analysis.
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?
WebmasterRadio.FM provided full coverage of the recent Search Engine Strategies Chicago 2009 conference with nearly three dozen interviews, 3 live keynote broadcasts and several on-the-floor conversations with some of the brightest minds in search marketing.
This was perhaps the fullest SES Chicago in recent memory. It was also the end of a tradition as the last SES Chicago show scheduled for early December. Next year, the gorgeous Christmas decorations in the lobby of the Chicago Hilton will be replaced with a Halloween or Thanksgiving display. SES Chicago 2010 takes place in what is expected to be a much milder mid-October.
The spirit of SES Chicago 2009 was one of family, familiarity and forward momentum. Many of our interviews paint a picture of economic stability and growth. The online marketing sector appears to have weathered the recession relatively well, innovating its way through an increasing diversity of communication channels. The upswing in ad-spend is real and sustained as is the uptick in confidence felt in and around digital marketing. The Spirit of Christmas Future may well be friendly to the techno-minded among us.
Moving into 2010, Search Engine Strategies Chicago 2009 left an impression of forward thinking innovation in an environment marked by massive change. Here are the audio interviews, podcasts, keynotes and moments we gathered.
Jeff Jarvis SES Chicago 2009 Keynote
Jeff Jarvis is one of the most provocative and optimistic voices weighing in on the future of media, technology and business today, and is the author of What Would Google Do?”
In this keynote presentation from Search Engine Strategies Chicago 2009, Jeff Jarvis discusses the impact of search and the Google economy on every sector from media to advertising to restaurants to government.
Peter Morville SES Chicago 09 Keynote
“Widely recognized as a father of information architecture, Peter Morville is the author of consecutive best selling books Ambient Findability and Information Architecture for the World Wide Web.”
Peter Morville’s SES Chicago 2009 keynote presentation focuses on the idea of findability and the importance of a navigable and friendly user interface.
Dan Siroker SES Chicago 09 Keynote
“Dan Siroker is a web entrepreneur, known for leading the analytics team for the Barack Obama presidential campaign and his work as the Deputy Director of New Media on the presidential transition team.”
In this SES Chicago 2009 keynote, Dan Siroker focuses on how the Obama campaign used data to win the presidential election.
Site Speed and Its Affect on Google Search Rankings
Bill Hartzer, Search Engine Marketing Manager for Vizion Interactive, tell us about How Google Search and your site speed will affect your rankings, and what can be done speed up page loads, plus some visibility tips.
How Network Intelligence is Transforming Search
Bill Leake, President and CEO of Apogee Search, discusses his participation on the SES Chicago 2009 panel on The Quest for Perfect Information, How Network Intelligence is Transforming Search.
Google Product Search for eCommerce Clients
Adam Audette from Audette Media comments on Google Product Search for eCommerce Clients and the positive impact it has made on sales and traffic during the holiday season.
Social Search and Distributive Reputation Systems
Aaron Goldman, Managing Partner of Connectual and Marshall Clark
Group Director of Search for Organic, Inc. discuss their respective SES Chicago 2009 panel presentations on social search and distributive reputation systems.
NVI Solutions and Their Shirts
NVI Solutions Director Sales & Communications Nicolas Cossette is responsible for all sales activities, public relation campaigns and external communications, and he tell us us about how the company specializes in Web Design, SEO Internet Marketing & Social Media for Websites, and how they sport eye catching schwag shirts at SES Chicago 2009.
Tips for PPC Newbies
Tyler Link of Link Search Marketing offers some tips for PPC newbies so you can generate traffic and revenue to your website.
Cool Mobile Apps
Barg Upender, Founder, CEO, Mobomo discusses his SES Chicago 2009 panel presentation with fellow panelist Cindy Krum on Cool Mobile Apps, Augmented Reality.
SEO Needs a Sitemap
Troy McCasland, VP Business Development at AutomaticSiteMap.com, offers his insight on the SES Chicago 2009 presentation by Tim Ash on landing page optimization, plus he tells us how SEO does not work without a sitemap, and how the company has been a successful startup company through an economic recession.
Inside CNN.com and The Breaking News Process
Topher Kohan, SEO Manager for CNN, discusses how the cable news network website handles breaking news, how they utilize Google and Facebook trends, and coordinates IT and the editorial staff to deliver the news.
Is SuperPages.com Affected by Google Personalized Search
Learn how SuperPages.com, which provides free business listings and online advertising services including Pay Per Click, Pay For Calls, Web sites and more, is being affected by Google and their personalized search results decision.
Search, Social Media and Overall Marketing Working Together
Sage Lewis, President of SageRock.com, gives his take on the growing relationship between search, social media and overall marketing.
Newbie PPC Tips
Jason Tabling, Director, Search and Media for Rosetta, which specializes in partnering with clients to discover the underlying drivers of consumers product usage, brand choice and profitability. Jason gives us some Newbie PPC tips.
Outspoken Media Profiled
Rae Hoffman is CEO and Co-Founder of Outspoken Media, which offers clients a comprehensive mix of SEO consulting, social media services, content creation, online reputation management, affiliate marketing and SEO training services.
SES Chicago 09 Testimonial-Emy Sandberg, Mutual of Omaha
Emy Sandberg, eCommerce Advertising Specialist of Electronic Media and Advertising for Mutual of Omaha gives her thoughts on attending SES Chicago 2009.
Market Research for Search Engine Advertisers
Talking with Martin Berman. VP of Direct Sales at AdGooroo, a market research company for search engine advertisers which monitors Google, Yahoo, MSN, Baidu, AOL, and Ask for paid search, natural rankings, and potential trademark infringement activity.
Bend,Oregon-Birthplace of SEO
Mark Knowles from Pixelsilk gives a detailed explanation as to why the town of Bend, Oregon is referred to as the Birthplace of SEO , back as far as when he worked with John Audette at Multi-Media Marketing Group with the likes of Marshall Simmonds, Derrick Wheeler, plus Adam and John Audette.
Usabilility and Mobile Implications
Kimberly Krause Berg, Owner of UsabilityEffect.com, discusses the importance of usability and the implications of how mobile is gaining importance going into 2010.
Changes at Search Engine Watch
We welcome the newly appointed Director of Search Engine Watch, Jonathan Allen. He fills us on some new collaborations and partnerships that will be used to add some new features to Search Engine Watch.
Comparison Shopping Search Engines
Talking Comparison Shopping Search Engines with Brian Bullock, Business Development Executive at Inceptor Search Marketing, a professional search marketing service offering industry expertise and results since 1999. PPC, SEO and CSE.
Video Impact at SES Chicago 2009
Greg Jarboe of SEO-PR gives his comments on the various video crews that cover SES events, including WebmasterRadio.FMs new booth setup. Greg also gives his take on some of the memorable sessions he observed.
Art of SEO, Duplicate Content and Multiple Site Issues
Eric Enge, President of Stone Temple Consulting, talks about his new book The Art of SEO that he co-penned with Stephan Spencer, Rand Fishkin and Jessie Stricchiola. He also discusses his participation on the SES Chicago 2009 panel presentation on Duplicate Content and Multiple Site Issues.
Efficient Frontier Performance Marketing
Justin Merickel,VP of Marketing and New Product Development for Efficient Frontier, which is designed by and for small investors who recognize that long-term portfolio performance is determined almost exclusively by the allocation of assets among broad security classes.
Social Media and Search Impact on PR
Duncan Alney, President & Social Media Strategist, Firebelly Marketing discusses how social media and search will impact PR in the next five years.
Images and Optimization
Mat Siltala, Founder of Dream Systems Media discusses his participation on the SES Chicago 2009 panel on Images and Optimization where they explored enhanced image search along with image links, geo-tags, accessibility issues, alt attributes, surrounding text, filtering concerns, file sizes, image-specific search engines and a host of other important considerations for capturing targeted traffic.
Bruce Clay and David Szetela Enjoy the Cocktail Hour
Bruce Clay and David Szetela enjoy the libations of the after hours cocktail reception being held on site in the exhibit area of SES Chicago 2009.
iContact for Email Marketing
David Dorsey, Enterprise Sales Executive at iContact, which provides email marketing for SMBs and non-profits plus allows for easy creation of email newsletters, surveys, and autoresponders.
SES Chicago 2009 Networking
Newsforce CMO Dana Todd, who participated on the News Search Optimization panel at SES Chicago 2009, gives her take on the great networking at the show and what she think Google and their real time search.
Bryan Eisenberg: After FutureNow
Bryan Eisenberg, SES Advisory Board and New York Times Bestselling Author discusses whats next for him after leaving FutureNow, and how he and brother Jeffrey are penning a new book chronicling their weight loss success and lifestyle change.
Customer Insights via Search Engine Tools
Brian Ussery, Director of SEO, Search Discovery speaks to Cindy about his participation on the SES Chicago 2009 panel on Customer Insights via Search Engine Tools.
News for Content Creation
Dan Morris introduces us to Braffton, a specialist news agency for content creation and internet marketing specializing in unique, exclusive news articles about client industries and desired topic areas, which are published on websites and blogs, along with RSS, email and social media.
Search Engine Marketing Call to Action
Bill Hunt discusses how the Search Engine Marketing Industry needs to step forward with integration of keywords into brand campaigns and messenging, plus better management of what content gets indexed by Google.
PR Trainer of the Year
Sally Falkow, social media strategist and President of PRESSfeed discusses her acknowledgement by PR News for being named PR Trainer of the Year. She also discusses her participation in the SES Chicago 2009 panel on Online PR: Where to Next?
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.
Disa stands among the best known and universally respected personalities in the search marketing industry. She is certainly one of the most colorful and outspoken.
One of the dozen or so SEO pioneers, Disa started her career in Bend Oregon in the mid 1990′s. In the early days, Disa shared her discoveries, knowledge and innovative techniques in hundreds of articles and at countless conferences, establishing herself as one of the primary teachers of second and third generations SEOs. Through her support and participation in many of the annual conferences and her collaborative way of thinking, she is considered a close friend by many people in the industry.
Disa is an amazing SEO, one of WebmasterRadio.FM‘s SEO’s of choice. Whenever we have a SEO problem or encounter an interesting brainteaser, she is one of the first people we contact for advice and opinion.
In January, Disa surprised the search marketing community when she announced she was undergoing a sex change. Ten months ago, Disa was known in the online marketing community as Detlev. She revealed her decision through the article, “Detlev Johnson 301 Redirects To Disa Johnson” written by Danny Sullivan.
On Thursday, Disa Johnson will talk to Daron and Brandy about how her gender transformation has affected her life, career and outlook. A warm, irreverent, loving and intimate conversation between three old friends, Thursday’s episode of Rainmaker promises to be (Webmaster)radio at its finest.
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