Thursday, November 15, 2007

SMX London, day 1, write up

After attending the Google Keynote Speech I found myself talking to Gillian Muessing the president of SEOMoz. We decided to try and save the Local Search Tactics session from the advanced track which had been canceled at the last minute (no fault to SMX, either). I agreed to step in and follow my talk on Social Media Optimisation in Europe with a talk on Local Search.

I kid you not. No joke. Not yanking your chain. I've been asked to post the slide I used to talk about a conversation from SESs speaker room last year.


There's something of an unspoken rule 'What's said in the speaker room - stays in the speaker room'. I don't think I broke that. I didn't give details. However, it was a real story of an SEO trying to get his British client listed in Google UK.

As I had to put this presentation together in just a few hours I missed the global stats session. Alas! Other bigmouths, however, where at hand to take notes.

The one note I scribbed down from the What's New With The Algorithm track (which didn't really talk about the algorithm) was a comment from Mikkel deMib Svendsen. He said;
Google does need to deal with the paid link problem. I don't think they'll succeed.

I'm looking forward to day 2!

2 comments:

g1smd said...

Well done for rescuing the session. It was certainly worthwhile, but under-attended as some people didn't realise it had been re-instated.

It didn't help that the room for it was away from the main conference area, across the foyer and three floors up by lift.

Those that attended seemed to enjoy it. Thanks for taking the time out to put something together.

MarkDigerati said...

Apparently it doesn't always stay "in the room"

http://www.seomoz.org/blog/janes-presentation-from-smx-london