SMX London 2007 Conference Notes: Part 4

(GSINC‘s Gareth Davies couldn’t resist the lure of SMX London and took excellent notes while he was there. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

“What’s New with the Algorithm?”
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The final session of the day this was an informal Q+A on the subject of “What’s New with the Algorithm?” This session had the infamous DaveN aka Dave Naylor on the panel who had recently returned from a visit to SeoMoz’s office in Seattle.

SMX London 2007 Conference Notes: Part 3

(GSINC‘s Gareth Davies couldn’t resist the lure of SMX London and took excellent notes while he was there. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

Ken,dixon and rob kerry photos

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Cutting Edge Link Building Tactics
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I was looking forward to the “Cutting Edge Link Building Tactics” and first up was Ken McGaffin of Wordtracker and Linking Matters fame.

SMX London 2007 Conference Notes: Part 2

(GSINC‘s Gareth Davies couldn’t resist the lure of SMX London and took excellent notes while he was there. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

Kelvin, andrew and lisa photos

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Leveraging Social Media Networks
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This session was packed and the first to speak was Kelvin Newman of Site Visibility.

SMX London 2007 Conference Notes: Part 1

(GSINC‘s Gareth Davies couldn’t resist the lure of SMX London and took excellent notes while he was there. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

On the morning of Nov 15th I headed down to the inaugural SMX in London held at the Hilton Metropole. The night before I had the rather dubious honour of staying in a cheap Bayswater hotel that had no internet connection, subsidence and only served up two thin pieces of cheese and bread for breakfast. So it was a joy to walk into the rather upmarket Hilton Metropole (and I vowed never to skimp on hotels again).

Happy Thanksgiving!

If you’re reading this from a computer somewhere inside the US, you’re likely either already stuffed with Turkey or drooling in anticipation.

If you’re outside the US, you’re probably wondering why half the blogs you read have gone to sleep–it’s the effects of the Turkey! ;-)

Seeing as I am originally from England–but now a US citizen–it’s taken some time to get used to the idea of celebrating an event which basically marks the freedom from the British. However, I’ve now fully embraced the holiday–after all how can a Marketing Pilgrim not give a hat-tip to the original Pilgrims?

So enjoy your Turkey Day, and for those outside the US, know that things will pick-up again on Monday–yes, it’s a two-day affair!

Google Maps – Editing Power to the People

Google wants to be sure Google Maps are accurate and detailed. Upkeep on Google Maps would otherwise be a nightmare, so Google’s letting you help. If you see a location that is off (like your own house or a store) you can fix it. After all, you know where you live better than anyone else.

As of today you can log into Google Maps and move the markers so they are in the right place. Unless the business owner or resident has already verified the location. Before you get the bright idea to move your competitor’s storefront to a dead end, know that anyone can report abuse and changes are logged.

Before long Google will let you edit more than just the location. You’ll be able to modify business information or add other details (which Google hasn’t detailed). Google has more features coming, such as:

Marketing Pilgrim Partners with Open Web Awards

After last year’s success, Mashable will once again host its Social Networking Awards and this time Marketing Pilgrim is helping out.

The awards are renamed the Open Web Awards to highlight the fact that the nominations, voting, and awards will be hosted among several top blogs. Full details are not available just yet–stay tuned over the coming days–but Mashable explains who can enter:

Any company running a new social website, social network, collaborative site or web application. In other words: almost all the new applications on the web, and many of the established ones that have added a spot of Web 2.0 flavor.


Nominations will open soon
and there’s still time to sign up as a sponsor or blog partner.