David Wallace wants to test your skills in identifying SEM stars, when presented with just a snippet of their photo.
The first one is easy, but they get more difficult…
Do you know who owns these shoes? Let David know.
You have to love WebProNews new video blog. It’s well done, with some slick video graphics that make it look like CNN!
My inner vanity would commit suicide if I didn’t at least point you to the video of me talking about reputation monitoring.
But don’t let that put you off, there’s plenty of other fine people interviewed there too!
This one of Rand, Lee and Todd, is one of my favorites. I feel for Lee – he spends the first 2 minutes waiting for Rand to take a breath!
I had the pleasure of meeting Neil Patel, of ACS, for the first time at the recent PubCon, he (and Cameron too) is a great guy and very smart. He also happens to be an expert on Digg and other social media.
Next week SES rolls into Chicago for the last event of the year. I’ll be there, speaking on Reputation Monitoring & Management (which is getting old, must remember to speak to Danny about a different topic).
Barry and his entourage will be blogging many of the sessions, so if you can’t make it, you won’t miss out.
Stay tuned for another SES announcement, later this week, that will involve free drinks from Marketing Pilgrim!
Could it be? Have we just lost one of the three valuable directories (Yahoo, DMOZ and bCentral) – recommended by many when launching a new site?
As of November 15, 2006 Microsoft will no longer accept new sign-ups for select Microsoft Online Small Business Services.
These services, previously marketed under the bCentralâ„¢ brand, include Appointment Manager, Banner Network Ads, Commerce Manager, Customer Manager, FastCounter Pro, List Builder, Sales Leads, SharePointÂ®, Submit it!, Traffic Builder, and Web Hosting Packages.
While the services appear to be re-branding as Microsoft Office Live, the new site has no mention of a directory. Yikes!
Kalena Jordan’s Search Engine College has launched Certification Pathways, a series of courses that come with a certificate of accomplishment. While there’s no single, industry-recognized, SEM certification, someone new to the industry can make up for a lack of experience by completing a course such as this.
As Kalena explains in the press release…
Completion of one of our Certification Pathways indicates to a potential employer a graduateâ€™s proficiency in the very latest search engine algorithms, guidelines and methodologies taught within our curriculum.
Three courses are offered, covering SEO and PPC.
Here’s an example of the great advice contained in the guide…
The total number of outbound links on a page is an important factor to consider when purchasing a link. A site that has too many outbound links is not going to pass much link popularity. They are also at risk of being penalized in the search engines if the outbound links are thought to be “paid links” or are all pointing to “un-relevant” sites. On the other hand, if a site is authoritative in a particular field and naturally links to other sites in its industry, that is much different. Authoritative sites that link out to other sites are considered hubs and will provide a lot of benefit. This includes sites such as Wikipedia.org, Directory.Yahoo.com, DMOZ.com, and others.
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