Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Google’s Matt Cutts

Over at the 10e20 blog, Chris has taken all of the available information on Matt Cutts and compiled 20 real facts about him.

Marketing Pilgrim is located in Wolfpack country, so we’ll defer judgement on the fact that Matt went to UNC. ;-)

Images Explain Google Radio Ads

Donna Bogatin has screenshots from Google that show how it plans to serve Google Audio Ads.

Here’s one…

See them all.

Channel Sponsors

Play the SEO "Guess Who" Game

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.

WebProNews PubCon Video Coverage

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! ;-)

You’ve Got to Digg Neil Patel

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.

You can catch Neil on ShoeMoney’s radio show and even Guy Kawasaki is a fan of Neil’s guide to Digg.

Marshall Kirkpatrick Leaves TechCrunch

I always enjoyed reading Marshall Kirkpatrick’s posts over at TechCrunch, so I am sad to hear he has left them.

The good news is that he is back at his own blog, and has left us with a post that talks about some of the ways to track news, using RSS. I’m often asked how I am able to post so often and so quickly after news breaks – RSS my friend, RSS!

Best of luck Marshall! If you’re interested in writing for Marketing Pilgrim, I’d be honored to have you contribute a post or two.

Nick Denton Takes Valleywag to New Lows

So much for Nick Denton’s plans to direct Valleywag into a more upscale news site. There’s been much talk that Nick’s jealous of TechCrunch’s success and hence his attempts to refine Valleywag.

Well, let me tell ya Nick. Posts such as..

Google baby’s first words…We learned today that Sergey Brin’s first word was golova, which means head in Russian.

hardly convey an image of a site that wants to be taken more seriously. Why not just accept what Valleywag is? If you really want to compete with TechCrunch, create a site that conveys that image. I tell you what, drop me a line and we’ll chat about it. ;-)