Saturday, October 29, 2005

Come Seminar with Us

"High Rankings® Search Engine Marketing Seminar « Philadelphia Crowne Plaza Valley ForgeThursday November 3 and Friday November 4, 2005 On the first day of this informative event, world-renowned search engine marketing experts Jill Whalen, Debra Mastaler, Karon Thackston, Scottie Claiborne, Christine Churchill and Matt Bailey put the technical stuff into words you can understand. These SEO/SEM consultants will provide you with the information and proven methods to bring highly targeted search engine traffic to your Websites. Each of our speakers have obtained hundreds of top-10 search engine rankings for their sites and those of their clients, helping them double, triple and even quadruple their sales! Now you can benefit from their collective expertise and experience on your own sites -- for a fraction of what it would cost to hire any one of them."

Damn - we all sound pretty good, even I'm impressed ;) If you're looking for an excellent SEO seminar - this is the one to go to.

Link Flocking.

Had to chuckle today as I was scrolling through my feeds and saw an article on a great new link building idea - "linking through content generation". The author talked about this new concept, and explained (in the most basic of ways) how distributing content will “secure a large number of high-quality links” .
I don't want to be a killjoy here, but there's nothing new about the concept of having great content to link to or using content to link with. "Content is king" and "use articles and press releases to secure links" predates "linking through content generation". The concept is sound, but I take exception to the idea this tactic is new and the holy grail of link building.
It’s not and it’s not. I’m not knocking the idea or saying you won’t get links with this method (you will) I’m just saying it’s not a new concept. If you've been writing articles, sending out media releases, distributing white papers, DIY tutorials or working the testimonial angle, you've been doing the content generation thing all along.
And quite frankly – I don’t like the new name – “linking through content generation” any more than "content is king". Let's call it something catchy like link flocking. Now there's a name....

Friday, October 28, 2005

Spending It Like I Have It.

Bought some eBay stock this week, decided to support my web sister Meg Whitman and replenish her cash flow which has to be low since the Skype buy. I'm sure my puny 100 share buy didn't register anywhere except my wallet but I got a warm fuzzy just the same.