6 November 2008

The best websites in the world…ever. Vol.23

What a week if was for the Beeb last week? Despite the furore, www.bbc.co.uk remains one of my favourite sites – my one-stop shop, if you will! Beyond the obvious, a delicious new recipe, a quick translation, and of course the fantastic iPlayer! All going a long way to making my life a whole lot easier, and less stressful! Yes, …

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5 November 2008

SMX London 2008 – Day 2 Session 4

The final session of the day was entitled "Search 3.0 – Local search and blended results". Big stat to start you off with – 30 – 40% of all searches have local intent. Heini van Bergen of Tribal Internet Marketing took an over-view look at the emerging dominance of local search, and talked about some of the criteria for getting …

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5 November 2008

SMX London 2008 – Day 2 Session 3

After a typical conference lunch (chicken and cous-cous – hmmmmm, bland!) we head in to session 3, entitled “Search 3.0 – Video search and blended results”. As a big fan of universal search, I’m very interested to see what they have to say. First up to the podium was Tom Wilde from EveryZing, who talked about video SEO best practise.  …

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5 November 2008

SMX London 2008 – Day 2 Session 2

The second session of the day that interested me was moderated by the lovely Vanessa Fox, and was entitled “SEO for web 2.0 websites”. The panel once again included Dave Naylor, Nathan Baggia from Microsoft, Tom Critchlow from Distilled and possibly the jazziest-dresser I have ever seen on a panel – Mikkel deMib Svendsen from deMib.com. Nathan Baggia started off …

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5 November 2008

SMX London 2008 – Day 2 Session 1

The first session I attended this morning was the serious sounding “Industrial Strenth SEO” and included a number of heavy-duty speakers, including Richard Baxter of Cheapflights.co.uk, Gary Moyle of Guava (nee Neutralize) and Dave Naylor. First up was Gary Moyle,  who talked about the problem of Industrial Strength SEO compared to enterprise-level projects. The main differences are apparently the internal …

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5 November 2008

The online race for the white house

Americans went to the polling stations yesterday to vote for a new president. Its common knowledge and no real surprise that the internet has had a significant impact on what many believe to be the most important elections the U.S. has ever seen. The elections will go down as the most expensive ever with $1bn dollars being raised between the …

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5 November 2008

Worst post linking SEO to Barack Obama – Sorry!

Tenuous isn’t even close… One of the most inspiring things for me about the victory of Barack Obama in the US Presidential race was the fact that despite conventional wisdom being that white America would not elect a black man to the position of US president he was not deterred. So he fought the fight and he won. Which in …

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5 November 2008

Increasing output by avoiding conflict of objectives

Years ago I read an article, in Reader’s Digest, about how two workmates started learning tennis. And one of them almost always won. The winner (author of that article) pointed out his winning was not because of any better skills but because of his clarity of objective “to win”.  Not that his workmate did not want to win, however there …

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4 November 2008

SMX London 2008 – Day 1 Session 2

After the excitement of session 1, we moved on to the world of the ‘Global Search Universe’ for session 2. If I’m perfectly honest, this session wasn’t half as interesting as the keynote speech, but I still got a fair bit out of it. However, my notes are more of a stream-of-consciousness than any useful text, so I’m simply going …

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4 November 2008

VoxOx, the new skype

It’s been a while since I’ve seen something that could do what Skype does, that was until I found VoxOx. VoxOx could possibly be the next gen of Skype, you can do so much more with this application and once you sign up you get 2 hours free talk time. They boast a great list of services that I’ve not …

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