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Month: January 2008

Getting Started in Search Engine Optimization

Getting Started in Search Engine Optimization

Since learning that I’d be presenting at SMX West, my mind has shifted from managing client goals and expectations to assuming the role of a teacher. I have never considered myself a strong teacher. That said and out of the way, I also know that I can still effectively share my industry knowledge. Today I had an opportunity to meet a couple of new hires at my office job — and I was thrilled by their eagerness to explore the…

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Nominated For Three SEMMYs!

Nominated For Three SEMMYs!

Armed with an RSS subscription checking blogs for any appearance of “Eric Lander”, I can usually tell when people are talking about me (or, a highly accomplished human genome scientist, who I am not). Today, I was greeted to the wonderful news that I’ve been nominated for my work on Search Engine Journal for three SEMMY awards. WTF is a SEMMY you ask? Dude, it’s the proverbial who’s who of search marketing, spreading the love and rewarding others for top…

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Blogging a Study’s Findings? Please Post Clear Facts!

Blogging a Study’s Findings? Please Post Clear Facts!

Sometimes I come across articles that I feel compelled to send along to others… and sometimes, those articles let me down. I’m a big fan of Navneet Kaushal and the Unofficial SEO Blog – but today, they let me down. Admittedly, it’s the first time in months of reading, and I still love the site — but a letdown is still a letdown. See… In the world of SEM, I’m an organic search guy. That’s not to say that I…

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Firefox Extensions from Graywolf’s SEO Blog, and Readers

Firefox Extensions from Graywolf’s SEO Blog, and Readers

Being one of the few search industry bloggers unafraid to tell it like it is, I love reading up on Michael Gray‘s blog. Sometimes, you’ll catch a rant or three about Google’s insane take on business and their “rules don’t apply to me” attitude. Other times, you’ll get a great nugget of information like this post which includes a list of his installed Firefox extensions. If you’re into modding up FF, there’s some great ones here — and be sure…

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