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Month: February 2008

SMX West Week is Over…

SMX West Week is Over…

Best. Week. Ever. Aside from missing my wife and little man, the whole time was incredible. From the people I’d been waiting to meet to the people I didn’t know were out there… wow. Amazingly good times. Fittingly, the week ends with me pulling an all nighter, blogging. Many good times, but there’s no value in blogging them. You were either there, or not. Much love to my new and old friends.

My SMX West Panel is Done!

My SMX West Panel is Done!

Just wrapped up my panel at SMXWest on Local Search and Blended results. It’s bittersweet. I know I could’ve done better, and provided some more meat to general search marketers — but I was nervous to say the least. Hopefully that didn’t translate through though. Tip of the hat to Barry Schwartz who, in typical SER fashion — is live blogging like no one else. He’s got a recap of my panel available already online. To condense his notes: …Eric…

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My Panel on Local Search and Blended Results

My Panel on Local Search and Blended Results

If you know me, you know that tomorrow I will be speaking at SMX West in Santa Clara. It’s my first speaking/presenting gig in years. In other words, if I flop, it’s cool — I don’t need to know. I’ve recently read that “your opinion of me is none of my business.” I’ll stick to that unless I do really well. And if that’s what happens — plan on my speaking again. So, the panel is scheduled to begin at…

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Aint Got “No Legs to Stand On”

Aint Got “No Legs to Stand On”

To say that my nofollow theory was criticized last week would be an understatement. Admittedly, I used some fiery words that got people all riled up. I did that for a reason. Is a nofollow attribute going to be one “gigantic red flag” ? Of course not — but I’ll be damned if that’s going to limit my article’s readership. 61 Comments on Search Engine Journal 62 Sphinns 30 Comments on Sphinn C’mon now… That’s sick. Add in 545 results…

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Mary C. (Henricks) Howes — April 14, 1927 – February 4, 2008

Mary C. (Henricks) Howes — April 14, 1927 – February 4, 2008

In August, I asked readers of my blog to consider donating to the Jimmy Fund. I mentioned at the time just how much cancer has impacted my life. A couple months later in October, I really felt for Tamar when her Grandpa David passed away. I read her blog post and immediately connected with the wonderful thoughts she shared on him as I thought about the many years I have spent with my grandmother — then fighting for her life…

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