Monthly Archives: March 2011

Rich Skrenta and Praying for Spam

Rich Skrenta and Praying for Spam

Remarkably absent from all the coverage of blekko founder Rich Skrenta, his spam clock, and his anti-spam crusade is any discussion about how Rich telegraphed this play four years ago. He concluded that there was no opportunity for an SEO model: “I’m thinking SEO has gotta be dead as a startup business model.” Rich Skrenta, Some […]

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How Google’s Panda Will Change the Web

How Google’s Panda Will Change the Web

As Aaron Wall from SEO Book demonstrated, Google’s algorithm changes change the course of the Web. Aaron took the negative approach by focusing on Collateral Damage, but there are certainly upsides as well as site owners develop their sites to succeed within the Google ecosystem. Panda is likely to cause the following shifts in how the web […]

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Shout Out to Nice People

So I’m hurrying to my plane back from SXSW and I hear my name called on the airport PA to come to security. Not a good feeling. So I rush over to security and take out my passport. Me: Hi, I’m Gil Reich, you called me Them: Do you have any other ID? Me: Yeah, […]

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Best of SXSW Interactive 2011

Best of SXSW Interactive 2011

South by Southwest is a remarkable conference. The Interactive segment alone was nearly 5 crazy days with about 40 simultaneous sessions in each time slot. It included lectures by industry luminaries, celebrities, entrepreneurs and “ordinary” people with interesting ideas and perspectives to share. Here’s the best from the 2011 conference. Best Lines: Guy Kawasaki: The Apple […]

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Best of SMX West 2011

Best of SMX West 2011

Wow, what a conference. Great sessions, great smackdowns, and Matt Cutts is not the most mentioned person (this time that honor goes to Charlie Sheen). Here’s the Best of the Best. Best Lines: Todd Nemet [Showing log files] Look at this, Google makes their crawlers work on Christmas. So much for Don’t be evil. Oh, don’t […]

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