Well here we are, 3 interviews later. Haven’t had a chance to go to a session yet but I did have the opportunity to interview Mike Moran from IBM, Michael and Mikhail from ClickFacts.com and Stephanie Krebs from DominionEnterprises.com. Here’s what we talked about.
With Mike From IBM:
Mike and I discussed the launch of a free search engine Omnifind Yahoo! Edition. While I haven’t had a chance to put it through it’s paces yet he describes it as easy to install, light on technology and resources provided you have a dedicated server at your disposal. Some of the features that tey provide such as symantic search functionality are impressive and I will definitely be giving it a peek when I get back from the convention.
One thing I didn’t enjoy finding out was that the product was launched back in December. What disappoints me about this is not finding out about it until now. At first I thought that perhaps it just slipped past me but after asking a number of well-informed SEO’s I discovered that we were all in the same boat. And so my big advice for the day is to Yahoo! and IBM. When you have great launches like this … LET US KNOW ABOUT IT !!!
Mike and I also had a chance to chat about a book that he an Bill Hunt wrote on SEO. An interesting read I’m sure as it covers SEO from it’s general standpoint but also notes some of the difference when you’re dealing with enterprise-sized websites. The book it SEM Inc.
I will be posting a link to the full podcast of the interview as soon as it is available.
With Mike and Mikhail From ClickFacts.com:
Jim Hedger and I had the opportunity to discuss web analytics with Mike an Mikhail. Where it is, Google’s 0.02% figure an where it’s going. This interview would be tough to describe so I’ll just post the link to the podcast when it becomes available.
With Stephanie Krebs From DominionEnterprises.com:
The lovely Stephanie Krebs and I had the opportunity to discuss print media and the migration of Dominion Enterprises from traditionally print to dominantly online. While you may not know the name Dominion Enterprises you’ve likely seen their work with such publications as Boat Trader, Real Estate Trader, etc. (know you know them right?)
We also discussed how ad purchasing works and how the small business owner can get involved without breaking the bank (and not just through her properties). Dominion Enterprises also provides SEM services for their clients. Stephanie and I discussed SEO and the difficulties in being an SEO firm that provides services to multiple companies in the same sector, in the same region.
Like the others, I’ll post a link to the full interview when it becomes available.
Tomorrow you’ll definitely want to mark your schedules to check back on our blog. I’ll be interviewing Rand Fishkin from SEOMoz and John Marshall, CEO of ClickTracks. As well as reporting on the events of the night.
SEO news blog post by Dave Davies, CEO @ 2:56 pm