Friday, May 29, 2009

SMX Advanced 2009 in Seattle

SMX Advanced 2009 in Seattle

Search Engine Marketers from all over the country with gather in Seattle on June 2-3, 2009 for SMX advanced. The Search Marketing Expo, which will take place at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center, is a great place to exchange ideas build networks, and make your impact on the search marketing industry.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the people behind the blogs they read, meet some of the most influential members of the search marketing community, and make connections they never dreamed of. The Expo is super fast-paced, packed with Questions and Answer sessions, unbelievably informative and often controversial - you won't want to miss it!

Keynote speakers will include Dr. Qi Lu, president of Microsoft's Online Services Division and Google software engineer, Matt Cutts. Lu will participate in a conversation with SMX conference chair and editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan and Cutts will participate in an always popular "You & A" session, where he will answer questions from members of the SMX audience.

SMX Advanced will also feature a number of fascinating sessions on today's hottest topics including Google Quality Score Under the Microscope, Mythbusting PPC Urban Legends, Twitter Tactics and Search Marketing, Duplicate Content Solutions and the Canonical Tag, and dozens more! Sessions fall under a variety of tracks: PPC (paid search advertising), search engine optimization, social media marketing, and search marketing company business issues.

You won't experience anything like this anywhere else in the world. To learn more about SMX advanced visit:

Friday, May 22, 2009

Google SEO Starter Guide

Hi, my name is Katie Sellers. I am new at XPONEX, and as part of my training I read the Google SEO Starter Guide. I thought that there was tons of valuable information in this packet. Some of the topics discussed were over my head, but many of the aspects were perfectly clear and will be most helpful to me in the future.

I thought all the facts on “nofollow” were very interesting and informational. They addressed things that I had been unclear on previous to reading the packet. I had not realized how “nofollow” could influence the effectiveness of certain search engine and help avoid those engine’s spam filters.

I had also not been aware of the extreme importance of your selection of keywords. Keywords can make or break the amount of traffic your page, article, or whatever else you’re promoting receives. By carefully selecting appropriate words, Google’s search engine can assist in furthering your number of views and aid in the endorsement of your project.

There were many in depth situations discussed in the Google SEO Starter Guide that I studied. Although I could not possibly remember them all, I certainly gained a large amount of knowledge that should further my blogging success in the future.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Tweeting From Space

Tweeting From Space
Twitter has become all the rage here on earth but history was made this week when astronaut Mike Massimino sent the first tweet from space. His message? "From orbit: Launch was awesome!! I am feeling great, working hard, & enjoying the magnificent views, the adventure of a lifetime has begun!" Of course, Massimino does not have internet access in space, but he is able to send his messages to the Johnson Space Center which posts them to Twitter.

Under the user name "Astro_Mike," Massimino began "tweeting" in early April when he started training for his current mission. He now has over 305,000 followers. Massimino, a mission specialist , is one of seven members of the Atlantis crew currently on an eleven day high-risk mission to service the Hubble space telescope. This is his second trip into space.

Astronaut Mark Polansky, who will command the next shuttle flight, set to take place in June, has begun using Twitter, himself. Polansky, like Massimino, has been giving a behind the scenes look at his training and preparation. He is also urging other Twitter users to send 30 second video questions to him via YouTube, some of which he will answer while in orbit during a live event broadcast on NASA Television. Polansky's Twitter user name is "Astro_127."

NASA's Public Affairs Office came up with the idea of using Twitter to help create publicity and connect with the public. NASA has been using multiple Twitter accounts for months including accounts set up for the Astrobiology Institute and the Earth Observatory among others aspects of the program.