SES NY: Almost Here

    March 29, 2007

We are now under two weeks away from Search Engine Strategies New York, the premier search industry event in my backyard, and boy am I excited. Search Engine Roundtable is planning a huge amount of coverage, planning to liveblog about 80% of all sessions.

I’ll probably do the same for a few interesting panels, and hopefully I’ll get to run into SER’s Weinberg blogger, Tamar Weinberg. Plus, I get to show off my new long hair!

Yeah, I haven’t had a haircut since my wedding. I look ridiculous.

Anyway, SES New York takes place April 10-13 at the Hilton in Manhattan, costs like a billion dollars to attend (okay, $800-$1900), and is a ton of fun and informative. The parties should be fun, and this year I promise not to lose the paper with Yahoo’s party’s address (I felt like such a dope missing that one, especially after a cool Yahoo buy invited me). What sessions am I looking forward to?

  • Video Search Optimization – Tuesday, 9-10:30 am
  • Ads In A Quality Score World – 11am-12:30pm
  • Keynote Conversation with Steve Berkowitz – Wednesday, 9-9:45am
  • Web Analytics & Measuring Success – 10:15-11:45am
  • Meet The Search Ad Networks – 1:30-2:45pm
  • Earning Money From Contextual Ads – 3:15-4:30pm
  • Contextual Ads & AdSense Clinic – 4:45-6pm
  • Search Arbitrage Issues – Thursday, 9-10:15am
  • Search & Privacy – 11am-12:15pm
  • The Search Landscape – 2-3:15pm
  • Wikipedia & SEO – 4-5:15pm
  • Link Baiting & Viral Search Success – Friday, 10:45am-12pm
  • CSS, AJAX, Web 2.0 & Search Engines – 12:30-1:45

If you are going to be there, or want to suggest somewhere I should be, send me an email or call my cell phone (212.380.7127). Should be a great week!

To prepare for SES, play the Search Engine Smackdown game (via SEL). It tests your knowledge of industry news and events.

Also, Google New York announced the next event in its speaker series. Next Thursday, Luiz Barroso will be talking about “Watts, Faults, and Other Fascinating Dirty Words Computer Architects Can No Longer Afford to Ignore”. Unless I actually pull off the BBQ I’ve been meaning to do, I’ll be there.