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It’s easy to imagine that social media will be around forever; Facebook and its 500 million users are hard to ignore. On the other hand, everyone’s also watched sites like Friendster and MySpace fade over time. So at PubCon, a keynote panel addressed the question of whether social media is relevant or just a passing fad.

Coverage of PubCon will continue at WebProNews Videos. Stay with WebProNews for more notes and videos from the event this week.

Social Media
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It’s easy to imagine that social media will be around forever; Facebook and its 500 million users are hard to ignore. On the other hand, everyone’s also watched sites like Friendster and MySpace fade over time. So at PubCon, a keynote panel addressed the question of whether social media is relevant or just a passing fad.

Coverage of PubCon will continue at WebProNews Videos. Stay with WebProNews for more notes and videos from the event this week.

Social Media’s Relevancy Debated At PubCon

It’s easy to imagine that social media will be around forever; Facebook and its 500 million users are hard to ignore. On the other hand, everyone’s also watched sites like Friendster and MySpace fade over time. So at PubCon, a …

How Can Business Owners and CEOs Keep Up in the Digital Age?

How does a business owner know what online marketing strategies to choose from? There are seemingly new tactics, new ideas, and new tools coming out every day, and most companies simply don’t have the resources to jump right into every …

Keep it Here for Live Coverage of PubCon This Week

More WebProNews Videos PubCon Las Vegas gets started tomorrow (at least content-wise), and promises to deliver  tons of great information about social media marketing, search engine marketing, etc. WebProNews will be covering the event with many exclusive interviews with speakers …

Tips For Conference Attendees

Every year in March I make my annual trek to Austin to be part of the South By Southwest Interactive show, one of the biggest gatherings of people working in all aspects of the web in the world. For those who have been, they might describe the event as a simultaneous assault of information, networking and back to back parties. It has become the Everest of social media events, and in my fourth year of attending I realized that there are techniques for surviving a large event that I have been using and adding to each year.

If You Care About Search, You Must Care About Social Media
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All of the search engines are rushing to incorporate more social media elements into their interfaces. Examples of this are evident in things like Google and Bing’s deals with Twitter and Facebook. You can see it in Yahoo’s new Twitter tab for news results.

Google Launching Friend Connect API
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At PubCon Matt Cutts just announced the launch of the Google Friend Connect API. It let’s you copy javascript and make your blog more social.


Editor’s note: How do you think the launch of the Google Friend Connect API will affect data portability? Share your thoughts. WebProNews anchor Abby Jonnson spoke with Cutts at the conference:

Social Media Marketing Thoughts from the Experts
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Lee OddenBusinessWeek asks if Twitter is the Next Monster.com, which is an interesting question because at PubCon South, Top Rank Marketing‘s Lee Odden referenced a company that bought ads with Monster (and other places like it) but got better results from Twitter.

Listen and Think Before You Tweet
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Recently I’ve discussed how businesses can use Facebook and Twitter to drive traffic to their sites, and even looked at some specific examples of how local businesses here in Lexington, KY are using Twitter.

Google’s Matt Cutts Talks State of the Index

You may recall a little over a month ago Matt Cutts from Google’s Search Quality Team talked about Google getting more transparent this year and making his talks from conferences available online so that everyone can easily see what he has to say.

Brett Tabke Talks About PubCon

Mike McDonald of WebProNews chats with Brett Tabke, CEO of Webmasterworld, about all things PubCon.

Brett Tabke Talks About PubCon

Mike McDonald of WebProNews chats with Brett Tabke, CEO of Webmasterworld, about all things PubCon.

Brett Tabke Talks About PubCon

Mike McDonald of WebProNews chats with Brett Tabke, CEO of Webmasterworld, about all things PubCon.

Brett Tabke Talks About PubCon

Mike McDonald of WebProNews chats with Brett Tabke, CEO of Webmasterworld, about all things PubCon.

Will Personal Search Turn SEO On Its Ear?
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At PubCon, Bruce Clay, Inc. President Bruce Clay presented at a session entitled "Top-Shelf Organic SEO" in which he discussed the approaching future of SEO as search engines evolve into more modern ranking methods through more personalized search results. Bruce was good enough to take the time to speak with our own Michael McDonald in a one-on-one interview about personal search, which can be viewed in the video below.

Optimizing Your Site When It’s Huge
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How do you optimize your site for the search engines when you have hundreds of thousands of pages of content? That’s a big job and can get increasingly difficult as the days pass and more pages are created. It doesn’t have to be as difficult as it seems though.

Do You Have a Problem with Live Blogging?
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Barry Schwartz posted something of a rant at Search Engine Roundtable after an unnamed blogger attacked the site’s live blogging coverage of PubCon:

Google – P&G Swap Employees To Learn From Each Other

Sometimes you read something about a company or a business that simply gets it more than others. OK, so we know that in most cases Google does that. Sometimes they do it in ways that still amaze and make one say “Huh, that makes good sense.”

PubCon: Making Social Media Campaigns Effective
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If you’ve decided to conduct a social media campaign (or are already in the middle of one), congratulations – you’re more or less on the cutting edge.  It’s important not to either fall off or get sliced, though, and some tips to that end arrived from PubCon.

PubCon: Think Big for Link Building Through Social Media
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Out in Las Vegas at PubCon, Mike McDonald of WebProNews spoke with Eric Enge, who was one of the speakers at the session entitled "Real-World Low-Risk, High-Reward Link Building Strategies." You might be familiar with Enge. He’s been a WebProNews blog partner for some time. He’s the StoneTemple Consulting guy, and he’s developed a reputation over the years as a reputable source for information about link building.