SES London: Google Talks Bounce Rate, Social Signals You Should Be Measuring

SES London: Google Talks Bounce Rate, Social Signals You Should Be Measuring

By Chris Crum February 21, 2012

Search Engine Strategies London is going on right now, and Googler Avinash Kaushik gave a keynote address that appears to have left attendees inspired. State of Search’s Louis Venter has an extensive account of Kaushik’s speech. One interesting part is …

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    By Andy Beal · February 20, 2008 

    "Live from London, it’s Sat"….wait, that doesn’t quite work. Oh well, you get the idea.

    While I’m busy hobnobbing (which means we dunk incredibly crumbly cookies in our cups of tea) with marketers at SES London, please enjoy these picks.

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SES London

Let’s kick things off for SES London 2008 with a few photos:

The Business Design Centre Islington
Business Design Centre – Cool venue for a conference

Matt, Sock Puppet and Greg
Matt Bailey getting the sock puppet treatment from Greg Jarboe, pre-conference

Frank and Li
Frank Watson and his budda belly gets rubbed by Li Evans

Kevin, Kevin, Kevin2 Boss, Stewart
Kevin Heisler, Kevin Ryan, Gary Lynch and Stewart Quealy from Incisive

SES London: News & Blog SEO, Reputation Management

Coming up fast (February 19-21) is the 2008 Search Engine Strategies show in London.


SES London: Linkbait & When It’s Not

The link baiting season promised to be one of the highlights of SES London. With linkbait being one of the hottest contemporary SEO themes, the crowds filled the room to hear what the industry experts were going to share.

The widget as link bait

First up, Nick Wilson gave a good high level introduction to ‘viral link building’. Giving a passionate speech, Nick discussed widgets as the ultimate linkbait, and his observations were well worth hearing.

Heellloou Jason Calacanis

SES London: When is a Link Farm NOT a Link Farm?

If you were at SES London, you might have heard one or two little nuggets that seemed inconsequential at first, but were probably more important than you realise.

I was lurking toward the back of the room at the Linking Strategies Session when (I think) Tom Alby from Ask made a comment about hubs and authorities. He said that the difference between a link farm and a hub is that at least one or two authority sites would be linking back to the hub.

Grabbing That Long Tail With Great Content
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If you haven’t gotten the message yet that your website content needs to be as original and niche as possible for long-term search engine visibility, it’s time to get it and to hold on to it as you might the long tail as it pulls you along. But generating that extra searchable content isn’t a picnic, now is it?

SES London: Touching Your Local Customers

Local search marketing tactics need to consider the needs of the desired customer base, and where they might go to satisfy those needs.

SES London: Getting The Most Out of Blogging/RSS
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In the last few years the blogosphere has swelled, or evolved perhaps, from a loose and obscure collection of early adopters shooting from the hip into an all-encompassing theater of discourse. In this theater nowadays, your presence as a business professional is just short (very short) of required, but shooting from the hip, or half-arseing your online presence, is an enterprise best left to the MySpace drones.

SES London: Google Working on

The Meet The Crawlers session included reps from the big 4 search engines (Ask is now as big as Live by many counts).

During the QandA one of the subjects discussed was the supplemental index and Dan Crow of Google made a curious statement. I paraphrase, but basically Google is working on a ‘Psuedo Pagerank’ algorithm that will compute pagerank for pages that do not receive ‘regular’ pagerank.