SEO Roadshow - Where will it be Next?

Thread Title: Ladies and Gentleman - Start your Engines... Thread Url: http://forums.searchenginewatch.com/showthread.php?t=1644 Thread Description:

If you missed the last SEO Roadshow as I sadly did, you wont want to miss out on what is considered to be by many, the SEO Networking event of the year.

Actually, it's held twice a year but hey, what the hell... rcjordan is talking about locations in the US for the spring gathering of likeminded SEOS and webmasters. If you'd like to have your say, get over there and talk to the man. The action starts at msg9

Did you know that Dogs can write Press Releases?

Thread Title: Did you know that Dogs can write Press Releases Thread Url: http://www.cre8asiteforums.com/viewtopic.php?t=15586 Thread Description:

Sempo Tahoe hot off the press:

Nick W: If you're not familiar with SEMPO TAHOE, get familiar with it. It's an astonishingly funny spoof site centering on the ofttimes amusing antics of the "lets play office" crowd at SEMPO headed up by Babera Coll - or she who cannot speak...

Alexa Beta Their New API

Thread Title: Alexa Web Information Service (beta) Thread Url: http://www.cre8asiteforums.com/viewtopic.php Thread Description:

Ahhh... nice to finally post someting from Cre8asite - Now, i've learnt how to use the Spamazon API, im pretty good with the Google API, what fun and mayhem will we find here i wonder? Seriously, if you can just learn a little PHP then you can do some amazing things with the first two, now there's a new toy in the cupboard...

The Cat's Out of the Bag

Thread Title: Watching Forum Threads Thread Url: http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/000978.html Thread Description:

Hmmmm.. i'll have to be having words with young mr seobook for leaking the story early ;-) - Nice write up by Rusty Brick aka. Barry Schwartz of Search Engine Round Table - big mouth himself (only joshing Aaron!) at SEOBook.com and Danny Sullivan also wrote about it over at the SEW Blog.

Thanks everyone for the support, hope to see you all submitting your favorite threads!

New Tabbed Traffic Features at Alexa

Thread Title: Alexa New Traffic Features Thread Url: http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum16/1529.htm Thread Description:

WMW member indigojo spots the new tabbed traffic features over at Alexa - Rather pretty dont you think? - If this isnt new, someone let me know please, first i've seen of it...

Doug Heil (ihelpyou) Duped by Arelis Email

Thread Title: The "RIGHT" way to do Links Thread Url: http://www.ihelpyouservices.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16249 Thread Description:

Here's one to give you a chuckle on a dreary Tuesday morning: Doug Heil writes about a link exchange request he got, expounds upon the virtues of said email and instructs his followers to:

"Learn from this email. Copy it and use the darn thing yourself"

It was an automated scraper request generated by Arelis ;-)

To be fair to Doug though, it was a pretty well written email, still obviously machine generated though. If you're not familiar with Doug's views, he hates almost anything automated.

"You can bet that very soon,..... more strict penalties will be applied to links pages, and this link stuff won't mean too much. More types of good filters are in the works that will stop these auto type programs from surviving. I hate them. I hate spam"

"Auto programs will be illegal as well since they cost websites lots of money when they scrape code "without" permission"

Sacrificing Design for Optimization

Thread Title: Sacrifice Design for Optimization Thread Url: http://forums.searchenginewatch.com/showthread.php?t=1968 Thread Description:

seomike opens a can of worms with this little bombshell by some dozy bint who thinks it's cool to report sites. rcjordan and ihelpyou are already in it and my bet is it'll be a belter of an argument on the subject of design vs opt and "ethics". We'll see...

Something Going on at Yahoo?

Thread Title: Yahoo Dance? Thread Url: http://forums.seochat.com/t16315/s.html Thread Description:

The boys and girls over at seo chat seem to think so. Anything from small variations to wild fluctuations are being reported and speculation as to whether it's an update or a switch to new index abound.

Yahoo Local Launches Today

Thread Title: Yahoo Local Launched Today Thread Url: http://www.highrankings.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=9869&hl= Thread Description:

First I saw of it was over here at Cre8asite but Jill Whalen seems to have the scoop. Gary Price also blogged about Yahoo local tabs and Chris Sherman wrote an article in SearchDay.

local.yahoo.com

Whalen Bashing - A New Sport?

Thread Title: Jill Whalen - Useless SEO Thread Url: http://www.webworkshop.net/seoforum/viewtopic.php?t=3384 Thread Description:

I dont know the history, but PhilC is tearing into Jill Whalen over at Web Workshop. Does she deserve it? Has she bought it on herself? - Phil clearly thinks so.

"For years, Jill has used words like "scum" to describe some people - and me personally. She's always had a big mouth about it."

Mike Grehan on SEMPO Communications

Thread Title: SEMPO Announces 3 New Advisory Board Members Thread Url: http://forums.searchenginewatch.com/showthread.php?t=1889#post16156 Thread Description:

Grehan, articlulate as ever, writes a scathing post on the actions of the oh so amusing SEMPO.

"So, I think it's fair to ask, if the search engine marketing community at large, and that's the search engines, the vendors and suppliers as well as industry pundits and notable names are happy to represent themselves in forums - how is it that the very people who nominated themselves as industry representatives are the only people who feel they're above it?"

"As a would-be industry representative body, the only descriptive word which springs to mind for me, is: pathetic"

Auto Generation How-To

Thread Title: Dont read the Evil Black Hat Post Thread Url: http://forums.seochat.com/t15933/s.html Thread Description:

Interesting post on auto generation of pages based on KW's. IMO much of the methodology and techniques used are more than a little clumsy, but if you're interested in the workings of such things then it's an interesting read. Im divided as to whether i think Mikee is very stupid, very brave, or just very naive for posting this. Make up your own mind.

Free Press Release Websites

Thread Title: Free Press Release Websites Thread Url: http://forums.seochat.com/t12667/s.html Thread Description:

Not only a nice list, but some resonable discussion on optimizing press releases, pros and cons and members personal experiences.

Free Spiderable Directory List

Thread Title: Comprehensive List of Free, Spiderable Directories Thread Url: http://forums.seochat.com/t11803/s.html Thread Description:

I've seen longer lists, but as this is a discussion in progress there are quite a few i've never heard of. Worth a peek if only to find the ones you've not seen and add them to your own list.

Online Privacy - Proxy Discussion

Thread Title: Online Privacy - How Strong is Your Kung Fu? Thread Url: http://forums.searchenginewatch.com/showthread.php?t=1909 Thread Description:

In the future, i wont be publishing threads i've personally started but it's early days. If you're concerned or interested in online privacy, here's a good primer on proxies, and what to look for in a proxy service. littleman and ppg add some strong points to the discussion.

LinkItforward.com - Guerilla Forum Marketing

Thread Title: Define me a Link Farm Thread Url: http://www.searchguild.com/tpage15351-0.html Thread Description:

Here's an interesting one on a couple of different levels. Firstly you have some definitions of "link farm" - nothing really new there but within the the thread there's what appears to me to be a tag team forum promo by two new members of Search Guild - Stretch Dog and nanoreef n'amugabeer.

They're promoting a site called LinkItForward.com that's essentially (from what i can gather) a database of backlink hunting SEOs - the idea being to gain non-recip backlinks. The product might have legs, i just dont know, but it's pretty interesting to see.

Call me an old cynic, maybe i am, but i've no idea how the Search Guild guys have missed the (to me) obvious tag team setup there, the posters are waaay to similar in there passion for the program and knowledge of the details to be genuine IMO. Make your own mind up.

ADDED :: Same join up date Lol! Amateurs...

Traffic Power / 1P - Scam Accusation Thread

Thread Title: 1P / Traffic Power Fake SEO Forum Thread Url: http://forums.searchenginewatch.com/showthread.php?t=1911 Thread Description:

This isnt the usual type of thread that will make it onto the Threadwatch.org list but it really is quite astonishing how such a diverse and often divided community will pull together when one of their own is made a target. There are other threads, but this is the daddy.

Multiple Sites - Spamming and Host IP Allocations

Thread Title: Is Creating Sites Spamming? Thread Url: http://forums.searchenginewatch.com/showthread.php?t=1859 Thread Description:

This is an outstanding thread born of virtually nothing. kidmercury asks the initial somewhat innocent question about a proposal to build many different websites and linking them to his main target site.

The thread develops into a little WH/BH baiting (im not certain who is baiting who LoL!) shortly after a typically authorative answer from Danny Sullivan at msg15 and then moves on to some nicely thought out posts by I,Brian, NFFC and littleman on the question of Which came first, the angry SE or the SE Spammer?

The real jewel to be found here is the discussion about C block allocations between Chris_D and I,Brian at around msg45