This past week, I’ve been busy speaking at the PubCon conference in Las Vegas, so there weren’t a lot of posts and updates this week. But, notably the TopSEOs website appears to have been banned in Google. I also posted about speakers I wanted to see at the PubCon conference, which was a great success. In case you’ve missed it, you might want to check out SocialCentiv, a really cool new Twitter marketing software product.
TopSEOs, a website that “lists” the top SEOs in the industry, appears to have been banned in Google. This site has been deceptive from the beginning, back around 2002. They say that they’re an independent source: but to be on the list, you have to pay thousands a month to be listed. Their TopSEOs.com domain has been banned in Google, and the TopPPCs.com domain also has been banned. Now they’re only doing PPC ads to drive traffic to the sites, which they redirect to other domain(s). More on my post:
33 Speakers to See at Pubcon
Before each major conference that I speak at I typically write a post that calls out several people at the conference. By posting it and socializing it before the conference, I get their attention and they end up Tweeting and Retweeting it. I also get several people who mention the list when I get to the conference. Overall, it’s a win-win for both me and those who I list in the post. I’d like to mention Jenny Halasz, who, at Pubcon, was very vocal about not being on “the list”.
Pubcon Las Vegas 2014
The Pubcon Las Vegas conference was in Las Vegas this past week, and overall it was a great conference. Made a lot of connections, and met a lot of new folks–and saw a lot of old friends. I even got inspired–again–to complete the book I’m writing.
Here are the links to my presentations in case you weren’t able to attend my sessions (or the conference):
Tomorrow’s SEO Today: Social Search and Beyond
SocialCentive Twitter Marketing Software Free Trial
SocialCentiv is some new Twitter marketing software (it’s really a dashboard) that feeds you Tweets by people. You give it a list of keywords (and a location if you want) and anyone talking about that particular keyword from that location pops up on your dashboard. You can then easily reply to them.
Let’s take, for example, a car dealership. If they entered “new car” or “new car dealer” and “Dallas, Texas”, they’d see people talking about new cars. And if someone tweeted to their friends, asking them who they recommend, that tweet would come up. Then, the new car dealer could respond to them, giving them, let’s say, an offer code for $1,000 off a new car.
As you continue to use SocialCentiv, it learns what you like and what you don’t like— and gives you more tweets of what you like so you can respond to those people. Cool part of this is that it’s $49 a month for all-you-can-use of it.
I’ve arranged for a free trail, as a reader of my weekly updates. No commitment, you can cancel at any time. Here’s a link to try it out:
and here’s the post that I wrote about it:
In Case You Missed It: The Big Report is Out!
It’s been literally months that I’ve been working on this test, and the resulting 27 page white paper. I tested .Com domain names versus gTLD domain names (new gTLDs) and am seeing some interesting results.