Photoblog: PubCon South – Social Media Super Session

The final non-drinking session at PubCon South 2009 was a Super Session on "Social Media & Business". It was moderated by Brett Tabke. From left to right on the stage, panel members were:
  • Wayne Sutton, Social Media Strategist and Technology Evangelist
  • Reem Abeidoh, Social Media Strategist, Outrider
  • Lee Odden, CEO, TopRank Online Marketing
  • Chris Brogan, President, New Marketing Labs

PubCon Search Engine Smackdown

The final session of PubCon last week was the Search Engine Smackdown, with representatives of each engine giving a “State of the Engine” address, and then answering questions as a group. On the panel were Matt Cutts of Google, Sean Suchter of Yahoo, and Nathan Buggia of Microsoft Live Search. It was moderated by Brett Tabke.

Rather than a smackdown, it came across more like a pillow fight. Matt’s 2009 trends were interesting, however:

  • Blackhat moves toward the outright illegal:

Speaking at PubCon this Week

After two whole days at home, I’m on the road again today. This week it is PubCon in Las Vegas. PubCon, from Webmaster World was originally a show focused on technologies, strategies and tactics for websites, but has morphed over the years into one of the leading shows on search and internet marketing.

I am on a panel called “Universal and Personal Search – This Changes Everything” on Tuesday and one on “Brand Management” on Wednesday. Also on Wednesday, I’ll …