So, I had this great idea for a blog post. Using Google Autocomplete, I’d see what the internet thought about the various Big 12 teams. For instance, I’d search for:
Why are the Oklahoma Sooners
Why are the Baylor Bears
Autocomplete would tell me the number one search for that phrase, and I’d make some nifty infograph out of it. Maybe a map of the region of the autocomplete word or phrase where the school is located.
Unfortunately, it turned …
A post I wrote about eighteen months ago on the Oklahoma Sooners is now first on Google for [cheating sooners].
Sweet. This is now one of my site’s favorite rankings.
When does NCAA football start? Not soon enough!…
Most of the talk on the blogosphere today was on whether Google would purchase Twitter. There was relatively discussion of whether Google should purchase Twitter.
To gauge the feelings of bloggers, I surveyed countless postings about the proposed merger. I found them with a Google Blog Search for [google twitter]. Over fifty bloggers took an editorial position on the rumor.
The Thursday (2nd day) keynote for PubCon South 2009 was given by Matt Cutts, head of the quality assurance team at Google. He was introduced by Brett Tabke.
Before launching into his usual Q&A, he introduced us all to Google Friend Connect API
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:
The final round of Interactive Site Reviews at PubCon included a panel from the search engines themselves. It was moderated by Greg Boser and included Matt Cutts of Google, Nathan Buggia of Microsoft Live Search, and Tony Adam of Yahoo Media.
Instead of taking notes, I decided to shoot pictures instead.
If you know of good coverage of this event, drop me an email or add it to the comments of this post.…