SMX New York Round up from someone 3,000 miles away

So I didn’t make it to New York for SMX NYC, but I know a few people who did.

Top Rank Blog

SMX Social Media NYC Day 2 Recap
Session: SMX Guide to Social Bookmarking and Tagging
Session: Linkbait – Chumming for Traffic on Social Media Sites

Session: SMX Social Media Marketing Essentials

Wep Pro News

SMX Social Media: Hi, Linkbait Chum

Square Oak

SMX Social Media NYC Second Session (Cameron Olthuis) ? Linkbait
Live: SMX Social Media NYC, Fourth Session ? Social Bookmarking & Tagging
Live:SMX Social Media NYC, Third Session ? Social News
SMX Social Media NYC Second Session (Brent Csutoras) – Effective Linkbait Strategies
SMX Social Media NYC First Session (Rand Fishkin & Neil Patel)
SMX Social Media Pre-Party, Business Cards, Link Love

Alt Search Engines

Linkbait – Chumming for Traffic on Social Media Sites
Effectively Leveraging Social Networking

Affiliate Tip

Search Engine Strategies 2.0: SMX

Bruce Clay

SMX Social Media, Day One

Tamar.com

SMX Social NYC – Day 2, Part 1
SMX Social NYC – Day 1, Part 1
SMX Social NYC – Day 1, Part 2

Locally type

SMX Social Media – Social Media Marketing Essentials
SMX Social – Joshua Schachter of del.icio.us & Garrett Camp of StumbleUpon

Aim Clear Blog

Social News Sites: Digg, Diggers, and Dugg
No Glass Ceiling for the 7 Ladies of SMX Social Media
SMX: The Tag & Bookmarking Universe
Linkbaiting, the Art of Mass Link Building
SMX Social Media: The Intersection of Social Media and Search
Prelude to SMX NYC: Neil Patel?s Masterful Social Media Zen

Unofficial SEO Blog

Social Media Marketing Essentials: SMX New York Day 1

Search Engine Land

Live Blogging: SMX Social Media – Linkbait: Chumming for Traffic on Social Media Sites
Live Blogging: SMX Social Media – Keynote Q&A: Joshua Schachter of del.icio.us & Garrett Camp of StumbleUpon
Live Blogging: SMX Social Media – A Marketer’s Guide to Social Bookmarking and Tagging
Live Blogging: SMX Social Media – Extra! Extra! The Social News Sites
Live Blogging: SMX Social Media – Social Media Marketing Essentials
SMX Social Media Conference Preview: Categorizing Social Media Sites

SEO Round Table

Linkbait – Chumming for Traffic on Social Media Sites
Keynote Q&A: Joshua Schachter of del.icio.us & Garrett Camp of StumbleUpon
A Marketer?s Guide to Social Bookmarking & Tagging
Extra! Extra! The Social News Sites
Social Media Marketing Essentials

Search Engine Journal

Day One at SMX Social New York
SMX Panel Recap: Extra! Extra! The Social News Sites
SMX Keynote and QA Session With Founders of StumbleUpon and del.icio.us

Tannerhobin.com

Posterior Situation at SMX Social

Search Marketing Gurus

SMX Social: Social Bookmarking – StumbleUpon & Del.icio.us

SMX Social: Exta Extra Social News Sites
Best of the Web & IMNY Charity Event’s Great Success
SMX Social: Link Bait Panel
SMX Social: Exta Extra Social News Sites

Not Safe for Work Pictures from SMX NYC (See Danny Sullivans naked top bits)

SMX Social NYC 2007

Tamar shares her experience of SMX

Note: I have tried to include everyone, but if you have an SMX report, ping me and I will add you.

Social Bookmarking and SEO

There are social bookmarking sites out there that give dofollow links. Meaning if you craft a piece of content and title it with the keyword phrase you need, you are getting a free link with the correct anchor text.

In fact, there are 100′s of sites out there you can do this at. I’m not going to give a list of all the dofollow sites I use, but check out this social bookmarking list and build your own. It simply takes time.

What you need

  • A piece of content that provides value
  • A compelling title
  • Keyword phrase within the title
  • A way to monitor your accounts
  • Regular analysis of how long each link pops up in google

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Comments do not exist for you to drop a link

I offer a comment system on this blog to allow people to discuss the blog post and if needs be continue the discussion on their own blog, which is what trackback is about.

I don’t have a comment system for you to advertise your blog and will delete any unknown person dropping a link without a second thought.

People who leave genuine comments are rewarded with a dofollow link. Although I am thinking of getting rid of it as it’s way to risky and when comments are heavy I don’t want to have to keep checking if that link is going to a bad neighbourhood.

Comments are about conversation. Most people do not have a problem with this concept. It’s not like this is a directory.

It might be useful if I posted a “what’s acceptable” for comments, but I expected it not to get abused too much.

So if your comment does not make it through the gates you know why.

I advise everyone to be careful when letting people comment with dofollow links.

Rand-Gate and a bunch of girly tittle tattle

Those of you who follow the seo blog-bowl will be well aware of Rand-Gate and the whole paid link-outing dooh dah. I finally found words of wisdom, coming all the way from Denmark courtesy of Mikkel deMib Svendsen.

And now this. A bunch of, supposidle, grown up men acting like little girls – he did that, she said so, he should not say so, I don’t like her bla. bl.a bl.a. I would have expected this from a bunch of 13 year old girls in a school yard but not from a group of grown up people calling themselfs marketing professionals. (sic)

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