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SES Chicago and Week Wrap Up

Posted on Dec 9th, 2005
Written by Lee Odden
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    It’s been a pretty amazing week. Chicago SES Sunday through Wed and Thursday my 300C was rear ended by an Isuzu Trooper – ugh. Today I’m still catching up. We’re getting more inquiries for new business now than every before. That’s the idea, right?

    My situation this week is nothing compared to what Barry had to go through to get home. Here’s Barry’s wrap up of all the posts he, Ben and Chris covered this week. It’s amazing what those guys can get done.

    I heard from several people that I missed a great party Wed night at SES in Chicago that was sponsored by, Bruce Clay, TrueLocal and NY Times held at Buddy Guy’s Legend Jazz Club in Chicago. Ward Tongen has a photo on his moblog. None of the search engines or other vendors were planning an overall party for the conference, so Brandy from set it up on the fly – that’s amazing.

    This coming Monday will be the next issue of what I’m calling "Spotlight on Search", where I’ll interview people who are extensively involved in search and online marketing.  Previous interviews were with Brett Tabke and last Monday was Greg Jarboe. Next Monday’s interview will be with Barry Schwartz of Search Engine Roundtable, who mentioned something new he’s putting together that is pretty cool and may surprise a lot of people.

    Mickey Alam Khan, Senior Editor at DM News did a quick interview with Amanda Watlington and myself on the SES conference as a great place for networking. SES has been a fantastic way to meet other industry professionals and practitioners as well as extend collaborations. It’s also great to be in a room with so many other people that speak SEO geek. Thank you Danny Sullivan for putting on such a great event.

    Search Engine Journal is running a survey to rate search marketing blogs.  For some reason they are posting the title of this blog as "Top Rank Blog" and the old url in the "News blog" section.  It should be "Online Marketing Blog" and  One thing I noticed is that my old blog url still ranks #1 on Google and #3 on Yahoo and #8 on MSN for "SEO Blog".  There’s some really great blogs in the list. Here’s a post about search marketing blogs.

    Our company Holiday party is this evening and I’m looking forward to it. We’re lucky to have such a great team. It will be a great way to end such a busy week.