Social Media Freak: PubCon Dallas Live Test

Sat in on a live advanced seo tactics session yesterday at PubCon Dallas 2010.

The live test was done for “Social Media Freak” and the hope was that the test site for Giovanni.net would show up #1 in Google for the search term within a few minutes.

The test failed, but that does not mean the technique demonstrated does not work. The tester was able to demonstrate that the tactic works extremely well on other keywords he has tested. I need to go to lunch or play golf with the mystery dude wearing the sunglasses and Dallas Stars jersey. (seriously! let’s do lunch or golf)

You can follow conversation and follow up on the social media freak conversation here: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=social+media+freak

This was my first PubCon event and it was evident that there are differences of opinion among panelists, but that’s why we go. We all have the opportunity to experiment with different ideas and tactics to help our sites rank well.

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Super Bowl 2010 Google News Scroller

I’m sure i’m not the first one to see this, but it’s certainly the first time I’ve seen an active news scroller in Google search results. Just like many checking out to see what’s going on with Super Bowl 2010 I was surprised to see the “Latest results for super bowl 2010” (click link to see for your self) or take a look at the screen shot below.

I’m interested to see how many other search queries I can get this sliding news results window to show up for. One thing is for certain; Google is consistently adding new features to its search platform. If you run and search queries and see this scrolling window show up share your search query with our visitors below.

Enjoy Super Bowl 2010 – (This post sponsored by Community Auto Credit)

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