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Matt Cutts and I
Posted By Tanya Gill On August 17, 2009 @ 7:22 am In SEO | 3 Comments
I hate to admit, but I had a lot of trouble coming up with a blog topic after 3 days at SES. There were a lot of interesting things that came up around SEO from “SEO is dead and social media is the new king” to “the future of SEO and its indispensability to the user experience.” Most of what I gleaned reinforced what I already knew: make sure that your brand and your website offer something to the consumer and you will a) charm the communities you want to reach in the social networks and b) create a relevant site that will be ranked (with a little help from your linking friends) by the search engines.
And then I met Matt Cutts. My background is in entertainment and I’m used to celebrity, but I must admit that after I pushed through the crowd angling to get him to diagnose their websites and handed him my badge to sign (I tried to get him to autograph my program, but the slick surface resisted), my hands shook. I was giddy! Over a blogger! Aryn Kennedy of Sound Money Matters  said I was her idol and I believe her, because as I struggled to get the picture I asked the nice guy in the orange shirt to take of me and Matt (see! First name basis!) onto my Facebook page, I walked into the men’s restroom. Strangely enough, I think some guy actually held the door open for me, but once I saw urinals and not the neat doors and ordered sinks of the ladies room, I screamed, which caused the dozen or so guys doin’ their thing to whip around in horror.
I beat a hasty retreat into the supply closet and then eventually out the door, but I learned a few important things:
On a side note, if you are one of the unfortunate gentlemen that I interrupted, like any good social network user (blogger), I hereby offer my official apology via a social media site (blog) for my faux pas, I am now off to “listen and learn” by monitoring the web and responding directly to the parties I offended per our learnings during the conference.
If you want to download any of the decks from SES San Jose 2009, go to www.searchenginestrategies.com/sanjose/presentations.php .
I attended these sessions:
If you have any questions or want to chat about any of these sessions, feel free to shoot me an email at Tanya@thesearchagency.com .
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 Sound Money Matters: http://www.soundmoneymatters.com/
 www.searchenginestrategies.com/sanjose/presentations.php: http://www.searchenginestrategies.com/sanjose/presentations.php
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 20 Tweets From Matt Cutts’ PubCon Las Vegas Keynote: http://www.thesearchagents.com/2011/11/20-tweets-from-matt-cutts-pubcon-las-vegas-keynote/
 Google’s Matt Cutts on the Future of SEO – Hacking?: http://www.thesearchagents.com/2010/01/googlematt-cutts-on-the-future-of-seo-hacking/
 Grant’s Rants: Hey Matt, Be Careful What You Ask For…: http://www.thesearchagents.com/2013/11/grants-rants-hey-matt-be-careful-what-you-ask-for/
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