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My SES New York 2010, Day One Memory Book

Wow, Day 1 was a Whriling Dervish at SearchEngineStrategies New York 2010!  The content struck me as seriously next gen’. We heard plenty of new terms today like “attention frontier” and “sliding window.”  Our good friend Simon Heseltine won the engraved iPod while Lee Odden and Chris Boggs rocked the house with their well-honed approach […]


SchmoozeFest #SESNY: Rubbing Elbows in Style

Looks like that furry little so-and-so Punxsutawney Phil was wrong. Things are warming up here on the East coast just in time for search marketers to crawl out of their winter cocoons and into the session halls for Search Engine Strategies New York 2010. SES means many things to us here at aimClear-  it’s an […]


Portland’s SearchFest 2010 Matures To A Full-On Digital Marketing Conference

If you were in the standing-room only crowd for the SEMpdx SearchFest 2010 keynote on March 9, I don’t have to tell you it started off with a bang. And a Bing. If you weren’t there, put it on your docket for next year. Now. In its fifth year, Portland’s SearchFest was all grown up. […]

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8 Reasons Why We Never Miss SES New York!

Search Engine Strategies New York is an annual conclave of rare depth and importance.  In search marketing, channels evolve at blazing speed and staying relevant is an intense and ongoing process.  As part of our commitment to stay cutting-edge-current, aimClear team members hit the road for about 80 days of training each year. SES New […]

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Event Hashtag Etiquette: Overheard @ #SMXWest

<FACEPALM> In the past we’ve attended major industry conference-shindigs as one big live-blogging family. But dude, the aimClear team is expanding. Our 2010 conference agenda and travels to and fro might damn near pull us apart at the seams if we all went. In this quarter alone some of us will be returning from SXSW while others […]

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Way Up Google’s Research Snoot with Peter Norvig

Peter Norvig, you might have heard of him, or felt his presence on stormy mountain tops. Among several other accomplishments, he is the creator of Norvig’s Law, the world record holder for the longest palindrome, former head of computational sciences research at NASA,  ballet dancer, current director of research at Google, & a human being. […]


Trends, ZombieBait & Sideways Keyword Research

Some people think keyword research consists of going to the Google Keyword tool, typing in four of their industry phrases & then just grabbing the keywords with the highest volume. But some people are ultra DumbPants month-punchers & need additional research guidance in order to find the highly targeted keyword permutations, relevant stemming topics & […]

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Adwords Grows Up! Formats, Sitelinks & Universal

There’s an old adage – If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, unless you are carefully able to fix it in ways that helps all parties who use it & also it will make you more money, then you should think about trying to fix it, so good luck with this. Google essentially took this […]

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Steve Ballmer Unplugged: SMX West 2010 Keynote

When it was first announced that Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer would be keynoting this year’s SMX West, it was perceived as a nice surprise and unexpected legitimization of the search marketing industry from one of the big guys.  The announcement left many marketers existentially pondering their role in the somewhat dysfunctional search family. Did Ballmer, Microsoft, & Bing […]