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PubCon: Raven Tools Demo

Raven Tools SEO ToolsWe’re having some technical difficulties but @RavenJon promises we will have a demo.

Jon is showing off his desktop background, a Henshaw original painting.

And now he just yelled at me to pay attention. In the mic. Hmph.

Jon explains how the tool got started, dealing with the tedious tasks and made it into an automated process. Now the Raven tools are growing and growing with lots of new features all the time.

Whether you’re agency or in-house, it can help you manage your campaigns and keep track of your sites, help with keyword and competitive research, link building, contacts, content management, social media monitoring, search engine rankings, Google analytics integration and more.

My Favourite Charity: Winnipeg Humane Society

PurposeInc Charity Poker TournamentI enjoy playing poker and this year I want to give PurposeInc’s Poker Tournament a shot.

DK is an awesome guy and has asked that, as a mandatory part of registration, players and guests blog about their charities of choice.

There are so many wonderful charities out there. So many causes and organizations have touched my life. Those charities and organization save lives every day, though breast cancer research, diabetes research, children’s hosiptal donations and more. My charity also saves lives, in a most different way.

SMX Advanced and SES Toronto

It was a bit odd at first to go from traveling somewhere almost every weekend to not going anywhere in three months. I admit, it’s been nice, but I’m feeling the itch to get out out of Winnipeg lately!

Good thing it’s almost June. I’m attending back to back conferences next week. From June 2-3, it’s Search Marketing Expo Advanced in Seattle and from June 8-9, it’s Search Engine Strategies in Toronto.

Google Friend Connect and PubCon Stuff

Well, I wasn’t able to make it down to PubCon, so unfortunately I’m not speaking.

But at this morning’s keynote by Matt Cutts, he announced a nifty new feature – Google Friend Connect API.  It allows for user IDs to be centralized – letting a user login with his/her Google, Yahoo, AOL usernames and more.

I’ve installed it along with @jdevalk’s fancy plugin.

So if you want to test it out, why not log in and leave a comment?

What do you want to know? SEO Design and Information Architecture

In just a few weeks, I’ll be speaking on two panels at PubCon SouthCareer Gut Check (SEO/SEM Career Landscape) and SEO Design and Information Architecture.

For the Search Engine Optimization Site Design and Search Engine Optimization Deployment – Information Architecture panel (whew that’s a long name), I will be speaking on a few specific subjects:

  • Using CSS for Effective SEO
  • Page Structure: DIVs vs. Tables
  • WordPress Design
  • Using Analytics for SEO Design

So – tell me what you’d be interested in hearing more about.  Even if you can’t make it down to Austin next month, I’ll be sure to talk about it more here when I get back.

PubCon Las Vegas 2008 – Come and Gone

Another fabulous week in fabulous Las Vegas.

Once again, I spoke on the “SEO Design and Organic Structure” panel with Mark Jackson, Alan K’Necht and Todd Friesen keeping us all in line as moderator. This year, Aaron Wall joined us on our panel. The session looked at things at a pretty high level, but I think we were able to give some valuable tips. The session room was full, and I saw more people coming in than going out. Always a good sign!

I’ll post my presentation and more details about it shortly.

PubCon Las Vegas 2007 – Week in Review

What an incredible week. One of the most exciting, and also one of the most tiring!

One of the highlights of the week were the shows that Joe Morin arranged for PubCon attendees. I attended Mystere at Treasure Island and Blue Man Group at the Venetian. Both were outstanding shows, but I would have to say that Mystere was better. I did enjoy Blue Man Group, but I found the first hour to be a little slow going. The last 45 minutes, however, was phenomenal and certainly made up for any shortcomings.