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Old 08-27-2004   #1
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>I attended BarCon 1 in Irvine ...does that count?

Sure. If you've managed to survive that long, you deserve a beer at the Citte of Yorke.


> three professionals from this field sitting in a Denny's off of Route 66 constitutes a "conference"

That's been my experience. Some of the best let-me-talk-this-idea-through sessions are that way. The SEO events themselves are primarily for motivation and networking. I find that I don't get the time to go in-depth on the subjects I'm interested in while at the event, but I do pick up clues as to who might be in the know in that field and set up contact opportunities for use later.


re seoroadshow: We've been getting quite a few queries as to whether this is strictly a blackhat event --let's just say that we don't discriminate. We're as interested in the success of using a script to post blue pill links in blogs as we are the latest legitimate on-page seo. Either way, there's something to be learned.

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Old 08-31-2004   #2
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No doubt because the event web site says in order to attend, "If you think you should have received an invite contact any well-known *****hat and have them speak to the management."

Seriously -- what's the deal on the show. Can anyone simply turn up or do you really need to have an invite?
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>If you think you should have received an invite contact any well-known *****hat

Same number of ***** for White or Black

>Seriously -- what's the deal on the show. Can anyone simply turn up or do you really need to have an invite?

Its an invite only event but in an inclusive way. The core invites were made initially from the organisers, initially to people they know and trust on a personal level. Those invitees can then invite others, which is what will be happening this week. Think Gmail as a model.

That way everybody who is there will have a "friend", nobody should feel left out and ultimately everybody "knows" everybody else, in a Kevin bacon kind of way.

>Can anyone simply turn up

Sure, as long as they know somebody who is there. Thats the other side of the invite coin, in some ways the inviter acts as the sponsor of their attendees and takes a certain level of responsilbilty for ensuring that everybody gets the best from the event.

Its not a conference as such, more a meeting of "friends", and in a link driven search landscape you need as many friends as you can get.
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I wish seoroadshow was on a different day.

Looks like it will be loads of fun.

Nothing like hanging out with SEOs. This way we can have real life like boxing matches, instead of this virtual stuff.

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I wish seoroadshow was on a different day.

Looks like it will be loads of fun.

Nothing like hanging out with SEOs. This way we can have real life like boxing matches, instead of this virtual stuff.
Too true
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Nothing like hanging out with SEOs. This way we can have real life like boxing matches, instead of this virtual stuff.
yes, but in real life, those very same SEOs/webmasters with differences of opinion debate them in a professional way, rather than dipping below the belt.
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Will this be coming to other cities in the future? And if so, who would I have to sleep with to get my invite?

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That would be me...

wait what was this about again?
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Oh please, Joe. For you, I'd have to get in line. Don't think I don't notice all the babes hangin' with you at every conference!
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Thats just my 'network'
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yes, but in real life, those very same SEOs/webmasters with differences of opinion debate them in a professional way, rather than dipping below the belt.
Even when drunk?
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Even when drunk?
Ok, ok... so there was that one fistfight recently....

But, it WAS the first one one I've seen or heard of at a seo/webmaster conference.
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Ok, ok... so there was that one fistfight recently....

But, it WAS the first one one I've seen or heard of at a seo/webmaster conference.
I try to keep a can of mace on me just in case
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I hope you don't hit below the belt with that stuff!

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Does your tagline constitute an invite Aaron?

If so, don't tell anyone ... I got some sleeping around to do first!
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Does your tagline constitute an invite Aaron?
actually it is more of an indication that I am square
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yes, but in real life, those very same SEOs/webmasters with differences of opinion debate them in a professional way, rather than dipping below the belt.
That is because most of them are only he-men on the boards. Personally I think it would be fun to setup some sanctioned boxing matches between some SEO's
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That is because most of them are only he-men on the boards.
Personally I think it would be fun to setup some sanctioned boxing matches between some SEO's
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Ok, ok... so there was that one fistfight recently....
Really? I didn't hear about that!

Were they fighting over you?
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Fight in San Jose?

Are we talking about a fight during a radio interview?
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No doubt because the event web site says in order to attend, "If you think you should have received an invite contact any well-known *****hat and have them speak to the management."

Seriously -- what's the deal on the show. Can anyone simply turn up or do you really need to have an invite?
>Same number of ***** for White or Black

Oh Danny, now you've gone and hurt my feelings by making the assumption that ***** = black. I may never get over being publicly maligned in the industry's top forum, you know how sensitive I am, hhh!

Well, I guess you could turn up on the doorstep (hey, Salisbury isn't all that far away) and count on getting in on your rep, but let me be be gracious and formally invite you to join us.
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