Interviewed by Richard Baxter

While I am known for interviewing lots of different people I recently got interviewed by Richard Baxter of SEO Gadget. In it, I speak about how I got started in SEO, and my favorite interviews. Richard also does a great job on an ongoing basis on the SEO Gadget blog. Check it out! … [Read more...]

Less is More

One of the fascinating trends of the 21st century (more or less) is the fact that "less is more". This saying has been around for a long time, but this decade has brought it to new heights. In our industry there are two stunning examples. One of the best examples is Google: A quick spot check shows that … [Read more...]

Obscuring the Algorithm

The Google algorithm is evolving. Gone are the days when you can read a single patent, or a document like the PageRank thesis writen by Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin to figure out how it all works. That PageRank paper was at the time a revolutionary algorithm, and it launched the dominant search engine of our generation. … [Read more...]

Chris Silver Smith Interview: Comment Here

It seems like forever since I last posted an interview. Take this one as a heads up that I do intend to reinvigorate the interview series over the next month or two. They are too much fun to do, and very useful in digging up information on search. Today I am publishing an interview with Chris Silver Smith of KeyRelevance. It is a … [Read more...]

Chris Silver Smith Interviewed by Eric Enge

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Chris Silver Smith is the Director of Optimization Strategies at KeyRelevance. Chris has extensive background experience in search engine optimization and internet application development and he is a regular speaker at Search Marketing Expo, Search Engine Strategies, American Marketing Association seminars, and other technology and … [Read more...]

Oyster’s Eytan Seidman Interviewed by Eric Enge

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As vice president of product at Oyster Hotel Reviews, Eytan leads product management, planning, design, and usability of the Oyster.com site. Prior to Oyster Hotel Reviews, Eytan was a principal program manager lead on Microsoft's Live Search team (now Bing.com), a position he held for four and a half years. This team was … [Read more...]

Latest Interview: Eytan Seidman – Comment Here

Search can take many forms. That is what is interesting about Oyster.com, as it offers comprehensive hotel reviews. These are reviews performed by professional hotel reviewers - not user generated content where the bias of the reviewer is unclear. Just as Consumer Reports puts the products it reviews through rigorous testing, … [Read more...]