SEMPO’s Sara Andersson has compiled a good list for Sweden at http://www.multilingual-search.com/conferences-in-sweden-this-autumn/17/08/2007/en/ and there are few here in Iceland. One on the Interface between Competition Law and Intellectual Property Law, maybe not 100% Internet but takes on license and related stuff, this one is in September http://www.nomos.is/.
Then there is one in October on “How Social Media is Changing Entertainment” more on that one can be found on Internet Marketing Conference site – eMarketing.is
Let me know if you know of more
Just saw this great post at the Top Rank Blog where Lee Odden takes a video interview with Andy Atkins Kruger, a fellow multilingual search marketing specialist.
“Search engine optimization in English provides substantial challenges for most companies, but what about SEO in 20 different languages?”
Reccomended read and view for everyone going multilingual on Internet marketing.
A couple of our clients have had competitors setting up PPC campaigns with Google, using their patented brands. For some it has taken months to stop this, having to go through the beaurocracy of Google. For if Google looks simple from the outside it most definitely is not so within, take my word for it. If you are having this kind of a problem, contact Google by all means. But remember to have at hand all the legal documents you need to prove that you are indeed the owner of the brand, Google will be calling for it. Perhaps understandably, they can’t help you protect your brand unless you officially claim it.
You can bet your life on it! Content will still be king and don’t you ever forget it! If your focus is on the technology you’re not seeing the forest for the trees. It’s all about information and if it is valid it works! Also remember that of the 1000.000.000.000.000s of websites out there, 99.9% are still static HTML sites and that’s not going to change any time soon. So all you web >1.0 snobs will still need to wait until real changes happen and when they do, it will still be about the information they are looking for… You had better supply it or someone else will, OR ALREADY HAS!
Just posted multilingual Search post titled “What is up with ASK? I must ask!” talking about the market share of search engines in Europe or should I say lack of it. Google just dominates and old dogs like ASK do not even make it to the list with litterly zero point zero marketshare, poor old Jeeves I must say.
Found one of coolest webs I´ve seen in a long time, grocery price comparence web on steroids. I am not joking it’s really, really cool, but not only that it is useful and even better actually helps you save money and eat healthier. Imagine that!?
Here is a scenario, you’ve been using Colgate toothpaste since you started brushing, but now you feel that they are getting to expensive so what do you do you ask this online program to find you an alternative but you want to save minimum £5 a year and justify couple of more beers at the pub.
Not only does it do that it also finds the nearest supermarket selling the product and shows you a picture of it and if you like you can get it delivered to your dopr step.
A site worth checking out, to check out this grocery price comparence site go to www.myshoppingcart.co.uk and play around with it. If you are missing a zip code find one at Google Maps UK.
This post on the “Google Proxy hack” by Dan Thies at SEO Fast Start is a great reading, but I thought everyone knew? At my last SES confrence in London I sat down with fellow speakers and from what I can best remember ;-) this was among the thinks we talked about. But I also thought (as childish that can be) that nobody used it and Google would actually fix it sooner than later, but No, it seams not.
Read this post and learn:
Just to be straight on this I have never used this, it’s a little like the gun in the Samurai world, you just don’t use it!
One of my best “internet marketing” friends has a new site, http://www.search-usability.com – Her new company is called Omni Marketing Interactive and is based in Elgin, Illinois. Shari is know to be a great “search engine friendly design” expert and has spoken about that among other on two confrences I have managed, the latest being the Reykjavik Internet Marketing Conference.
The Viking Valkyrja has just puplished the 2nd version of her book “Search Engine Visibility” and it should be out later this month. A must read for all search marketers.