At the SAScon (Search – Analytics – Social Media Conference) Great set of speakers and the venue looks fantastic! Just saw TouTubes Bruce Daisley talk about the impact and possibilities of Youtube and now watching a session called "Black Hat/White Hat – Does it Matter Anymore?".
Great to meet Bas van den Beld as always and congratulations to him on State of Search!
In August 2009 Google famously changed their algorithm and how they value current events, but different from the 2003 Florida update this change to how they value content and display search results seamed to roll out rather peacefully and in some cases unnoticed. I have been monitoring how this has changed
Just came from a session at the SES called Black hat/White hat “Unconferenced” hosted by Matt McGowan, Publisher & head of U.S. Incisive Media and Mike Grehan, Global VP Content, SES/Search Engine Watch and ClickZ (believe they are merging). Everyone that came to this session was offered a white hat