So i have just finished speaking on my panel at SMX London, on what is new with social media. I think it went really well, and hopefully put the message across that social media is a powerful medium which is growing and growing.
The other panellist’s were excellent also, and we all complimented each other very well.
I have put my presentation from this panel right below, just click the image to download.
As a bonus i have put up my presentation from SES London on Successful site architecture.
I was just talking with Jane Copland about the beloved Sphinn blog and how it is always up to date :o) So i decided to type in http://sphinn.com/blog and found it rather amusing when it 301 redirected to http://blog.sphinn.com/blog and then returned me a 404 error.
I am going to cover the more technical details, so if you around come and sit in my session and cheer me on 🙂
I just did a quick search on Google and noticed that i got those Digg like Google (Diggoogle?) results. I think its officially called Google SearchWiki, and if you didn’t know it basically just lets you promote a site up the rankings (by use of the arrow), send a site to the bottom of the rankings (by use of the X), and also make a comment about the site all within the Google SERPS.
At the bottom of the results page you also get the option to add a result, see all your notes, and see all notes that have been made about that particular search result.
Off to the top we go :o)
This has been in labs forever so its not new, i think may have even had it rolled out on .com for a bit? According to a post i later read over at Search engine land, it was realised to .com at the same time as .co.uk. Anyway, it doesn’t matter because this is the first time i have been logged into Google (it never shows if you are not logged in) or haven’t changed any of my settings, and it has shown up.
I think it’s pretty obvious that we won’t see our voting patterns being able to effect the natural SERPs for a while, but you KNOW that Google is mining and ploughing through all that data to continue to tailor results in the future. I haven’t looked too hard but i can’t immediately see how to turn it off either.