With Bruce in Australia teaching SEO training, Christopher Hart, Bruce Clay, Inc.’s director of Eastern region operations, joins Susan and Virginia on the show. Following up on SMX West, they discuss several major highlights from the search marketing conference. Page speed, the Microsoft-Yahoo! partnership and new online advertising platforms played a big role in the SMX West conversation. You can find all the conference coverage and on-site interviews in the SMX West special edition of the SEO Newsletter.
Then the hosts talk about a number of upcoming training opportunities being presented by Bruce Clay, Inc. Bruce teams up with Dr. Ralph Wilson on March 25 to host a live Search Marketing Now webcast about the 10 Most Important Things to Know About SEO in 2010. The team will also be teaching one-day SEO training classes in conjunction with conferences including SES New York, ad:tech San Francisco, SES Toronto and SMX Advanced. Standard and advanced SEOToolSet training will be offered in Long Island May 3-7 and in California May 10-14. Bruce Clay Australia will be teaching one-day SEO training in Brisbane on April 7, in Melbourne on May 12 and in Sydney on June 9.
Wrapping up the show, Chris, Susan and Virginia look at recent search news. Google published a assessment of its properties’ SEO proficiency and the results are pretty surprising. Also, a battle has developed among U.S. cities campaigning to become Google’s test community for the ultra-high speed Internet connection, Google Fiber. And according to a recent study by Pew Research Center, more and more Americans are using social media to find and share news stories. At the same time, 70 percent of Americans are overwhelmed by the amount of news and news sources available today.