Having written at most of the other major search sites, this is my first column at. Here's my maiden voyage.
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- Regarding the increasing importance of Google+, it's too bad G+ has been slow to give out the vanity URLs and refuses, surely out of oversight, to let others see our company page as a link below our main photograph where it says we "worked" (past tense for some reason). There's no reason why G+ product managers can't make the name of the place where you "work" a link to your company G+ page (and allow for up to 3 company pages to be listed). LinkedIn and Facebook both do this.
Because of this issue, I tend to post less often than I otherwise would because each of the posts on my private citizen's page have to include links to my two company pages.
Facebook pages are mostly for people to post personal stuff but I will often go there to immediately click through to that person' company page. G+ needs to allow people to do the same. I've just given a few reasons why Google+ is still, relatively speaking, a ghost town.Sep 18, 2012
- By the way, when you discuss SEO software Adam, please don't forget who the leader was from 2000-2007 before SEOMoz beat us to the cloud by two years. Web CEO has caught up and our white label program includes allowing agencies to show reports on their own domains. And the free version, for less than 5 keywords, doesn't have a time limit. I've seen there's been a circle of bloggers on the US west coast promoting our competition over and over like we somehow fell off a cliff just because we were two years late in getting onto the cloud. I realize that everyone has to run now to stay in place so I don't blame anyone for their perceptions that the old guard somehow disappeared.
Rremember IBP and Link Assistant? They are still wicked competition for the desktop SEO software market which is still big. SEO Moz never competed for that segment (a good idea for a new company) and the US west coast bloggers don't seem to remember a non-cloud SEO software market ever existing.
Anyway, we've held up in the top 10 for "SEO software" and "Online SEO tools". It should matter in the SEO industry where we all place in the search engines for our own sites.
If we were located in the US, I'd have been getting to know you all at conferences. Since we have almost a million registered users from 12 years in business, I guess it is time for me to go to a conference in the US as part of a panel of some kind. Things are just so busy that I can't leave the office long.
We have 18 LinkedIn connections in common by the way.Sep 18, 2012