It’s time for my Monthly Digest! Here are some of the highlights!
- Geeked for MozCon
- A Search Marketer’s Review of Yahoo Axis
- Special Guest on Max Impact Google+ Hangout
- Responsive Web Design and SEO
- Women as Entertainment in the SEO Industry
- HTML5 Email Input Post
Geeked for MozCon
MozCon starts today! I’m so geeked (Yeah, I stole that expression from @jcolman). The agenda for this thing just blows my mind. Some of the speakers that I’m super excited for include Jon Colman, Rand Fiskin (duh), Jen Lopez, Wil Reynolds (probably the most entertaining speaker at last year’s SearchFest), Pete Meyers, AJ Kohn (on Google+ SEO & Authorship – a favorite topic of mine), and Joanna Lord (whose presentations are always super enlightening). I’m also stoked to get to meet a ton of great SEO people and talk shop with fellow web geeks.
A Search Marketer’s Review of Yahoo Axis
You may remember a month ago when I was Tweeting pretty frequently about my #AxisTrial. I’d committed to using Yahoo Axis exclusively for all my mobile searches for one week. Well, I finally got around to putting up a formal review of Yahoo Axis, complete with screenshots and pie charts! There’s also a great part in there that reveals how Yahoo Axis traffic gets tracked by Google Analytics.
Special Guest on Max Impact Google+ Hangout
Last week I had the pleasure of being a special guest on Max Minzer’s weekly “Max Impact” Google+ Hangout. We talked about Responsive Web Design and I represented the SEO side of the equation. It was a great time. If you have 30 minutes, I highly recommend checking it out.
Responsive Web Design and SEO
If you’ve been following me for long, you probably know I get “attached” to certain topics and really hammer on them for a while. A few months ago, it was Author Rich Snippets. Now it’s Responsive Web Design. I’ve been meaning to put together a guest blog post for SwellPath partners, eROI, for a while and the Google Hangout gave me a kick to finally get something put together. Head over to their site and check out my post on responsive web design and SEO.
Women as Entertainment in the SEO Industry
Unlike the previous items, I’m not directly involved in this post in any way. I just read it the other day and thought it deserved a link. If you have a few minutes and are in the SEO (or other tech) industry, please read “Women as Entertainment in the SEO Industry“. It addresses the problem of sexism in the industry and it really angered me to realize that this kind of stuff happens at conferences and elsewhere.
Fair warning: If I run into anyone objectifying any gender at a conference, don’t be surprised if I call you out on every social media channel that I have available to me. I don’t tolerate that shit and I think our industry would be a far better place if less people did.
HTML5 Input Post
I did a post at SwellPath a bit ago about how you can show mobile users that you care, simply by changing one HTML input attribute value. It’s actually titled “How to Show Mobile Users You Care with a Single HTML Tag” and I thought it was hilarious when I posted it to r/webdev and people started getting worked up because I called it a tag when, technically, it’s a value of the HTML input attribute. Sorry for being somewhat innacurate, but “HTML Tag” is simpler and catchier.