Thursday, January 25, 2007

I love this! SEMPO Grows Up!

Kevin Newcomb writes on the SearchEngineWatch Blog:

As SEMPO, the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization, embarks on its fifth year of existence, the group is growing into a mature, global organization. SEMPO's efforts this year will focus on three main objectives: launching and expanding a search marketing training program, expanding SEMPO's global presence, and continuing to build on its industry-leading research.

Kevin has been a huge supporter, and , of SEMPO's from the beginning. While bluntly honest at times, I for one appreciate that support. Thank you Kevin.

If you and/or your company are SEMPO members then remember to vote between February 6th and February 16th for your choices in the Board of Directors Election. I know that Jeffrey Pruitt of iCrossing will be on my list.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Godmother of Search?

Yesterday, Andy Beal on his Marketing Pilgrim website offers his opinion on who should be named “Godfather of Search” in response to a survey Jeremy Shoemaker was doing.

But it got him thinking: “Who is the Godmother of Search?” In the early days half of the speakers and industry experts were women. It is an interesting development that over the years more of the speakers are men but there are still a large number of women running the successful search marketing companies out there. [Just a few examples: me, Ellen Siminoff, Lisa Wehr, Dana Todd, Christine Churchill, Laura Thieme, Cheryl Pingel and Misty Locke)

Take the poll on his site and vote for the most powerful woman in search. You can choose from the list he compiled or put in your own. And thank you Andy for putting me on the list.

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Monday, January 22, 2007


A HOT new conference is coming to Mountain View on February 8th. I am lucky to be speaking with some amazing speakers. We will be there to educate professional woman on being successful in starting new companies, running business or moving up the corporate ladder. Here is the blurb:

Whether you are a corporate manager who wants to move up the career ladder, an ‘intra’-preneur building an internal corporate venture or a new or aspiring business owner, this conference is designed to enhance your skills, expand your professional network and increase your effectiveness. Speakers include Stanford Professor Maggie Neale; best-selling authors Sam Horn, Cindy Solomon and Joanne Black; successful small business owners, industry experts like Barbara Coll of WebMama.com, media personalitie like Kara Swisher of the Wall Street Journal, consultants and business leaders from Cisco, Citibank and Microsoft, all of whom who have ‘been there, done that’ and want to share their secrets to fast-track your success.


My Topic - Search Engine Optimization: What Does It Take To Get Noticed on the Web?

And I totally LOVE the fact that they are giving a SPA certificate to every attendee!

Just choose me in the affiliate pull-down menu when you register. $100 off of the price of $475. Really a good buy for the information you will receive.


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