Yellow Shoes In Newsweek
Posted 11 December 2005 - 04:25 PM
Hotwiring Your Search Engine
In it, they tell the tale of a shoestore in upstate New York that wasn't receiving much traffic until they hired a Seattle-based SEO named Rand Fishkin. Now the store receives three times as much business online as it does in its bricks-and-mortar location.
There's a great picture of Rand in the piece, with his trademark yellow shoes, and his mom.
The article does a nice job of getting search engine optimization more into the mainstream.
Posted 11 December 2005 - 05:01 PM
Very nice article, congratulations Rand! I'm glad SEO has come to a point where notorious newspaper talk about us!
The only bad point about that article is that Newsweek didn't give Rand a live link!
Posted 11 December 2005 - 05:03 PM
I love this article by the way...
[...] Rand Fishkin, who performed an obscure procedure called a "search-engine optimization."
[...] Fishkin also peppered online bulletin boards [...]
[...] last month Google upgraded its search algorithm with a software update it called Jagger, a secretive scrambling of the variables it uses to rank sites.
Cloak and dagger
Never pictured you for the "peppering" kind, Rand (just kidding)
Posted 11 December 2005 - 05:08 PM
Google should name updates themselves, and always after aging rockers with a problem keeping their "little red rooster" in their pants!
...last month Google upgraded its search algorithm with a software update it called Jagger...
Nice work Rand! You look like a Rock Star yourself in the closeup... Very well done
Posted 11 December 2005 - 05:58 PM
Rand -- why not change your avatar? That photo is really good!
Posted 11 December 2005 - 06:31 PM
As I wrote in his blog, the picture in connection with the text reminds me for some reason about Ford Fairline.
What a nice picture, if you hide the text, you would think that this is an article about a Pop star!
Congratulation Mr. Rock'n Roll SEO.
Posted 11 December 2005 - 07:30 PM
Supposedly, the magazine has 4 million weekly readers, so it could be even bigger than /.
Posted 11 December 2005 - 10:29 PM
During my phone interview with Brad, I mentioned that you're hard to miss at SEO seminars. He asked why that was. I told him the first time I met you, you were wearing "these very bright yellow shoes."
The Newsweek piece includes part of the theme he and I discussed too, which was when he asked me if I thought search engines hated SEO's. He seemed fascinated by the "relationship" between the two. I told him they couldn't live without each other
Nice piece. Can I have your autograph?
Posted 12 December 2005 - 01:19 AM
Avatar - thanks! EGOL has been nagging me to change to my photo for a while, and this thing has made it even more imperative...
Type-in traffic to SEOmoz is up quite a bit tonight, and I had my first ever comment from Matt Cutts on the blog.
Now that's the kind of talk that'll get you everywhere! Thanks Donna
p.s. she doesn't look old enough to be your mom!
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