SEO Smackdown Panel

4 responses on “SEO Smackdown Panel

  1. Richard Cummings

    A quick review:

    This is a well-educated panel and I think what we learn is that there is no “either/or”.

    A great website needs both engaging content and solid SEO. Only previously established brands can succeed with little to no SEO.

    There was one comment that I disagreed with entirely and it came at the beginning.

    In response to the question, “Do you ignore SEO completely or are there some basic SEO techniques that you incorporate in your blogging?”, Dawn somewhat facetiously remarks, “Ignore SEO completely” and goes on to say, “until you have really great content on your blog, all the SEO in the world does not matter.”

    I disagree with this statement entirely. It is precisely in the beginning, before you have established your brand, that you want to have outstanding SEO.

    All in all though, a highly educated panel with good information for all!



  2. Alice

    Does somebody know what plugin Dawn Foster says is her 3rd plugin? I am looking for a plugin that places the link of the post at the end of it so the reader can forward to somebody else..I think Dawn 3rd plugin does something like that, but I can’t understand very well what plugin it is…


  3. jeremy

    Richard is exactly right, going backwards on your SEO is akin to starting all over again! Otherwise the video was very enlightening.


  4. Jeff

    I think SEO will become less and less important as time goes on with the way that search technology is going. A combination of good site content and optimized pages is the way to go for the immediate future though.


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September 20, 2009

A couple of SEO professionals who think that SEO is very important for every blogger (Scott Hendison and Amber Case) and a couple bloggers who think that SEO is overrated (Dawn Foster and Rick Turoczy) take pointed questions from moderator Nate DiNiro and the WordCamp Portland audience.

Video production by Joe Christensen of Blaze Streaming Media.

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