October 2012 – Penguins & Pandas

As always, we are having our meeting on the second Tuesday of the month, with networking from 4:30 to 5, then we’ll have an hour long presentation / Q&A session, followed by another half hour of hang around time.

MikeBenPenguinPandaFist1 1024x682 October 2012   Penguins & Pandas photoWhen:
Tuesday October 9th, 2012
4:30pm – 6:30 pm

Where:
Hotel deLuxe
729 Southwest 15th Ave
Portland, OR 9720
Map

The Topics:

Penguin and Panda: the two most important changes in the Google search algorithm in the past 2 years. Has your site been slain by Penguin?

Has Panda relegated you to page 30 for terms where you used to be on page 1? Maybe your site seems ok today, but really you’re one bad link or one speck of content away from suffering the wrath of Google’s baddest black-and-white beasts. Come learn how to avoid or recover from a Penguin penalty, and how to tune your website to make Panda happy and favor you in the search results.

Thanks to Costume Kingdom for providing the panda and penguin costumes for our video.

The Speakers

f284090d59de44d185b467c7de053229 October 2012   Penguins & Pandas photoMichael Cottam is an independent SEO consultant based in Portland, and a board member of SEMpdx.  Michael focuses on organic SEO, with many clients in the travel industry and the collector car industry.

He serves as an Associate at SEOmoz, answering PRO subscribers’ private Q&A questions on SEOmoz.org.  Several of his clients are currently engaged in battles with Penguin and Panda.

 

426639f17a44401886e94d96057615ee October 2012   Penguins & Pandas photoBenjamin Lloyd is one of the founding board members of SEMpdx, and the President of Amplify Interactive, a boutique search engine marketing agency based in Portland, Ore. that boasts more than twenty years of combined experience.

Ben holds a pilot’s license, owns a Spiderman pinball machine, and his dog Hank is famous — with regular columns in The Hollywood Star News educating readers on caring for their pets.

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    6 Responses to October 2012 – Penguins & Pandas

    1. Dr. Pete says:

      Unfortunately, I’m probably not going to be able to attend SEMpdx now that I’ve gouged my eyes out ;)

    2. David says:

      Okay, that video was just way too much fun.

    3. Ken Aaron says:

      I want to see Ben in the penguin costume.

    4. Carlos says:

      Is there any way to watch a video or anything in regards to today’s panda discussion?

      I am very interested in the study, findings and any type of solutions that were put in place.

    5. shayari says:

      5-6 day before it was socking to see and too sad, when I saw my site was thrown to 51 page from 1 page in Google search results, I realized that I really need some improvements :( by the way funny video.

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