If you're going to Search Engine Strategies London next week, bring your camera or cameraphone. And, if you upload your pictures to Photobucket, Fox Interactive Media's site for uploading, sharing, linking and finding photos, videos, and graphics; Picasa, Google's photo organizer; or Flickr, Yahoo's online photo management and sharing application; then please tag your photos: SES London 2008.
We'll be posting our own pics from the event online -- and we'll be tagging them with the phrase: “SES London 2008” – and if you tag along with us, hopefully we'll all get found in that big photo album called Google Image Search.
If the photo sharing website you use happens to be Flickr, then we invite you to join us and post to the SES London 2008 group.
And while you're there, why not send a buddy request to your favorite Search Engine Marketing conference? We have photos from last month's SES Paris and we look forward to adding to the collection.
By the way, I want to encourage you to "take you best shot." At the end of Search Engine Strategies London, I will be selecting the Best Photo of SES London 2008, the Best Photos of SES London, and Best Photography of SES London 2008. (Don't ask me to explain my criteria. I'll know it when I see it.)
The prize for each one of these top search terms -- I mean, these prestigious awards? One static text link to your site.
Hey, that's all I got. Unless, of course, you get some really funny pictures of people who happen to have a few incriminating photos of me -- geotagged at one of the pubs near Islington. Not that I want to encourage that kind of behavior.
No, no. I'd much rather encourage you to photograph Kevin Ryan, Mike Grehan, Fredrick
Marckini, the Orion Panels, the conference sessions, the exhibitors, the crowds. You know. The photos that you can show your business colleagues.
Something like the photo to the left, which was taken back in 2004 at Search Engine Strategies New York. I think I was speaking during the Balancing Organic & Paid Listings session on Thursday, March 4. Not that anyone really cares about the past anymore -- except maybe history majors.
But, the fact that you've read to the end of this blog post and are still hanging out at the bottom of this page with nothing but this silly text to keep you amused is proof of your deep and abiding interest in what we're planning in the future.
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