Moaning at the Bar

As any attendee at SES will vouch, one of the reasons to attend is to gather and chat with others who understand the peril of a 302 redirect, how to construct a good Title, and that a quality score isn't related to a sporting event. In the past, large numbers of attendees would gather in the hotel bars and move in crowds to a series of very large parties and then return like a herd to the watering hole of choice – host hotel bar.

As the conferences have grown larger and the parties have become smaller, moaning has been heard at the bar as to where is everyone. It seems that crowds are less predictable as start and close times at parties have shifted, but there is no shortage of people, however, who just want to get together and “talk search.”

About the author

Amanda Watlington is the owner of Searching for Profit, a search marketing consultancy focusing on the interaction of the consumer with businesses using search engines, RSS, blogs, podcasting or other new media to deliver their message. She is a frequent speaker at Search Engine Strategies, WebmasterWorld and other industry conferences. She's the author of three books and has written feature articles for over thirty magazines and journals. She has twenty years of experience as a communications, sales and business strategy consultant, and over ten years as a search marketer.