Search Engine Strategies Coverage

Search Engine Strategies Coverage

From The Search Engine Report
Dec. 6, 1999

I'd hoped Search Engine Strategies '99 would go well, especially since I had organized the speakers and the day's content. I was pretty sure it would be well received. But it was absolutely stunning to see so many people clearly enjoying themselves, getting questions answered and learning more about the often confusing subject of search engines. One attendee left me his business card with a message on the back that was all I could hope for: "I came in a Search Engine Boy, and I leave a Search Engine Man!"

Moreover, several of the search engine representatives themselves commented to me on how useful meeting up with webmasters and marketers was for them. After the sessions, I was pleased to see them all uniformly staying behind to answer questions.

My thanks to those search engines that participated, to our other excellent speakers, our sponsors, and to all the attendees that came. I was especially happy to meet so many subscribers in person.

Yes, to answer the mail I've been getting, we are planning a repeat -- this time for the East Coast, and probably toward late March. As soon as details are firmed up, I'll let everyone know.

Yes, if you were a conference attendee, the slides are being made available. Email notification will go out to all of you this week. If you are afraid we don't have your correct address, check the conference home page below to know when the email has gone out and how to tell us if you didn't receive it. Sorry, slides are only being made available to attendees.

For those who weren't there, About.com's Chris Sherman has done an outstanding job summarizing key sessions in a five-part series. It's even great for those who did attend, to help you remember and act on some of the information presented.

You'll also find discussions of the conference in the I-Search newsletter beginning just after Nov. 18, and the special Conference Edition contains the results of a meta tag poll that was presented. See the archives to find the past issues.

Search Engine Strategies '99 Home Page
http://seminars.internet.com/sew/sf99/

Search Engine Strategies 99: Special Report
About.com Web Search Guide, Nov. 29, 1999
http://websearch.about.com/library/blses99.htm

I-Search Archives
http://www.audettemedia.com/i-search/archives/

(Note: The server seemed to be down when I checked today, but if you don't get through, try later -- I'm sure it will come back up.)

About the author

Chris Sherman is a frequent contributor to several information industry journals. He's written several books, including The McGraw-Hill CD ROM Handbook and The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See, co-authored with Gary Price. Chris has written about search and search engines since 1994, when he developed online searching tutorials for several clients. From 1998 to 2001, he was About.com's Web Search Guide.