A very BIG THANK YOU to everyone who voted for Paul to speak at SXSW a couple of months ago. I am so pleased to be able to tell you that your hard work and commitment to HubPages paid off in spades – Paul has been named one of the speakers for 2012, and will be speaking in Austin on March 10th!

For those who are new to HubPages or haven’t heard of the SXSW (“South by Southwest”) conference, it’s an annual conference in Austin, Texas, that brings the most cutting-edge interactive, music and film innovators to one place for over a week of interesting discussions, product releases, and concerts. Our Hubbers voted for our idea at the SXSW PanelPicker, leading to Paul Edmondson being named one of the speakers at the conference. Given that there were 3200 proposals submitted, we are very thankful for your support.

Paul will be speaking to a crowd of web developers, designers, writers, and artists on how to recover their traffic, if their site has been hit unfairly by Google’s algorithmic changes. Thank you again, for liking our idea and taking the time to vote for it on SXSW’s site!

For those who may be interested, here’s the rest of the idea:

Bringing back the love when Google hates you

In a world where Google guards the gates of the Internet, the Panda update proved beyond reasonable doubt that every website is vulnerable to the search giant’s changes. While Google does a very good job, the vagaries of search algorithm updates result in decent sites losing a huge chunk of their traffic, leading to distractions of resources in trying to recoup their search traffic. In this discussion, Paul Edmondson will talk about unsuspected insights from his Panda-update experience and offer 5 key best practices that will help your site remain stable during future changes.

Posted by:HubPages Admin

3 replies on “South by Southwest and HubPages

  1. I am so happy to hear that our votes counted and that Paul will represent HubPages at this conference. Kudos to all who voted and for Paul and the HubPages Team for working so hard. Go HubPages!


  2. Congratulations! HubPages will continue to contribute to online publishing as a premier writing community with much to share at these conferences. Best of Success to you, Paul!

  3. That’s great news! I’m glad I voted and Paul’s nomination goes a long way to show that the voice of netizens is being heard. Hubbers work hard to write and publish their hubs. Surely the HubPages community appreciates this effort by the team.
    All the best to Paul and team!


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