South by Southwest and HubPages

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.

Vote for the HubPages Panel for SXSW 2012!

Have you ever had the chance to attend SXSW?  Otherwise known as South by Southwest, this annual conference which takes place in Austin, Texas is the place to share, see, and discuss cutting-edge technology, entertainment, products, music, and film.

HubPages has proposed a panel for SXSW 2012 at which our CEO Paul Edmondson would talk about bringing back the love when Google hates you.  Only YOU can make this happen- we need your votes!

The gist of this panel is as follows:

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.

And he would answer these questions:

  1. What strategies should writers, bloggers and content creators follow, to keep their sites stable during Google’s routine search technology changes?
  2. What best practices should web designers and web developers follow to retain the health of their traffic during Google’s algorithm updates?
  3. How can writers, bloggers and online content creators diversify their traffic sources in a world dominated by Google?
  4. How can independent sites remain stable during sudden algorithm updates from Google search?
  5. What are the best quality standards that sites should adhere to?

Tell me that does not sound interesting.

You can vote for this panel on SXSW website.  To cast your vote and leave a comment, you’ll need to sign in or create an account, but doing all of those things only takes about a minute.

Vote now!!