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"Meet the Google Engineers at WebmasterWorld's New Orleans Conference
Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 2631 posted 6:39 pm on May 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Meet the Google Engineers at WebmasterWorld's New Orleans Conference [webmasterworld.com]:

In an unprecedented move, Google is sending a team of engineers to support WebmasterWorld’s World Search Conference, being held in June 21-24, 2005. Conference delegates can get involved in roundtable sessions with the Google engineers on specific subjects of interest. In addition, the event will feature an invitation-only cocktail party where conference delegates can meet the engineers on specific subjects of interest and relevance.


In keeping with its focus on bringing you the fastest and easiest way to find relevant information, Google is pleased to invite you to an interactive session with the people that make it all happen – Google Engineers. We are excited to be providing a forum for you to ask the most intriguing questions and for you to get equally, if not more, intriguing answers. We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity to come face to face with the people that make ideas and innovation come to life. As we go to work on themes and thoughts spanning "greater ROI", "less hassle", "more control" and "more inventory", we look forward to hearing from you about the same.

Join us for cocktails at the Park Plaza Hotel for some engaging conversations, deep discussions and a meeting of the minds. Please take a minute to fill out this registration form and we hope to meet you in person very soon.

Reception held in the Toulan Ballroom, Wednesday June 22, 6:00-8:00pm

Watch this url to go live later today:
[services.google.com...]

Google will have approximatly 10 search engineers at the reception to answer questions. Also, Matt Cutts of Google will be onhand at Thursdays super session Search Engines and Webmasters (aka: Search Engine Smack Down ;-) ) along with Tim Mayer (Yahoo!), Rahul Lahiri (Ask Jeeves), and Eytan Seidman (MSN Search).

 

lorax

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Msg#: 2631 posted 5:18 pm on May 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

>> sweet - someone useful to corner and ply with alcohol

That's if YOU can get out of the corner. ;)

engine

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Msg#: 2631 posted 7:38 pm on May 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'm really looking forward the event and cannot afford to miss this opportunity for networking and questioning the Google team.

I think I'll start by writing down my questions this weekend.

whoisgregg

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Msg#: 2631 posted 9:27 pm on May 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

* Registration is required to atttend

Apparently, whoever made the RSVP page got a head start on the cocktails. ;)

benevolent001

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Msg#: 2631 posted 3:22 am on May 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

I cant come there :(

Can some one of you please ask my questions to them and let me know what they reply?

Thanks

Panacea



 
Msg#: 2631 posted 10:49 am on May 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

I can’t make the Conference due to financial reasons (sites missing from Goggle for 5 months) – so can someone ask the Google Engineers when will those of us who applied for a re-inclusion request get a reply or a solution?

Thanks

walkman



 
Msg#: 2631 posted 12:12 am on May 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'd ask about how Google.com wasn't showing at #1 for Google and why Adense was "hijacked".

[edited by: walkman at 12:19 am (utc) on May 29, 2005]

joeduck

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Msg#: 2631 posted 12:14 am on May 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

What do the people who will NOT be attending see as the most pressing issues they'd like to see brought up?

302 hijacking?

Canonical page confusion?

Support emails that are so vague they might as well come from MS?

Dc71



 
Msg#: 2631 posted 4:58 am on May 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

Do they let anyone to this thing or do you have to pass some sort of screening check to eliminate some bad apples first?

I would love to meet some of them. But would they like to meet me?

I am sure I could help them tighten up some loose ends.

spaceylacie

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Msg#: 2631 posted 5:35 am on May 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

I would love to meet some of them. But would they like to meet me?

Yes, they would love to meet you! Imagine the good press for Google when all their fans show up!

Everybody, please be there! Register with Google for that meeting, register with webmasterworld for the main conference, and book your hotel room early!

Dc71



 
Msg#: 2631 posted 6:00 am on May 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

Well all is a go.

All I am is waiting for a confirmation mail now?

I pray this all goes well for you guys.

Dc71



 
Msg#: 2631 posted 6:09 am on May 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

could someone provide me with a link to sign up for the main conference signup for webmasterworld I am dying to set this thing up. I would love to bring about 50 russian friends along but their all to codey for this sort of thing I make a better PR man myself.

Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 2631 posted 6:12 am on May 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

[webmasterworld.com...]

spaceylacie

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Msg#: 2631 posted 6:23 am on May 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

Dc71, Google will send you a reminder to attend one week before the event. They are Google, don't expect a personal email. It will probably be the same email, sent to everybody. Just be there!

I'm going the main conference too, link above, the Tuesday-Friday thing, in the same hotel. I've already booked my room.

Dc71



 
Msg#: 2631 posted 6:45 am on May 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

ok I signed up where do I pay I have my credit card in my hot little hands?

nakulgoyal

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Msg#: 2631 posted 9:15 am on May 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

this pics thing looks good, there should be one for all conferences. As far as I remember, Brett said in one of his posts about picture galleries, that he is not doing official picture galleries because of some past issues. Someone privately may do it, as long as the people in the pics do not mind.

bumpaw

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Msg#: 2631 posted 12:59 am on May 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

Brett is there anything for free to be seen at the conference? I will be spending 5 nights in Charity Hospital around that time with my wife having open heart surgery. I might get to sneak away for a couple of hours toward the end of her recovery. Prayers accepted!

MikeNoLastName

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Msg#: 2631 posted 6:52 am on May 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

How about a West Coast simulcast?

spaceylacie

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Msg#: 2631 posted 7:55 am on May 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

I think the Google thing is free, on Tuesday night, bumpaw, if you want to just attend that. 6-8PM in the ballroom of the same hotel.

engine

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Msg#: 2631 posted 12:47 pm on May 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

I think the Google thing is free, on Tuesday night, bumpaw, if you want to just attend that. 6-8PM in the ballroom of the same hotel.

Not quite correct, you need to have a WebmasterWorld conference badge to attend. ;)

Panacea



 
Msg#: 2631 posted 5:06 pm on May 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks Grant,

It will be nice having someone go and confront Google with real controversial questions, questions that they avoid addressing on this forum.

whoisgregg

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Msg#: 2631 posted 12:34 am on Jun 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

It's a cocktail party -- not an inquisition. How long would you stand and speak to someone who was berating you?

Panacea



 
Msg#: 2631 posted 9:38 am on Jun 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

The invite says: meet the engineers on specific subjects of interest and relevance

Obviously, re-request inclusion, 302 redirecting, duplicate penalties, and page jacking, subjects that Google is very ambiguous about and make little comment on these forums are not relevant to you.

shri

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Msg#: 2631 posted 9:45 am on Jun 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

People appreciate questions that they are able to, and allowed to answer. We often forget that there are humans behind some of the algorithms and bugs in them. ;)

Panacea



 
Msg#: 2631 posted 12:25 pm on Jun 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

>>People appreciate questions that they are able to, and allowed to answer.<<

How do you know what questions they (Google) want to answer, can answer, or allowed to answer, until you ask the questions?

Freedom

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Msg#: 2631 posted 2:03 pm on Jun 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Nobody's going to ask how they will get scrapers under control? It seems like it's the other purple elephant (page jacking is the first) in the room that no one's talking about.

spaceylacie

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2631 posted 2:07 pm on Jun 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

That would fall under 'less hassle', one of the things Google does want to address. Visitors are hassled by spam in the search results. I would ask about it, but I have other questions planned, more general questions.

It'll be 2 hours of questions and answers and then the cocktail party.

joeduck

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Msg#: 2631 posted 5:42 pm on Jun 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

Freedom -

You can bet your Bourbon _I'm_ going to be asking about 302s and canonical confusion!

I'm respectful of the fact that the Google folks may not be free to answer/address specific items but this is a great opportunity for all to be frank and open about why results and many legitimate sites are suffering so much from the attempts to fix those problems.

If WebmasterWorld discussions are any indication of the importance of these issues to the broader web community I think Google should be very interested.

wheel

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Msg#: 2631 posted 12:52 pm on Jun 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

Can I get a clarification please? If we rsvp, are we going to get invited? Or is there some sort of review process where invitees<>rsvp's?

Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 2631 posted 3:30 pm on Jun 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

> going to get invited.

no. You have to be a registered attendee to get in.

foxtunes

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2631 posted 4:35 pm on Jun 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

"....So ... who is going to play Senator Palpatine with the young Jedis from the plex?...."

Ha - I can just visualise GoogleGuy severing Sergey Brins arm with a lightsabre, then webmasterworld Preferred Member Palpatine, shorts one of the google radios, and hurls poor old Serge out of one of the Googleplex windows in a blaze of electricity.

GoogleGuy bows head - "What have I done!?"

Preferred Member Palpatine - "You did well young one - I will name you Spam Vader - Now follow me to the imperial content cranker with the big yellow button."

zgb999

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 2631 posted 9:08 am on Jun 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

Did anybody get some kind of confirmation that the registration form was sent. When I hit the send button all I got was the same page with the information I entered.

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