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1:12 am on Aug 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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""That's the Mick Jagger of search!" exclaimed e-marketing strategist Seth Wilde as he strolled by Cutts and his audience of webmasters."

"Google's reshuffling raised so many anxieties that webmasters in 2002 began to name the changes after hurricanes and infamous events. One particularly unpopular change Google rolled out in 2003 was dubbed "Florida" for the muddled ballot count in the 2000 presidential election."

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1:23 am on Aug 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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way to go Seth ...

and was Matt even there :)

as a google dance attendee, I must say it was a very cool event,

however I actually spent more time introducing 1 google employee to another, I am sure they must keep em locked up somewhere as they never meet each other.

great food and good fun.

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Mind you, "The Times" seems to spend more time introducing you to GOOG and explaining what possibilities it has then any other stock.

What link between FOXS and GOOG? :)

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dubbed "Florida" for the muddled ballot count

Great theory - but the fact that our upcoming PubCon was in Orlando was more of a factor. Still, I like the election theory.

3:50 am on Aug 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yah, the fact that the next pubcon was in Florida was the main reason that I always heard. :)
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"The guests mostly have behaved themselves, although a couple of years ago there was an unsuccessful attempt to steal one of Google's couches. "We bring in extra security -- just in case," Cutts said."

Hehe that made me laugh :-)

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The dance was awesome - more so for some than others :)

I heard one guy fell asleep on the bus on the way back to his hotel - and ended up in san FRANCISCO by mistake. Oh well - a few hours and more than $100 cab fare got him back safely.

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I like this one:

"Everything you ever wanted to know about Google is right there on the (online) forums that the webmasters run," Norvig said. "There is a lot of truth in there, but there's also a lot of crazy stuff. We just don't tell them which is which."

Cīmon Norvig. Be generous and tell us "which is which" ;-)

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"But ads can get expensive, and many Web surfers simply refuse to click on them"

I've heard that more than once from people I know. Any guesstimates on how many?

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"But ads can get expensive, and many Web surfers simply refuse to click on them"
...
Any guesstimates on how many?

It depends on the topic area.

We see click-thru rates
as high as 25% (1 click per 4 impressions)
and as low as .02% (1 click per 5000 impressions)

Ads for widgets get a lot of click thrus but widget ads get hardly any.

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lol.. The Mick Jagger thing was just an off the cuff comment I made to Chicago and eWhisper when I saw the size off the group surrounding Matt.. Didn't realize we were standing next to an AP reporter until he started asking me questions.. The party was great, and it was good to see Matt, even if it was only for a quick hello (I think he might owe me a tour of the plex for such a good comparison :)
 

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