Andy Beal, CEO, Trackur, @andybeal Just had an awesome lunch at The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, ready get some good sessions in! [Got the Black and Blue in case you're wondering ;-)]

Side Note: Andy just launched a new version of Trackur this week!

Side Note 2: As someone who has worked closely with Andy for almost 10 years, it's awesome to see him take the idea of ORM and social media monitoring from non-existent to a full hour of easy-to-understand, actionable content. Really awesome presentation, the most valuable presentation I've been in for a long time. Maybe his next book should be on useful presentations. ;)

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Link builders, let me start with an apology. To you, your clients, your bosses and your significant others. Your productivity today is officially over... The GOOD news is that you'll get smarter, faster and more efficient at link building. So... you're welcome :D Ontolo's very own Ben Wills is working overtime at SES SF - if you only have time for one post check out How to Become a Link Magnet: with Brett Tabke, Rand Fishkin, Aaron Kahlow, Jim Boykin. Somehow he still had time to film and edit a video on link acquisition! Special thanks to Nicola Stott and Jaamit Durrani for their contributions.

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[Moderator] Brett Tabke, CEO, WebmasterWorld, @btabke [Speaker] Aaron Kahlow, Chairman & Founder, Online Marketing Summit, @aaronkahlow [Speaker] Rand Fishkin, CEO, SEOmoz.org, @randfish [Speaker] Jim Boykin, CEO and Link Building Ninja, We Build Pages Internet Marketing Services, @jimboykin Always great to see another Austinite (Brett Tabke) at these conferences. ;)

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Jim Boykin Jim's busting on himself for how he bought links in the past ;)

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Tracy Falke, Social Media Specialist, Freestyle Interactive, seoidiot Paul Madden, Owner, Crea8 New Media, seoidiot Jeff Pulver, Entrepreneur, Chairman and Founder, JeffPulver.com, jeffpulver Not sure if I missed Paul Madden or if I missed Jeff Pulver.....

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Tracy Falke "Sentiment Analysis is bullshit." (Pulver doesn't like that!)

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I'm only going to be able to blog Lauren Vaccarello's presentation today, since I haven't yet figured out how to be in two places at once!

Lauren Vaccarello, Sr. SEM Manager, SalesForce.com - @laurenv ---

Lauren Vaccarello Get clarity on the value of specific actions taken by users. How much is a form completion really worth?

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Howdy folks! You might be wondering how I've been posting for the past two weeks, even though I'm in San Francisco this week and was in Seattle last week. Well, the secret is: I love you all so much that I recorded these a couple of weeks ago. (And I'm sure you all just thought my hair didn't grow very quickly.)

Onto(lo) the good stuff!

If I were giving dating advice, this would be the pickup lines section of the link building process.

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If you're here in San Francisco for Search Engine Strategies, you've probably heard about the great event tomorrow night being put on by the folks at the Internet Marketer's Charity Party!

To date, they have raised over $150,000 and contributed to Lance Armstrong’s LiveStrong, Ronald McDonald House, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as well as the Denver Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Colorado.

How it works is that you simply buy a raffle ticket, which then gives you a chance to win some pretty rad schwag, including free memberships to the Ontolo Link Building Toolset account, a Trackur Social Media Monitoring account, or an SEOMoz Pro SEO Tools account.

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This is one of those sessions where I think the presentations will be great, but especially the conversational synthesis that happens when you bring together three fantastic experts!

Christoph Cemper, Managing Director, Cemper.com - @cemper Debra Mastaler, President, Alliance-Link - @debramastaler Richard Stokes, CEO, AdGooroo - @adgooroo Note from Bill Hunt: This is going to be a basics session to get us primed for more advanced stuff later in the week.

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Looking forward to hearing this session!

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KEY POINTS Connectedness is the key driver for relevance, not text. The technology and protocols of the web, as it exists right now, is insufficient to determine relevance now and in the future. This will significantly drive the evolution of search/information retrieval. ---

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eCommerce link builders have it rough. Not only do they often have thousands of pages they need links for, there's usually very little in the way of unique, linkable product descriptions to help them along. Combine that with a link-reluctant industry, or a space ruled by affiliates, and you've got an uphill battle... eCommerce link builder, you need some link building inspiration.

We humbly submit this list of link building queries for your consideration. We've organized them based on "campaign type," as well as by type of opportunity. Not only will this help you navigate the list, but it's also likely to knock loose an idea or two for your next campaign... Note: Get all these queries and more - sign up for our free V2 Link Building Query Generator! (+ learn more about it here if you'd like...)

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