Webcology takes a deeper look at the ecosystem of the Internet as it affects webmasters and web marketers from the points of view of two well known web marketers, Jim Hedger and Dave Davies. Based on interviews with special high-profile guests or panels, Webcology introduces, explores and explains how the various segments of the web marketing world work.
Chris Brogan Media
Chris Brogan is president of Chris Brogan Media, offering business storytelling and marketing advisory help for mid to larger-sized companies. Chris is a sought after keynote speaker and the New York Times bestselling author of nine books and counting. He’s working on his tenth: title forthcoming.
Chris has spoken for or consulted with the biggest brands you know, including Disney, Coke, Google, GM, Microsoft, Coldwell Banker, Titleist, Scotts, Humana Health, Cisco, Sony USA, and many more. He’s appeared on the Dr. Phil Show, interviewed Richard Branson for a cover story for Success magazine, and once even presented to a Princess. People like Paulo Coelho, Harvey Mackay, and Steven Pressfield enjoy sharing their projects and best ideas with Chris because they know he’ll share them with you. Tony Robbins had Chris on his Internet Money Masters series. Forbes listed Chris as one of the Must Follow Marketing Minds of 2014, plus listed his website as one of the 100 best websites for entrepreneurs. Statsocial rated Chris the #3 power influencer online.
Daniel Faggella Of Emerj Artificial Intelligence Research
Daniel Faggella is the founder of Emerj Artificial Intelligence Research and is best known for being an unbiased voice covering the applications and implications or artificial intelligence in industry and society.
Founder and Head of Research at Emerj Artificial Intelligence Research, Daniel Faggella is an internationally recognized speaker on the use-cases and ROI of artificial intelligence in business.
Emerj tracks and maps what’s possible and what’s working in artificial intelligence in order to help leaders develop winning AI strategies. Emerj’s AI Opportunity Landscapes are the industry benchmark of artificial intelligence ROI across sectors.
Daniel is regularly called upon by global enterprises in financial services and security and has spoken for many of the largest and most reputable organizations, including the World Bank, the United Nations, the OECD, INTERPOL, and more.
Last episode of 2020
Last episode of 2020 and throughout the show our spirits were flying through COVID’s dark glow. The stories were loaded, all devil may care in hopes something useful was there to be shared. With thoughts of old Chicago all snug in our heads we just want to put a craptastic year to bed. Because exhaustion and distraction get nothing good done and perpetual lockdowns are not very fun. And Google is giving like Krumpus again and taking the tools that help make it rain. And in all of our real worlds we see so much sadness such hardship and losses and self-driven madness. This Christmas, this Hanukkah, this holiday space is set of stressful options and there’s no way to make right choices your people will happily take yet the cost of that dinner may be far too great. Last episode of 2020 and throughout the show our spirits were flying through COVID’s dark glow.
Our first two stories this week are tragedies. Bill Slawski had a stroke last weekend. He is cognizant, able to read, write, and speak, but he’ll need to relearn a number of physical skills. Another of our family, EB has lost two children in as many months. We’re reminded of all the children and parents and loved ones who are, so suddenly, just gone. 2020 was a rough and terrible year. Take stock and make sure your loved ones know that you love them.
Barry Schwartz has set up a website so people can send messages to Bill at BillSlawski.com/. Listeners who know Bill, or who understand the significance of the impact he’s had on the industry are encouraged to share a story about Bill there.
The stories we covered this week:
Monday’s Google outage affected nearly every major Google service. The following services were affected.
· Google Ads
· Google AdSense
· Google Analytics
· Google Search Console
· Google My Business
· Google Play
· Google Apps/Workforce
Top-Trending 2020 YouTube Videos Demonstrate Longer Is Stronger
Top-Trending 2020 YouTube Videos Demonstrate Longer Is Stronger | These 10 videos made it to the top this 2020. Get insights on video length and strategies to help you make better content. Google Transparency Core Updates
Greg Sterling leaving Third Door Media and Search Engine Land
Google December 2020 Core Update still rolling out
US Government moves to break up Facebook
Rural Broadband is available via SpaceX with a nearly $1Billion subsidy from the US Federal Communications Commission in a bid to push broadband access to all Americans in the next ten years.
Former Salesforce, Richard Socher, to start a new search engine to compete with Google at You.com/. Signups are being accepted but that puts you on a waitlist. Apparently, you can move up the list by filling in a survey and inviting other users to you.com/.
SMX is on!
Google to look into the dismissal of AI expert Timnit Gebru.
Happy Thanksgiving episode, one day early.
Happy Birthday, Brasco! It’s the 45th birthday of Jorge Brasco Hermida, WMR.FM and CannabisRadio producer extraordinaire! In fact, today should be a commemorative day in tech history. Sad news. The Hand of God reaches out for Diego Maradona, dead at age 60. Jim and Dave covered ideas for small businesses to improve their holiday search marketing as quickly and efficiently as possible.
GWC is now GSC
GWC is now GSC but not the GSC you’ve come to know and love? WTF? That used to be GWT. Confused, you won’t be after this episode of Webcology, or SOAP, it’s hard to tell the difference sometimes.
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Great podcast! I’ve been a webmaster for many years and always appreciate the quality of content spun every month by Jim and Dave. They don’t know it, but they are part of our seo team in Wisconsin! Joe Mogensen
What I truly love about Webcology is the passion behind it. Jim especially has such an enormous amount of respect and heart for SEO industry. It's one of two Internet marketing podcasts I give any attention to, because they discuss stories that matter.
Unlistenable. Ball bouncing in the background? Stuttering? Horrible.