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August 12, 2006

Podcast 2006.4: Aaron Brazell & WordCamp 2006, Part 1

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Welcome to our fourth official podcast here at The Blog Herald. Our focus in today’s edition..

WordCamp 2006.

We have the first half of our interview with Aaron Brazell of b5media and Technosailor along with a recap of recent news from around the blogosphere…

You can subscribe directly to our podcast feed in order to receive our show each day that it is released.

And now, on with the show. Notes after the jump….

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August 10, 2006

State of the Word: Matt Mullenweg

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Thank you to Mark Jaiquith for recording this important session at WordCamp. He has released the keynote from Matt Mullenweg for everyone’s listening pleasure.

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August 9, 2006

Aaron Brazell on Om Malik’s WordCamp presentation

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You may have heard from hints on our podcast (1, 2) this week that Aaron Brazell was more than a bit fired up about Om Malik’s presentation at WordCamp. Aaron has written about it over at his blog.

And later this week, you can hear Aaron chat about this in more detail on The Blog Herald Podcast….

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August 8, 2006

Wrapping up WordCamp: What it all Really Meant

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I’m back from WordCamp and much thanks to the Blog Herald and b5media formaking it all happen for me. I had the unenviable task of choosing what URL to have printed on my nametag. No one should ever have to make that choice! ;)

Having never attended a “valley” event before, I don’t have a lot to compare the event to so I’ll just “wing it”.

As an event, it was more than Automattic intended it to be when it was first announced. As Matt Mullenweg puts it, he figured it would be 50 or so people crammed into his SF living room. Matt, you’re far too humble, man.

As an event that was organized in under a month, I think it was quite amazing. They excelled in some areas, such as BBQ (the best ever!), getting great session topics, and throwing an after party at a fabulous venue at Pier 38. Toni, how did you find that place?! Folks, it was essentially in an abandoned warehouse with a shoreside deck out back. Add about 10k square feet and some music and you have a rave happening.
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August 7, 2006

The world talks WordCamp and what’s coming up…

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A quick rundown of who’s talking about WordCamp out there and a preview of what we have on-deck to wrap-up our own coverage.

Probably the best overall rundown was from Martin Neumann’s [gonzo]musings – course I’m biased because he lauded our coverage.

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Podcast 2006.3: All Things WordCamp Part 2

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Welcome to our third official podcast here at The Blog Herald. Our focus in today’s edition..
WordCamp 2006.

We have the second half of our interview with David Krug of PopCrunch along with a recap of recent news from around the blogosphere…

You can subscribe directly to our podcast feed in order to receive our show each day that it is released.

And now, on with the show. Notes after the jump….

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August 6, 2006

Podcast 2006.2: All things WordCamp

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Welcome to our second official podcast here at The Blog Herald. Our focus in today’s edition..
WordCamp 2006.

We have some brief thoughts on WordCamp 2006.. why it was important to us to have reporters on the scene in San Francisco.. and an interview with David Krug of PopCrunch.

You can subscribe directly to our podcast feed.

You’ll also hear a significant sound difference with this podcast from our previous efforts as we’ve now setup a proper podcasting studio with some much higher quality equipment than what we were using before.

And now, on with the show. Notes after the jump….

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David Krug @ WordCamp 2006 Party

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Here’s a picture by Aaron of David at the WordCamp 2006 Party last night…

David Krug @ WordCamp 2006 Party

Photo courtesy of Aaron Brazell (flickr)

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Our coverage of WordCamp 2006

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We’re not quite done with our coverage of WordCamp 2006 – you’ll see some wrap-up posts tomorrow from both David and Aaron along with two podcast interviews this week from some attendees at WordCamp.

We did see some feedback posted on at least one reader’s blog, and it made us quite proud. Jessica Doyle writes:

Hi all. I have been searching for live relevant information about what is being discussed at WordPress Camp in San Francisco today. Here are the sites I feel are doing a great job.

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The Blog Herald is doing a great job of posting Wordcamp sessions as they are completed in separate posts containing links to what is being discussed. Aaron Brazell and David Krug, both writers for the Herald are liveblogging the event.

We’re glad that you enjoyed the coverage! Our hats are off to David and Aaron for their reporting from San Fransisco today.

Editor’s Note: If you were at WordCamp and would be willing to do a brief Skype interview about your experiences, drop us a note at tips [at] blogmedia [dot] biz or hit us at ‘blogmedia’ on Skype.

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August 5, 2006

Liveblogging: SEO and WordPress

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Neil Patel is presenting at this time on SEOC practices with WordPress.

Basic SEO practices so far:

  • Using alt tags for images. Keep them relevent.
  • Use the Head Meta Description plugin to make sure you have a meta description tag describing the page.
  • Some guy was asking to be banned by Google because he thinks that opening up a bunch of sites to link back to yourself is helpful.

This session has some really stupid question in them. Aside from the above comment, the same guy has asked about what is, in essence, keyword stuffing. How dumb can you get.

Mostly this session is very elementary. Backlinks, keyword density, some stats programs that analyze search terms, etc.

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