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In the last couple days, I’ve read twice as much about Jellyfish as I have about the conference...which is strange, because I read lots of good content from Chris Sherman & folks leading up to the conference.

So far, I’ve seen one post on SEL and none on SEO Roundtable. Only Marty Weintraub & the blogger working for Andy Beal seem to be covering the conference (a couple posts each).

I guess Local & Mobile Search ain’t that important...perhaps I need to focus my energies on search engine submission & metatag optimization :.)

Heck of a baseball game in Denver last night BTW...
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from MattMcGee 2485 Days ago #
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I’ve seen some session recaps on Mike Belasco’s blog (Mike the Internet Guy) and on Marty’s blog - AimClear. Other than that, nada. I think Lisa and/or Tamar should be hired to attend these things and write recaps. :)  

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from SearchBuzz 2485 Days ago #
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Todd - you HAD to talk about the game last night didn’t you!  I should ’unsphinn’ you just for that!  ;)Mike from SAN DIEGO!!

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from MattMcGee 2485 Days ago #
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Oh, I think there was also a post on the Search Marketing Standard blog, too.

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from 0thelisa 2485 Days ago #
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I can be packed and ready to go in 20 minutes...

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from aimClear 2485 Days ago #
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I just put the question for Greg Sterling. Greetings from Denver!m 

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from aimClear 2484 Days ago #
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Hi Todd - Hallie Janssen here - I’m sitting with Marty chatting and eating tamales. So about the lack of coverage of SMX - check out my post on Search Marketing Standard. But I do agree that the biggies have missed the boat for sure. See you in pdx!hj 

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from cre8pc 2484 Days ago #
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Coverage from SERoundtable is by volunteers who are not paid to be there.  They pay for their own travel, hotel, food, etc.  I have been assigned to cover SMX SM, which I volunteered for, and am paying my own expenses, including the room, which is $400 per night.  Posts like this one illustrate that there may be an impression that conference coverage is anything BUT strictly volunteer driven.  All of us have jobs and most of us have our own businesses to run. None of us (Matt Mcgee, Lisa Barone, Lee Odden, etc.) are paid reporters. Anyone who attends is a potential reporter.  There is more than enough room for anyone to "break in" and join in to help.  

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from rustybrick 2484 Days ago #
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Echo what Kim said above... There is tons of coverage, I posted recaps at http://searchengineland.com/071002-205553.php earlier... The Search Engine Roundtable could not cover due to holiday issues. Tamar and I are both Jewish and it overlaps on the holiday of Sukkots. Just bad timing. Plus these conferences cost a ton. It is hard to go to each one. It just costs a heck of a lot of money for all the volunteer bloggers. Not only does it cost in flights, rooms and expenses, you are also missing out on billable work those days.

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from toprank 2484 Days ago #
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I think our industry has become a bit spoiled with the sheer abundance of excellent conference coverage that Barry and his team of volunteers as well as a few others have been providing.If there’s a lull, real or percieved, I’d say it’s an opportunity to step up and show the skills!For SMX LoMo I just couldn’t swing sending anyone but we did do some pre-event promotion.  We’ll be covering the SMX Social Media conference although I haven’t decided which TopRank blogger to send yet. (I’m speaking at DMA07 that week in Chicago) Thanks for listing the SMX LoMo recaps Barry.

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from toddmintz 2484 Days ago #
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Just to be clear, my post was an observation not a complaint.  Non-attendees are spoiled with the most excellent coverage that occurs and it is much appreciated by folks like myself.

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