is placing PPC ads for my name on Google — Cool

I got an email from today that I reached 90% repscore and they added premium placement for my name in Google …

Congratulations, your RepScore is now at Level 9 or better. We are attempting to add a Premium Placement for your name in Google*. Please visit your RepScore Details to see what you can do to keep your RepScore at Level 9 or better.

*Your free premium placement will typically appear on the first page of Google results in the ‘Sponsored Links’ section for searches on your name. Placements are limited to $10 in spend. We reserve the right to remove or discontinue placements at any time.

I just started using and I will update you sometime in the future on vs. Placing PPC Ads for my Name on Google

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Creating SEO Friendly Maps – my first SEOmoz post

My first post on on creating SEO friendly maps just got published, check it out and let me know! You may also want to check my post on creating SEO friendly Widgets.

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Speaking at WordCamp Mid-Atlantic 2009

I will be speaking in Baltimore, MD at WordCamp Mid-Atlantic 2009 on SEO for WordPress. I will be presenting with Sri Nagubandi on a joined session. I am not confirmed yet. I will update the post with more info …

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Speaking at SES NY 2009

John Shehata at SES NY 09I was asked to speak at SES NY 2009 on News Search SEO, few years ago I was attending the conference so eager to learn as much as possible.

I have learned a lot in the training sessions, but i learned way more in the hallways and at the lunch tables. The 2 most important principles I learned:

1. Don’t Eat Alone: this is the most important principle you should follow not only in conferences, but everywhere. Networking can land you your next job, you next girlfriend, and sometimes your next speaking opportunity. I learned this from a close friend, Sri Nagubandi.

2. Be Sincere and Don’t Hold Back: if you can help with a sincere professional advice, please do. Speakers who follow this simple concept get respect, appreciation and eventually more business. This is something I learned from Rand Fishkin and Stephan Spencer. Rand and Stephan are rear breed of professionals, make sure you follow their blogs. Rand advices in his unofficial guide to speaking at SES to provide at least one “killer” piece of advice every 4-5 minutes. You have to be cautious about what you say especially if you repressing your company, you don’t want to give sensitive information that can hurt your company or benifit your competitors.

I will be speaking on SEO for News Search Engines, News search engines (Google News, Yahoo News, etc) offer a great opportunity to receive quality targeted traffic related to breaking or seasonal news or to help with a PR (public relations) launch. I will be speaking along with Greg Jarboe (President & Co-Founder of SEO-PR), Lisa Buyer (President & CEO, The Buyer Group), Dana Todd (CMO, Newsforce). Mark Jackson (SEW Expert & President/CEO, VIZION Interactive) will moderate the session.

To know little bit more about me, view my ‘John Shehata Bio‘. You can also follow me on twitter. Looking forward to seeing you in SES NY 09.

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Good Movies don’t get bonus features!

I enjoy watching movies, i even consider myself a decent movie critic. Many times when i rent a movie, the movie has no bonus features which pisses me off.

So i started tracking which movies that has no Bonus Features and i came up with a theory that i think could be accurate …

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Bill Tancer just started a new column in, i went to check his latest post and I was eager to comment but little I knew …

It seems that I need to subscribe to in order to add a comment. Is it the first rule of engagement making it easy for online users to comment on news and blog posts, Isn’t it??? … Comments for Subscribers Only!

The tricky part is you actually don’t need to subscribe, I think, all what you need to do is to click “register for FREE” link in the header. So i did register and submitted my comment but nothing happened …

I am still investigating this, Gosh why it is so hard …

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