Bill Slawski on the Present and Future Internet

When I first set out to learn SEO, I started following just about everyone that had something to say and an audience to say it to. It wasn’t too long before I started weeding out the folks that were just talking because they could, and start focusing more on the folks that were saying something worth listening to.

Over the years, I’ve found reason to ignore some folks, as well as discovered a few I wish I’d known five years sooner. But of those I followed from the very beginning and still do, one stands out among all others.

Gabriella and I had the pleasure of hanging out with Bill Slawski, of SEO by the Sea, for an hour, discussing some of the present capabilities for making use of the data harvested online, and some future applications we may see coming down the pike. There’s some great stuff possible, that could help a lot of people. But like any other technology, there’s potential for harm, too.

Bill and I share some common notions, but let me tell you, you’re not likely to come up with an idea he hasn’t already thought of and dissected long before you. So enjoy the interview – there should be enough here to start you thinking along some new lines, or maybe rethinking old ones.

Unfortunately, we were supposed to be joined by Robert Brown Farley, too, but for some reason, he couldn’t connect with the hangout. We could have gone on for another hour, but Bill had an appointment, and we didn’t want to make him late. Besides, I have a feeling we’ll be having Bill Slawski on again. Maybe next time, Robert will be able to join us.

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Doc Sheldon has worked in marketing since the 1980s and he's been writing professionally since the 1970s. He owned and published weekly and monthly newspapers and magazines during the ’80s, before becoming a business consultant and ultimately "retiring" in 2008. He began studying SEO in earnest in 2003, and now specializes in technical SEO. His passions are the development of the Semantic Web, trying to figure out what changes may be coming next from the search engines and eliminating misinformation.