This week the guest on the show is Dennis Goedegebuure. He is ‘a dutchman in San Jose’, working as SEO at E-Bay. He worked for E-Bay in the Netherlands and made the move to the US four years ago.
In the first part we discussed the background an SEO needs. A college degree is not necessary for working at an agency, working at a company like E-Bay however you probably will need that degree to grow within the company. Also the discussion goes on about how and if you can teach SEO.
In the second part Roy and Dennis discussed some E-Bay and Marktplaats issues like the frames issue with Marktplaats and the way a big company works with media and external statements. Also Twitter Ads, sitespeed and more was discussed. One interesting part (in the final part) was the way you adress people you work with in the US compared to Europe.
Links and topics discussed:
New advertising competitors for Google: Twitter and Apple?
Will the Apple -ad platform iAd be a real competitor for Google?
Twitter launching ad platform ‘Promoted Tweets’
TweetUp Brings AdWords Concept To Twitter
Twitter Unveils Plans to Draw Money From Ads
Google incorporating site speed in search rankings
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