Wow, I can’t believe it is already October. Soon Christmas will be upon us and then 2005. This year has just swept by. In fact, this whole new millennium has gone by so fast. Seems like just yesterday that the year 2000 was upon us and we were all worrying if the computers of the world were going to shut down. I guess time flies when you are having fun.
I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend. I took off Friday and didn’t get back in the office until today so I have been playing “catch up”, thus the reason for a delayed newsletter. My family and I spent a few days in Lake Havasu, Arizona. Normally I wouldn’t even think about visiting Lake Havasu on a holiday weekend as it attracts so many people and as you might expect, can become extremely crowded. However, my son Andrew had a football game there on Friday night. He plays starting defensive tackle on the varsity football team. Therefore we decided to stay overnight rather than make the three hour drive back the same evening. It was a very exciting game indeed as it even went into overtime. Andrew was a key player in this game and I am very proud of him (bragging a bit). Unfortunately, we lost by just a few points. We almost had them.
As I wrote in the previous newsletter, this one was delayed one week due to the fact that I was attending the Annual Search Engine Strategies Conference in San Jose last week. It turned out to be a wonderful four day event packed with seminars and panels presented by both representatives from the search engines themselves as well as some of the top search engine marketing professionals in the industry. One of the key components of the conference was that local search is here which is the subject of the main article in this month’s newsletter.
I hope you had a fantastic Independence Day. I feel very thankful to live in a free country such as the United States. Sure it has its problems, but in my opinion it is still the best place to live in the world. While 4th of July is usually associated with fireworks, family get-togethers, barbeques and the like, it is also good time to reflect upon the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence, 228 years ago. Most of those men sacrificed home, business, family and even their lives as a result of signing that document. We all owe a debt of gratitude to these as well as the men and women today who live and die to protect the freedoms we so often take for granted.
I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend. I know I did. It is always a great opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends but even more importantly, to honor and remember all of those who have fought and paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedoms we so often take for granted. I am thankful for a holiday where we can reflect on the cost of freedom that we enjoy in the United States and even around the world because brave men and women are willing to lay down their lives for this great cause.
Welcome to our first edition of SearchRank eNews. I am very excited about the opportunity to provide you with continuous advice and resources related to the search engine optimization and marketing world as well as to keep you informed of the latest breaking news in the industry as a whole.