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Title: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Woz on November 02, 2010, 07:45:42 AM
or, as we Aussies would say - "Who the Bloody Hell Are Ya?"

So, tell us:

who you are,

perhaps where you are,

how we might recognise you around the traps,

and as much else about yourself as you are comfortable us knowing.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Woz on November 02, 2010, 07:50:57 AM
I'm Woz

from Australia,

known as Woz almost everywhere online,

Jack of many trades, Master of, well, a couple perhaps. Trained musician/composer/recording engineer, although it's been a long time. Dabble in the Webmastering/Marketeering arts. Filling in my spare (??) time studying Permaculture, and Old Forgotten Skills as we are headed for tough times ahead, and amuse myself with Bushcraft activities.

Onya
Woz
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: 4Eyes on November 02, 2010, 11:36:32 AM
4Eyes

One of those who jumped ship from WMW when it started being interesting for all the wrong reasons (YMMV)

Older, balder and fatter, but still doing pretty much the same thing as before - client SEO, conversion improvement and affiliate stuff - balance falling more on affiliate stuff these days though.

Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: TallTroll on November 02, 2010, 11:55:00 AM
TallTroll

Looking at the member list is like old times :) So, is this place going to *SPARKLE*?
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Drastic on November 02, 2010, 12:37:25 PM
Drastic

Location - South Carolina (Southern East Coast US)
Class - redneck. <cannot continue gaining levels in this class>
Strengths - affiliate, seo, tactics
Weaknesses - graphic design, kryptonite, Chuck Norris

Likes - moonlit walks alongside automated bots, cigars, beer, home theater
Dislikes - guberu speak, hats, most email, the telephone

Hero - Ricky Bobby (you may have seen his latest hit movie, Talladega Nights)

Good to see all the new and old faces here, welcome people!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: rcjordan on November 02, 2010, 02:09:12 PM
Crap, the member roster is making me wonder if the lobby of the Islington is still available.

...and Debbie says hello, boys.

<added>
>Islington

Yup.  Here's the infamous "front table in the window"
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: sugarkane on November 02, 2010, 03:51:51 PM
sugarkane, UK

Some great memories been stirred here...

These days I'm still up to much the same stuff - affiliate, adsense, and running a credit brokerage (been an interesting few years on that one).

Looking forward to seeing where this goes :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: agerhart on November 02, 2010, 04:26:58 PM
agerhart - US

Previous life of daytime corporate SEO and night spamming

Leading a new life running a company...managing the team, driving traffic, monetizing in any way we can, etc.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: DrCool on November 02, 2010, 04:35:50 PM
DrCool in the US. Joe is my real name.

Do primarily affiliate stuff. We have created a couple IM products in the past as well. Have a couple more of those in the works.

I am probably the dumbest guy in the room here. Most of my affiliate stuff is pretty low level datafeed based sites.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: JamesR on November 02, 2010, 05:23:16 PM
JamesR - my real name is top secret  ::)

Independent webmaster
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: rcjordan on November 02, 2010, 06:55:27 PM
OK, I got slapped for not really saying anything, so here it is, more than you'll ever want to know....

1972: BS in Commerce and Economics from WLU.edu, Mid-70’s: Worked for Burroughs (now Unysis) for a couple of years selling mainframes door-to-door. They taught me some programming, enough to be dangerous.

Late-70’s to present: Work in the family businesses. Wrote the A/R, A/P, and Inventory software from scratch for a mid-size wholesale supply house. Got heavily involved in price books, catalog production and, later, desktop publishing. My computer background led me to PC’s but it was the unrealized promise of desktop publishing that whetted my appetite for the web.

1995: My first 4 domain registrations were free. The current registrar system wasn’t set up yet.

1996: The beginnings of the high-content, official tourism network goes online. These sites were, and remain, responsible for generating the revenue needed to develop and maintain the project, which is still done through banners (now contextual), affiliates, sponsorships, and ad sales. Today, the sites continue to cooperate extensively with numerous regional and community chambers of commerce, museums, historic sites, and organizations. For most of them, it still provides their primary ‘official’ tourism leads and referral traffic.

1997: Get C&D from a billion-dollar chemical company, they wanted one of my geographic domains. Seems they had a trademark, but in a different classification. They ended up buying it for about $7,800.Lawyers got $2k of that.

1998: First super-long tail local site went up. Though there are so many sites like it out there now that we all damned as a class, mine was close to groundbreaking but probably not the absolute first, though I can’t recall having a competitor when it went live. Being unique and having enough real utility, it was listed as a good travel resource by newspapers, major magazines, edu sites (yeah!), library sites, etc. It even had a book credit from Neil Gaiman …just goes to show how perceptions change or, more importantly, how a good niche gets to be shoving-room only. Interestingly, it was also the one that was absolutely at its dog-ugliest while it was piling on the authoritative incoming links and racking up significant hotel bookings.

As for my involvement in SEO, I was sitting at the keyboard when Digital Equipment’s Altavista changed the web. I say it changed everything because AV was the first spidering engine with a hint of mass appeal and popularity. (“Mass” in 1995 was still pretty pitiful in media terms.) The realization of just how much this would profoundly alter the linear nature of web surfing even caused me to call a meeting on how to deal with it. I still remember the subject line of the email; Whoa! This changes everything! I guess if you’re looking for the definitive moment when my SEO thoughts crystallized, that meeting would be it. The thoughts? [1] Long Tail and [2] Doorway pages. A few months after that, as Altavista started making inroads with the general public, a local Chamber of Commerce president called me, he was very much agitated and alarmed. His town had been the location of a very negative event that would blacken tourism and relocation prospects and Altavista’s serps were chock-full of references to it. He wanted me to get them removed from the search engines. I explained that while no one other than the search engines themselves could remove them, I thought I could push them off the front page. The Game was on! I was an early subscriber to Danny Sullivan’s new-ish paid site, SEW, but dropped out of it after a few months. I drifted around a bit between a few SEO forums (there weren’t that many). I was an active member in Jim Wilson’s searchengineforums, quit, came back a year or so later, started hanging out online with Oilman. Online forums just weren’t hitting on what I knew was working, what I knew would manipulate results. Then, as now, the newbies drowned out any real chance of having a serp-jerking discussion. Oilman moved to a site with about 40 members –searchengineworld, the predecessor of webmasterworld. I visited, it seemed to be primarily about cloaking, I left. I came back a few months later, though, and became active. Later, I became the first admin, or at least one of the first. There I met or re-met my online friends, many of whom have gone on to become the brand-name nicks of SEO today (though most have also moved on from life in the forums). Mackin came up with the initial spark of what became Pubconference and we started that as a semi-private, international SEO meeting.

I retired from admin life in 2003, I believe, and left public SEO forums soon after. (The problem with the global village is all the global village idiots. Paul Ginsparg) I still post some water-cooler chat and, every now and then, try to provide a reality-check or counterpoint. Other than the occasional newspaper reporter, I’ve given up on minding the mindless, there are just too many of them. Mostly, I just read and watch the developments in search.

The above is from Michael Gray's site. Let's see if he's tending his logs
http://www.wolf-howl.com/local-search/rc-jordan-local-search-interview/

Oct 2010: I'm baaaaAAAaaack.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: littleman on November 02, 2010, 08:14:13 PM
Fallowing RC's example I'll put in some detail.

Northern California, USA

The very old timers will remember me from searchenginegforums.com from back in the late 90s.  Those who are a little less old will remember me from WMW where I moderated the Spider forum, Linux forum and was pretty active in the cloking forum.   After a while I just couldn't post over there any more.  My nick went public again for a while back when Threadwatch was active and fun, but it's mostly lived behind closed doors for the last several years.

I started out (late 90s) slamming the search engines with lots of cloked content, and really thought I was the sh## back then owning some great positions in Excite, Inktomi, Altavista and all the other dead engines that use to mean something.

As the engines got better at busting clokes and linkpop became more of a factor I moved to more mainstream SEO consulting which is probably about the most frustrating thing to do for a living -- not that the task of optimizing a site is hard (often it is quite easy with these popular corporate/retail sites) but it is hard because it is really difficult to get the corporate machines to do what they need to do..  Although, I have to say, on those occasions when they do do what is advised it can be quite rewarding.

Last few years I've been involved in a few open-source projects, but I mostly am self employed as an internet marketer.  I Working for myself so I have only myself to blame or praise, but mostly I work like this because I like the commute and I get to spend a lot of time at home.

Strengths: affiliate, SEO, some technical know how
Weaknesses: anything that takes artistic talent
Dislikes: What some of us call stardust and fandom
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: ukgimp on November 02, 2010, 09:05:52 PM
1. After school to Leeds Uni
2. MPhil at Birmingham uni followed by phd. Learnt SEO for fun since realising that you could get to the top of AV and Yahoo
3. Work in tech services on portal project which was ahead of its time, but way to far. Learned php and other stuff
4. Work as SEO consultant since 2004 full time, but before that a little on the side during work hours
5. Property rentals since 2008 with a little SEO
6. Moving back into SEO more now now I have taken on people to help with properties.

Looking forward to getting back into it more, in a way that means I wont have to deal with dipshits
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Peter on November 03, 2010, 01:59:17 PM
Peter

Various names over various forums/blogs

Started SEO in the late 90s from a design background.

Mod at SEF until I moved totally to WMW - Don't hardly do any (public) forums any more.

Met a lot of you guys at various SEO Roadshows, etc.

Doing client work & consulting half the time - and a few of my own aff/drop ship sites.

Interested in link-building.

Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rupert on November 03, 2010, 04:07:35 PM
Ha, so here it is... jumped the gun elsewhere :)

Was the first in the UK to sell suits online. (If someone else was, I never found them for some years)  Most people thought I was nuts to do it.  Now I know I am ...  so many better was of making a living   ::)

 Joined WMW in 2001 left open forums soon after, as the same rubbish kept getting circulated.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: jetboy on November 03, 2010, 07:33:41 PM
jetboy, UK - AKA Rowan

Usual route: Search Engine Forums > Webmasterworld > Threadwatch > lack of public posting

Corporate sell-out, managing front-end dev, SEO and PPC teams agency-side; now running an online marketing department for a travel operator.

Good at: CSS and other front-end development, LAMP stack, usability, accessibility
sh## at: Social media
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Kali on November 04, 2010, 01:20:23 AM
Kali

Was known as Kali on Threadwatch but I'm another WMW -> Threadwatch -> don't post much in public anymore people

I recognise most of the names in this thread from bygone days or more recently in some cases.



"Crap, the member roster is making me wonder if the lobby of the Islington is still available"

Certainly remember being there :)

And the first Cittie bash

--Still doing my own thing and living off it.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Chris_D on November 04, 2010, 02:02:24 AM
Hi I'm Chris, have always posted as Chris_D in SEO/ Webmaster forums
Lots of old familiar handles here.....
Me - I first started at The ReverendDrDoug'sIHY "Whitehat is righthat" forums; joined WMW back in Oct 2001; Threadwatch; and SEW as a mod in June 2004
Not active at any forums much for the past few yrs.
Based in Sydney Australia, and sometime accomplice of Woz in Barvarian Beer Café escapades.
Work with corporates.
A bit jaded....
:-{) (that's a Movember Mo smiley face)
Chris
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: bill on November 04, 2010, 08:58:51 AM
I should have come up with a better nic/handle, but I'm just bill. I've been bill at SEF, then WmW, very rarely at SEW and TW.

I live in Japan and work for a local corporation. I got into the whole SEO scene to help jigger my own sites' rankings. Then I found my knowledge of the local markets was of interest to some, and did a bit of work for the Japanese market. Lately I've returned just to working on my own sites, but I'm still fairly active on WmW where I'm currently an Admin.

Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: grnidone on November 04, 2010, 03:43:56 PM
I'm so happy to see all you guys!  I've missed you..it feels like the old gang is back together without all the bullsh*t!

I am Heather, my nick is grnidone (Green Eyed One).  I started as a newbie in SEO in late 1999, and did mainly corporate clients until very recently when I just got burned out and quit altogether for about a year.  I've started again, but this time working on doing my own thing with clients I like to work with.  I've done affiliate off and on...

As far as places I've been, I moderated at WmW, posted at Threadwatch, SEW, A Best Web...

Strengths:  Dealing with corporate idiots, usability, metrics, coding, not being afraid of making myself look bad by asking stupid questions...
Weaknesses:  Selling myself...but I'm getting better.



Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: rcjordan on November 04, 2010, 05:31:54 PM
Hello, darling.  Glad to have you here.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: GoogleGuy on November 04, 2010, 05:36:00 PM
Finally caught up to all of you....
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: 4Eyes on November 04, 2010, 05:37:10 PM
LOL :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: rcjordan on November 04, 2010, 05:42:27 PM
STOP THAT! Sent a damn chill when I opened the thread.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: JamesR on November 04, 2010, 05:54:56 PM
hhh, someone else register quick and get the nick off the "Latest Member"   ;D
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: jangro on November 04, 2010, 06:47:30 PM
hhh, someone else register quick and get the nick off the "Latest Member"   ;D

done.

Hey all.  long time.  Excellent to see this website and the people involved.

By way of introduction, like DrCool, I'm mostly in retail affiliate stuff.  Just came off biggest season for me, Halloween.
I worked at affiliate networks (Be Free then CJ) from 1999-2005 and left to stop making other people rich.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: agerhart on November 04, 2010, 07:49:35 PM
Good to see ya Scott....it's been awhile
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: dougs on November 04, 2010, 08:26:28 PM
Hi All:) Nice to see you all again.

dougs on lots of forums since 2001

Quick CV:

Did lots of dodgy stuff
Now own some big UK traffic sites......some would say we have some brands.
Numerous companies in the Group now.
50-100 staff, loads of really good people but alas they have different agendas to me
The business I started for a laugh has gone very real and today I officially resigned as the CEO..and will just become an investor.
Very strange to get introduced to this place today....the way the world works:)
On Feb 1 I become unemployed officially and want to do stuff again for fun.

Doug
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: ukgimp on November 04, 2010, 08:32:02 PM
Gald you could make it across Doug.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Damian on November 04, 2010, 08:42:46 PM
Hello! So nice to see all your names again.

My name is Damian.  Amsterdam, Netherlands based SEO and perl programmer since 1998.
Not known for many words or posts ;)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: JamesR on November 04, 2010, 08:46:06 PM
Welcome back Damian
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: mivox on November 04, 2010, 10:32:32 PM
mivox 36/F/Alaska :-) Also known as Teresa, but that's not very memorable, is it?

Shorter forum history than most, since I started with WMW and went straight to "screw public forums", but I got some moderating time in there (Graphics & FOO, for anyone that missed my illustrious reign).

Been working the same day job for 10+ years now, although I make it more and more part time as the years drag on. Still keep telling myself I need to get off my a## and build some income sites for myself and quit the office gig. Still haven't done it. hehehe

And I'll chime in on the "damn nice to see everyone again" sentiment!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: JamesR on November 04, 2010, 10:52:28 PM
Good to see you again Teresa, you definitely need to quit your day job  ;)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: mivox on November 04, 2010, 11:05:18 PM
It has its perks though... maybe if we ever get a national health care system going, I'll quit then. hehe
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Gurtie on November 05, 2010, 08:37:33 AM
Hey all. Boy have I missed some of you :)

Also answer to Denise, but online I'm generally Gurtie and was a member at most of the old places, modded at Searchguild (RIP) and Threadwatch.

I've switched between agency and in house stuff and even had Mr Duke as my boss for a year or so. I survived that so I guess I officially now qualify as toughened up.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: PaulH on November 05, 2010, 02:54:21 PM
Hi,

Great to be here - missed my dose of forums

Got into SEO in 2001
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: ukgimp on November 05, 2010, 03:12:47 PM
Great to see you have fallen off the form waggon. :-)

Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: nicebloke on November 07, 2010, 10:12:19 AM
Hi everyone. Andy here.

Used to do a lot of agency SEO, started off with Barry Lloyd.

Have now run off to sunny Spain to do the affiliate thing.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: creative666 on November 08, 2010, 02:15:02 PM
Craig - might be better known as creative_craig

Worked for a few agencies in London then moved to Cape Town and have now been here for 4 years.

Run a small agency down here working as an out source agency for larger UK, US and Euro agencies as managing a few SA clients.

Still finding lots of things to exploit online down here!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rumbas on November 09, 2010, 10:48:09 AM
Rasmus here. Denmark born and raised.

Started doing SEO in 1999 with the late Notabene.net brand and stayed there until 2007 where Torben and I left to do our own stuff.

We witnessed the expansion from being 5 man shop in the basement to have 3 offices, 30 employees, got bought up, got listed on the stock exchange, expanded to Sweden, Norway, Finland and the UK (bought Guava and a couple of other UK SEO firms, thought we where golden, saw it all tank due to psychopathic management/CEO and now back to being 2 guys with a couple of ukranian programmers.

I'm still an active mod at WMW in Euro forum since 2000.

These days we do aff stuff, consulting on seo/sem/aff and run a couple of small online shops.

Good to see all the old familiar nicks and names :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Vitaplease on November 10, 2010, 11:15:17 AM
Hi everyone!

Vitaplease here - David is the real name.

I'm Dutch, i run a non-internet related engineering firm and that is keeping me too busy to post much, but i love these hangouts and meetings and i promise to better in the future.

And very nice to see all the familiar names from the last 10+ years!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: bill on November 10, 2010, 12:02:08 PM
Great to see you here David!  ;D
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: pmac on November 10, 2010, 05:09:24 PM
I sell stuff I don't own to people I don't know. (stole that from Mackin)

Paul - Canadian, married for 25 years, 18 year old daughter in university. Been dabbling in affiliate marketing /search for the better part of 10 years.

Likes:

Hockey
snowmobiling
road trips
cooking
affiliate programs with recurring payouts

Nice to see all these old nicks.

Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: agerhart on November 10, 2010, 05:11:21 PM
Good to see ya dude
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: mivox on November 10, 2010, 10:26:56 PM
The cast list here just keeps getting better and better.  ;D
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Adam C on November 11, 2010, 12:32:27 PM
Good to see a lot of familiar names around here.  I think I've worked directly with at least 4 people on here so far at some point in the last 8 years.

I run the SEO team for an online travel business these days and sadly rarely find the time for much extra curricular SEO.

Thoroughly enjoyed reading up here last night after registering.  Looks like you've all been busy.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: jimbanks on November 13, 2010, 11:58:56 PM
I started out on most of the forums as webdiversity. I did that because Dixon Jones (Receptional) and Barry Lloyd (MakeMeTop) had done so at WMW and I thought that was what you did. Didn't realise it was against the TOS.

Sold Web Diversity in 2006 (got stiffed), but did get to set up shop in Hong Kong with money from the company that bought it.

Set up affiliate network in 2007 and changed name when company who bought Web Diversity decided to close the doors because of Sarbannes Oxley (for a publicly traded company they sucked at finance).

Sold that affiliate network in early 2009 and after 12 months of working for the new buyers decided to leave with nothing to go to.

Since then have been consulting (which, when I employed people consulting=jobless/unemployed) and playing around with various automation, datafeeds, Wordpress plugins etc. looking for the next big thing.

Nice to see some of the old names and faces, but seeing the pictures of Islington etc. reminds me of not being able to see lazerzubb here, and that helps me to focus on the important things in life - family, friends etc.

I spend 7 months of the year in the UK, 4 months of the year in Northern Cyprus and a month doing shows/speaking at gigs etc.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: ukgimp on November 14, 2010, 12:33:00 AM
Good to see you Jim.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rumbas on November 14, 2010, 04:23:50 PM
Welcome, good to see you here Jim.

>Set up affiliate network
>Sold that affiliate network

Interesting! I might attempt to pick your brains about that in the near future :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: DrCool on November 14, 2010, 08:55:38 PM
Good to have you here Jim. If you make it to Vegas in January I will buy you a drink.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: robert_charlton on November 16, 2010, 10:14:56 AM
Little did I think when I clicked on bill's message.... Good to see lots of familiar names.  This is a real time warp.   :)

I'd actually planned to get to bed at a decent hour tonight, but I couldn't not stop in here to say hello.  I see the pressure is on to post a bio.  The best I can do right now is a link (well, a url anyway) to one that's just about nine years old and probably overly kind... and mostly about my film career, which I was still trying to hang onto....

http://www.nbma.com/member/profiles.html

I'm still a freelance SEO consultant for hire.  The bio above should give an idea why I don't speculate on my own sites. 
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: jatar_k on November 16, 2010, 12:51:49 PM
well look at all the cat dragged in, damn cat must be tired

I'm jatar_k

forums kinda bore me even though I seem to have lived and breathed them for so long

I have been programming in php forever, worked for wmw for a while then did some hardware authentication stuff and then worked in gambling affiliate networks, terrible company, now I settled into the very large Montreal adult scene. Massive volume, no mistakes, good pay, good experience and good people.

I don't do much seo these day but the seo guys I run into in my daily life usually make me laugh

nice to see you all
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: mivox on November 16, 2010, 01:26:47 PM
And the cast list just keeps getting better.  ;) hehe
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: paul madden on November 16, 2010, 02:28:45 PM
Paul - former SEOidiot

Know many here - some I havent seen in an age...  ;)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: 4Eyes on November 16, 2010, 02:37:43 PM
..... and the rogues gallery is almost complete

Hi Paul - glad you found us :)



Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: paul madden on November 16, 2010, 02:44:54 PM
Hello Sir, may have been skulking in the shadows for a while as one does...
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: JulieJoyce on November 16, 2010, 02:51:14 PM
I am Julie...SEO Chicks, owner of Link Fish Media, purchaser of links. I met some of you in Copenhagen a few years back.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: pmac on November 16, 2010, 04:26:38 PM
Adam, Good to see you, hows the family? Time for another visit eh?
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: paul madden on November 16, 2010, 04:38:12 PM
Who the hell is Julie Joyce ?  ??? ??? ::)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: rcjordan on November 16, 2010, 04:52:55 PM
>who the

Be patient, Julie will check in, I'm sure.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: JulieJoyce on November 16, 2010, 04:54:04 PM
I'll get you Paul!

And hi Jason!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: paul madden on November 16, 2010, 04:55:21 PM
Hello Julie - I think its official that we stalk each other on every single form of communication now...

Ohh wait! Fax!

Let me fax something

Paul
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: encyclo on November 17, 2010, 01:19:41 AM
nick: encyclo, real name: Richard, location: Canada (Quebec).

I'm another wmw refugee (thanks to bill for the invite!), was mod/admin there from 2005-2009, I bailed out not long after Woz left. I currently combine a corporate day job with being a night owl working on my own sites.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: oilman on November 17, 2010, 01:23:45 AM
nick: oilman
name: Todd Friesen
occupation: big agency corporate sell out
formerly: spammer
location: Tacoma, WA

I figure yall can find the rest ;)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: JamesR on November 17, 2010, 06:06:43 PM
Washington keeps getting invaded by Canadians ;) 

Welcome to the USA oilman!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Brad on November 17, 2010, 08:00:39 PM
I'm amazed at how many forum nicks I recognize (or remember) although I don't know most of you well.

I think I've been Brad or brad at most seo forums.

In the early 1980's I sold computers, mainly Kaypro CP/M luggable models referred to as 'Darth Vader's Lunchbox', plus a few mini-computers running Unix. 

In 2000 I started building niche directories as a quit smoking scheme. Enjoyed it.  Needed to learn how search worked. Joined SEO forums. ;D

Since 2000 I've moderated at: Searchking, Spiderfood, Searchguild forums, been a member of SEF, WmW, Threadwatch, Cre8 and others.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: ukgimp on November 17, 2010, 09:11:00 PM
Brad Enslen?  Good to see you buddy.

Spiderfood was a good one on your list. Small but nice.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Brad on November 17, 2010, 09:19:19 PM
Brad Enslen?  Good to see you buddy.

Spiderfood was a good one on your list. Small but nice.

Heyas ukgimp.  Yeah that's me.  Spiderfood was good.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: jimbanks on November 17, 2010, 11:35:44 PM
nick: oilman
name: Todd Friesen
occupation: big agency corporate sell out
formerly: spammer
location: Tacoma, WA

I figure yall can find the rest ;)

Once a spammer, always a spammer, you just get to do it in a suit now. BTW good to see you in Vegas Las Vegas, albeit briefly.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: seoboy on November 22, 2010, 01:54:16 AM
hola, i'm seoboy.  based in northern california.

first used that handle back at wmw, where i was fairly active between 00-04.  checked out when the knucklehead-to-knowledge ratio tilted, and also as business picked up on the homefront.

littleman is an old war buddy.  we started working together in the late 90s and have continued on-and-off since.

i got started on the seo side when it was the wild west.  back in the day, littleman and i built a sizeable spider database and did some pretty sophisticated stuff with cloaking and link farms and landing pages and tracking and whatnot -- well, sophisticated in 2000 anyway.  we built targeted keyword lists for clients, grabbed a lot of top rankings, and sold clicks to them on a cpc basis.  it was all in perl; i miss perl.  then goto/overture signed all their big partnerships and adwords select launched soon after, and the whole landscape changed. 

later, in 2002, my co. built our first bid management software in for arbitrage purposes (remember, we sold clicks).  that soon evolved into a full-on paid search management business.  we got pretty big, wrote some cool software, and eventually sold out.

so my old-school chops are in seo, but i'm really better known as a paid search and analytics guy these days.  i was even a moderator at SEW forums for a while, before i quickly discovered it to be a waste of time.  :)

these days i've got a few projects in the hopper, as we all do i'm sure.
i'll be in-and-out, but try to contribute when i can. 
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Tedster on November 22, 2010, 05:46:33 PM
Hi all - thanks for the invite. Some of you remember me from WmW - if not, check out my LinkedIn profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/tedster - but you may not know that I've got a corporate position as "senior search analyst" for a Manhattan-based agency, Converseon.

We're quite the full service agency, with a 9 year background in social media -- yeah, there's a whole lot more to it than most people are seeing. For example, we are one of only two agencies with access to the full "firehose" of Twitter data - 100 million messages a day. We had to build a new data center just to mine that flood.

Exploring the interface between SEO and SMM is an absolute blast - and I especially enjoy bringing technical precision into the social media mix - something Converseon already does really well anyway.

We're SOOOOO corporate it's scary sometimes, but it's a good stretch for me. The folks in the agency are great to work with and very happy in their work, too. In fact, it's boom time for us. We tripled revenue last year and only doubled our staff size.

What this means for my life is commuting between Boston and New York about 3 times a month, sometimes more. I know the Amtrak staff pretty well by now.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: DrCool on November 22, 2010, 06:13:45 PM
Great to have you around Tedster. Glad you found your way over here.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: BoL on November 22, 2010, 06:17:31 PM
Nick: BoL  , Real Name: Richard  Where: from Scotland but living in Canada

Been learning web related stuff for 10 years, i suppose my trade is database management and programming... but can dabble with some client side stuff, and a bit seo.

Ive been self employed making cash online for the past 8 or so years... firstly by myself and lately as part of a team of 3. Rather than making sites I find myself making systems to promote sites and follow metrics, The systems made range from 'getting quality diverse links' to a rankchecker system with over a quarter billion results and lots of domain/url metadata.

Sometimes it seems like digging roads would be a more rewarding day job but for the most part working online offers plenty.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: ukgimp on November 22, 2010, 06:28:50 PM
Good to have you here Richard.

Long time no see.

 
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: TallTroll on November 22, 2010, 06:32:24 PM
Ah, BoL == BrotherhoodOfLan, yes?
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: BoL on November 22, 2010, 06:42:01 PM
Indeed it is... and good to see you again gimpy.

Great to see a lot of familiar nics on here,
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: 4Eyes on November 22, 2010, 07:32:10 PM
Great to see you in here Ted :)

I still have fond memories of what seemed like an endless dinner session in the brew pub in Boston :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: 4Eyes on November 22, 2010, 07:35:58 PM
..and you too BOL :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: werty on November 23, 2010, 12:27:59 AM
I am loving the idea of this site.

My real name is George, my handle on most internet things is either werty or wertrose.

I am mostly an asshat, but dable in the gray and white hats as well. I am known for doing PPC, but know a bit about SEO.

Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Paul F on November 23, 2010, 09:36:50 PM
My CV:

1965: Born
1965 - 1985: Grew up. Kind of.
1985 - 1995: Can't really remember.
1995: Moved to London. Learned programming.
1999: Started messing about with other peoples web sites for a living.
2002: Discovered WMW and SEO.
2002 - 2005: Messed about with web sites some more. Started messing about with my own.
2005: Absconded from the 9-5. Nice. Forgot about web sites and starting drawing pictures. Drew lots, sold one, ran out of money.
2009: Started messing about with other people's web sites for a living again.

It's all starting to look a bit circular at this point.

It's kind of bizarre (in a nice way) to see all these old nicks again, some of whom I know personally but many of whom I don't and some of whom I just glanced off one or twice. I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: 4Eyes on November 23, 2010, 11:43:15 PM
yo Paul - still playing the fiddle? :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Paul F on November 24, 2010, 07:18:58 AM
Hiya Col, good to see you! Yeah still playing a bit, much to my neighbours' chagrin :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: martinibuster on November 24, 2010, 08:23:46 AM
Roger. Doing a fair amount of link building for clients and self. Been obsessed with freshwater fishing lately though.

Where's the bar?
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rumbas on November 24, 2010, 01:47:09 PM
>freshwater fishing

Hey MB good to see you here! What are you going for? Trout, pike?
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: ASPD on November 26, 2010, 10:26:36 AM
hi and thank you for the invitation  :)

I'm Marina, Bulgaria - also known (though not very much) as ASPD. I don't know almost anybody here, but this is a mistake I can hopefully correct. Couple of years  of experience, I worked for some time in a corporate environment, recently I quit and started working on my own. I do mainly link building - for clients and on occasion for myself. Have some natural tendency to spam by night, but I'm trying to keep it down

greetings,
m.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: 4Eyes on November 26, 2010, 10:42:36 AM
Hi Marina - welcome to our den of iniquity :)

Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rumbas on November 26, 2010, 12:53:03 PM
Hey Marina, welcome to the forum :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: 2much on November 29, 2010, 10:21:33 PM
2much

WOW This feels like I'm in a time machine and landed 10 years ago.  All the old names and faces.  Very cool!

Started as a spammer back in 1999.

Started consulting in 2002.

Got bored fast so started a link sales company.

Then kinda fell off the radar and mostly worked my butt off as a mommy.

Now back part time and having fun with figuring out the latest trends.

Looking forward to catching up with everyone again!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: littleman on November 29, 2010, 10:41:24 PM
Welcome Marcela, nice to see you here.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Woz on November 29, 2010, 10:52:29 PM
Welcome Marcela, Marina, BOL, Oil, Tedster, and anyone I have missed. It really is like a time warp.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: ukgimp on November 29, 2010, 11:14:03 PM
Welcome marcela. You will get used to the swear filter.

:-)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rumbas on November 30, 2010, 01:48:05 PM
Hi Marcela, good to see you here! Long time since I've seen your nick online :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: ergophobe on December 01, 2010, 11:31:42 PM
Geez... looking at the list of people here I'm wondering who got me mixed up with the other guy and let me in!

I'm actually still a historian for most of my time, publishing books on obscure topics.

Those of you who recognize me would know me mostly from coding-oriented forums on WMW. I moderated the PHP forum for a while with jatar_k and coopster. Got tired of it and quit forums for a a couple of year, but then was in Vegas for other reasons during Pubcon. Dinner with a few of my WMW buddies and I ended up moderating the Content Management forum there. Lately I've been finding it harder and harder to read and participate at WMW.... Tedster know my reasons in excessive detail (sorry Ted).

I built my first site in 1997 to get some course materials online. From there, revived my programming skills (did some programming in another life) and learned PHP to put my research database online a year or two later. Then built an e-commerce site for the Sierra Club Bookstore (RIP) and since then have dabbled here and there. Have honestly never done anything that made serious money online. Whitehat only because I don't know any better (like I say, who let me in???).

Left the city in 2002 to live in Yosemite National Park. Will trade fine lodging for instruction in the finer points of spamming ;-)
http://yosemitehouse.com

Tom
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: jetboy on December 02, 2010, 03:20:33 PM
Nice place Tom. Very jealous. :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: dougs on December 02, 2010, 10:43:14 PM
Pretty spot Tom.......may take you up on that offer:)

How is the weather?

Doug
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: ergophobe on December 02, 2010, 10:55:28 PM
How is the weather?

Current forecast at the house
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=37.644684587165884&lon=-119.73861694335938&site=hnx&smap=1&marine=1&unit=0&lg=en

You probably don't want to hurry over, but if this keeps up, skiing will be epic this year (have been out 4 times so far).
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rupert on December 03, 2010, 10:25:12 AM
I was wondering when  you would show up Tedster, good to see you :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: anallawalla on December 07, 2010, 07:43:38 AM
I finally got an invite to this place. Good to see some of the old names no longer seen at WMW as well as some I saw at Pubcon last month and in past years.

I'm Ash Nallawalla from Melbourne - 7 years accountant in NZ, 8 years Australian air farce, and 20 years mostly in large corporations as a product marketer and a search marketer for the past eight. I am presently consulting to a large group of banks and resemble a mod at WMW.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Woz on December 07, 2010, 07:59:37 AM
Welcome Ash!

Good to see you here.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Suzy on December 07, 2010, 10:20:50 AM
Hi, another here thinking I've landed in a time warp.. it's great to see everyone! and thanks for invite Woz

Claire or more commonly known as Suzy to you guys, answer to both.. newer nick around is ClaireSuzy trying to join myself back up haha - from Bonny Scotland!

member @ a lot of forums out there but am by nature quite shy, most prolific on WMW and have only recently started taking part again after a good year or so off

been around since about 1999, when I also became a mum, still dabbling away but got a serious case of burnout after a few things went pear shaped, but back on track and feeling fit and healthy and grateful for each day as it comes.. I often see you guys around but I'm not much of a social networker so my apologies

I'm doing a bit of WAHM (non-IT) stuff with regular income just to keep the wolf from the door (Hubby business has been seriously affected by crisis) - and a bit of community stuff to get into the outside world, have stopped watching the news, can't take any more world crap - am dipping toes into a bit of affiliate stuff, two different types of site to see which works for me - hope at least one of them do ;) - but very lightweight as have just taken another temporary job 'til April  - job no. 3 - life is nothing if not varied at the minute :)

Great to see you all!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: ukgimp on December 07, 2010, 10:43:16 AM
Nice to see you Claire.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: jetboy on December 07, 2010, 10:48:33 AM
Good to hear you're back in the saddle Claire.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Woz on December 07, 2010, 11:05:47 AM
You're welcome Suzy, er, Claire, um, whoever you are.  :D Glad to see you here.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rumbas on December 07, 2010, 01:31:04 PM
Good to see you both Claire and Ash - familiar nicks :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: ergophobe on December 07, 2010, 05:07:27 PM
Ash and Claire! My goodness, who's still minding the store at WMW?

Claire, I was surprised to see you post a hard-core CSS topic on hiding content with clip and it made me wonder if we'd see more of you again... just didn't expect it would be here.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: rcjordan on December 07, 2010, 06:15:01 PM
Hello all!

Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: buckworks on December 09, 2010, 07:57:53 AM
It's good to see the familiar names in this thread!

I hail from a small town in the Canadian prairies, where no one understands what I do.

In previous lives I spent several years as a stay-at-home mom, and also taught at both the junior high and college level. I took time off when my parents were ill, stumbled into affiliate marketing, and never went back to the classroom. I've been a freelance affiliate for several years and also do some limited SEO and PPC consulting. Over the years I've been active on the old CJU forums, ABW, Threadwatch, WMW and a few other places.

My hat is 99% white, partly because that's the ethics I strive for, but as a practical matter I don't have enough technical skills to do anything very black! My strengths are more on the writing and content side of things.

I sold one of my sites last year for A Very Pleasant Sum but I'm still having too much fun to retire. So many ideas ... so little time ...
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Woz on December 09, 2010, 08:31:37 AM
Welcome Bucky, good to see you here.  :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: jimbanks on December 09, 2010, 03:13:48 PM
Nice to see you here Elizabeth.

Thanks for giving me a lift to the Convention Center at Pubcon last month, much appreciated.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: robert_charlton on December 28, 2010, 08:11:26 AM
Welcome to a bunch of folks too numerous to mention.  Good to see you here. 
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rooftop on January 07, 2011, 01:45:51 PM
I was hoping to just sneak in unnoticed, but got spotted by Brad and promted to post here.  Introduction then...

I run a web development / marketing agency on the South Coast of England.  This is my fifteenth year playing this game full time, so I have bumped in to and had contact with quite a few of the names here over the years.  Unfortunately I am one of those weird twitching paranoid freaks who uses different names all the time so I don't think many of you will know me. 

Over recent years we've concentrated more on development over marketing, but that is changing a bit and I seem to be getting more involved in SEO again of late.

Currently interested in automating the parts of SEO that made me switch to a more technical role some years ago. 
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Brad on January 07, 2011, 02:50:34 PM
Glad you are here Rooftop.   8)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: littleman on January 07, 2011, 11:46:46 PM
Welcome Rooftop!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rooftop on January 08, 2011, 11:34:06 AM
Cheers. Nice to see I've now lost my "new boy" credit in the top left of screen.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: eurotrash on January 16, 2011, 04:16:19 PM
I'm a bugger.  I've always been a bugger but now I'm a bugger with 2 kids and a Yank.

Nice to see some friendly faces.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: littleman on January 16, 2011, 07:52:36 PM
Eurotrash, welcome.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rumbas on January 17, 2011, 03:00:48 PM
Welcome to the show!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Elaine on January 18, 2011, 08:37:05 AM
Name's Elaine and been around a long, long time -  sufficient to say since I bought the kids a ZX81 - but only doing t'internet stuff since 2000 ish.
I'm totally fascinated and awed (is that a word?) with SEO, but glad I didn't go down that route, 'cos I've not done too bad with affiliate marketing and I'm a black belt in CCP (click, copy, paste) and knowing when to outsource the big stuff :)
I think I'm one of the few affiliates who've entered the on-line merchant arena (if you're an affiliate you know what sells!!)  and, with the help of my 3 kids (how's that for forward planning) have quite a successful second business.
Certainly recognize a few names and have interacted with one or two and I'm looking forward to learning more stuff, being baffled and being entertained.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: 4Eyes on January 18, 2011, 01:53:56 PM
Hi  Elaine

I remember the ZX81 too - in fact I once toyed with the idea of using 'wobblyrampack' as my nick :)  (it was a close run thing, but 4Eyes describes me better I think)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: DrCool on January 18, 2011, 04:21:57 PM
Welcome Elaine. I know quite a few affiliates who have become merchants. Affiliates do have a great skill set to help them become merchants.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: thesaintv12 on January 20, 2011, 12:58:55 PM
Thought I'd pop in and say Hi.

I have been making money in software for years, but got the bug for IM a year or so ago.  Most of my success has been in the gambling niche, but I am trying new things every day and have learned more in the last year than the previous 10.

This looks like it is going to be a great place to share ideas and I can't wait to talk to you all.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rumbas on January 20, 2011, 01:36:31 PM
Welcome to th3Core Saint :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: keano on January 20, 2011, 04:00:22 PM
Hi All,

Been at this game for over 10 years and recognise a lot of the names on here - makes me very nostalgic...

Not many folks will recognise me as I've been in lurker mode for many a year, but I'm starting to come out of the shadows now.

I started out in the domain game in 2000 and got involved in the ICANN gravy train for a few years, then got into affiliate stuff with some seo and ppc thrown in. Bit of a jack of all trades and master of none now... whilst running a small marketing company to help pay the bills.

Cheers,

Mike
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: dougs on January 20, 2011, 06:28:06 PM
Welocme Elaine and the others:)

This is a time warp

Doug
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: thesaintv12 on January 21, 2011, 12:34:20 AM
Thanks all, for the welcome
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rumbas on January 31, 2011, 11:05:10 PM
Welcome all ya new guys and girls!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: edo on January 31, 2011, 11:54:31 PM
Hi everyone.

Name's Ed and I've spent most of my life living in Papua New Guinea being worshipped by locals as the reincarnated son of Melanesian sky god Kambel. In my spare time I do affiliate stuff and am trying to get better at SEO.

Cheers,

Ed

Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: DrCool on February 01, 2011, 12:09:18 AM
Welcome Ed. Glad to have you.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: aZooZa on February 02, 2011, 02:27:07 PM
Dale from UK.

'aZooZa' on all forums I frequent.

Previous DNF mod.

UK drop catching system. Domain metrics site.

G'day all!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: ukgimp on February 02, 2011, 04:24:56 PM
Good to see you Dale.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: ScottJ on February 03, 2011, 09:13:34 AM
Scott from north of Scotland, I have had my hosting reseller account for 10 years now, started out building small local websites and moved on to just building & buying for myself a few years ago, mostly buying old sites lately and adding to the network @SJ.co.uk and dabble in UK domains as well.

I occasionally post on my blog selfmademinds.com running my own bunch of adsense, affiliate, subscriptions and some e-sales sites and enjoy learning and trying new things to keep the grey matter entertained.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: littleman on February 03, 2011, 05:24:55 PM
Welcome ScottJ, nice to have you.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: mat on February 09, 2011, 11:00:10 AM
Morning. Shows just how far down the cracks I've fallen that the first I've heard of this place is thanks to a bloody Twitter link (Jason).

Mat, Italy, posted and modded at TW for a few years, met a few names here in assorted places. Been off radar for a long time now. Not because I've gone hardcore, but because I'm lazy and misanthropic.

Bookmarked. Cheers.

Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rumbas on February 09, 2011, 01:28:44 PM
Welcome Mat! Good to have ya here :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: eurotrash on February 09, 2011, 05:17:54 PM
Nice to see you surface again Mat
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: inbound on February 14, 2011, 11:38:30 PM
I'm known as inbound elsewhere, but have seriously neglected forum participation recently... this place should sort that.

I've been doing SEO and Local Search for over a decade but only went full time in 2004. I run a UK company that now focusses on Local Search (UK and US sites).

I miss the days when forums were filled with information (seems hard to keep the tide of negative discussions at bay nowadays), I hope the old spirit of halp and be helped will thrive here.

I'mm off to look at what I can chuck 2p at...
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rumbas on February 15, 2011, 11:47:30 AM
Welcome inbound! Good to have you in the Core :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: purecontent on February 16, 2011, 11:26:58 AM
Hi I am Dave from Purecontent.  Hope you are all well.  Im with JasonD good to see some old names in here.  Hope I can be useful in here.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Zwart on February 24, 2011, 09:57:57 PM
Nice to post @ a forum I don't mod or admin. Even nicer to see lots of familiar names, including ....*swoon*.... Gurtie  :-*
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Peter on February 24, 2011, 11:13:26 PM
Tsk....

Newbies! Gawd save us.

:)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: littleman on February 24, 2011, 11:45:35 PM
Welcome to the Core Zwart.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: GerBot on March 28, 2011, 02:56:24 PM
Hiya

So I joined in November and only now decided to start posting.
I'm Gerard Doyle, Australian but been in the UK for 7ish years.

Received my first affiliate cheque in 1997 and decided this was my career ;)

I seem to recognise a bunch of people here so I don't know why it has taken me so long to get posting.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: littleman on March 28, 2011, 04:20:25 PM
Welcome Gerard!  Thank you for joining us.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: grnidone on March 28, 2011, 07:09:24 PM
>I'm Gerard Doyle, Australian but been in the UK for 7ish years.

I must ask:  do you miss the sun?

Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rumbas on March 29, 2011, 10:56:17 AM
Welcome to the show!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: eurotrash on March 29, 2011, 10:57:47 AM
Welcome GerBot - a name from the past!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: stever on March 29, 2011, 06:34:56 PM
stever on most forums...

Back in the light of a dim New Wave moon when Paul Weller rather than Threadwatch was using the RAF roundel I was a journalist.

Decided to take a year off and instead spent most of the rest of my life bumming around the world.

Had a brief flirtation with a serious job in travel for a while, but it got boring and so I bum around the internet as well as other countries these days.

Like many here, WMW Islington days through to TW and a few conferences. I've been hanging around at Aaron's place for the last few years.

Recognise a lot of nicks here, but I'm sure it's probably not mutual, so hi!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: ukgimp on March 29, 2011, 06:39:04 PM
Hello Gerard and Steve.

Long time no see.

Welcome.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: littleman on March 29, 2011, 06:41:31 PM
Welcome Stever.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: stever on March 29, 2011, 07:07:17 PM
Long time no see.
Mr Gimp, if I remember rightly, the first person I ever met from WMW... as you say, long time no see.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: eurotrash on March 29, 2011, 07:12:37 PM
Hey stever...
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rumbas on March 30, 2011, 12:35:46 PM
Hey steve, welcome.

If you were in the bar at Islington back then, then you're ok :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: grnidone on April 07, 2011, 10:53:48 PM
SteveR...jeez.  The last time I saw you was London 2006 ish... am I right?
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: stever on April 10, 2011, 10:54:57 AM
Think it was around then, yep. Plenty of water flowed under lots of bridges since then... :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: link8r on April 28, 2011, 08:50:14 AM
Hey Guys!

I'm an SEO in Ireland - some of you might remember me from the SEO Roadshow ( ??? ) in Limerick in 2008! Hope to get reacquainted with everyone!


(Shout out to 4Eyes)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: 4Eyes on April 28, 2011, 10:44:02 AM
Yo there link8r - good to see you in here :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rumbas on April 28, 2011, 03:40:20 PM
Good to see ya link8r. Most of us where in Limerick, so we probably met :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rupert on May 11, 2011, 10:22:21 AM
Welcome Guys.

It would be an fun roll call to see who was an the various function over the years.  An old Maids forum, and if you were there... post :)

My first outing was Nottingham... a couple at the Duke of York, got to Boston, Florida. Stopped going abroad when WMW got too big imho.
I cannot network 2000 people.

[edit by littleman]
Meetup thread split up and moved to:
http://th3core.com/talk/water-coolerextra/reminiscing-on-meetups/
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Black Knight on May 14, 2011, 11:37:50 AM
Looking at the names here all in one forum thread made me feel like I'd been gobbled up by the wayback machine.

Black Knight, aka Ammon Johns

History is just that.  Half of you were there to share it, the rest wouldn't appreciate it as an anecdote properly anyway. :)  Like most of the stories in SEO, you really had to be there.

So, "hey" to all those that know me and remember, and "hello" to whoever doesn't.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: ukgimp on May 14, 2011, 12:22:06 PM
Good to see you BK.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Brad on May 14, 2011, 01:37:34 PM
Welcome BK.  Your deep cover is blown now, so you might as well stick around.

>wayback machine

Ain't it the truth? 
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: jetboy on May 14, 2011, 01:44:28 PM
Cool. Glad you made it over. :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rupert on May 14, 2011, 02:26:47 PM
Goodness. 

Alt-search-group or something like that BK?  I wonder, if those threads are still out there somewhere.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: 4Eyes on May 14, 2011, 04:23:04 PM
Hi BK - great to see you in here :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rumbas on May 14, 2011, 04:29:35 PM
Hey BK, good to see ya here!
My first encounter with you was waaaaay back in a forum where Barry Makemetop also resided. Good ole times :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Black Knight on May 14, 2011, 06:45:00 PM
Heh, yeah, alt-search-groups and similar is where it started publically, though I think Rumbas is referring to the old MarketPositionTalk forums, run by the folks behind the oldest big SEO software (huge in its day).

Then there was SEF, WMW, the original Cre8pc newsletter and later the Cre8asite Forums, etc, etc.

There were days of search engines that indexed and ranked in real time - submit a page, see where it ranked, tweak it, resubmit, watch it go up or down, in real time.  Those were easy days.  Then Altavista, Excite, Yahoo as a directory, and Looksmart actually mattering (a little bit).  Later Google getting its break providing SERPs for Yahoo, etc.

There were days when SEO wasn't.  When search engines provided less traffic in a month than Google alone can provide in an hour now.  When we still looked at banner exchanges, web rings, and links pages as sources of genuine traffic.  When a mention in the right newsletter was worth more than being #1 for a SERP for a couple of months.

Workwise itself, there were the days when respectable companies thought SEO was basically hacking, and you had to sign an NDA just to talk about talking about maybe giving a proposal. :)  Days when the only companies hiring SEOs were either adult industry or the mom-and-pop businesses with nothing to lose.  SEO was not just a dirty word, it was a word so outright filthy hardly anyone admitted to knowing what it meant. :D

It ought to make me feel old, but thankfully, I know at least half of you remember it too.  (Probably 3/4 if alzheimers hadn't started to get some of us).  Of course, its only old history in Internet years.  Half of that stuff is still out there (or still being sold as SEO if you outsource to some places).

Some might look at all the waters passed under the bridge and wonder at how far the SEs had evolved and forced us to follow.

But most of us here know the truth.  It was us that evolved, continually producing the next generation of spam and tactics that the SEs desperately strove to keep abreast of.  Only a few search engines made it.  Strange as it may seem, and argue as I'm sure most search engineers would, it is marketers and spammers that forced the evolution of search, and a heck of a lot of the entire success of ecommerce.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rumbas on May 14, 2011, 08:32:23 PM
>I think Rumbas is referring to the old MarketPositionTalk forums

Right, bingo! It was WebPositionGold and that forum, hehe. Good memory there Ammon :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rupert on May 15, 2011, 08:35:53 AM
I had forgotten WebPositionGold. Got my first client from there :)


Google too over the alt-seach didn't they?  I found:
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.internet.search-engines/topics

But the older threads I could not read.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: jimbanks on May 22, 2011, 10:23:07 PM
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I had forgotten WebPositionGold. Got my first client from there

As much as it pains me to admit, one of the first internet .com's I worked with copied word for word the tutorials that came with WPG and we called it the "full web marketing pack" and sold it as a bolt on to a web site build for £1000 a time and everyone bought it.

I think I can trace my very first post on alt.internet.search-engines back to January 2002 where I plied most of my trade (and got a lot of clients) and I met good people like fantomaster there and traded anecdotes. it was definitely social media ahead of itself.

How about Top Dog and the scandal of that with David Cecil and the other guy whose name escapes me.

And whatever happened to Sumantra Roy? Planet Ocean?

Good to see you here Black Knight.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: I, Brian on May 31, 2011, 02:34:25 PM
Thanks to Col for the invite - good to see some familiar names from Threadwatch here. Might have been called "Brian Turner" there, but now here with my more usual moniker. :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: 4Eyes on May 31, 2011, 02:40:36 PM
good to see you in here Brian :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rumbas on May 31, 2011, 04:52:09 PM
Welcome, you Brian :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: littleman on May 31, 2011, 05:56:31 PM
Welcome Brian.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: jetboy on May 31, 2011, 10:35:27 PM
Hey Brian. Glad you could join us.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Brad on May 31, 2011, 11:10:09 PM
Welcome Brian.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rupert on July 15, 2011, 02:58:21 PM
......and welcome Brian.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Fearless_Shultz on September 06, 2011, 12:24:27 PM
Hi All,

Mike here, I'm new to the site (was pointed here by JasonD) so just thought I would say hello :)

I've been working online, initially in Web design / development for around 11 years now but mainly in seo / ppc management over the last 5 or 6.

I have historically been a bit of a hermit so trying to make more of an effort to get involved

Looks like you have a great community going here and I'm looking forward to contributing and no doubt asking lots of questions!

Mike
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: ukgimp on September 06, 2011, 12:39:21 PM
Hello Mike

Welcome

Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: keano on September 06, 2011, 01:34:17 PM
Hiya Mike. Good to have you here.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Fearless_Shultz on September 06, 2011, 02:08:32 PM
Thanks Guys, happy to be here :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Woz on September 06, 2011, 02:37:13 PM
Welcome Mike.

Um, not Sergeant Schultz perchance?  ;D
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Fearless_Shultz on September 06, 2011, 02:53:58 PM
Welcome Mike.

Um, not Sergeant Schultz perchance?  ;D

Thanks :) Funnily enough, I was actually in the army for a couple of years in my youth but never made it to Sergeant (Couldn't take the shouting!) I left as a lowly Private...
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: edo on September 06, 2011, 03:37:03 PM
Hi Mike. Welcome to th3core  :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Fearless_Shultz on September 06, 2011, 06:02:00 PM
Thanks edo :) and thanks again Jason for pointing me here :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: thesaintv12 on September 07, 2011, 05:11:23 AM
Welcome Mike!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rumbas on September 07, 2011, 08:15:03 AM
Welcome!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Fearless_Shultz on September 07, 2011, 08:41:40 AM
Thanks once again for the welcome guys :D
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Zwart on November 13, 2011, 12:53:07 PM
Hi everyone,

As the cuckoo chick that was recently - and surprisingly - welcomed into this warm nest, I will tell you some more about myself this time, in a desperate effort to blend in ;)

I first started "coding" in 1984 at the age of 14, on my Commodore 64 of course. It took me 10 more years to start making webpages. And even 10 more to start worrying about the sad number of people actually visiting my websites! I had to start learning about SEO and I had to do it fast.

You all probably know that I'm not one of the WMW crew. I went to SEOChat instead (*gasp*), learned how to rank my pages #1 there, and was asked to mod the place after that. That was my first mod job -- many more would follow after that. I think I've even been a mod over @ Threadwatch, but hey: haven't we all?

Anyway... I chose Wit as my forum nickname, which is part of my name and also means "white" in Dutch. For the record, contrary to what Earlgrey of Syndk8 fame has made people believe: I am NOT from the North Pole (and I am NOT available for Bar Mitsvahs either). Of course as a SC mod, that nickname pretty much matched my public hat colour. I'm not a SC mod anymore tho. I pretty much started their November 2005 dip, when I got mad with the admins and consequently got most mods and regulars to leave the place and join other forums instead.

Earlier, when the Earl asked me to fiddle with his new forum (back when I was still mr. nice guy @ SEOChat), I chose a nickname that meant the opposite in Dutch: Zwart, meaning "black". Nowadays, it doesn't really matter anymore which nickname I use. Nothing's a secret anymore, now is it? I've been using both nicknames here and there ever since, because I am in fact a chequered hat number. Now also using some other forum nicknames on the side...

That said, more recently I have turned into a "nightcap magnolia hat". My day job (not really web related) leaves me little time to juggle my websites. And still I mod/admin a gazillion forums, none of which are my own BTW,  but I have fitted some of them with nuke buttons that only take 0.2 seconds to wipe the twonks off, so that's good.

Mainly because of this lack of time, I have been to less than a handful of "unconferences". I've met maybe a dozen of you peeps, mainly around Manchester, and talked to maybe half a dozen of you for more than a couple of minutes. Only some of you, I got to know a little better still :-X Most of you tho, I recognise from forums, blogs and websites all over the web. So I'm very glad to still be part of this - from up close even.

Cheers and thanks for having me, Zwart.

P.S.: with my first name I could well be a Joker or even a Gangster of Love, but I could also be a Hairdresser with questionable cred.
So that's mainly why I stuck to variants on my last name instead.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Brad on November 13, 2011, 01:22:55 PM
Welcome Zwart. I always suspected you had a sordid past!  ;D
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Damian on November 14, 2011, 09:01:22 AM
Welkom bij de club Zwart ;)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rumbas on November 14, 2011, 12:09:49 PM
Ah, more Dutch people? Great :) Welcome behind the curtain!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: alchemy on November 18, 2011, 05:18:33 PM
Hi, just wanted to say hello and I look forward to meeting you guys at the UK Christmas meet
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rupert on November 18, 2011, 09:13:05 PM
Hi Alchemy, welcome :) 

Where are you from? What do you do broadly? No secrets, just an idea?  Affiliate, Merchant, Search engine, SEO or lay-about?  ::)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: hungrygoose on November 21, 2011, 12:54:09 PM
Hi

My real name is Andy live in Devon running a small SEO biz.  Do client work and affiliate/lead gen stuff in injury and finance. 

Forum history wise I started on Web Designer Forum, then Uk Business Forum and now here.  Lurk all the usual spots as well, wickedfire, blackhatworld, seochat, highrankings etc.



:)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Brad on November 21, 2011, 01:52:35 PM
Welcome hungrygoose!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rupert on November 21, 2011, 02:01:56 PM
Yea, welcome to the Madhouse :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: ukgimp on November 21, 2011, 02:23:46 PM
Welcome hg
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rumbas on November 21, 2011, 02:59:18 PM
Welcome! :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: NoBeard on November 24, 2011, 10:05:14 AM
Hi,

Just started working with 4Eyes this year.
I'm fairly new to SEO and Internet marketing so I'll get the fool questions in sometime soon....  ;)

NoBeard
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: I, Brian on November 24, 2011, 10:28:40 AM
Hi

My real name is Andy live in Devon running a small SEO biz.  Do client work and affiliate/lead gen stuff in injury and finance. 

Forum history wise I started on Web Designer Forum, then Uk Business Forum and now here.  Lurk all the usual spots as well, wickedfire, blackhatworld, seochat, highrankings etc.

:)

Nice to see you finally joined, Andy - the conversation is usually a higher level than UK BF.  :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: 4Eyes on November 24, 2011, 10:49:32 AM
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NoBeard, Are you a magical elf?

LOL - if he is, he is a bloody tall British one
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: NoBeard on November 24, 2011, 11:05:33 AM
Can elves have a beer gut?
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rooftop on November 24, 2011, 11:44:18 AM
Can elves have a beer gut?
I think they're gnomes
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rumbas on November 24, 2011, 11:47:41 AM
Welcome mr. NoBeard! :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: 4Eyes on November 24, 2011, 12:07:32 PM
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I think they're gnomes

Oh crap - I'm a Gnome
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Gurtie on November 24, 2011, 01:49:17 PM
better than a Troll :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Brad on November 24, 2011, 03:01:46 PM
Welcome NoBeard!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: hungrygoose on November 25, 2011, 09:36:09 AM
Hi NoBeard  - how do you keep your face warm during winter?
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: NoBeard on December 06, 2011, 09:44:08 AM
The current cold weather is showing me the error in my ways  :-[
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Woz on May 30, 2012, 03:07:37 AM
Bumping for the new members.  ;D
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Chunkford on May 30, 2012, 08:53:52 AM
I missed this thread, Hi!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Woz on May 30, 2012, 09:54:25 AM
Need a bit more than that Chunky.  ;)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Chunkford on May 30, 2012, 11:12:44 AM
Lol, well... I'm UK based and live in the tourist trap that is called the Cotswolds with my family :)

I've been into computers and the internet from year dot and it's my choice of drug. Without em I'd clucking like a chicken.
I dabble in a bit of everything related to the internet but mainly enjoy the ecommerce side of things.

I used to hang out on the Actinic forums then went to UKBF, but was informed of this place where the brighter and smarter people hang out who can satisfy my needed to simulate my brain cells better.

Fingers crossed this is the place :D
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: 4Eyes on May 30, 2012, 11:22:52 AM
Welcome Chunkford

Quote
where the brighter and smarter people hang out

hmmm... long time since many of us fitted that description.... I think 'older and more experienced' would be a bit more accurate these days :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: JasonD on May 30, 2012, 11:24:46 AM
Quote
long time since many of us fitted that description.... I think 'older and more experienced' would be a bit more accurate these days

long time since many of us fitted that description.......
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Chunkford on May 30, 2012, 11:32:55 AM
Ha, I wouldn't put yourselves down that much guys, without you "oldies" none of what we have today is possible ;p
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: thesaintv12 on July 06, 2012, 01:21:52 PM
Welcome Chunkford.

I am in the (slow) process of moving up your way.  I was told by the agent that it never rains.  I trust that is true.....
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Chunkford on July 06, 2012, 01:29:06 PM
ermmmm were they high on Red Bull when they said that?? lol

Which part you moving too? I'm up in the North Cotswolds
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: IrishWonder on September 16, 2012, 08:27:15 AM
Hey people, just been told about this place, you might know me through syndk8 or those old enough through SEOChat. Looking forward to discussing all kinds of interesting things
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Gurtie on September 16, 2012, 03:19:53 PM
Hey :) Good to see you here!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: IrishWonder on September 16, 2012, 03:41:29 PM
Heya Gurtie, been ages since I seen you anywhere!  :-*
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: mick g on September 16, 2012, 06:30:57 PM
what took you so long to find us again :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: IrishWonder on September 16, 2012, 06:53:48 PM
Obviously out of you all only TallTroll was nice enough to hand me the URL :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Zwart on September 16, 2012, 07:12:41 PM
The softie!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Brad on September 17, 2012, 12:10:12 PM
Welcome IrishWonder.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rumbas on September 17, 2012, 12:37:54 PM
Welcome to the show!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: IrishWonder on September 17, 2012, 12:42:37 PM
Thanks guys, hope I'll be at least mildly entertaining
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: eljefe3 on September 24, 2012, 06:49:11 AM
Hi,

I'm Jeff and know quite a few of you from pubcons ( specifically the early ones) and wmw.  When I'm not trying to flog some herbal products,online, I like to spend time at the beach seeing as I live on an island in Thailand with my lovely family.  Nice to see familiar nics here!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: hungrygoose on September 24, 2012, 07:26:42 AM
living the dream huh.  welcome
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: littleman on September 24, 2012, 07:27:13 AM
Hi Jeff!  It has been a long time!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: bill on September 24, 2012, 08:03:55 AM
Uh oh..here comes trouble.  :P
Welcome aboard sir.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: TallTroll on September 24, 2012, 08:10:05 AM
Hi Jeff, nice to see you here :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rumbas on September 24, 2012, 12:00:47 PM
Jeff! Welcome on board buddy - been a while :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Drastic on September 24, 2012, 03:10:56 PM
Good to see ya here Jeff, thanks for dropping in!

Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: eljefe3 on September 26, 2012, 09:20:56 AM
Thanks for the welcome everyone.  If you ever plan on coming to Phuket, let me know and we can have an island/beachcon.  We try to keep our beverages cold, while we keep our ocean at 28C or about 85F  ;D
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: hungrygoose on September 26, 2012, 10:33:22 AM
Was over there earlier in the year, but came back to double down and fight a penguin.  Where abouts are you?
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Brad on September 26, 2012, 12:32:27 PM
Welcome Jeff.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: eljefe3 on September 27, 2012, 03:45:27 AM
Was over there earlier in the year, but came back to double down and fight a penguin.  Where abouts are you?

Southern part of the island.

>>Welcome Jeff.

Thanks Brad.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Chunkford on September 27, 2012, 09:03:21 AM
Howdy :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: JamesR on December 14, 2012, 08:49:11 PM
Did a double take on the eljefe nic, I thought you washed off the face of the earth Jeff :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: eljefe3 on December 18, 2012, 05:23:13 AM
Did a double take on the eljefe nic, I thought you washed off the face of the earth Jeff :)

Hehe, nah just getting washed by the 83 degree ocean water waves!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Mackin USA on April 08, 2013, 02:32:12 PM
The water is warm where you are BUT what about the banks in Cypress, Jeff ??

Hi there expat person  ;)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: eljefe3 on April 18, 2013, 12:48:37 AM
Hey M Mackin,

What's Cyprus? As Sgt Schultz said " I know nothing, I see nothing, I hear nothing":).
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: littleman on May 20, 2013, 01:41:08 AM
Welcome Han.  We have a few members who live in Asia here.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: bill on May 20, 2013, 04:27:16 AM
Welcome aboard Han. You'd be the first member from Malaysia.  ;D
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: gm66 on February 14, 2014, 06:42:59 PM
test
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: gm66 on February 14, 2014, 06:45:31 PM
That's odd, i tried to post my intro earlier (a few times) but got a Forbidden as well as a 404.

My text doesn't include links or anything that may be disallowed by the forum so i'm not sure what's going on ..

Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rupert on February 14, 2014, 08:17:34 PM
Welcome to th3core.

 :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: BoL on February 14, 2014, 09:19:48 PM
I came across that before, check your post for keywords that might raise a flag
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: gm66 on February 17, 2014, 10:28:28 AM
Hello,

my name's Gary, i've been an IT contractor for 20 years and programming as a hobby for 30.

I'm an SEO noob (one year) but have done well for my small number of clients, all of whom rank on page one of G for most of their search terms, so i must be doing something right !

Tried a couple of other UK forums but this one tops them all (Clever, sarcastic etc ...).

Looking forward to learning and maybe even throwing up the odd thing that none of you clever people have seen ;+}

I'm based in Leicester and am doing this full time now so i can throw all my energy into it.


All the best,

Gary.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Brad on February 17, 2014, 12:26:05 PM
Hello Gary, welcome to the forums.  We have a pretty international contingent here with the UK being the largest but also members from Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, America, Denmark, California and I'm sure a few places I've overlooked.  Anyway welcome.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rumbas on February 17, 2014, 12:28:54 PM
Welcome to the forums Gary, pleased to have you join us :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: keano on February 17, 2014, 01:05:50 PM
Welcome aboard Gary!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: littleman on February 17, 2014, 04:15:03 PM
Welcome Gary!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Chunkford on February 17, 2014, 04:32:10 PM
New face, cool. Welcome Gary :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Drastic on February 17, 2014, 04:54:22 PM
Ah new blood.

nffc get the whips, chains and gimp suit ready.

Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: gm66 on February 17, 2014, 10:10:43 PM
Cheers for the warm welcome :)

Ah new blood.

nffc get the whips, chains and gimp suit ready.



You forgot about the cream ;+}
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: JasonD on February 17, 2014, 10:53:38 PM
welcome aboard Gary.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: buckworks on February 18, 2014, 05:21:29 AM
Here's a hello from Canada! :)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Gurtie on February 18, 2014, 11:26:43 AM
hey Gary :) 

Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: bill on February 19, 2014, 06:53:25 AM
Welcome Gary.

(we don't do cream...)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: caine on August 27, 2014, 08:18:29 AM
Appreciate the invite Ladies & Gents. Looking at some of the member names I thought everyone had dispersed into the great blue yonder - little did I know!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rupert on August 27, 2014, 09:56:24 AM
Caine, wow!  good to hear from you....

Quote
whenever two or three are gathered together in one place, they shall perform the Parrot Penguin sketch

This is the retirement home  ;)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Rumbas on August 27, 2014, 02:19:09 PM
Whoa! Good to see you in here Caine!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: littleman on August 27, 2014, 03:02:44 PM
Welcome Caine, it is great to have you here.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: BoL on August 27, 2014, 03:14:40 PM
Hope you're well Caine, welcome.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Drastic on August 27, 2014, 05:39:05 PM
Yo Caine... for some reason the other day I was thinking about riding around London in your mini a few years back.

I think we went to "The End" that night...
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: rcjordan on August 27, 2014, 07:35:44 PM
>mini

I think Louise is still keeping the BMW keys so he won't drink-n-drive.

Nice to have you here, Caine.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Mackin USA on August 28, 2014, 12:03:45 PM
 ;D YO, MF  8)
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Brad on August 28, 2014, 01:05:06 PM
If y'all got in Caine's mini at the same time I want to see pictures!

Welcome Caine.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Torben on August 28, 2014, 02:26:58 PM
Good to see you in here Caine
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: DrCool on August 29, 2014, 07:28:44 PM
Welcome to the group Caine. Good to see names from the past pop up.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: caine on September 23, 2014, 03:59:21 PM
Thanks for the welcome's. Sorry said hello and rather selfishly buggered off on holiday to Costa Rica and New Orleans.
Got some poke's from the system reminding me that I was not posting - believe me I wanted too, but spent most of the holiday pissing it up, with many a sore head in the mornings.
Grown up a little since the Mini experience (apologies for that) and leave the keys / car at home.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Drastic on September 23, 2014, 04:18:42 PM
>Grown up a little since the Mini experience

hahaha, I don't even remember anything negative? Except I felt like Dino from the flintstones.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Capone on September 02, 2015, 07:18:07 PM
Hi Everyone,

Co-worker invited me, nice to meet you all.

Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: DrCool on September 02, 2015, 07:20:42 PM
Hi Everyone,

Co-worker invited me, nice to meet you all.



Great to have you here Dave. Welcome!
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: littleman on September 02, 2015, 07:24:02 PM
Welcome!  Do you mind telling us a little bit about yourself?
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Gurtie on September 02, 2015, 07:25:33 PM
hey Dave :) Nice to see a new face.
Title: Re: The Official Introduction Thread.
Post by: Capone on September 02, 2015, 07:33:44 PM
Welcome!  Do you mind telling us a little bit about yourself?

Been working in SEO since 2001, In my spare time i train Mixed Martial Arts, Race Cars, DJ and Play bass guitar. I also enjoy Action/Horror/Sci-fi movies, tv and old kung fu movies :)



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Post by: Brad on September 02, 2015, 07:41:30 PM
Welcome Capone.
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Post by: littleman on September 02, 2015, 07:54:24 PM
>Race Cars

Nice!  I think we have a couple others here who do track time.
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Post by: Capone on September 02, 2015, 08:17:48 PM
>Race Cars

Nice!  I think we have a couple others here who do track time.

Awesome, i try to attend a few HPDE's a year if i have time. I'm in Florida so we have some great tracks in relatively close distances to choose from.
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Post by: Rupert on September 02, 2015, 08:48:40 PM
2001?  you will fit right in here :) 

welcome.
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Post by: Rumbas on September 03, 2015, 08:06:36 AM
Welcome capone!
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Post by: gm66 on September 03, 2015, 08:40:02 AM
Helooooo :)

I play iRacing does that count as track time ? ;+}

Welcome :)
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Post by: JasonD on September 03, 2015, 09:13:17 AM
Hello Dave :)
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Post by: Mackin USA on September 03, 2015, 11:53:28 AM
Welcome capone!
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Post by: Drastic on September 04, 2015, 01:40:18 PM
Awesome...

Your gimp suit is over there in the corner... meet mackin in the back room for orientation.
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Post by: Vectorite on September 08, 2015, 09:31:34 PM
In Keeping with OP I'm an old SEO and web designer guy who is originally from the UK but has upgraded to Florida where It really rains, none of the half measures drizzle.
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Post by: littleman on September 08, 2015, 09:45:37 PM
Welcome Vectorite!  From the UK to Florida, and an old SEO & web designer.  You seem to have the Core covered.
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Post by: Drastic on September 08, 2015, 09:49:07 PM
Gang please welcome Vectorite.

I met him in another group, he is a sharp seo, also gearing up a local seo business. He is also a joomla specialist.

We've worked some tools and strategies together, he's the real deal. In mackin terms, I've had phone with him.

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Post by: Rupert on September 09, 2015, 05:09:15 AM
welcome Vectorite.

Any friend of Dras is welcome here.
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Post by: Gurtie on September 09, 2015, 06:36:56 AM
>> had phone

wow - a real relationship :)

Welcome Vectorite - you could have just moved to the south west for real rain you know...
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Post by: JasonD on September 09, 2015, 09:00:40 AM
hey there :)
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Post by: Brad on September 09, 2015, 10:44:41 AM
Welcome Vectorite
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Post by: gm66 on September 09, 2015, 03:42:06 PM
Welcome :)
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Post by: buckworks on September 09, 2015, 08:18:26 PM
Here's a hello from Canada!  ;D
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Post by: DrCool on September 10, 2015, 01:34:14 PM
Hello and welcome Vectorite. Where in Florida are you? I am in Jacksonville.
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Post by: Danieljc on October 29, 2015, 05:48:50 PM
What's up guys. I landed here by way of a friend and mentor from a seaside town in East Sussex. I'm from the wine country and also Yosemite in California. I left the horrid world of commercial insurance and also SMB IT and fell back on my hobby of IM and SEO  a couple of years ago. I had to start over and had no savings but couldn't stomach another job in that industry so I got busy selling myself in the SEO world to clients who suited the wee skill-set I had back then.

It has been sink or swim ever since and I'm right proud that I have survived and had some good victories by spending a couple of years staying up late and hungrily seeking seo truth. I don't like reading too much bandwagon seo for the most part. I'm more interested in harder questions and getting an edge.

I have accumulated significant amount of experience and insight in local seo that I can contribute if that's valuable to anyone. Outside of SEO,  I mostly keep to myself online and don't represent what I do in forums and am not active in social media except in a few private groups and with a few individuals.

My other primary interest is photography which I've done professionally and if / when I retire from SEO, I'll be doing commercial photography. I tend to have a teasing sense of humor and I've spent a great deal of my life growing up around Aussies so I can take roughness.
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Post by: buckworks on October 29, 2015, 05:53:38 PM
Here's a welcome from Canada!

>> insight in local seo

Yes, YES please! :-)
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Post by: JasonD on October 29, 2015, 06:39:39 PM
Hello and welcome Daniel.

Make yourself at home, find a few posts to dive into. Good to have you onboard :)
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Post by: DrCool on October 29, 2015, 07:19:11 PM
Good to have you here Daniel.
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Post by: littleman on October 29, 2015, 07:19:30 PM
Welcome Danieljc!  Local SEO is something I have very little practical experience with, so I'd appreciate your insight.
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Post by: Brad on October 29, 2015, 08:43:17 PM
Welcome to the forums Danieljc.
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Post by: Rupert on October 30, 2015, 08:12:15 AM
Welcome Daniel :)

you will find the pace of life steady here, and the insight deep.
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Post by: gm66 on October 30, 2015, 11:25:43 AM
Well met Sir :)
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Post by: keano on October 30, 2015, 02:22:58 PM
Afternoon Daniel. Welcome  :)
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Post by: Rumbas on October 30, 2015, 02:29:58 PM
Welcome from Denmark! Good to have you on board!
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Post by: Mackin USA on October 30, 2015, 02:31:30 PM
What everyone of the MFs above said  8) ;D 8)
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Post by: simplytheresa on December 18, 2015, 08:07:50 PM
Hi All. I’ve been hearing about this group for ages, but once I heard that Jason is beginning to refer to me as Mrs. Ergophobe, I figured I'd better get going and join already.

I’ve been working in marketing for years, but mostly relying on agencies to do the real nitty gritty stuff. Now, it looks like I have a chance at being part of a brand new in-house SEO/SEM team (fingers crossed), and the chasm between what I know and what I feel like I should know feels … more substantial. At least I know that there is a lot I don’t know, right?

Interestingly, I was looking through the other introductions, and this would be two newbie introductions in a row from the Yosemite, CA area who are interested in photography. Go figure.
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Post by: JasonD on December 18, 2015, 08:11:29 PM
haha - Henceforth Mrs Ergophobe shall be referred to as SimpleTheresa by me.

Welcome to th3core Theresa, great to have you onboard :)
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Post by: ergophobe on December 18, 2015, 08:16:19 PM
Ha! finally got "Mrs Ergophobe" to join.

Some folks here (buckworks and Ash for sure) know her from the "real" world (mostly Pubcons but some forum people have cycled through Yosemite here and there). Maybe a couple of others.

She is my guide to social media (one of my guides anyway) and the one in the house who knows how an iPhone works.
https://www.instagram.com/stillsimplytheresa/
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Post by: buckworks on December 18, 2015, 09:26:28 PM
Welcome Theresa! It's fabulous to have you on board! :-)
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Post by: Brad on December 18, 2015, 11:21:19 PM
Welcome Theresa!
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Post by: gm66 on December 19, 2015, 11:54:31 AM
Welcome :)

And beware of the Ergos !
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Post by: littleman on December 20, 2015, 07:48:06 AM
Welcome SimplyTheresa I hope you enjoy our community.
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Post by: Rupert on December 21, 2015, 09:51:21 AM
Welcome Theresa!  I guess you know us better than we know you :)

Good to have you on board.
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Post by: Rumbas on December 21, 2015, 01:21:26 PM
Brilliant! Welcome to the show Theresa!
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Post by: ergophobe on December 21, 2015, 06:34:39 PM
I guess you know us better than we know you :)

Safe to say... trying to change that though.

But buckworks may know more about Theresa's "girl stuff" shopping than I do.
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Post by: simplytheresa on December 21, 2015, 06:38:36 PM
Thanks, everyone, for the warm welcome. I thought I'd get caught up on recent conversations while I worked up the courage to start posing questions.

Oh, and gm66, what could you possibly mean by that?  ;)
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Post by: Mackin USA on May 08, 2016, 02:12:28 PM
If littleman says welcome then so do I.

But I don't know who you are, or do I  ???
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Post by: ergophobe on May 08, 2016, 09:04:11 PM
She's my wife and I think other than me, Buckworks is the only regular here who has met her in person at multiple Pubcons. A few other folks who are not quite as active here (anawalla and a couple others) have met her too.

Not a big overlap between Th3 Core and Pubcon, but simplytheresa will probably be at Pubcon Vegas this year... with or without me, I don't know.

Trying to get her more active here, but a new job is keeping her pretty busy.
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Post by: CaboWabo on February 14, 2017, 10:37:25 AM
CaboWabo

Main handle due to my Van Halen addiction. In an odd coincidence, whenever I travel, the people in the room next to me always listen to Van Halen...whether they want to or not. ;)

Started back in '96. Speaker at PubCon. Owe much of my success to the late Tedster.

Currently an affiliate marketer and trying to keep a low profile.

Been looking for a safe haven since WMW ceased being that.

Looking forward to contributing.
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Post by: Mackin USA on February 14, 2017, 11:33:01 AM
Welcome Cabo

We love to visit the Baja

Were you @ ASW in Vegas?
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Post by: JasonD on February 14, 2017, 11:54:53 AM
Hello Cabo and welcome to th3core.

Good to have another old boy/girl around. You sound eerily like someone I know.... Different nick though :)
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Post by: Rumbas on February 14, 2017, 12:06:09 PM
Welcome behind the scene! Being an old timer, you'll find plenty of familiar nicks in here. Good to have ya.
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Post by: Brad on February 14, 2017, 12:15:50 PM
Welcome Cabo
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Post by: Rupert on February 14, 2017, 12:50:29 PM
Yes welcome.  was that always your Nick, or have you found Van Halen more recently?
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Post by: gm66 on February 14, 2017, 01:12:50 PM
Hi Cabo and welcome to your experienced brain :)
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Post by: littleman on February 14, 2017, 07:36:23 PM
Thanks for joining us CaboWabo.  Sammy or David?
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Post by: CaboWabo on February 15, 2017, 05:00:08 PM
Thanks for the welcome!

Found Van Halen in 1979.

I'm old.

Always Dave, but pre-'85 Dave. When he lost his hairline, he lost his cool.

Sammy better solo.

CaboWabo has been my handle since 2001 I think when I joined WMW.

Rockon.
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Post by: rcjordan on February 15, 2017, 05:08:30 PM
>I'm old

Pfffft!

Welcome to a safe haven, CB.

Keep April 20-27 open.

Ping me your location in NC. Elizabeth City here.
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Post by: littleman on February 15, 2017, 05:32:11 PM
>Sammy better solo.

I agree, the early David years of VH are when they made their best music.  Somewhere there is a photo of glassy eyed and mullet wearing teenage me going to a VH concert in the 1980s.
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Post by: Drastic on February 15, 2017, 05:45:54 PM
>Always Dave

Membership accepted. Welcome to the madhouse.
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Post by: jangro on February 17, 2017, 02:43:33 PM
Hey MFs. Saw Mackin in January, and he reminded me that this place exists. Thought I'd poke my head back in and see what's going on.

The more things change...
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Post by: rcjordan on February 17, 2017, 02:46:45 PM
Good. Saved us the trouble of pinging you, slacker.

http://th3core.com/talk/water-coolerextra/corecon-se-2017/
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Post by: jangro on February 17, 2017, 02:52:17 PM
slacker.

valid

http://th3core.com/talk/water-coolerextra/corecon-se-2017/

he shared that too. looking at the calendar...
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Post by: grnidone on February 21, 2017, 10:56:41 PM
Welcome, Welcome.
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Post by: Rupert on April 09, 2018, 09:43:44 PM
Welcome Tcolling! 8)

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Post by: tcolling on April 10, 2018, 05:00:21 AM
Thank you for allowing me to join and for welcoming me!

I live and work in Oceanside, California and my agency is A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, at https://eldersell.com. The company provides SEO and other online marketing services along with WordPress website building and management.

We work primarily with clients who are in the field of home health care, hospice, non-medical caregiving and other services that support the elderly and their families but we can work with other types of clients as well and do so, everything from ministries to online education.

Most of our clients are "local" in nature or regional at most, so we do a lot of local SEO work as well as general practice organic SEO work.

The company was formed in 2013 and is small but profitable and we're always looking for more opportunities to help other firms grow through their online presence.
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Post by: Rumbas on April 10, 2018, 07:32:15 AM
Welcome to the show tcolling. Thrilled to have you join this gang of old veterans. Grab a cuppa and poke around. We're here to help you getting lost :)
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Post by: Mackin USA on April 10, 2018, 01:12:08 PM
WELCOME

I've spent many a happy morning @ http://www.jollyrogerrestaurants.com

Years ago I lived at the Marina for 10 days.
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Post by: Brad on April 10, 2018, 01:17:49 PM
Welcome tcolling.  We talk about most anything here, join in as you will.
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Post by: tcolling on April 10, 2018, 03:01:19 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome.

Re the Jolly Roger - I had lunch there just last Friday! :)
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Post by: I, Brian on December 15, 2018, 08:33:23 PM
I've been away for a while - looking to find some familiar faces here. :)

I noticed gurtie's not been about for a while but grnidone is. Is JasonD still about? Is Aaron Wall still active? What did Dave do after he did work with Microsoft? Is Rand Fishkin a millionaire yet? Did Matt Cutts really leave Google? How did Danny end up becoming a spokesman for them? Lol, yes, it's been a few years. :)
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Post by: emp on July 05, 2019, 11:00:04 PM
Some might know me.

Been a member (and mod) at WickedFire, before its demise.

Banned on buildersociety.

We'll see if I last here.

::emp::
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Post by: Brad on July 06, 2019, 12:52:52 AM
Welcome emp!
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Post by: littleman on July 06, 2019, 07:08:08 AM
Welcome emp.  I am sure you'll get along fine.  Most of us are old time seo spammers here. We've got along over many disagreements over the years; we just treat each other with a basic level of respect.  I don't think anyone here has a god complex.
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Post by: Rumbas on July 06, 2019, 11:41:40 AM
Welcome!