SMX Social: Just What Did Calacanis Say About SEO & More Recaps

At our SMX Social Media Marketing conference this week, we had a great panel on the future of human powered search. Jason Calacanis of Mahalo, Jimmy Wales of Wikia Search, and Steven Marder of Eurekster all took part. Jason had some remarks on SEO that set off the usual wave of upset. But as I commented to those who weren’t at the panel, by the end of Q&A, Jason – along with Jimmy Wales and Seven Marder — were agreeing about the usefulness of SEO. It’s all down to the definitions.

Below you can hear Jason’s presentation yourself, then you can hear the Q&A portion that covered search marketing and human powered search. Note that the video production could be better. Hey, I just got a Macbook — it’s my first time playing with what it can supposedly do. Do don’t hassle me over the titles that could be better. Also, I will get the entire session up with the presentations from Jimmy and Steven, along with the further Q&A. But first, Jason:

The Q&A:

And here’s some of the reaction to initial reports of his comments, before anyone not at the show could hear what he said in full:

And here’s further coverage of the show (for initial coverage from the first day, see SMX Social: Mahalo To Do Microformats, Search Wikia Adds Alpha 0.2 Features & More):

Related Topics: Channel: SEO | Search 4.0 | Search Engines: Eurekster | Search Engines: Mahalo | Search Engines: Search Wikia | Search Engines: Social Search Engines | SEM Industry: Community | SEM Industry: Conferences | SEM Industry: General


About The Author: is a Founding Editor of Search Engine Land. He’s a widely cited authority on search engines and search marketing issues who has covered the space since 1996. Danny also serves as Chief Content Officer for Third Door Media, which publishes Search Engine Land and produces the SMX: Search Marketing Expo conference series. He has a personal blog called Daggle (and keeps his disclosures page there). He can be found on Facebook, Google + and microblogs on Twitter as @dannysullivan.

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