Friday Recap: SEO Celebrity Edition

Happy Friday, happy people. I’m a touch disappointed today. My homeland is getting blanketed with yummy snow and all we have here out in SoCal is a cloudy day. Weather is delicious.

I need something to make me feel better.

Okay, that worked. Moving along…

Matt Cutts broke my heart yesterday with a post about Blogger Play. I missed that second ‘L’ when I first read it, and I thought Matt was going to pay me to do something. Drat. It’s okay, eating is overrated anyway. Ask Susan. [Yep. –Susan]

There’s also some concern that Matt is preparing to do something horrible to our beloved Michael Gray due to an ominous article entitled Gray wolves to lose endangered status. Someone keep an eye on Michael during SMX, huh? Don’t let Matt lure him to the Googleplex or something.

Speaking of SMX, if you’re not sure what to wear how about some sweet Venture Capital Wear? Sure they’re a bit pricey at $100 but how else are you going to show your true gangsta? [I want this one. It would make conferences so much easier. –Susan] Also, make sure to print out the SMX West Party Schedule while you’re at it. You don’t want to be gangsta all alone in your hotel room.

Twitter pal Taylor Pratt gives us The Secret to Becoming an SEO Celebrity. Apparently it includes spy satellites, having a clone and/or a time machine, and living without proper rest. Well, yeah, I could have told you that.

The Blog Herald told us about a new Web app that lets you add a customized signature to your blog posts. I was pretty excited about it until it threatened to kill me:

Not cool, My Live Signature, not cool!

TechCrunch spills the beans about what could be my favorite new Facebook app. It lets you punch Robert Scoble (or Susan) in the face. I’ll take two please!

Barry Schwartz was able to find a photo of a blackhat out in the wild. Isn’t it amazing how Dave Naylor suddenly becomes preppy and non-intimidating sitting next to Ralph Tegtmeier?

Over on his personal blog, Matt McGee highlights two things Two Things That Don’t Taste Great Together and totally throws his wife under the bus in the process. Way to go, M2

Trying to be actually search-relevant, Kara Swisher posted a video interview with my older search boyfriend Jim Lanzone. He talks search, where it is and where it’s going. Curiously, this is all takes place in what looks to be someone’s bedroom. Is Kara secretly holding Jim hostage in her bedroom? Lucky.

Smashing Magazine has a list of 25 Mind-Blowing Gadgets. I want the speakers that look like giant headphones. And maybe the Pie Lamp, as well.

Not At All SEO Related: A 100-year-old tortoise acts as Mom to a baby hippo. Say it with me, aw!

Lifehacker tells us how to stop checking emails on the evenings and weekends, which is only effective until the senders of the email start calling you. Then you just have a different, more annoying problem.

Susan sent me a fun YouTube video of music using only sounds from Windows XP and 98. Make a note: That’s the first time “Susan” and “fun” has been used in the same sentence.

Things I Learned From Boing Boing This Week:

Just a reminder that a gaggle of the Bruce Clay staff will be at SMX West next week, including both me and Susan, so if you’re in town be sure to track us down and buy us a drink! If you’ll be enjoying the show from afar, keep your eyes on the blog for both our SMX West session coverage and the chance to get a glimpse at BC’s new Associate Writer Virginia. She’ll be giving us a hand and posting daily coverage recaps.

Lisa Barone is a writer, content marketer & VP of strategy at Overit Media. She's also a very active Twitterer, much to the dismay of the rest of the world.

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