Air date: July 3, 2014
Webcology debuted on October 25, 2007.
Since then, Dave Davies and I have done 300 episodes, the vast majority of which were recorded live-to-podcast as they were webcast at WebmasterRadio.FM/. That’s 300 Thursdays over nearly seven years. 300 hours, 18,000 minutes of work-a-day radio. Webcology is the longest continually running weekly show on the largest B2B online radio network in the world.
We owe this to our audience and to WebmasterRadio.FM. We want to thank everyone who has ever been a listener, a guest, Daron and Brandy Babin, former WebmasterRadio staffers Eddie Machado, Hillary Bost and everyone else who’s worked at WebmasterRadio over the years.
The most special thanks has to go to our producer and engineer, Jorge Hermida aka Brasco. There’s not enough words in the language to recognize the work Brasco does to keep WebmasterRadio on the air and not enough words to thank him for being our producer over the last seven years so I’ll settle on the strongest five I can find. Brasco, thank you so very much. We’ll need to do another 9700 episodes before we get really good at it.
After discussing seven years of change in the web marketing ecosystem, Dave and I discuss Google’s stance on the EU Right to be Forgotten regulation and Facebook experimenting with users’ emotions.
Air date: June 26, 2014
Alan K’necht, partner at Digital Always Media, discusses how Google is switching from Google Analytics to Universal Analytics, and what business owners and digital marketers should be doing about it. Plus, Google to remove author images from search results, Bing’s Duane Forrester says adding schema markup is important for search engines, and Google announces Android L at Google I/O.
Air date: June 19, 2014
The Supreme Court of British Columbia leveled a ruling instructing Google to remove a listing from its global index.
The Supreme Court of Canada upholds Internet user’s right to privacy.
Also, Amazon’s Fire Phone, SEO advice on Google and 302 redirects and YouTube to delete independent artists from its inventory of video.
Air Date: June 12, 2014
In the first segment we interview writer and director Dominic H. White on his newly released motion picture DSKNECTD. We discusses the various ways technology may be profoundly changing the way we interact with others, and also discuss the pros and cons.
In the second segment, we host a World Cup Fan Roundtable with Thom Craver (Internet Marketing Ninjas), Simon Heseltine (AOL) and Eric Lander ( D50 Media).
Air Date: June 5, 2014
With 28% of webmasters saying they were somehow penalized by one or more versions of the Panda update (we’re at 4.0 now), Jim and Dave discuss Panda and penalties. We also cover how Google ranks web pages that have no incoming links.
Later, Mike Roberts, the founder and CEO of the competitive research analytics toolkit, Spy-Fu drops by to give us a glimpse behind the scenes at Spy-Fu.
Airdate: May 29, 2014
Jim interviews Stephen DeMeulenaere, founder of Complementary Currency Resource Center, about the digital currency Bitcoin. Jim and Dave also learn about Google’s testing of self-driving cars.
Airdate: May 22, 2014
Jim and Dave have a fun-filled week discussing the leak of 145,312,663 unique records from Ebay. They discuss the winners and losers of the recent Panda 4.0 update, and welcome special guest Colleen Hardwick from PlaceSpeaks who wows our hosts with her knowledge of Data.
Airdate: May 15, 2014
Jim reports from location while presenting at ClickZ Live Toronto and addresses the growing Pay To Speak rumours and how it will affect the industry. We also get an account of the Keynote speech from Kristine Stewart where the Former EVP of CBC discusses how Twitter fits into the Marketing Ecosystem.
“Will Data Save Marketing?” with Ajit Sivadasan, Vice President and General Manager, Lenovo Corporation
In a world that is increasingly digital, shelf lives of marketers will be tied to their ability to constantly experiment and measure effectiveness. The advances in technology (big data, mobile, data management platforms, etc.) coupled with the digital footprint left by customers will help marketers facilitate a a deeper understanding and consequently lead to more effective marketing campaigns.