(http://www.flickr.com/photos/storyspinn/873701782/) After last month's Developer Grade SEO meetup (http://www.meetup.com/RaleighSEO/events/23201751/) I tweeted out (https://twitter.com/#!/1918/status/[masked]) that we should invite Bill Slawski down to our meetup. Apparently Bill didn't think it was all that crazy (https://twitter.com/#!/bill_slawski/status/[masked]). We shot a few emails back and forth and he's agreed to come down and share his special point-of-view on SEO with us.
If you're serious about knowing where the search engines (Google in particular) are headed, you read his blog at SEO by the Sea (http://www.seobythesea.com/). Using his legal brain he pours through the sometimes mind-bendingly complex patents that are filed and looks for hints about what they are really aiming at.
Bill Slawski will deepen your ability to think like a search engine. Because there's no telling what gem may drop out of the patent gift bag we're keeping the subject flexible, but he loves to talk about fundamentals like the reasonable surfer, more complex search ideas like page segmentation, or even how a search engine might find relevance in lists(semantic connectiveness).
You know we don't do a lot of guest speakers, but when we do, we try to pull in true subject matter experts.
If you can only make it to this meetup once this year, this should be the one you come to.
Need more info?
Get the background that has made Bill's writings at SEO by the Sea a must read for the entire search and internet marketing industry (http://www.seobythesea.com/about-seo-by-the-sea/).
Bill Slawski's Google profile page (https://plus.google.com/106515636986325493284/).
Bill Slawski's LinkedIn page (http://www.linkedin.com/in/slawski).
Bill Slawski's Twitter account (https://twitter.com/#!/bill_slawski).