Blogging by a happy boy, Niels Klintø

Back from PubCon Conference Las Vegas and it was again a blast – lots of great sessions on SEO, PPC, Web Analytics and Social Media and then of course the networking – talking with all the great colleagues in the business. Also this time I arrived in Denmark with lots of new friends – I really love this business.
Brett and his team did again an incredible job!

Later I will make some blog posts about some of the subjects and findings from PubCon.
For now I’ll try to manage the jetlag – I guess coming from 22 days in Cambodia/Thailand, staying 2 days i DK, heading for 7 days in Vegas and the back to DK was manageable on paper (and great fun!), but my feeling of time is really fxxx…

PubCon Las Vegas again

November 8th, 2009 | Posted by Niels Klintø in Business | Travel - (0 Comments)

PubCon is for sure the best Search and online marketing conference and Im happy that I again this year will make it to the Las Vegas version,
PubCon used to be clise to pure Search, but this year they added a full Social Marketing track and some other “non Search” things – so this year its not only gonna be about getting a “Search boost” but also about bringing home new styff from other areas…. Nice!
I’ll try to make a couple of blog articles about some of the interesting SEO stuff after PubCon and Im sure both Addvisors Vilnius and Addconsulta will turn some of the new stuff into cool services for their clients.
Off for PubCon Vegas, see you!

Back in Vilnius preparing for the wedding + of course spending some time at the Addvisors Vilnius office.
Wow, time is running when you’re enjoying life and what you’re doing – now there’s only 4 days to the wedding…. Luckily we’re sort of ready – always some small changes and coordinations needed…

Saturday is so close and I’m really looking forward to it!

This is really a super joke Google is making here – check out this clip from The Onion where Google is telling about their new Google product “Google Opt Out” – a product sending you to a remote village – damn, these Googlelers are just such nice people.

And I love the big G you get in your forehead when you return from Google Opt Out village..  😉

Google Opt Out Feature Lets Users Protect Privacy By Moving To Remote Village

No more OMD in Germany

August 10th, 2009 | Posted by Niels Klintø in Business - (0 Comments)

It has been annonced for quite some time, but I still find it very sad that the huge German Online Marketing Expo OMD has been discontinued..  OMD 2008 was the last of those and I have been very happy being there from when it was rather small to the huge Online Marketing Expo it was last year..

Anyway it seems like the German Online scene has decided that the big German Online Marketing Expo will be DMEXCO in Cologne – can’t make it this year, but I will certainly come around next year!
And I’m looking forward to hear the reviews from friends afterwards!

First of all I really like the idea of Google Wave when I heard about it the other day…  but hearing about the 1 hour and 20 mins. long presentation I got a bit scared..
Luckily some nice people made a 10 mins “executive summary” video clips, which I find enough for a product not lauched…
Sorry Google and the 2 Rasmussen brothers (must have some Danish connection..) I cheated by doing the 10 mins…

It seems like the 23 Video launch made quite some noize…  and now 23 Video competitor  DigiEyeZ is also giving 23 Video platform a spin..

And if you take a look at the test-site (and understand Danish) you can also read their “test results”/comments…

Happy to see that they like it, too…

Do you want to test the 23 Video platform like DigiEyeZ?

23 has now the full presentation from the 23 Video launch online – sorry, only in Danish.

I’m in fact looking forward to see the 23 Video presentation in full – did miss quite a lot because I was busy pouring up Champaign.

Wednesday was a big day with the launch of 23 Video – a sophisticated, but simple platform enabling people/companies to launch their own web-tv site in 2 mins.
The launch event managed to fill up Radiohuset, studio 2, (the old Danish radiohouse) with more than 200 people eager to hear about this new product from “23” called 23 Video – and making the launch in the radiohouse, where the first Danish Tv-programs were send 60 years ago made the statement even clearer.
Now everybody can launch their own TV-station online – and with 23 Video its really just a matter of minutes.
Sorry that I’m getting a bit overexited about it, but having worked together with “23” on this product for the last 8 months makes me very excited about it…

The launch event went really well. More than 200 people – yes, it was overbooked and some of people who came a little late like Morten Lund even had to sit on the stairs….
Thomas Madsen-Mygdal started “the show” describing the product and the “market” where a online tv-station project usually takes a lot of time and lots of money – something which will be changed with the entrance of 23 Video.
Ulrik from Mediacom then when to present the status for online video and his view about the future – YouTube is exploding in usage and online video has just started.

“Unfortunately” I was part of the team behind the event and product, so I didnt really find time to see much more of the presentation like Aarstidernes or the new video-site made to VisitDenmark
I mean somebody needs to pour up the champaign for all the people..

Thanx to Thomas and the team for letting me be a (small) part of this!

Use 23 Video to build you own online Tv-station – 14 days free trial!

Been a busy boy from the morning and decided to spend some time on taking the Google Analytics Individual Qualification (IQ) test – and I passed it among the first Danes…

I haven’t found a place where Google says it as nice as TraceWorks’ Morten Wulff does it with “Data is the new creative”, but Google opened up on March 3rd for the Google Analytics Online Course and Test because they find that “In today’s economic climate, data-driven marketing and website decision making is increasingly important.”

Google describe the The Google Analytics Individual Qualification (or Google Analytics IQ) as “a proof of proficiency in Google Analytics that is available to any individual who has passed the Google Analytics IQ test”.

The GA IQ Test wasn’t that difficult, but there were some rather tricky questions included, too…
What I really like most about the this Qualification is that Google decided to make a great step-by-step online course, which they see as a way to prepare for the test. I like the course because it keeps you updated (at least for now) and you might find a couple of areas that you dont really use that much – for sure it wasn’t all areas that I has been using that much…
But try doing the GA Online course without any experience with Google Analytics from some sites and I don’t think you’ll pass… But do tell me if you succed!

I once passed an Ericsson course in GSM when I was at Telia, but when you’re not a programmer, a ingenieur or a software company you just don’t get all these nice certificates to hide the wall with, so please excuse me but I need to flash the Google Analytics IQ Certificate…  uhhhh…  😉

Update December 4th 2009
Now with the official Google Analytics IQ Proof of Qualification – check my GA IQ here