So I knew if Chris was going to be there, I would be getting some good info. Also, Chris is a developer that works for an SEO company. I love programming and I’ve been bitten by the SEO bug so why wouldn’t I want to combine those things?
Chris’s presentation did not disappoint. It was loaded with geeked out, data crunching, google doc’ed, code-a-liciousness. I don’t know what I want to do more, use the tools he showed us or look at the code that makes them up!
I got to chat with Chris afterwards and he is way cooler in real-life than he is in 140 character spurts. Chris is off to New York City to start a new job as a translator. He apparently will be translating SEO-glish in to Programmerese. That sounds like a cool-ass job and I wish him luck. I hope they have Twitter in New York because I know I will have questions in Philadelphia.
I also got to chat with Chris Countey about my authorship woes (My picture magically disappeared from the SERP the other day but that is an entirely different post.) He apparently is some sort of authorship expert and he has made some YouTube videos on how to get it done. Go watch them! I did and I think I did everything he said so hopefully my pic will be back in your results soon. (Chris is also the owner of one of my top 5 twitter feeds, follow him and learn stuff.)
I also met a ton of other very cool people at the meetup. I will definitely be back to SEO Grail.