In what is becoming an annual pilgrimage to the land of silicon, Search Engine Strategies is gearing for next month’s visit to San Jose.  I have to say of all of the SES events, San Jose seems to be a hands-down favorite of everyone.

The New York SES is bigger every year, but it’s in early Spring.  Yes, Times Square is in walking distance, but something about the summer in downtown San Jose makes it even more fun.  Last year the San Jose Jazz Festival was the same week as the SES, but we won’t be so lucky this year.

No, it’s something more, maybe that there are 3-4 parties every night, maybe the Google party at the Googleplex, the competition between Google and Yahoo to throw the best party, it’s all a great recipie for a great week.

This year, I’ll be speaking at three sessions during the week, and the big news is that Danny has finally allowed Shari Thurow and I to present a session on Search and & Usability.  We’ve been working on him for years to offer a session on this topic, and now we have our chance.  I am really looking forward to this, as it will be a lot of fun.  I promise anyone who attends that you will learn something new that you can use to make an immediate impact on your website.  Please attend and show your support for introducing usability to the search space!
I’ll be speaking on the following topics:

Successful Site Architecture,
Aug 8th, 3:30 PM

Usability & SEO: Two Wins For The Price Of One,
Aug 9th, 3:15 PM

Site Clinic (Bring your site!),
Aug 10, 9:00 AM

If you are attending, please be sure to say “hello”, as I am more than happy to meet those that read the blog.  It’s shaping up to be a great week, so see you then!