I am a priveleged emplyee! Wow! I was sent to Moscow to attend the biggest Russian SEO event of the year – Optimization.ru conference organized by Ashmanov and Partners SEO agency.
The first day was really a disappointment.. I have not learned anything new. It was a lot of useless talking and no information. Nothing about Snezhinsk, the new search algorithm, nothing about any advanced SEO techniques.. nothing.
The only thing I learned is that Yandex is going to let us, webmasters, to finally control snippets in the SERPs (probabbly with the help of Meta description .. hehe how inventive!), which are a bunch of random phrases now really. Wee! That’s a great thing!
Apart from that, I got in touch with some spammy traffic sellers (but it’s never enough spam in Russia, is it?) and had free alcohol from SEO Pult =)
Especially bad impression I had from a Google Russia guy. No wonder Google cannot get market share =) He did not know anything.. Like literally nothing. Some girl from the audience asked him about PR sculpting, and he did not know what it was .. Oh geez!
Gonna sleep now. Good night Moscow!
P.S. Radisson SAS in Moscow sucks! Don’t stay there!