Search Engine Strategies London is less than a month away and is host to a number of great speakers. This includes SEO Veteran Dave Naylor, Owner of Bronco Internet, a highly talented and successful web development and SEO agency. I had a chance to catch up with Dave Naylor to get insight on his sessions related to Blogging & SEO, Reputation Management and Affiliate Marketing.

[Manoj]: What kind of SEO opportunities and benefits are organizations missing out on when they don't have a blog or they don't syndicate their content?

[Dave Naylor]: The main aspect that organisations are missing out on is QDF (query deserves freshness). Google index blog content quickly which will make your site relevant. If the blog is made interesting then over time you will start to build a community who will return over and over again, and potentially link to you. It doesn't have to be a blog, but good content always helps.

[Manoj]: Will Blogging and SEO become more prominent in 2009 with the global recession still lurking?

[Dave Naylor]: Companies not only need to invest in good websites but to invest in their user too. The way to come out on top in a recession is to offer something extra or something different. This isn't to say that blogging will become more prominent but SEO certainly will as people become wiser to the best ways to spend their online marketing budgets. Also on the SEO front people need to be making sure they use agencies that they can trust so that results are good and their site is secure.

[Manoj]: What are some best practices in regards to locating and dealing with negative messaging for your brand?

[Dave Naylor]: Dealing with depends on where the negative comment is and the age of the comment. A number of times we have approached the owner of the blog or forum and managed to get the thread or comment removed. If the webmaster is contactable it's a good place to start. In terms of Locating there are various reputation management tools that can be used, or to use things such as Google Alerts and to keep a check on the serps.

[Manoj]: Can you recommend any favorite tools you use for Reputation management?

[Dave Naylor]: There are a couple of Reputation Management tools that are good, one being the Distilled Reputation Monitor and the other is Andy Beal's Trackur.

[Manoj]: What kind of insight will we get from your session on "Affiliate & Search Marketing Square Off"

[Dave Naylor]: I have only recently been requested to join this panel so I haven't quite got the full plan worked out, but as people will know I'm always very open and honest with often radical views on online marketing ... so you'll just have to wait and see.

January 30, 2009

Manoj has been in the Digital marketing industry for over 10 years with experience at some of Canada's largest companies: WestJet and Shaw Communications. Manoj first started in the search marketing industry with Enquiro Search Solutions, where he spearheaded web analytics, SEO Training and the development of cutting edge search marketing solutions for clients. Manoj is also an entrepreneur in the Mobile and Local Deals space.

Manoj is a Professional Speaker having participated at events such as Web Analytics Congress (Amsterdam), Emetrics, Web Analytics Xchange, WebTrends Engage, Internet Marketing Conference, Social Media Innovation Summit and Search Engine Strategies. He has also contributed to several leading online publications such as: Search Engine Land, Marketing Pilgrim, WebProNews, Search Engine Guide and the Web Analytics Assocation.

He founded and successfully sold Web Analytics World (a top 100 Digital Marketing Blog – and was voted #39th Most Influential Digital Marketer in North America – 2009 (see:


I think any companies that are serious about SEO ought to have a blog up by now. It's a minimum standard these days, and even the big companies such as Coca Cola are doing it.


This is truly very interesting interview. I agree with Dave, companies need to invest in their user too rather than investing in good websites... Thanks for the update :)

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Yo Manoj,

I would seriously advise companies to do more than blogging to weather these troubled times. Top marketing execs should also relentlessly pour content into Facebook and Twitter to brand themselves, and thereby their companies :-)

Lucky Balaraman
CAD Services CEO

Blogging is certainly very important. I have recently started a blog on one of my business websites and the results have been very promising.

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Blogging important? *sigh* Sadly here in South Africa most folk don't seem to think a feedback form is important... heck, even a website isn't seen as useful.

Sadly we all know that the easier you make it for folk to contact you or your business and the more interactive you can be the more confidence you can instill in them.

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