Blogging by a happy boy, Niels Klintø

It is for sure a merry Christmas – Sepiamusic’ new album Trenches is now ready for download at iTunes.
I’m still just as happy about the album as I was when I heard the first single “Crazy Burn” – “Crazy Burn” is a huge hit, if you ask me… and the whole album is just superb….

Download Crazy Burn at the Sepiamusic site (as long as its still up there) and check out the super Crazy Burn Video.

At the PubCon conference (Novmber 10. – 13.) in Las Vegas Google’s “Spam czar” Matt Cutts told the audience that Google will NOT launch their new version of their Search Engine backend “Caffeine” before Christmas and thereby potentially make large changes in their index that might ruin the Christmas earning for lots of webshops.
I’m sure many people can remember the Google Search Engine update called “Florida” (back in November 2003) that litteraly ruin the Christmas earning for lots and lots of webshop – and some say forcing these webshop over to Google’s advertising program AdWords – was it deliberately?
Anyway Matt Cutts first of all told the audience that the “Caffeine” (not update) version won’t really be so much different in the algorithm, but the speed..
And Google has decided not to roll it out over their datacenters before Christmas, so from this point it will be a good Chrismas with a lot of action in the webshops. But Matt Cutts did tell that Google probably will make one of their datacenters run the new “Caffeine” version, so there might be a bit to see…

Sagen om’s “kapring” af domænet, fra en privat dansker, er en bizar sag, og må være en fejldom/fortolking fra Klagenævnet for Domænenavne side.
Peter Veileborg brugte navnet “Orango”, når han spiller onlinespil, og han købte derfor domænet for 9 år siden – dette domæne er nu blevet taget fra ham af det unge firma Orango ApS (tidligere, nu tilsyneladende ved hjælp af en dom hos Klagenævnet for Domænenavne.
Hele sagen er beskrevet på ComOn, så jeg vil ikke gå i dybden med den….
Hvad jeg dog gerne vil beskrive er urimeligheden i at et ungt firma – ikke engang 1 år gammelt – kan vinde retten til et 9 år gammelt domæne, der godt nok ikke har været anvendt til meget mere end adgang til Peter Veileborgs private mail samt nogle søgeservices, men dog stadig anvendt og ikke på nogen måde købt med videresalg til hensigt – se Wayback Machine.

Og se lige følgende klip fra interview med Kasper Larsen, der er partner i Orango:
I har startet jeres virksomhed i år. Hvorfor vælger i ikke et andet navn, hvor domænet er ledigt?
»Hvis man skulle begrænse sig af, hvilke domæner der er ledige, så kan man få nogle mærkelige firmanavne,« siger Kasper Petersen, der er blandt de seks partnere i Orango.

Så man vælger altså bare eet…  hvor man har chance/mulighed for at hapse domænet fra en privatperson?!

Jeg kan kun opfordre til at støtte Peter Veileborg i kampen for at få domænet tilbage!!!
Støtter kører også ovre på Peter “GratisDNS” Larsens blog – Czar

Behøver jeg at nævne, at jeg finder’s forretningsmoral alternativ?  😉

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 good old Denmark after a great honeymoon mostly in Cambodia, but also some days in Thailand.

Being a little more than 3 weeks away on a honeymoon was really great and being back in cold Denmark is both nice and a bit sad…  but we bring with us so many great moments and experiences.
Angkor Wat was incredible, not diving in Cambodia was sad (but it just wasnt the right season), Cambodia was really interesting and being back at Koh Chang (Thailand) was nice – and we got to dive there!

Honeymoon in Cambodia

October 13th, 2009 | Posted by Niels Klintø in Travel - (0 Comments)

Today is the day, we’re heading for our Honeymoon in Cambodia…  just a bit more work, a bit of blogging and then I need to pack my backpack….  no news there..

Oh yeah, Irina told me that I CANT bring my laptop (knowing that “just 5 mins to check” always end up in 2 hours – it does make sense this ONE time), so I will be rather offline – probably we’ll do a bit of blogging and upload a picture or 2, but don’t expect me to answer any mails before after November 7th…

Cambodia will mean Siam Reap, Angkor Wat (the beautiful and huge temple area – Hint: think Lara Croft), Phnom Penh (capital) and the beach by SihanoukVille – and then a little Bangkok….
And we’re both gonna do some Diving around SihanoukVille – after my Rescue Diver certification in Danish water in June I’m really looking forward to some warm and clear water…  😉

Benjamin, Dan, Mole, Hartvig and Lars please remember to check up on our Apartment-sitter Julija – don’t let her have too big parties while we’re away!

Thursday (October 1st) was a big day for Addconsulta and me – I was invited to do a presentation about SEM at the IAB Peru’s Online Marketing conference and Addconsulta had a booth there, too. And we really got busy!
The IAB Peru Online Marketing conference had more that 300 people participating, so lots of networking.
I didn’t hear that many of the presentation because my Spanish in non-excisting and I didn’t like the idea of using the translation service. In fact it was pretty funny being translated – some of the people was using a headset (with translation) when I was doing my presentation about SEM – SEO and AdWords… and I have no clue if something was “lost in translation”,but the girls doing the translation had a really good English, so I’m pretty sure everything was ok – and nobody complained..  😉

Niels Klintoe speaking at the IAB Peru Online Marketing conference

I also got caught by a TV-team for a little talk – quite funny because I needed the CEO of Addconsulta Miguel to help me translate the questions.
Interviewed by Peruvian TV-website at the IAB Conference

All in all a great day and I think the future for Online Marketing in Peru looks very bright!

I got married!

September 28th, 2009 | Posted by Niels Klintø in Family | Friends - (2 Comments)

Saturday I was so lucky getting married to my girlfriend Irina Moroz – Now my wife!!
We had a fantastic day with family and friends in Vilnius.

Niels Klintø and Irina Moroz married in Vilnius

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!