Bill Slawski, of SEO by the Sea loves the ocean and search engines. He loves them so much, that he researches Google patents and then, waves rolling in the background and sand in his toes (on a good warm day), he gathers his thoughts together and reports to us what those patents say.
Aaron Pratt interviewed Bill in a recent SEO Buzz Box Interview. The focus was on how much Bill knows about what really matters to the Google search engine, and why we should care. Bill has been writing in his SEO by the Sea blog about search engine patents for awhile now. Danny Sullivan invited him to speak on them at the Search Engine Strategies Conference in New York city. I was there. It was a packed, standing room only crowd.
There's some joking around about Bill being "new to SEO", or not so famous as far as the big-names go, but that's just hockey puk talk. I've known him since 1998. He's been around for a long time, quietly helping people in discussion groups and forums. Today, he is an Administrator for Cre8asiteforums, where the community is talking about him and his interview in Aaron Pratt Interviews Bill Slawski. While the emphasis of the interview is on Google insights ala Bill, he is also skilled in usability design, Internet law, and search engine optimization techniques. He's also very tall. Smart. Handsome...Oh Kim. Shut up.