GoogleConference2015.com Not Google Owned, Despite Googlers Speaking

Feb 10, 2015 - 8:29 am 2 by
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Back in 2003, I launched a first of it's kind, keyword tracking tool that used the official Google search API - it was the first to do keyword ranking in accordance with Google's terms of service (I believe). Later, many new tools came out and I stopped supporting ours but the point here is that I originally named it GoogleCount.com and was forced to shut it down and rename it SEOCount.com. Why, cause Google legal didn't want me using Google in a domain name.

It is rare to see Google used in a domain name these days, without it being owned by Google.

Martin Macdonald posted on Twitter that a new conference by PRNews is actually named the "Google Conference." It is hosted at googleconference2015.com and is named PRNews' Google Conference.

Heck, it even has two Googler speakers on the speaker list.

Martin said, "I'm confused" asking if this "is this anything to do with Google?" Former Googler, Pedro Dias, said on Twitter that this is a "legit concern."

Martin even added that this is misinformation:

Steve Goldstein, a spokesperson for PRNews said that this conference "isn't an official conference presented or sponsored by Google."

Jennifer Slegg has it right, if Google does let this go, you'll see tons of new SEO conferences pop up named GoogleXYZ.com:

Just a shame for a conference to change its name midway through their marketing efforts.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

 

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