by Lorna Li

Search engine marketers, bloggers, and social media fanatics wore their favorite hats at Search Marketing Salon‘s “Wear Your Favorite Hat” Launch party at the chic and intimate Otis Lounge in San Francisco. Tips were swapped, secrets were traded, and product ideas were bounced around that would take search marketing to the next level.


Forest Kolb, Sharon Lin, and Julie Blaustein.

“We need a Google Adwords Editor that also includes Yahoo and MSN on a single UI,” stated Clay Schulenburg, Interactive Marketing Manager for Healthline. “This will take search to a whole new level.”

Hear that, web entrepreneurs? That’s big bucks for you!


Jacob Morgan, SEM Salon Co-conspirator in Crime, Search Marketing Alchemist and Nicolette Toussaint, Social Media Maven

The sinfully incognito founders of Sin 2.0, a Digg for the porn industry dropped by, leaving behind black calling cards graced only with a shiny red apple and the site url. Users can tag, bump or dump submissions, allowing you to find the best adult content on the web. Try it.


William Gauthier, Alicia Lin, Damon White, and Lorna Li.

Search-obsessed bloggers that dropped by included Michael Brito, who writes a fantastic blog about Social Media & Conversation Marketing, Lisa Whelan social media queen on Vox, Jim Yu on how to be a Search Marketing and SEO Maven, and Andy Kaufman, the real estate blogger and Twitter king.


e-Storm‘s William Gauthier, Lisa McGuire, and Daniel Riveong


Vera Belenky and Alex Gamburg

Leon Krishnayana. of iSpionage, offers a technology platform that helps search engine marketers track competitors’ PPC ads on Google, Yahoo, and MSN ads daily. It allows you to see the ad copy, keywords, and average rank on the major search engines side by side. Very handy indeed.


Leon Krishayana and lovely lady in black beret

Other attendees included Forest Kolb of Bizzflip, Mark Fiske, Senior Online Marketing Manager at Gap, Pete Park of web advertising agency Vectorhaus, Yan Rozovsky VP of LeadClick Media, Jason Hart of the search-focused Online Marketing agency Domain Methods, Jeff Rohrs, VP of search marketing agency ExactTarget, Leo Haryono, Head of Natural Search of, Josh Pierry and Clay Shulenburg of Healthline, Biren Talati, of, Peter Koontz, Founder and CTO of Sprenzy, Vera Belenky of, Alex Gamburg Search Marketing Director of Trulia, specializing in real estate search, Gabriel Carrejo, the original sinner, Sharon Lin, Online Marketer for Web 2.0 companies, Irina Greenman, and Danny Cheung, who is about to revolutionize the world of WordPress publishing the Good Magazine way.

More pictures can be viewed on the Search Marketing Salon Flickr album.

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    no imageVictor Karamalis (Who am I?)9 April 2008 5:49 pm

    Awesome PICS!!! Looks like it was a great. Wish I was there.


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