Wikipedia & Social Media

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When: January 9, 2008 from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Tumble Brook Country Club – Bloomfield, CT
Presenter: Jonathan Hochman, Lead Consultant of Hochman Consultants
Cost: Free for SEMNE Members
$45 for Non-members

There’s a block of rooms on hold at the nearby Simsbury Inn for the discounted rate of $149. To book your room at the special SEMNE rate, please call the hotel at 860-392-0312 and let them know you want to book one of the “SEMNE Guest Rooms.”

This event will have a full dinner for the same price as our other events, so bring your appetite!

Wikipedia, the encyclopedia that anyone can edit, is the 8th busiest website with more than 50 million visitors per day.

That’s much more traffic than the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Encyclopedia Britannica combined. Nearly 5% of everyone on the planet who goes online today will read something from the English language Wikipedia. Among social media sites, only YouTube has comparable visibility.

With its broad reach and permanent placement near the top of the search results, search marketers need to monitor what Wikipedia says about their company, brands, and industry. Mainstream media reporters, financial analysts, bloggers and other websites frequently borrow content and get ideas from Wikipedia.

At this timely SEMNE event, Wikipedia administrator and search marketing consultant, Jonathan Hochman, will explain appropriate ways for businesses and organizations to interact with Wikipedia. We’ll look at several case studies, and answer all your questions.

Jonathan Hochman, Lead Consultant of Hochman Consultants

A graduate of Yale University with two degrees in Computer Science, Jonathan’s credentials include:
* Qualified Google Advertising Professional

* Yahoo Search Marketing Ambassador

* Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization (SEMPO) member firm

* Search Engine Marketing New England (SEMNE) member firm

* Search Engine Strategies conference speaker

* Search Marketing Expo speaker

* High Rankings SEO Forum moderator

* Organization of Independent Software Vendors member

In 1990 Hochman set up a consulting practice in New York City, focusing on international business development. For more than a decade he represented Russian clients in both import and export transactions with the United States, Europe and Asia. He also built websites for clients . In 2004 he launched Hochman Consultants, a firm that specializes in Internet marketing, search engine optimization, and pay-per-click advertising.