Brett Tabke Interview

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Brett Tabke on Webmaster World (On Location)
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Bearing in mind that i have some bias here, i'll leg you guys decide what you think of this interview with Brett Tabke.

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Seemed basically "no comment" for most questions

I was amused by the answer to how does WMW make money, and the answer BT gave was from donations (and perhaps conferences on the side)

I would have thought that was actually the other way round.

"no comment" on Google questions, don't want to offend anyone.

Is it just me..

that thinks that "interview" was a little lacking ?

I mean asking Brett his opinions about real estate, gimme a break .

I did think it was interesting that he thinks the industry has 2 years of growth left. That combined with Jupiter Media selling their trade show makes me wonder what exactly is changing.

I agree, Chris Pirillo could

I agree, Chris Pirillo could have worked on the questions a little harder. But you know, you can't be prepared for everything at all times. Nobody's perfect.

Pretty Lame Interview

Nothing earth shattering there.

Plus, I had to go through 10 minutes of updating my Jukebox software and rebooting. Wasn't worth it.

Was it an on the spot thing ?

I thought it was a prepared interview. Am I wrong ? I can cut Chris some slack if it was an on the spot job.

What do you think about the comment on growth ?

What do you think he means by that ? Growth for the tradeshows ? Growth for SEM ? I took it as being related to tradeshows, since thats where Brett and Jupiter make their money.

As a side note, does Brett do SEO work or just WMW ?

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I had an interview with Chris in San Jose also. He's a really good interviewer (I thought) but he does seem to make the questions up on the spot as he goes along. He stumped me with a few that were not related to SEM. I think I needed more coffee that morning!

BTW Nick, your link for the

BTW Nick, your link for the word "bias" is broken.

RE: BTW Nick, your link for the word "bias" is broken.

In case it will save anyone some time, the link is
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=1&url=http%3A//www.threadwatch.org/node/1339

It was the "WebmasterWorld Registers Threadwatch.net" thread.

Austin

I will bookmark the interview in case I consider moving to Austin and need some information on the economy and real estate market within in it.

I thought the interview was

I thought the interview was a pleasant piece of fluff, but the lack of substance was the interviewer's fault, not Brett's. I thought Brett handled the questions well even though a lot of them were shallow and not well related to his areas of expertise.

Regarding Cornwall's comment in the second post, "I would have thought that was actually the other way round." ... Brett made it clear that the conference business is "booming" (his word). A savvy interviewer would have followed that up in depth. I'd have been a lot more interested in that than in Austin real estate!

(Side comment: I do not share the "bash Brett" opinions that some people seem to have around here. The flavour of WMW is certainly less spicy than TW, but a lot of useful conversations take place there and I like the place.)

WebmasterWorld Registers Threadwatch.net

"WebmasterWorld Registers Threadwatch.net"

That would have made a cracking good question, imho...given the comments above, think I'll skip reading the interview.

(Side comment: I do not

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(Side comment: I do not share the "bash Brett" opinions that some people seem to have around here.)

Was anyone bashing Brett in this thread?

a cracking good question ...

So, I just checked at whois.sc and it seems the contact info for threadwatch.net still points to WMW related properties. Despite 27 record changes between Feb 04/2005 and Aug 29/2005.

Being even more curious, I went to the homepage. The result was one of those directory listing parking places with the further addition of a popunder for some screensaver.

What about the requirement for accurate whois info? I believe a registration can be revoked for supplying inaccurate whois data upon challenge by any interested party. "Barrel of Monkeys" might not be the most accurate available information for the admin contact.

"Barrel of Monkeys"

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I believe a registration can be revoked for supplying inaccurate whois data upon challenge by any interested party. "Barrel of Monkeys" might not be the most accurate available information for the admin contact.

plumsauce, I am afraid any arbitrating body would reach a conclusion that "Barrel of Monkeys" was a fair and accurate description of the registrant :-)

apologies

I defer to the senior member :)

Q: how many monkeys does it take to change a registration

A: ...

BTW, it was not pointed out in the previous thread of Feb 04/2005 that the whois record was originally created on Jan 24/2005.

In my experience, the date attributed to the record creation usually corresponds to the date the domain was first registered.

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