Melanie and I are ready to start up the Searchblog interview series again. So far, I’ve talked to Jim Lanzone, Gary Flake, and am mid interview with a couple of other folks (including Marissa Mayer from Google.) But who do you guys want to hear from? I’ll do my best to get them to talk!
Who Do You Want to See Interviewed on Searchblog?
Melanie and I are ready to start up the Searchblog interview series again. So far, I've talked to Jim Lanzone, Gary Flake, and am mid interview with a couple of other folks (including Marissa Mayer from Google.) But who do you guys want to hear from? I'll do my…
25 thoughts on “Who Do You Want to See Interviewed on Searchblog?”
Hi John and Melanie, I’d love to see an interview with Bill Gross. Cheers Simon Chen (Australia)
How about someone from the trenches of the Adsense team?
Andrei Broder, Peter Norvig, Doug Cutting, Jan Pedersen, Matt Cutts, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Adam Rifkin, Danny Sullivan, Prabhakar Raghavan, Andrew Tomkins, Joyce Park, Louis Monier, Caterina Fake, Barney Pell, Eric Baldeschwieler, Tim Bray, Raymie Stata, Jeff Weiner, Marc Najork, Brian Davison, Ian Witten, Gord Hotchkiss, Hinrich Schutze, Matt Wells, Matt Mullenweg, Graham Spencer, Jack Ma, Eric Brewer. (OK, it’s a bit Y!-centric, and there’s a conflict of interest or two maybe.)
Bill Gross from Snap would be fine.
Tony Phillipp of UpSNAP on mobile search and the potential of pay-per-call ads.
every people you judge right !
Let’s free the speech.
good stuff as always. “It’s just another brick …”
I heard that Raghu Ramakrishnan from Wisc-Mad is joining Y!. An interview from him regarding the exodus of academia to the Google, Live, and Y! would be cool.
My 1, 2, 3 – Bill Gross, Bill Gross, Bill Gross. thx edwin
Ross Levinsohn of FIM. He is currently negotiating with several search companies to fill the needs of the Murdoch empire.
I do like to read Bill Gross interviews.
another vote for Bill Gross.
maybe also Gary Price from Ask… he’s always got a ton of interesting stuff to talk about.
in startup space, perhaps Craig Donato at Oodle — another guy that always has thoughtful stuff to say.
Tim Converse 🙂
Matt Cutts, Vanessa Fox, others who deal with the day-to-day mechanics of search simply because it is a nice counterpoint to the visionaries. Also media search pioneers (video, sound) as this could be big and slowly start taking us away from text.
Jack Goldsmith and Tim Wu, the authors of “Who Controls the Internet?” Could be a great discussion in view of the ongoing net neutrality debate.
Someone from eBay regarding their recent entry into contextual advertsing. What they feel the outlook is for eBay in an “open ad bidding/exchange” environment.
David Hayden. This guy is up tro something and always makes for an interesting interview.
Hasan Diwan — http://prolificprogrammer.com/~hdiwan/blog — plenty of thoughts on everything, but mainly related to search and how to make it better, scalability, etc. he doesn’t write most of it up, but he does come across well in person.
I think you should do a name-withheld interview of someone who’s engaged in massive click fraud and/or driving traffic from $0.05 CPC AdWords campaigns to $1 Overture feed pages. I don’t know who those people are, but if you could find one it’d make for a great interview. Click fraud exposed.
Rob Pike, firstname.lastname@example.org
Niklas Zennström, with the revenue stream he’s (sort of) in control of via the eBay acq. he’s sure to have some nifty ideas how to benefit from what’s next in the confluence of eBay/PayPal/Skype/[to be announced later}… plus, he’s not exactly charming IRL (met him all of 10 min in Sweden) so spruce up his Englisch but let the man talk.-…
JL in Stockholm at Bloomberg
Gary Price from MSN Premium
Michael Jubb of the Research Information Network (www.rin.ac.uk)
Steve Lawrence, Monika Henzinger, Prabhakar Raghavan
May I add Brewster Kahle, from the Internet Archive, and former Alexa?