Sunday, August 16, 2009

PubCon Keynote

I am excited about delivering a keynote talk at Pubcon on November 12 in Las Vegas. (See press release.)

I will tackle the topic of Internet valuation, drawing in part from the experiences of acquiring 100 web businesses in the last 5 years. Specifically, I’ll address issues such as:

-- Who has really made the most money on the internet so far?
-- What types of sites are the most valuable and the least valuable?
-- What can you do to make your site more valuable? What mistakes should you avoid?
-- What's ahead for the next 5 years:
>> Who's likely to make the most in the future?
>> Which risks should you really worry about?

My team and I will also be sharing some of the best website management ideas we have ever seen. These will include ideas about monetization, community management, content origination, and more. Maybe we will share some of the worst ideas we’ve seen as well.

We’re planning to make our presentations insightful, fast-paced, and interactive. We’re doing some original research for the sessions and will “tease” some of the findings in advance on this blog.

If you have suggestions for topics for us to discuss, please leave comments below.

We’re looking forward to PubCon.


  1. Looks like an excellent agenda - really looking forward to your keynote...

  2. Awesome topic Bob. I'm really looking forward to your keynote. Even though we compete on some verticals, I'm a huge IB fan.