My first Yulbiz (part 2)

Following the Yulbiz meeting, we went to the restaurent and I met with other poeple from the montreal blogging scene. In front of me was Mathieu Bélanger CEO of . I was really pleased to meet one of our direct competitor into the web design industry. He’s a young entrepreneur, smart + very passionate about his work. At my right, Kim Vallée talked to me about her blog about . Surfing her blog, I was suprised that the program puts a ‘’Kim Possible Costumes’’ ad on her page (I’d like to see the convertion rate for this placement). Anyway, Kim was there with his husband, Jerome Paradis, but I didn’t get the chance to chat with him, but I know that he is blogging on his

.Philippe Martin

Finally, I spoke with Philippe Martin, who has a ‘blog shop’ () called ‘’n’ayez pas peur’’. He is talking on the new forms of communication, editing and he is very involved with schools. Following what Philippe is doing would be a great way to keep in touch with what bloggers are doing in Montreal. Were also participing at the supper, , well-known blogger who started to YulBiz concept, Claude Malaison from and from the digital agency Provocat.

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My first Yulbiz (part 1)

Here is few infos on the people that I met on my first Yulbiz meeting.

Gab aka (on SEOmoz) is doing Search Engine Optimization as a consultant. I liked that fact that he focused more on getting a conversion rather than getting a good ranking on any specific keyword. He also gave me few blogs that I wasn’t paying that much attention : by Muhammad Saleem & BY Neil Patel (I knew him by his comments from the SEOmoz blog and his DIGG expertise, but I wasn’t reading his personnal stuff).


Jonathan Stoikovitch from is launching a new software application called . It seems to me that he’s got a good idea: the product targets business with an e-commerce website and sets a way to interact with the customers in real time. << Clavardon allows visitors to chat with each other or with connected sales managers on a Website. Clavardon also provides the possibility to co-navigate (co-browse) interactively: visitors are able to control each others’ navigation.>>

Quebec Buzz

Pierre-Antoine Fradet CEO of groupe X2 is bringing the 2.0 to the francophone people. He is creating a MadeInQuebec version of the popular Digg called and is a french version of YouTube. He is also into the affiliate marketing via .

Jonathan Moquin, CEO of Globalia, is also into the web business but since his website is not running I don’t have much info on what he’s doing, (to be continued…)

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