When it comes to Internet marketing events, Pubcon is always a must. As usual, Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 was an amazing event! Each year, the conference offers incredible networking opportunities and content. While the conference may have started with just SEO’s, there’s something available for every marketer who attends.
Content Marketing Sessions
I had the pleasure of both moderating and speaking at the conference on content marketing panels with amazing folks. We discussed strategies and tactics for creating, promoting, and analyzing content marketing performance.
I was involved in two content marketing panels, including:
SEO and Content Marketing Relationships
Steve Floyd, Kate Morris, and Carolyn Shelby
Moderator: Jordan Kasteler
Content Strategy and Content Marketing
Jordan Kasteler (check out my presentation slides), Dan Sturdivant, and Pete Sheinbaum
Moderator: Selena Narayanasamy
U.S. Search Awards
While this was the second year that Pubcon hosted the US Search Awards, it was my first year attending. The SEO tool company, Linkdex, invited me to their table. Companies and individuals were featured as winners of 19 different search categories; I enjoyed seeing the key players who have been on their A-game this year.
•UX (User Experience) and Marketing worlds are finally meeting and have a lot to learn from each other
•Google Hummingbird has changed how we create content for the better
•If you want to turn your customers into brand advocates, start with your employees
•Pre-planning conference sessions can be difficult when Google is always changing (for example, there was a planned session on Google Authorship, which was recently dropped by Google, and the speaker had to focus mainly on Google+, instead)
•Bring a suit for Vegas events, but not for the conference itself!
I’ve been busy recently traveling and speaking at a meetup and a conference. I had the pleasure of being on an SEO expert panel, in San Diego, with bright minds from Razorfish, Distilled, and Linkdex. There were great discussions across various Internet Marketing topics and the crowd had really great questions.
After that I flew to San Francisco for client meetings and the BrightEdge Share 2014 conference. Since Google moved to secure search (via HTTPS) some time back I spoke about how SEOs have adjusted since. You can check out my presentation here:
There was a great turnout for the Salt Lake City Search Engine Marketing (SLCSEM) even January 2014. I spoke about SEO, social media, and content marketing strategies for 2014. We also heard from Ryan Hutchings on Conversion Optimization. My slides are below:
I recently had the opportunity to present locally at two different events. Both presentations are similar in nature but tweaked slightly for different audiences. I discussed content marketing topics and using social media to aid your SEO efforts via content. I’ve posted the slides below:
It’s my pleasure to inform you that BlueGlass TPA (#BlueGlassTPA), the Internet marketing conference, is not only officially announced but the agenda is now out and available! We’ve had great successes with your previous conferences in LA and Ft. Lauderdale and now we’re back to Florida again to hold down in Tampa.
I, myself, won’t be speaking but I’ll be moderating “Link Building in a Post Panda World : Advanced Link Building Techniques” featuring BlueGlass’s David Snyder and “Turn Web Analytics Data into Conversion Driven Gold” featuring BlueGlass’s Annie Cushing. Other sessions and panels include:
Link Building Tactics in a Post Panda & Aggressive Environment
Convergence of Social Media & Search Marketing : Google+, Facebook & Beyond
SMX East 2010 was a great conference this year. I had the honor of presenting on social media analytics with @RavenPratt. While his presentation focused more on qualitative data, with regards to conversational marketing, my presentation focused more on quantitative data with regards to social content promotion.
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