BrightonSEO September 2013 Key Takeaways, Slides & Speakers
My BrightonSEO 2013 Experience..
Planning, organising and running Brighton SEO, one of the UK's most respected and well-attended internet markerting and SEO events, is no small feat and having spoken to numerous attendees, sponsors and exhibitors, the consensus is unamimous: this event was the best yet!
Did you know that #BrightonSEO took 12th place in the "UK Top 20 Hashtag Trends" - a tribute to the hard work that @Kelvin Newman, @Charlotte O'Brien, @Nicola Potzas, @Julie Sharp & @Aisha Kellaway (who celebrated her 21st on the day) all put in. Thanks ladies and gents - much respect.
I attended April 2013's conference but came very unprepared (stupidly) and unfortunately didn't stay for the after-afters at the Funky Fish Club, which I made amends for, this time!
Thankfully, this time round I made a concerted effort to meet many of the great folk I tweet with, follow or 'circle' (doesn't that sound stalky?!) including @Jennita (Jennifer Sable Lopez), @TomAnthonySEO (who lives 10 mins from me in Biggleswade!), @PaddyMoogan (who I personally thanked for writing THE Link Building Book), @Steviephil (I haven't laughed as much in years!), @LukaszZelezny, @PhilNottingham, @IrishWonder (Julia Logan) & @Aleyda (Aleyda Solis). A big shout-out to all the lovely @Koozai team too.
Sorry if we met / chatted and I haven't include you.
So I've put this post together to provide a resourse for all-things BrightonSEO for both those who attended and those who didn't.
If your slides aren't shown below, please let me know and they'll be added.
Special Mention: a big shout-out to @JackNorell, a fellow attendee who's also curated a extensive list of BrightonSEO slides, speaker links and websites - great work Jack!
OK, without further ado..
Receptional - 198 Tips, Tricks & Best Bits
Koozai - Amazing 236 Insights
Target Local - 134 Tips & Tricks
Verve Search - Next Step World Domination
Silicon Beech Training - Live Blog
Blue Glass - Key Takeaways
Fresh Egg - Key Takeaways
Spaghetti Traveller - Takeaways (including Kelvin Newman & Crew singing karaoke)
Jelly Fish - Key Takeaways
For a ton of tweets, piccies & videos, checkout the #BrightonSEO twitter feed
"Real-Time Marketing for any Brand" - Oliver Snoddy (Twitter UK) - @olisnoddy
"Google+ for Brands" - Adriano Accardo (Google UK) - @AccardoAdriano
Slides available here: docs.google.com/file/d/0ByHA18h2VRrdZTZXTGZpYm56QVU/edit
"The Ins & Outs of Testing Social" - Jennifer Sable Lopez (Moz) - @jennita
"International SEO & Multi-lingual Link Curation" - Kevin Gibbons (BlueGlass UK) - @kevgibbo
"International Social & Link Building - Alessandro Brunelli (Caliber Interactive) - @ale_brunelli
"The Other Search Engines" - Jan-Willem Bobbink (Internet Advantage) - @jbobbink
"How Do You Trust People and Pages You've Never Seen Online?" - Dixon Jones (MajesticSEO) - @dixon_jones
"Making Sense of Lots of Data" - Peter Passaro (NousPlan) - @NousExMachina
"Social Signal Processing - An Introduction" - Alessandro Vinciarelli (University of Glasgow & Idiap Research Insitute) - @alevincia
"Video Hacks" - Phil Nottingham (Distilled) - @PhilNottingham
"Actionable Content Marketing and Strategy" - Tony Samios (Caliber Interactive)
"Link Building that 'seemed like a good idea at the time' " - Paul Madden (LinkRisk) - @PaulDavidMadden
LoMo (Local and Mobile Marketing)
"Mobile Strategy for Small Businesses" - Bridget Randolph (Distilled) - @BridgetRandolph
"Design for Mobile... Responsive or Adaptive?" - Justin Taylor (Graphitas) - @JustinGraphitas
"Managing Local Listings" - David Whatley (MiShop Local) - @MiShopLocal
"Effective AdWords Tactics for Local Businesses" - Tara West (Koozai) - @Koozai_Tara
Koozai Supporting Blog Post
"Crawling the Internet for Fun and Profit" - Dom Hodgson (LinkRisk) - @TheHodge
"How to Crush the Competition by Watching the SERPs" - Rob Bucci (STAT Search Analytics) - @STATrob
"In-Core Mining of Large Networks" - Sebastiano Vigna (Universita degli Studi di Milano) - @Seba_Vigna
"A Crash Course in Natural Language Processing" - Oliver Mason (Phrasys) - @OJMason
Slidedeck available here: https://speakerdeck.com/ojmason/a-crash-course-in-natural-language-processing
"The Keyword is Dead: Long Live the Keyword" - Stefan Hull (Propellernet) - @Propellernet
"Next Gen Measurement in Google Analytics" - Dara Fitzgerald (FreshEgg) - @DaraFitzgerald
"On Page Content Marketing" - Lisa Myers (Verve Search) - @LisaDMyers
"eCommerce SEO - Selling Does Not make You Link Worthy" - Tim Grice (Branded3) - @Tim_Grice
"Make Your PR Idea a National SEO Success" - Keith White (The Eventa Group) - @Keith_Marketing
"Data and Content Production" - Alan Cairns (JellyFish) - @IanCairns
"Low Cost Link Building with Juicy, Juicy Data" - Stacey Cavanagh (Tecmark) - @StaceyCav
Presentation Additional Notes
"The Inhouse and the Agency SEO should be friends" - Max Brockbank (AlexAndAlexa) - @Maxormark
"Increasing Prices Without Losing Sales" - Justin Deaville (Receptional) - @JustinDeaville
"More Offline Leads from Online Traffic" - Ali White (CallTracks) - @AlistairWhite
"The Magic of APIs" - Matt Beswick (Hidden Pixel) - @MattBeswick
"Facebook Ad Optimisation" - Stephen Croome (First Conversion) - @firstconversion
Facebook Advertising Tips List
7 Minute Lightening Sessions
"How We Plan Editorial at BBC Sport" - Paul Plunkett (BBC Sport Interactive) - @PaulPlunkett66
"Tech Holes in your Reporting" - Katrina Gallagher (Digitangle) - @Katrina_Suzanne
Additional Blog Notes
"Schema & You: Making Microdata Sexy" - Sam Harries (SiteVisibility) - @PurposeGaming
"How Five Ski Companies Built Links with Great Content Marketing" - Iain Martin (Skipedia Travel Marketing)
"7 Minute SEO" - James Ray (Forward3D) - @mycult
"Multi Channel Technical SEO" - Michael Briggs (Caliber Interactive) - @michaelkebriggs
"Breaking Down the Silos" - Matt Roberts (Linkdex) - @Linkdex_Matt
Shout-outs to those running speed mentoring sessions:
"Raising Your Profile in the Industry" - Lisa Myers (Verve Search)
"Making Your First Hire & Growing Your Team" - Natasha Woodford (Clockwork Talent)
"Getting your First Job in Search" - Emma Rosenberg (Omnicom)
"Progressing Your Career in Search" - Ned Poulter (NedPoulter.com)
"Management & Leadership" - Jose Truchado (Expedia)
"Setting Up on Your Own" - Nichola Stott (The Media Flow)
Interesting BrightonSEO Posts
Laural Hampton's skydive wearing a BrightonSEO Moz t-shirt !
BrightonSEO September 2013 in Images, courtesy of photographer and SEO manager Joseph Burford
Krystian Szastok - Best Five Moments
Webvitality - Personal Journal: 'So, we went to Brighton SEO'
Site Visibilitiy - BrightonSEO 2013: What Are You Most Excited About?
Site Visibility - 'Headline' Competition
Additional BrightonSEO Resources
'Insider News' Article featuring Lisa Myers Interview
Check out the BrightonSEO's Google+ Community
Lastly, a special "Thank You" to Nick Garner, CEO of 90Digital for treating Julia Logan, Gillis van den Broeke, Danny Ashton, Gisele Mendez and myself to a fabulous Spanish lunch at Casa Don Carlos - highly recommended!