The SEO Event & Conference Calendar:
As a busy bee I have not had time to keep this calendar up to date with all the new events coming out. We highlight many of them which we attend, but you may want to check out Conference Calendar.com!
This is a calendar of SEO, internet marketing, and webmaster related events. All events are added by our team of editors, which includes:
- Aaron Wall of SeoBook.com;
- Lee Odden of Top Rank Results;
- Rob Garner of DFWSEM; &
- Lee from Search Engine Optimisation.org is our UK editor
If you would like to add an event please ping me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will see if I can add it for you.
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The Most Popular SEO Conferences
- The three most popular SEO conferences are Search Marketing Expo, Search Engine Strategies, and Brett Tabke's Webmasterworld Pubcon.
- Danny Sullivan was originally behind the SES series, but recently announced he was leaving and opened up his Search Marketing Expo.
- The most popular Search Engine Strategies conferences occur during fall in San Jose and at the end of winter in NYC. There are also MANY other local and international Search Engine Strategies conferences throughout the year. You can learn more about SES by reading the conference blog.
- Pubcon holds a conference around the beginning of winter in Las Vegas. Brett also sometimes holds a pub only conference in the UK. You can learn more about Pubcon by reading the conference blog.
Other Industry Related Gatherings
Additionally on this page I will try to list other cool SEO, marketing, and internet events like:
- Ad Tech - corporate(ish) focused on advertising and marketing
- Affiliate Summit - Hosted by Shawn Collins. Highly focused on affiliate related issues.
- Gnomedex - Chris Pirillo's technology conference.
- Search Bash - informal Jamaica gathering by WebmasterRadio.fm.
- SEO Roadshow - free, but invite only. Many search market old-timers go to this pub only event.
- SXSW Interactive - focused primarily on design, new media, and blogging. Less crass commercialism than at the other conferences.
- Web 2.0 Conference - focused on new web technologies and upstart companies. Hosted by John Battelle.
Other related calendars include:
- SEO Circuit - a forum to discuss formal and informal SEO gatherings
- ExpoCal -calendar of SEO and other webmaster events
- Upcoming - lists upcomming events, both web related and general
Are Conferences Too Expensive?
I have found most of my best business relationships have come from face to face conversations at conferences. Rand also recently pointed out the value he found in face to face time. It is hard to build that same level of trust just over the web, but the web can help you start to form friendships and good business relationships. In addition to dozens of conferences each year, there are also many active online SEO discussion forums, SEO blogs, and SEO podcasts you may want to check out.
Leading Online Conference Coverage
Search Engine Roundtable and WebProNews have covered SEO conferences for many years now. Outspoken Media has recently got into the SEO conference review market with some high quality coverage as well.
I have been going to conferences since 2003, but only recently started taking pictures. Here are some from
- Boston Pubcon 2006
- more to come :)
Eventually I hope to outdo Jim Boykin for having the largest SEO gallery, but he has a picture with Larry Page, who scowled at me, so it is going to take a few years to try to catch up. If you are reading this Mr. Page, lots of love Larry! ;)
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