Lots of SEO Conferences Coming up Soon

As paid search's growth slows, marketers are looking to invest more into organic SEO strategies.

There are a lot of SEO conferences in the next month. One of the easiest ways to grow in a down market is to network. Why? The web is a social network, and sometimes just a few links separates the top player from a #3 ranking, and the people who can afford to invest in education and marketing in a down market are clearly successful (and, thus, worth networking with and learning from).

  • SearchFest is in Portland, OR on March 10th
  • Pubcon South is in Austin, TX from March 11-13
  • Search Engine Strategies is in New York, NY from March 23-27. Here is a coupon for 15% off SES NY15BK. If you use the coupon please make sure to attend the IM Charity party to give back some of the money you saved, as a lot of charities are hurting this year as budgets get cut back. SES also has an Amsterdam conference and training in Denver & Atlanta coming up soon.
  • IM Spring Break is in Deerfield Beach, FL from April 2-4.
  • SMX Advanced is not too far off either...it is in Seattle, WA from June 2-3. In our member's area we have a coupon for $100 off of SMX. Between now and that conference SMX also has conferences in Toronto, Sydney, Munich, London, and Madrid!

If you have never attended a conference, it is worth attending at least 1 or 2 to see what they are like, do a bit of networking, and learn more about the space. With the conferences occurring all over the country (and world) it is quite easy to find one that suits your calendar and budget.

Published: March 4, 2009 by Aaron Wall in conferences


March 5, 2009 - 2:35am

I'm moving back to my native UK next month and will be at whatever is happening in London

I always enjoyed the San Jose Expo halls this time it's the Full Monty


March 5, 2009 - 4:54am

You link to RKG twice. Their post just seems to address PPC y-o-y drops, not the related growth in SEO. Am I missing something?

March 5, 2009 - 5:46am

fixed. thanks Gab

March 5, 2009 - 5:24am

Searchfest Portland is March 10. The event is small (about 350 attendees) but the speaker list is quite impressive. See http://www.sempdx.org/Events/SearchFest-09/

March 5, 2009 - 5:46am

added. thanks John!

March 5, 2009 - 10:44pm

For an international flavour don't forget the Reykjavik Internet Marketing Conference 2009 maybe next year for me!

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