Conferences and Events

I attend many WordPress and SEO Conferences and Events. Here are my notes and insights from the various sessions I’ve attended.

Get Your Online Review Strategy Together In 32 Minutes

April 18, 2014

Friend and colleague Darren Shaw from Whitespark put together a nice presentation for the SearchLove Boston Conference. In his presentation Darren provides an approach to get your online review strategy going in 32 minutes: Get the Google+ Review Handout Generator – a Free tool that Darren Shaw and Phil Rozek put together (2 minutes) Sign [...]

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LocalU Event Is Coming To Silicon Valley!

February 10, 2014

And Expand2Web is proud to be a sponsor. What is LocalU? Local U is an informative four-hour crash course in the basics of internet marketing — and especially Local Search. It’s largely a beginners’ event that is intended specifically for business owners and is aimed at helping them to thrive online. I’m excited to be [...]

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Upcoming Conference: BlueGlassX In Tampa

November 28, 2012

Next week I’ll be attending BlueGlassX in Tampa. Here’s why I’m excited about this conference: It’s a small event – only 125 people. I’ve found that you tend to have deeper and more meaningful conversations at smaller conferences. BlueGlass is a thought leader in Content Marketing, which I believe is the future of SEO. The [...]

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Speaking at Local University New York

September 27, 2012

I’m excited to be speaking at Local University on October 2. Local University is a nationwide seminar series for small business owners put on by GetListed.org. David Mihm, Mike Blumenthal, Mary Bowling, Mike Ramsey, Darren Shaw, Will Scott, Ed Reese, Matt McGee, Aaron Weiche and other top minds in the local search space generously share [...]

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5 Killer Web Strategies for Chiropractors – Free Webinar

November 1, 2011

Click Here to Register I’m teaming up with Demandforce for a great webinar this Thursday November 3 at 9am Pacific Time. In the webinar I’ll show you: How to optimize your website for better search rankings Key tips for ranking in the local search results How to build and manage your online reviews What makes [...]

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What’s Next for WordPress?

September 1, 2011
WordCamp SF 2011

WordPress is on fire. Latest stats show that almost 15% of the sites on the Internet are powered by WordPress. And out of every 100 new domains registered, 22 of them are for WordPress websites, which indicates continued growth. After attending WordCamp in San Francisco a week and a half ago, I was planning to [...]

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Revealed: Why You Should Attend Industry Conferences

August 23, 2011

Do you find yourself wondering if you should attend an industry related event? Do you find yourself wondering if it’s worth the expense? I found myself thinking exactly that in the Summer of 2001. I had learned about a conference that was being held in the Fall of that year in Santa Barbara, California. It [...]

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What is WordPress Jetpack? A Deep Dive at WordCamp SF

August 17, 2011
WordPress Jetpack Plugin

WordPress Jetpack is showing up on many WordPress installs now. In fact, if you use BlueHost for your hosting and install WordPress with SimpleScripts, Jetpack is installed automatically for you. At first glance, it looks like a bundle of plugins. But it’s really much more than that. So what is Jetpack? I get a lot [...]

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Scrubly Launch Event!

March 16, 2011
Scrubly Mascot Thumbnail

A good friend of mine, Bob Thordarson, is launching his new service called Scrubly tonight at my favorite Jazz Club – Boxley’s Place. I really wanted to be there but couldn’t make it up to North Bend, so I’m missing the party and blogging about it instead Scrubly is a super cool tool that backs [...]

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Quotes and Sound Bites from Local University in Portland, OR

February 22, 2011

I‘m heading to Searchfest in Portland (sitting in the airport right now) but I screwed up my ticket and didn’t make it in time to attend Local University on Tuesday. Local University is a great event where many of the Local SEO Experts help small businesses learn how to build an effective web presence and [...]

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