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.

Impressions and Videos from WordCamp Ann Arbor

October 18, 2014

I attended WordCamp Ann Arbor (#wca2) with some of our Expand2Web members – Eileen Lonergan, Mike Murphy and Josh Sholder. I was a panelist on the “Building Your Business” discussion and really enjoyed meeting my awesome co-panelists: Kyle Maurer (moderator), Ian Wilson, Kevin Skarritt, Justin Ferriman, Rebecca Gill and Ross Johnson. The room was packed […]

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A Great Day At The LocalU Event in Silicon Valley!

May 4, 2014

This last week, Local University (#LocalU) came to Silicon Valley for the first time. LocalU is an event designed to help small and local business owners figure out what to do online. I’ve been to several LocalUs and presented at some of them too, so it was exciting to have one in my home town. […]

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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 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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