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.

Scrubly Launch Event!

March 16, 2011
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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 šŸ˜‰ Scrubly is a super cool tool that […]

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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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Ten Things I Learned at PubCon Last Year

November 4, 2010
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Pubcon 2010 in Las Vegas is fast approaching. Starting November 8, thousands of Internet geeks will be converging on the Las Vegas Convention Center to talk about websites, SEO, Social Media and affiliate marketing for PubCon. I went to PubCon for the first time last year, and it was an outstanding conference. I learned a […]

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Blogging Brainstorm Session at ShareASale Think Tank 2010

October 19, 2010

I‘m at the beautiful Ritz Carlton at Half Moon Bay for the ShareASale Think Tank affiliate conference. I’ll try to capture the highlights of the sessions I’m going to and share them here. Panelists Shawn Collins, Chris Pearson, (I will add the rest of the panelists soon!) Which blogging platform do you use? Mostly WordPress. […]

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See You at WordCamp San Francisco

April 30, 2010
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Expand2Web is going to be at WordCamp SF (#wcsf) this weekend en-force. (Yeah, that’s right, all THREE of us šŸ™‚ ) We’d love to meet up with you, so if you’re going to be there ping me on Twitter at @doncampbell and we’ll grab a coffee and geek out over WP themes and plugins. Thomas, […]

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SmallBiz WordPress Website Theme Featured at SES Chicago!

December 9, 2009

Fellow Local Search Expert Dev Basu presented at Search Engine Strategies Chicago yesterday. Dev is a local search expert based in Toronto Canada, and a contributor to the Local Search Ranking Factors report. His presentation, entitled “Local Search On a Dime” provided a nice step-by-step guide for small business owners showing them how to build […]

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Top Ten Things I Learned at PubCon

November 14, 2009

I was lucky enough to attend PubCon last week in Las Vegas. PubCon is a conference centered around search marketing and websites. Some of the top experts in SEO and PPC were there. I met a lot of super cool people and took a lot of notes. Here are ten things I learned: 1. Quick […]

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Testing Google Real Time Search vs Twitter

November 9, 2009

So I’m at PubCon in Vegas this week. It’s the first time I’ve been to this event, and Iā€™m really looking forward to it. (Here is an ongoing photo album Iā€™m posting to Posterous.) It’s also a great time to try out the new real time search results that Google has recently unveiled. I’ve been […]

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Local Search Summit 09 – Social Media for Local Businesses

August 16, 2009

Hot topic, to be sure. This session had three presenters – Sarah Smith from Facebook, Will Scott from SearchInfluence and Aaron Irizarry. Here are my brief notes from this session: Local Facebook Advertising – Sarah Smith Facebook is helping business target local customers with their advertising. I didn’t realize how much Facebook is doing in […]

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Local Search Summit 09 – Local Search Ranking Factors

August 16, 2009

The next session was a panel discussion moderated by Greg Sterling, with panelists David Mihm, and Gib Olander from Localeze. Local Search Ranking Factors Summary First, David summarized the findings in his excellent Local Search Ranking Factors report. This was a report where David surveyed 27 experts in the local search space and asked them […]

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