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#BrightonSEO Speakers Announced – Free Conference July 23rd

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I have a couple of very exciting pieces of news to announce about the forthcoming #brightonseo free half day conference.

First of all we have an evening venue confirmed. We’ll be returning to BrightonSEO’s sprititual home of upstairs The Quadrant, where Tim Aldis of FreshEgg has very kindly offered to put some money behind the bar, along with refreshments during the afternoon courtesy of SiteVisibility.

This is of course after the daytime element which we will be holding from 1.30PM at Community Base.

But onto the bigger second piece of news the speaker line-up.

We’ve been lucky enough to have a deluge of speaker applications from some of the UK SEO industries leading lights. Sorry to the people I couldn’t squeeze in this time. It’s surprised me just how many people wanted to get involved.

We’ll be sticking to the popular conference format of three fifteen minute talks per session followed by fifteen minute q&a; so we can squeeze in as much high quality SEO-ness as is humanly possible with out some kind of time travel device.

Over to the agenda

BrightonSEO 23rd July Agenda

Social Media Shenanigans

Kevin Gibbons – Director of Search, SEOptimise

20 WordPress Plugins to Supercharge Your Blog

Cedric Wooding – Digital Producer at Jollywise Media

A Practical Guide to Managing a Facebook Advertising Campaign

Annabel Hodges – Head of Search & Analytics at Zone Content

When is an SEO Campaign not an SEO Campaign

The New Age Of Statistical and Data Driven SEO

Mark Cook – Director of Search Marketing, Further

Making Accurate Traffic Predictions

Rob Green – Senior Natural Search Analyst at iCrossing

Data Analysis for SEO

Nikki Rae – Head of Analytics & Insight at Fresh Egg

Custom Variables in Google Analytics

Giving Link Building the Creativity it Deserves

Sam Crocker – Lead SEO at Distilled

Using Competitions in SEO

Gary Preston – Strategy Director at Propellernet

Interesting & Inventive Link Development Ideas

Simon Dance – SEO Manager (UK) at Cheapflights

Linkbuilding & CRM

Eye Openers

Rishi Lakhani – Search Marketing Consultant

Actually Making SEO Happen

Zachary Colbert – Social Media Manager at Whitehat Media

Lev Manovich’s theory of Linking & Association

Nichola Stott – Owner at theMediaFlow

Challenging the Conventional Wisdom of Anchor Text

Moderated by Kelvin Newman, Creative Director SiteVisibility & Internet Marketing Podcast

Sound good for precisely zero pounds and pence? Leave us a comment below and let us know who is coming from where!

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  • channel5 on June 25, 2010

    12 speakers? in half a day? how long are they speaking for each?

  • Kelvin on June 25, 2010

    I mentioned in the post fifteen minutes each, very similar to SES and SMX,

    Short, sharp and hoefully really really interesting

  • Laurie on June 25, 2010


    I’d love to pop down for the day for this, not far from me in Dover.

  • channel5 on June 25, 2010

    That’ll teach me to read more carefully!

    Good luck with the day, I enjoyed the write ups of the last event.

  • Kelvin on June 25, 2010

    You should def come along Laurie, It’ll be a good laugh that’s for sure

  • Simon Dance on June 25, 2010

    Really looking forward to this. Great line up and some really interesting sessions.

    Hats off for organising Kelvin.

  • daniel on June 27, 2010

    this is going to be a blast!! if last time is anyhing to go by.

  • Fran Swaine on June 28, 2010

    Sounds like an excellent mix of speakers. Will definitely try to make it along!

  • Chris Young on June 28, 2010

    I will be coming. I think the 15 minute presentations is a fantastic idea! Gives enough time to see if you are interested in what the speaker has tonsay so you can network with them afterwards.

  • Tristan Bailey on June 28, 2010

    Good speaker list Kelvin, I’ll be coming from Brighton so not too far.

  • Simon Dance on June 28, 2010


    Chris Young :Gives enough time to see if you are interested in what the speaker has to say .

    Yeah, and also it’s short enough that they’ll be off soon if you’re not enjoying what they have to say!

    Going to be a great day, and what a great excuse to get out of the office with the weather being as good as it is….

  • Kelvin on June 28, 2010

    I’m so glad everyone is so up for this!

    Gonna be a barnstormer

  • Naga Toram on June 28, 2010

    Sounds good, thanks for arranging this. I am coming from just few streets away.

  • Frazer Lavender on June 28, 2010

    Excellent line up, can’t wait! Count me in.

  • Rob on June 28, 2010

    Hi Kelvin,

    On a scale of 1 to 10, how advanced/technical do you think the talks are going to be? Is it going to be basic stuff or something for more learned heads.

    Missed the last one and would like to meet some fellow Brighton SEO minds when I’m not smashed out of my face.

  • Rob on June 28, 2010

    Oh, wait, scratch that. I’m on tour with the band from that Friday onwards. Bummer. :(

  • Martin De Saulles on June 29, 2010

    Looks like a great afternoon – I’ll be there

  • Jamie Riddell on June 29, 2010

    That looks awesome. So sorry I can’t be with you.

  • gabs on June 29, 2010

    Sounds great.. Will need to confirm either way a little closer to the 25th :(

  • Duncan Birch on June 29, 2010

    Hang on Kelv There are no SEO Sceptics or People trying to sell Major Publisher links, no way I am going 😉

    Course I will be there

  • Kelvin Newman on June 29, 2010

    You’re right no body looking for an argument 😉 but I know a few of the presentations are going to ignite a fair bit of ‘healthy debate’

  • Kelvin Newman on June 29, 2010

    Oh and to answer Rob, the sessions are pretty involved so even the most hardened SEO should come away learning plenty

  • mark walker on June 30, 2010

    yes please – sounds great. we work with lots of local non profit orgs who could do with some SEO help so hoping to pick up lots of top tips and insight
    and we are already in commnity base so not too far to travel.
    let me lnow if we can help with logistics/equipment/emergency milk…

  • Peter on June 30, 2010

    How do we sign up?

  • Rae Lovejoy on June 30, 2010

    OH HAI! see you there, looks very interesting

  • Kelvin Newman on June 30, 2010

    Hey Peter, you just turn up on the day, though the more people who RSVP by commenting here the better we can judge numbers!

    And Rae, glad you can make it

  • Georgie St Clair on July 2, 2010

    Really looking forward to this event. Is it really free?

  • Kelvin on July 2, 2010

    cost is absolutely zilch! though buying the speakers a beer in the pub afterwards is always a nice touch 😉

  • Paddy Moogan on July 3, 2010

    Hi Kelvin,

    I’ll be there :) Didn’t think I’d be able to make it as I’m on annual leave but I should still make it!


  • Simon Howland on July 5, 2010

    Hi Kelvin, thanks for your message. Sounds great! Looking forward to attending my first Brighton SEO.

  • Ewan Swain on July 6, 2010


    yeah two of us from Oban Multilingual will be coming down.

    See you there



  • Robin Dally on July 7, 2010

    Sounds fantastic, I will be there.

  • Jono on July 7, 2010

    That sounds great. See you there.

  • Laura Dinneen on July 7, 2010

    Cool, this looks like a splendid event! Are you sure we don’t need to sign up anywhere? Thanks very much for organising it :-)

  • Pete Jenkins on July 7, 2010

    Sounds great. I’ll make it along. It’s been at least a week since I was in the Quadrant so this is a must.
    Cheers, Pete

  • Peter on July 7, 2010

    Just turn up? I’ll be there then…thx

  • Chris Dodson on July 7, 2010

    Will be there. Can’t wait. Nothing like a bit of SEO by the seaside.

  • Camilla on July 7, 2010

    Count me in.

  • Charlee on July 7, 2010

    Sounds super! Just started overhauling the SEO for my site, so I’m looking forward to learning some useful stuff and being thoroughly out of my depth. 😉

    Bringing my other webby chum, Naz (and my bump – I’m six months preggers!) and we’re both already in Brighton.

  • wendy kier on July 7, 2010

    That sounds great. See you there.

  • Jon on July 7, 2010

    Ill be there…

  • Zoe Rus on July 8, 2010

    Yep, I’ll be there. Many thanks.

  • Laura on July 8, 2010

    I’ll be there

  • Ebonie on July 9, 2010

    I can’t make this one, sounds great and I’m very disappointed to be missing out.

  • matt adams on July 9, 2010

    See you there. What’s the limit on space?

  • Kelvin on July 9, 2010

    We have room for 100 people, so shouldn’t have an problems on that front. Might be a little tighter in the pub but it’ll all be fun!

  • Cennydd on July 9, 2010

    Sounds interesting Kelvin. +1 from me.

  • Ned Wells on July 12, 2010

    Looking forward to seein you all there!

  • Steve Ward on July 14, 2010

    Looks excellent – I’m definitely coming.

  • Andrew on July 15, 2010

    So glad I can be in town for this – congrats on putting it together.

  • Dasha on July 15, 2010

    I’m in as well. Sounds exciting!

  • Dan Harrison on July 19, 2010

    Am definitely coming, from Southampton :)


  • Pei Chi Lo on July 20, 2010

    Looks interesting. I will be there.

  • Matt Sawyer on July 22, 2010

    If it’s sunny can we hold it on the beach? :)

  • Ben Potter on July 22, 2010

    I’ll be there with some of my fellow Froggers!

  • Rob Shepherd on July 23, 2010

    Blimey. It’s going to be very friendly in the Quadrant!

  • Krys on July 23, 2010

    That was a great meetup, absolutely loved Rishi Lakhani’s and Sam Crockers presentations!
    A bit too hot and too quiet, but definitely worth spending a few hours 😉

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