James Carson is Head of Search Marketing at Bauer Media, and his presentation was an overview of significant developments in social media marketing, how social activity relates to search strategies and how to “socially charge” marketing content to ensure that it is shared and linked to.
In this presentation Dave Peiris aka Shark SEO spoke about attracting links by creating useful content.
He spoke about using webaps such as hackerbuddy, and how they can be useful as part of your SEO strategy. Two of the best reasons that Dave gave for using them were that they can give strong links and the fact that they are great for branding. The others can be seen in the video. Read on
John Mcelborough runs his own consultancy business, IOptimal, working as an SEO consultant and affiliate marketer, priding himself on this “hands-on” approach. He also runs a number of his own web projects and blogs from his own website.
John talked about Blog Networks and how effective they are as an SEO Strategy. He discussed the practical and technical difficulties of creating a blog network for linkbuilding purposes, a network of sites used to link back to other sites in order to get more links. Read on
Jonny Stewart is Head of Search & Social Media at The Review Centre, and has been working in search for over seven years. He spoke first at BrightonSEO, with a presentation all about the Google Panda update, something which his followers on twitter will know is close to his heart.
I’m very chuffed to be speaking at the upcoming a4uexpo in London on the 18th – 19th October 2011, as this event is aimed at the affiliate industry and has some of the best speakers in search. By some Jedi mind trick I’ve managed to convince them to let me to speak on two sessions.
I’m opening the first day with a session titled The Science of Influence & Engagement and here’s the session synopsis: the business of affiliate marketing would be a bunch easier if we better understood how people think. The good news is scientists have been studying influence and engagement for decades.
This session will cover how the science of psychology, behavioural economics and game theory can help us market our products and services with more success. If you need to influence or persuade somebody to do something then this is the session for you.
I’m going to be talking about tricks our minds plays on us AKA ‘cognitive biases’ and what marketers can do to take advantage of this. I was involved in helping select the speakers for this session and I’m hugely chuffed to be sharing the stage with two of the brightest minds in the industry, Will Critchlow from Distilled and Stephen Pavlovich from Conversion Factory.
As such, we will provide the industrial grade tools and techniques required for finding what will work in your particular niche. This panel is dedicated to exploring the latest and greatest in techniques for finding out valuable competitor insights and learning the things that your competitors don’t want you to know. The final step will be to take webmasters through how to ensure their data is well protected and how to throw competitors off the scent.
I’m really looking forward to this one. Sam and David always bring their A-game to presentations and I’m going to do my best to knock it out of the park.
If these sessions, plus two days of talks on all areas of digital marketing, sounds up your street you can get your hands on tickets here. Plus, as a special treat to you a 10% discount can be used to make an already great value ticket a bargain. The code is SPEAK10%
In this screencast Kelvin’s talking you through getting links on external high quality authoritative websites through guest writing or guest posting and the best way to find websites or blogs to post to.
In this screencast, Kelvin talks you through 20 words that should be avoided in your Email marketing. He explains why certain words can be percieved as spam and how spam filters look at the content of emails.
In this video, Kelvin talks about Elance, the world’s leading platform for online employment, or in other words, the Ebay for outsourcing. He explains about the benefits of using Elance, including its feedback system and also about the importance of getting the brief correct.