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If you’re here with us in Vegas, I hope you survived lunch because now it’s time to dig into data and analytics. Guiding us on this journey are Annie Cushing and Cynthia Johnson. This promises to be good. Up first is Annie Cushing. She says her Annielytics brand started as a joke on Twitter. She bought the domain before a skeevy marketer would and it grew from there. That sounds about right.
Chatting this morning we have Bruce Clay, Greg Gifford, and Kevin Lee. Three guys who know what they’re doing, and one guy is responsible for hiring me 11 years ago and gave me my start in marketing (hi, Bruce). Bruce is up first to rattle off 41 Signals & Ranking Factors for Local Search. He says his presentation is twice as long as he has time for.
From an Iron Man Breakfast straight into our morning keynote! I’m pretty excited about this. Keynoting this morning is Lee Odden of Top Rank Marketing. Lee is the ultimate gentlemen of marketing and of my favorite friendly faces. I’m excited to see him on stage and hear what he has to say. Lee says he has history with Pubcon.
Goooood morning! It’s the last day of Pubcon and we have our earliest keynote yet. Feels mean to me but Twitter tells me it’s a whole getaway thing. I’ll buy that, just keep the coffee coming. First this morning we have an Iron Man Breakfast Keynote featuring Stonetemple’s Eric Enge and Google’s Garry Illyes.
Melissa Fach from SEMRush is our solo presenter for this one. She’s pretty amazing so I’m excited. Sean Jackson is moderating and gives her a kickass intro. In this industry, writing well is a good way to make a name for yourself. Writing badly is a great way to destroy your reputation. Blog for yourself, but also get on the bigger publications because you’re gonna be seen more.
Good afternoon, Pubcon people. We’re in the afternoon keynote with the one and only Joost De Valk of Yoast. We’re going to talk about lessons he’s learned while building Yoast SEO. To start all of that off he’s going to tell us how he got here. How did he get to being this plugin that suddenly everybody uses. The year was 2006.
Welcome back! It’s time to talk SEO Audits, and how you can DIY. Up on stage to lead us on our journey are Rob Woods and Overit’s own Senior Strategist Jen VanIderstyne. You would have thought Jen would have shared her slides with me beforehand to make this part of my job a litle easier but, alas, then you would be wrong. I’ll remember this moment, Jen. Rob is up first.
Good morning, good morning! We’re kicking things off at Pubcon this morning with a keynote from three Googlers. What more could you really want to start your search day? On stage we have Nathan Johns (Senior Search Quality Analyst and one of my favorite folks), Eric Kuan (Webmaster Relations) and Gary Illyes (Search Quality Analyst). This should be good.
Still here. There’s really no better way to end a day than trying to keep up with Aimclear’s Marty Weintraub so that’s what we’re gonna go. Brace yourself, this is gonna get nuts. I’ll do my best to keep up. Marty’s sharing his current Spotify playlist and the music he’s really into. Marty says this is his 9th Pubcon.
Hey, hey! I hope you enjoyed your lunch because we’re about to start up again. This afternoon we have Tom Hale delivering our keynote. He’s from Survey Monkey and he’s gonna share tips and tricks for helping us maximize survey results. Tom’s up on stage and he has ENERGY and I love it. He’s the president of Survey Monkey and he loves his job.
Still with us? Good! Next up we’re going to talk influencer marketing with the very smart Kristina Libby and Matt Siltala. We’re starting this session a little early. That’s how I like it. Up first is Kristina. She starts by quoting Lazerfeld & Katy Theory from 1940 which found opintion leaders are most succesful in conveying an idea to people who share certain demo criteria.
Lauren Polinsky (MGM Resorts) and Kate Morris (Craftsy) are up to talk about in-house content strategy. Kate starts off saying that she and Lauren are both very, very old. Perhaps not age-wise, but definitely experience-wise. We’ll take that. She mentions that we’re not here to just talk about blue links on a search page. It’s about showing up in the One Box. It’s about Voice Search.
Good morning, party people! Welcome to Day 1 of Pubcon here in Las Vegas. It may only be the first official day of the show but I’ve already lost my voice and shared my cold with a few hundred people. You’re welcome! We have a busy liveblogging schedule this week so check that so you know what you can expect and when. Pubcon’s Joe Larato is up on stage to talk about the Pubcon story.
Hello! It’s just about our favorite time of the year! When some chosen few get to board a plane at an ungodly hour, head west, and arrive in time for Pubcon Vegas. This year, I’m excited to say that it will be myself and Jen making the trip. She’s speaking; I’ll be providing blog coverage; and we’ll both be around to meet, mingle and have a little fun.
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