Conversion Elite 2017 – A Full Day Write Up of The First Conversion Event

Conversion Elite is the first Conversion Conference organised by Go-Events. It took place on July 7th at the Trampery, Old Street. A big shout out to Craig Rayner, Jackie Bissell, Sarah Brown, Andy Brown for organising this fantastic event.

Tim Stewart kicked off Conversion Elite with the the day with his presentation “Test with Intelligence”.

Conversion Elite

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Reasons To Build Your Own Site Even if You Are a Social Media Guru

What does it take to launch your own website? Do you have time or do you want to a company to help you? Lukasz Zelezny is all over the world speaking yet still has time to build his brand new site.
In front of an audience

When did your site launch?

I launched my new site Zelezny early 2015. These days however it was a website based on Paper.li engine. I had no time to launch a proper one and that is why I used mentioned solution. Thanks to this however I could aggregate some backlinks and a little of traffic (Paper.li based website rarely rank well as these content was based on RSS feeds)

Later I switched to WordPress that sits on Siteground with material based theme called Zephyr.

What made you want to build your own site? Before you said it was difficult to have up to date content for a website and it was on a domain (could you please confirm that domain).

Its still difficult because day has only 24 hours and nothing can change this. From the other side I am more and more busy. But I finally had to launch a proper website as that is an additional way to build reputation. 

Also I wanted to have a website to communicate with conference organizers. That is the main role of Zelezny.uk. 

Lots of content there is about myself speaking at different events across Europe. My website is also very well optimized regarding to “conference speaker” related keywords. That helps in many cases.
Lukas Looking Up

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The Team Behind The Search Elite

Search Elite is a brand new conference taking place in London, May 9th.  This is a one day event, one track where there are 8 speakers from 8 different areas of search sharing their tips with the audience. Search London and SEO Jo Blogs is proud to be a media partner of Search Elite and in this post,  I interview the Directors of Search Elite to find out more about this exciting new conference taking place May 9th.

Craig, Rayner is the Co-Founder of GoEvents that is organising the conference and I wanted to ask him about some of its USPs.  

London at Night

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Double Award Winner Barry Adams Features on The SEO Jo Blogs’ PodCast

Hello everyone and Welcome to the SEO Jo Blogs podcast. This is Jo Turnbull and I am pleased to have on the show today, Barry Adams on the show today. Double Award Winner, he won two awards at the UK Search Awards in London in November. Barry Adams and I was lucky to be able to share the table with Barry at the UK Search Awards November 2016.

Listen the podcast below or read the transcript of the interview.

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Search London’s 6th Birthday Party

Hello everyone,

Hope you all had a great December.  I am very excited to announce the 6th Birthday Party for Search London on Monday, January 30th, from 6:30pm.

We will be hosting the meetup at Bounce, Holborn

We have our own room, complete with two ping pong tables and karaoke. We will also have cake ! You cannot have a birthday party without cake.

We have two great speakers and two fantastic sponsors.

Don’t miss out on this event – Register on Eventbrite for your place at one of the best birthday parties of 2017 !

Search London Cake

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How To Set Up Your Own Digital Agency – Interview with Polemic Digital Founder, Barry Adams

I am always inspired by people who set up their own business. There are many entrepreneurs in the Search Industry who are brave enough to establish their own agencies and attract big brands as their clients. Barry Adams, the founder of Polemic Digital set up his agency in 2014 and is now nominated at the UK Search Awards. I first met Barry when he was working for another company and was impressed he had been nominated so soon after starting his own business. I wanted to interview him on setting up his business and what he recommends for those looking to go out on their own.

1) What was the catalyst that prompted you into starting your own business?

It wasn’t one specific thing that prompted me to start working for myself. Looking back, it was an accumulation of many different things that eventually made me decide to go out on my own. Things like not being able to choose my client projects, increasing levels of stress and lack of fulfilment at my job, the growth of my own personal brand, seeing others in the industry starting their own business with great success, and a general sense of ‘now or never’ as I approached my 40th birthday all contributed to that decision.

In the end it was a bit of an ‘aha’ moment where I woke up early one morning and realised that starting my own business was something I needed to do. From there, things moved quickly: I spoke with my wife about it, who was very supportive, and then got the wheels in motion to launch my own company.

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