So the end of 2010 is just around the corner. What events are coming up next year?
Well there is still one more event to come in December. I am attending
1. London Blog Club on Tuesday December 14th.
Location: Theodore Bullfrog
26 John Adam Street London WC2N 6HL
Rajini Lolay of youngandpoor.co.uk will be talking about her webiste which she set up less than a year ago and already has 10,000 visits. Young And Poor is dedicated to cheap cool things happening in the city. Rajini will talk about how to grow your blog, including how to grow a social media presence, how to network, and how to make money.
What a great idea for a website. Most people talk about being young and rich, but more are young and poor as they are just starting on their career path.
2.London SEO SMO and PPC January 17th
I am the organizer of this meetup which is about the integration between natural search, paid and social media and how working together can provide the best digital solution for your own business or for your clients.
Richard Fitzgerald, blogger of 52burritodates.com will be giving a talk about his site and how he has used both social and seo to drive traffic and generate buzz. Richard won a year supply of burritos at a festival in 2010 and instead of consuming them all himself he thought he would share the burrito love with a new girl each week – hence the name of his blog.
Google will also be talking about what 2011 means for search. It is a great opportunity to get some insights from the monopoly search engine.
3.Online Marketing Meetup – February 10th
This was the first event since Gus Ferguson took over the meetup which took place on a Thursday evening on the HMS President, if the weather had been better, it would be a great way to end the week – drinks on board the river Thames. Gus really outdid himself by organising 5 speakers to talk at the event, ranging from SEO, to social media and to PR. I will certainly be coming to the next one in May.
4.World Congress Barcelona February 14 – 17
The mobile conference is again in Barcelona this year and is one to attend if you are serious about mobile. Here is an overview of what is happening:
* A world-class thought leadership conference featuring visionary keynotes and action-provoking panel discussions
* An exhibition with more than 1,300 companies displaying the cutting-edge products and technology that will define the mobile future
* An even bigger App Planet the new Centre of the Apps Universe
* An awards programme that highlights the most innovative mobile solutions and initiatives from around the world
* And most importantly, the planet’s best venue for mobile industry networking, finding business opportunities, and making deals
5.SES London February 22 – 25
This has come around fast. I attended one day last year which was really interesting and I learnt so much. There were SEO and social media 101 sessions. I wrote about my experience earlier this year http://seojoblogs.com/2010/01/31/seo-events-calendar/. This year there are beginner sessions such covering the following:
* Introduction to Search Marketing
* Basic Analytics
* Introduction to SEO
* Introduction to Social Media
I hope to attend some of the advanced sessions:
* Twitter Nation & Automation
* Advanced Paid Search Tactics
* Duplicate Content Issues
* Killer Facebook Marketing Tactics
6.London Blog Club – February 22
London Blog Club – Richard Fitzgerald who spoke at my last event talked about his success with 52burritodates.com. He started blogging in 2007 and received minimal traffic to his site. It was only when he won the year supply of burritos at a festival last April, that he saw visits to his new blog explode. Moral of the story is that you may be trying to get lots of visits to your site, but if you have a niche then you may hit the jackpot and attract lots of visitors
7.SEO Chicks Boat Party – February 23
The SEO Chicks party was a nice way to round off midweek and talk to other fellow seo professionals. It was on the HMS President, the same location that the Online Marketing meetup took place a few weeks ago. There were well over 100 seo, online marketing, social and pr gurus.
8.London Blog Club – March 22
I went to London Blog Club – hosted by Marko Saric, Filip Matous and Tamara Walker. The event was held at the Blue Posts pub (one of the regular locations for the London Blog club), just off of Oxford Street, so quite central.
Sanjay Shelat from Edit Optimisation was the guest speaker. He has worked for companies like Gumtree & Ebay and was very enthusiastic about seo and gave a lot of tips on how to optimise your blog. I summarised the key points to take away in the post below:
8.Spring Search London – March 28
This event was held in Theodore Bullfrog, 26 – 28 John Adam Street. I reserved the top floor for us and there was a small tab for some drinks.
At this Spring Meetup, Nichola Stott – Director & Founder theMedia Flow talked about her experience in social and seo and how working together has benefited her clients.
theMediaFlow is a UK SEO and social media agency and Nichola is also co-founder and director of SEO PR Training so she has plenty of experience to share with us. You may have read some of her work, she blogs for SearchEngineWatch, State of Search and SEO Chicks.
9.Search London – Boating on the Thames – April 18
I will be hosting an event on Monday April 18th. “Search London – Boating on the Thames” will take place on the HMS President, which is by Blackfriars station. At this event, we have Marko Saric, from howtomakemyblog.com. He will be telling us all about how he grew his blog from nothing to being voted one of the top 50 blogs.
So there are some of the events for early next year. I will add more as the event calendar fills up. Let me know if there is anything in particular you would like to see at SEO, SMO and PPC meetup.