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Kristi Kellogg is a content writer at BCI, journalist and social (media) butterfly. Her articles appear in newspapers, magazines, across the Internet and in books such as Content Marketing Strategies for Professionals and The Media Relations Guidebook. Connect with her on Twitter and Google+. Get the whole story at KristiKellogg.com.

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October 8, 2014

Pubcon Liveblog: Jason Calacanis on Startups that Save the World

Jason Calacanis at Pubcon

Jason Calacanis is an angel investor who has invested in companies including Uber, ChartBeat, Whisper, SignPost and Thumbtack. He invests $10 million a year and meets with 15 companies a week.

“I spend a lot of my time thinking bigger,” Calacanis says. “And a lot of that has to do with watching Google say ‘I have absolutely no limit to my ambition.’ I spend a lot of time meeting with startups and founders … And that puts me in a unique position to be optimistic and opportunistic.”

Calacanis’s keynote is unique – it’s not tactical or strategy-driven. It’s steeped in reality and meant to simply inspire and inform the audience of the amazing progress that startups and forward-thinking companies are bring to the world in the areas of six global problems. Startups, he asserts, will solve our world’s problems rather than governments. His keynote, that is meant to inspire us, will cover major advances by tech and startup companies.

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Pubcon Liveblog: Pinterest and Other Missed Social SEO Opportunities

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Have an interest in Pinterest? You should – there are 70 million users are Pinterest, and their business is up for grabs. John Rampton, editor-at-large at Search Engine Journal, Stephan Spencer, vice president of SEO at Covario, and Cynthia Johnson, director of social media marketing at RankLab, share their insights on wielding Pinterest for to drive traffic, build community and boost sales.

Read the full liveblog coverage of this tip-packed session that will rock your board.




Pubcon Keynote Liveblog: Chris Brogan on Mission-Driven Execution

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In Wednesday morning’s opening keynote from Pubcon Las Vegas, Chris Brogan shares inspiring examples of brand and mission. Keep the mission alive with content and participation. Make the users the content creators. Brand is the outward expression of a mission. Mission is what drives your deepest purpose. Match these well for excellence.

Mission is the mast. Service fills the sails. Content is the drum that calls us together. Mission and service together is the best it can be. Give people something bigger than the sales pitch and they’ll sell it FOR you.

But YOU have to believe, too.

Read the full liveblog coverage of Chris Brogan’s keynote from Pubcon Las Vegas 2014.




October 7, 2014

Pubcon Liveblog: New Mobile Behavior and Click-to-Call Strategies

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Learn how to enhance your PPC campaigns with click-to-call extensions — and why they matter so much — as Jason Spievak (CEO of Invoca) and Daryl Colwell (Senior Vice President, Matomy Media Group) take the Pubcon stage to talk mobile search advertising.

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Pubcon Liveblog: Search Algorithm Chaos & Keyword (Not Provided)

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In this Pubcon Las Vegas session, Bruce Clay (president of Bruce Clay, Inc.), Prashant Puri (co-founder of AdLift) and Jake Bohall (vice president of marketing at Virante) are going to talk about an always-hot topic in SEO: Keyword data (Not Provided). Clay explains why he thinks (Not Provided) is not that big of a deal. Puri shares fresh ideas for gathering up more keyword data, regardless of keyword data provision by Google. And Bohall talks about chaos theory and how it applies to SEO.

Read Pubcon Liveblog: Search Algorithm Chaos & Keyword (Not Provided).




Pubcon Liveblog: SEO Copywriting Style Guide — Tools & Tricks for SEO Writers

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Mindy Weinstein, SEO Manager of Bruce Clay, Inc., and Lindsay Mineo, senior search strategist at ThunderActive, share tips and tools for SEO copywriting. Their lessons help writers craft content for people that’s also rich for search engines. Whether you’re writing an article, a blog post, your home page … where do you start? You need to start with the human element.

Read the full liveblog coverage from Pubcon’s Copywriting Style Guide — Tools & Tricks for SEO Writers.




Pubcon Keynote Liveblog: The Importance of ‘Buyer Legends’ with Jeffrey Eisenberg

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“Buyer legends” are what marketer and bestselling author Jeffrey Eisenberg calls the narratives that craft a customer journey – and it’s also the name the company that he runs with his brother. In this morning’s keynote, Eisenberg will dive into buyer legends, exploring why they matter and what goes into them.

People want wisdom. What they’re always looking for is one thing – they love to hear one thing – do this little thing and everything will work. They just love to take one nugget that makes a huge impact on their business.

But we don’t have just one thing. There’s so much that goes into online marketing, and marketing at large. Knowing that there can be no one single thing that makes or break marketing, buyer legends become all the more important. Buyer legends are the narrative that craft a customer journey, but they’re also an integral business process.

Read the full coverage of Jeffrey Eisenberg’s keynote address at Pubcon Las Vegas 2014.




October 2, 2014

SMX East Liveblog: Google’s Gary Illyes Talks HTTPS & the Future of Secure Search; SEO VIPS Share Data/Experiences with HTTPS

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Googler Gary Illyes, who we can blame for the HTTPS ranking boost, talks about the future of secure search, Google’s thoughts on secure search, passes along a message from John Mueller, and talks about the possible return of keyword data (scroll to Q & A at end). Eric Enge says he’s seen “no material change” in moving to secure search, and Raza Zaidi weighs in on RSS and WordPress in relation to secure search.

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SMX East Liveblog: Conversion Rate Rock Stars

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Luke Summerfield shares brilliant insights on designing your site and content to appeal to people’s unconscious brains (i.e., where emotions live). Then Paras Chopra and Khalid Saleh talk technical CRO matters. In this session, learn about:

  • Brain-based marketing and how to drive human behavior
  • The UX optimization process
  • Principles for higher conversions

Read more in Conversion Rate Rock Stars.




SMX East Liveblog: Keyword Research for Better Content & Audience Engagement

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SEO masterminds Michael King, Jason White and Joe Pawlikowski share their top insights on keyword research. Discover their favorite tools, tried-and-true tactics, thoughts on persona research, (Not Provided) and much more. In this session, learn what keyword tools the pros are using, how to set client expectations from the start and the importance of mapping keywords to match the intent and vocabulary of your audience.

Read more of Keyword Research for Better Content & Audience Engagement.




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