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October 9, 2015

Personal Branding & Social Strategy Advice You HAVEN’T Heard, Live from #Pubcon

Branding and Social Strategy from Proven Experts(1)

Personal branding and social strategy – it’s a subject close to all digital marketers’ hearts. Mark Traphagen, Matt Craine and Mel Carson are speaking on this hot topic at Pubcon Las Vegas. Hear what they have to say on the importance of personal branding in a world
where everyone is Googling everyone else in the this in-depth liveblog. Trust us, you don’t want to miss these tips!

Building an SEO/SEM Agency – #Pubcon Liveblog

Building an Agency session liveblog

What makes a great SEO or SEM agency? This question applies to companies looking to hire an agency, since they need to make sure they’re working with an agency team that can not only write a good RFP but also drive their KPIs. However, in this Pubcon Las Vegas session the speakers come at it from the agency’s point of view: How can you plan, start, hire, train and grow a successful agency team that can produce as well as sell?

Read the full liveblog with slides.

Millennial Expectations and Search Behavior Trends with Google’s Gary Illyes

Googler Gary Illyes_ Generation Y

Getting to know Millennials has been a hot topic at Pubcon Las Vegas 2015. Everyone’s talking about Millennials, including Google’s Gary Illyes (who’s a millennial himself!). He took the stage to deliver the grand finale keynote, and he’s going to tell us how Google is thinking about Millennials and how they’re shaping the future of search.

Read the liveblog report of Googler Gary Illyes’ keynote address at Pubcon Las Vegas 2015.

Hacking Art History to Make Content Stand Out: Liveblog of Katy Katz @Pubcon

Katy Katz, speaker

Katy Katz (@KatyKatz), content director at Inturact, got her BA in art history, and today at Pubcon Las Vegas 2015, she’s delivering a talk on how hacking art history can actually help with content creation. Looking at the epic paintings of the past and how artists have crafted them gives content marketers fresh insight into creating quality, high-impact content, according to Katz.

Most people forget 90 percent of what you share, she says. Good content won’t cut it anymore. It has to be great. Like Rand Fishkin said in his Pubcon keynote, your content has to be 10 time better than everything else. Read on for tips from Katz, based on the lessons she’s learned from the great artists of history.

October 8, 2015

The High Cost of Free Traffic: Pubcon Keynote by Wil Reynolds

Wil Reynolds feature image

Not sure about going into paid search? The question is not whether or not to go into paid, says Pubcon Las Vegas keynote speaker Wil Reynolds. Instead, it is: What are you building that is worth paying for people to see? In this eye-opening session, Reynolds talks about why predicting the ROI of organic search rankings is “impossible” today and why it’s vital for brands to be creating “content that’s worth paying for.”

Read the liveblog of The High Cost of Free Traffic.

Reputation Management: How to Un-trash Your Brand – #Pubcon Liveblog

Reputation Management liveblog

What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens online spills into the real world and affects brands and businesses in a major way. Live from Pubcon Las Vegas 2015, Simon Heseltine, senior director of audience development at AOL, and Tony Wright, CEO and founder of WrightIMC, are giving an example-packed presentation titled “Reputation Management: How to Un-trash Your Brand” on the ins and outs of online reputation management.

Heseltine is up first, and he’s going to share the way people and brands fail at online reputation management, before he turns it over to Wright — who will share how to combat the fails.

Read the full liveblog.

Lead Generation Tips from Michael King and Alex Harris – #Pubcon Liveblog

Lead Generation session liveblog

Want to up your ante when it comes to generating new, quality leads? It’s a high priority for all brands and businesses, and the gentlemen speaking in this “Lead Generation” session at Pubcon Las Vegas 2015 have tips that can take your #LeadGen game to the next level. Without further ado, here’s the lineup:

  • Michael King, founder of iPullRank
  • Alex Harris, creative director at

Alex Harris starts: “I’m not a fan of the term CRO — I prefer ‘marketing optimization.’ Because that’s what we’re doing.”

Read the full liveblog (with slides).

The Future of Search: Duane Forrester’s Pubcon Keynote Liveblog

Duane Forrester Keynote Liveblog

Bing’s face of search, Duane Forrester, is going to deliver a lively keynote at Pubcon Las Vegas 2015. Titled “The Future of Search May Not Be What You Expect,” his stat-packed talk will cover many topics, including:

• Millennials (the group everyone is trying to market to)
• Mobile and wearables
• Agents
• The future of search

Let’s dive in! Read the full keynote liveblog.

Social Media in a Mobile World – Pubcon Liveblog

Social Media in a Social World

Two social media managers share their strategy when it comes to social for mobile specifically, in this Pubcon Las Vegas session aptly titled “Social Media in a Mobile World.”

Read the entire liveblog.

October 7, 2015

SEO in a Two Algorithm World: Pubcon Keynote by Rand Fishkin

Rand Fishkin

On top of traditional SEO optimization factors (ranking inputs include keyword targeting, quality and uniqueness, crawl/bot friendly, snippet optimization, UX/multi-device optimization) SEOs need to optimize for searcher outputs (CTR, long-clicks, content gap fulfilment, amplification and loyalty, task completion success). In this Pubcon Las Vegas session, keynote speaker Rand Fishkin of Moz talks about searcher outputs and uncovers five elements of modern SEO.

Read our liveblog SEO in a Two Algorithm World.

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