PubCon Las Vegas 2013 – Local Search

I’m starting to get excited about the upcoming PubCon in Las Vegas in October. PubCon 2013 badge PubCon was the first industry conference I went to as an SEO  newbie  and it really got me excited about the never-ending possibilities of internet marketing. I also had the opportunity to listen to some of the people I followed online and to meet and speak with them in person. That might not sound like such a big deal to some of you, but it certainly is when you live in a little town up in the mountains.

If you need to add some spark to your attitude about your chosen profession, try attending a conference. You’ll meet awesome new people – some of who will become friends and colleagues. You’ll make important contacts with industry leaders. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with industry vendors and learn about their products and how you can use them to help you work smarter. You’ll learn new things every day at the sessions. And, unless you’re a zombie, you’ll have fun. Add a week in Las Vegas to that list of plusses and you’ll have it all!

I’ll be speaking about data management at the Google Places and Maps Optimization session on Tuesday afternoon and doing site reviews on a panel on Wednesday morning. I hope to see you there. If you can make it, please introduce yourself. I’d love to make some more new friends.

About Mary Bowling

As a Local SEO practitioner and consultant, I speak frequently about Local Search at industry conferences –Advanced LocalU, SMX, Pubcon, Searchfest, OMS and SES. I’ve conducted intensive trainings on Local Search for Search Engine Strategies, Planet Ocean, Search Engine Workshops, the Denver Chamber of Commerce, and for my own clients and the clients of other agencies.


  1. Never been to a SEO or IM conference. Jazzed that you seen the unlimited possibilities. Would you like to share some of this info with the class?

    Thanks a Million

    Jason Stovall

    PS, Love your Blog, just came across it .

  2. I am planning on going to my first conference this year or early in 2014. If you could only go to one, which would it be?


    • Mary Bowling says:

      David, IMO it depends on where you are located, what’s most convenient for you and where you want to go to a conference. SES, SMX and PubCon all give you a lot of bang for your buck, cover an amazing number of topics and give you the opportunity to rub elbows with hundreds of really smart people. They all have various locations where they hold events.

      If you think you’re already pretty savvy, then think about attending SMX Advanced or MozCon.

  3. Hi Mary – I have never been to one of these conference, I picture lots of booths with people trying to sell me something, and passing me some pens and can coozies with their company name on them, is it more like a speaker series than that? I’d love to bring my web guy and check something like this out, it would be cool for him and I to brainstorm together on how to improve our site. Thanks for sharing.

    • Mary Bowling says:

      Hi Adam, There is trade show component to most Search marketing Conferences, but the main reason for attending is to further your knowledge and to network with others. I think you’d be amazed at how much you can learn in 3-4 days of attending sessions of interest to you. Mary

  4. This looks to be a great topic. I look forward to meeting up with your a #pubcon this month

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