I’m starting to get excited about the upcoming PubCon in Las Vegas in October. 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.