Social media and search engine optimization services are rapidly changing the way that people use the Internet. Therefore, for it should come as no surprise to find out that there are conferences around the country that are dedicated to presenting the latest and greatest into these industries. Average people and businesses both can head to these conferences to find out what is new in social media, how to maximize SEO, meet likeminded people and much more. Here is a look at a list of social media and SEO conference for 2014.
South by Southwest, better known as SXSW, is one of the more popular options to attend. 2014 will mark the 21st annual gathering for the SXSW festival and it seems to get more impressive each year. SXSW takes a look at older technologies like Facebook and Twitter, but it’s also a great place for new tech companies to mingle with others to try and get there name out there. SXSW is more than just your typical conference, as it offers guest speakers, comedy routines, music and so much more. SXSW runs from March 7th to March 11th in 2014.
Twice in 2014, Social Fresh will bring together innovative leaders in the social media industry. But while some conferences are about the glitz and glam of packing a ton of stuff into the show, Social Fresh attempts to slow things down with presentations from just a single person at a time. This allows for much more detailed presentations that also makes it easier for the audience to get involved. Social Fresh East is in the spring of 2014 and Social Fresh West will be in the fall.
Originally MozCon started as a SEO conference that has recently converted to focus on social media and other types of digital marketing as well. In 2014, MozCon will take place from July 14-16 in Seattle, Washington. During these three days, you can expect to get a better view into how social media and SEO intertwines with mobile platforms and customer optimization. MozCon is more geared towards being a fun and wild event, rather than your typical sit and listen to presentations scene.
In 2013, the Inbound conference had speakers like Ariana Huffington and Seth Godin. Those high-profile names made it one of the more successful conferences of the year and it’s hoping to hit 2014 with a line-up that will be more impressive. This year, the event will take place in Boston, Massachusetts from September 15th to the 18th.
Vocus is a company that provides cloud-marketing software for its customers. And in June of each year, they offer Demand Success as their conference to help social media, SEO and digital marketing companies to come together. While at Demand Success, attendees can meet with other likeminded individuals and learn how to build their brand. In 2014, the lineup for Demand Success includes Judy Smith, Avinash Kaushik, Adrian Greier and many more. The event is held in Washington, D.C. from June 5th to the 6th.
Content Marketing World
Considering that the content is what brings your audience in, it’s no surprise that Content Marketing World is one of the top SEO conferences of the year. While attending, guests can find out more about how to market their company to its customers, including what to look for in potential clients and the best way to attract them. Content Marketing World also offers presentations that are specific to industries, which can be helpful for attendees to get a better idea what might work specifically better for them.
It’s all about action at the SearchLove Conference in California. This conference looks to help attendees learn to better funnel customers into their site, while helping them construct better search methods through SEO results. The conference offers a variety of lessons, most of which are applicable from everyone from the SEO beginner to the more advanced. You may walk into SearchLove as a novice, but you’ll certainly come out ready to take your company to the next level, and next page, of customer interaction
What good is showing up in search engines if your customers aren’t converting? Well with Conversion Conference, attendees will find out exactly just how to maximize their efforts while attempting to get conversions from customers. The bottom line is that Conversion Conference does more than just present ways of how to show up higher in search engines. Instead, you can learn how to maximize numbers and help grow your business in a multitude of different ways. What’s even better about Conversion Conference is that there are multiple conferences held throughout the US and Europe.
One of the best conferences for advanced SEO techniques, SMX skips the basics and jumps right into the hardcore information available in the industry. Throughout the entire multi-day conference, the schedule moves quickly and attendees are invited to maximize as much as they can possible learn during the event. Luckily, they also won’t be forced to sit through boring sessions of what exactly SEO is. Instead, you’ll get hardcore answers from the leading innovators in the industry, which will help you maximize your SEO results once you get back home to your business.
Primarily aimed at women, BlogHer is a conference for female entrepreneurs and Internet experts to come together. BlogHer is not only a conference, but also a website dedicated to helping women find their niche online and market it to their customers. Therefore, the conference will have plenty of information that comes from the techniques that their site uses, which allows them to stay atop search engines and increase in popularity. Furthermore, the conference also offers customized keynote speakers in areas like food, fitness and much more. No matter what your site is about, if you want to learn from other women and be surrounded by equally motivated females, BlogHer is the place to be.
Last, but certainly not least, PubCon offers great options for marketing professionals and social media enthusiasts. The event usually has as many as 200 speakers during the four-day conference, making it a place where you can find everything for newbies, intermediates and experts. This event happens later in the year, which means you can hit up a few other conferences on this list and then round out your techniques by heading to Vegas for PubCon. Don’t miss out on PubCon for one of the most diverse conferences for social media and SEO services.
There is no denying the importance and impact that social media and SEO has on the Internet. But no matter how much you think you already know, there is always more to learn and involve yourself with. And with the conferences on this list, you can meet other likeminded people, spruce up on your skills and learn about some of the latest and greatest technology coming to the net. Don’t miss out, especially if you are looking to maximize your efforts by marketing your company online.