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A) going t0 be packed
B) going to cost 800 bucks just to show up
C) an opportunity to meet some of you people
D) chance to hear from the people who control
what we worry about the most, our rankings
It also seems that there will be question/answer sessions with the people from google. However, it seems as though there are questions that "aren't to be asked". What's that all about?
And lastly, if paying 800 bucks gives me the chance to talk one on one for 60 seconds to one of these guys, allowing me a better chance of getting re indexed, then I'm all for it.
Of course, I'm sure I'll be told I won't be able to do that while I'm there, so...
What's the point of this conference other than meeting other webmasters and having a good time? (not that there's anything wrong with that!)
okay, hundreds... all the names, faces, everything...
kick-start your next strategy, find your next partner, learn and teach... you do it because your life is about SEM and this is a significant constituency that can further your professional and personal ambitions.
the first is always the hardest. the second and beyond - well, you'll see.
1) Spoke 1 on 1 with Matt Cutts of Google about mini-networks and what I can do to make my site more SE friendly.
2) Met and became friends with dozens of WW members.
3) Sat down (not once, not twice, but three times) with respected SEO guru Mike Grehan who enlightened me on several important topics including link maps and topic analysis.
4) Scored a nice one-way link from a related site.
5) Drank free beer at the Pub.
6) Learned a good lesson from Martinibuster as to why 3 martinis are 1 too many :)
This question gets asked every year. My answer.. try it once and see for yourself if it's worth the money or not. Everyone is different and if nothing else, the expenses are tax deductible.
Learned a good lesson from Martinibuster as to why 3 martinis are 1 too many :)
It's a shame I can't make this trip as I could surely set some PubCon records with either the beer or the martini as drinking as 3 is just a warm up!
I'm waiting to book for Vegas :)
Only if you sit next to a nice person who will buy them for you...
Or sit next to a drunk person that has lost track of the number of beers on his tab! Had this happen to a couple of buddies of mine at an industry convention and they woke up to find they had spent $250 on a bar tab. Priceless.
I usually end up with laryngitis by the end, simply because there is so much to talk about and finally some other people who CAN talk about it with me.
For me, the WebmasterWorld conference was better and proved to be a great mixture of "gotta have" info and priceless networking.
If you pay attention and also mingle, you'll have a great time and walk away with at least a few tips that could pay off in spades.
This is an unpaid endorsement! ;)