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Ask Us Anything Panel

You ask questions, a panel of smart people answers them.

The concept is you can ask questions about on-site SEO, E-Commerce, Usability, User Experience, Code, WordPress, Link Building, Analytics, PPC... you get the idea right?

Ask us ANYTHING! We'll try to answer it, live.

Special Guest's will include:

Jon HenshawJon Henshaw, co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer for Raven Tools. Jon has been involved with website development and Internet strategy since 1995. He's taught Internet training courses professionally and has spent a good portion of his career consulting for SMBs within the U.S.

Before becoming a Co-Founder and the Chief Product Officer (CPO) at Raven Internet Marketing Tools, he was an Internet Strategist at Sitening, a performance-based Internet marketing firm in Nashville, TN. He also worked as an Interaction Designer for Visa in Denver, CO, where he helped develop Web applications for their consumer and corporate customers. Prior to working at Visa, he was the lead designer and product manager for an Internet startup company that provided a web-based CRM and project management tools for non-profit organizations.

Jim TobinJim Tobin is the President of Ignite Social Media, the original social media agency™ and co-author of Social Media is a Cocktail Party: Why You Already Know The Rules Of Social Media Marketing. Jim spends every day helping major brands put social media marketing to work to accomplish their marketing objectives. Because he's a practitioner rather than a pontificator, Jim's talks are filled with practical advice that can engage and excite audiences regardless of their technical savvy.

Ignite Social Media works with some of the largest and best connected brands on the planet, including Samsung, Microsoft, Chrysler, Warner Brothers and Radisson. Ignite is also commonly called out publically as THE leading voice on how to use social media in a real business setting.

Ashley Berman HaleAshley Berman Hale is the original founder/organizer of the Raleigh SEO Meetup! She moved off to the mountains of Fort Collins, Colorado but continues to have a soft spot in her heart for us. Her full-time gig is as a Marketing Communications Consultant with Cisco Systems, but her true love is the time she gets to spend as a Top Contributor/Bionic Poster in Google's Webmaster Forum answering questions from site owners all over the world about what ailes them.

Ashley also moderates one of the most active Google+ communities - Technical SEO, and is a common contributor to the Friday Google Webmaster Hangouts.

Shannon MølhaveShannon Mølhave has been a leading voice in the Triangle web design community for more than six years. As a web designer and front-end developer, Shannon is passionate about creating positive user experiences across all digital platforms.

In her spare time, Shannon enjoys kickboxing and is a tap dancer with Footnotes Tap Ensemble. You can find her tweeting (often) about design and development on Twitter as @LeftyDesigner.

Mark TraphagenMark Traphagen is the leading voice on Google Authorship, Google Author Rank and using Google+ to enhance your brand online.

Mark is a sought after speaker and on Google+ 23:59:59 each day, using the rest of the time to do his day job, sleep, eat and save the world from evil doers.

Mark will be the host of this month's Meetup as well as accepting questions.


Thank you to the awesome sponsors of the most successful SEO Meetup in the United States:

ViranteVirante is one of the leading SEO and web marketing firms in the United States. They are well known for creating the "rent-to-own" strategy for building and sustaining traffic and qualified leads for any web site or business. Virante has been tapped by the Wall Street Journal to provide web marketing expertise to its readership.

Click Optimize clients have a common goal: to achieve results on the web. We take our job seriously, working hard until we help you meet -- and exceed -- your marketing goals. When you’re looking for a Raleigh website design company focused on lead generation and boosting your bottom line, call Click Optimize. We look forward to helping you rise above the competition!

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  • Bobby C.

    Sharp panelist as always. Too bad the tech didn't allow virtual panelists to participate more. Unfortunately, those things are beyond control.

    1 · July 31, 2013

    • Phil B.

      Not beyond control, but when bandwidth gets overwhelmed that's what happens.

      August 3, 2013

  • Bill D

    Most excellent panel! My sincere apologies to the speakers who were trying their best to be heard from afar. We were all trying our best to hear and understand you. It was a travesty! Maybe next time we can get Nikol Murphy to handle the technical.

    July 31, 2013

    • Phil B.

      The problem was because of low bandwidth, next time we will be sure to have enough.

      August 3, 2013

  • Kathy L.

    We are happy to host the best meetup in the world again! It's hard to get here so check out the map on our website because your GPS will not get you here!

    3 · July 25, 2013

  • Craig H.

    I was disappointed that the technical difficulties kept us from hearing more from the remote panelists but overall I was glad I attended. Thanks to Mark for making the best of a difficult situation.

    July 31, 2013

  • Mark T.

    Thanks so much to everyone and especially our intrepid panelists for your abundant patience last night. I'm so sorry for the technical problems, but glad we were able to get some insights through from Ashley and Jon, who are always worth hearing. Oh, and Phil too ;-)

    1 · July 31, 2013

  • Lynne

    I'd like .. ..... comment, but m.. key... is having tech... ....iculties. It seems as .. .... time was spent to get .... working. Valiant effort.

    1 · July 31, 2013

  • Melanie P.

    What a wonderful group! Lots of great information! This was my first time there. I look forward to coming to many more. Thank-you!

    2 · July 30, 2013

  • jeannemarie

    So very sad to miss this meeting tonight!! I tried to find the location, gave up at 7:15. Don't know where the directions went wrong, but i suspect in the construction project. I finally went to the public library to read two books google and facebook advertising. Please apologize to the speaker Jim Tobin who kindly entertained my question on Facebook marketing.

    1 · July 30, 2013

  • Keith C.

    Phil: Can we log in via Google+ Hangout to watch?

    July 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      +1. Anyone heard?

      July 30, 2013

    • Janet K.

      It's up but the bandwidth is wonky.

      July 30, 2013

  • Phil B.

    July 30, 2013

  • Kathy L.

    We'll have fresh popped popcorn for everybody! Did I get your attention?? Really I want to be sure that you know that the directions to Atlantic are different than the last time we hosted the Raleigh SEO Meetup. You must turn left off of Hillsborough. Check out this page for a map and photo.

    But we will really have popcorn. And get here early and/or bring a chair. The space has about 40 chairs.

    See you tomorrow!

    Atlantic Creative

    2 · July 29, 2013

  • Wendy & Mike D.

    where is the location?

    July 28, 2013

    • Phil B.

      Atlantic Creative

      July 28, 2013

  • Nikol M.

    This is an amazing panel! Hope I can make it in person.

    2 · July 26, 2013

  • Cory T.

    Being a fresh face to Raleigh, I'm excited to connect with local professionals in the same industry. See you all there!

    1 · July 26, 2013

  • Ashley Berman H.

    So excited to participate!

    3 · July 25, 2013

  • pam

    ... total beginner at SEO, looking forward to learning more | always curious!

    1 · July 25, 2013

  • Pamela St. P.

    Phil, just emailed you about a potential spot...

    1 · July 24, 2013

  • LisaSullivan

    What about the place next door to the Pit - Spy? They can accommodate. Maybe The Pit would offer a 10% discount for folks attending next door???? You have an "in" there. ;)

    1 · July 23, 2013

  • Cory T.

    I serve professionals and small businesses with digital marketing services @MarketingCory and - I also love chess, yoga, science, traveling, and being an awesome dad. Looking to connect with like-minded people!

    July 21, 2013

  • Deborah B.

    What about the Triangle Center For Spiritual Living: If you explain to them that you offer free advice to independent business owners on how to do SEO and social media, I think they might give the place to you for free. They are a very open minded group looking to help individuals move forward in life in a variety of ways.

    July 21, 2013

  • Pamela St. P.

    Planning on it... How about someplace in Crossroads? Ale House maybe?

    June 29, 2013

    • Phil B.

      I'm not sure there is anyplace around Crossroads that would work for this group.

      July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't make this great panel discussion.

    June 30, 2013

  • Nicole R.

    I may attend this, depending on where it is.

    June 26, 2013

  • Bill D

    So will this be like "Stump the Chumps" on NPR's Car Talk? I'll start collecting my questions immediately! This should be fun as well as interesting.

    4 · June 26, 2013

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