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Why Does SEO Matter?

Every meetup has to do it sometime, so let's talk a bit about SEO. Get the scoop on which plugins to use, what strategies to follow, and why you should even care. Note also that there is a LOT that can be said about SEO, and many arguments have been fought over it, so please come with an open mind.

We're going to do this one on 19 Sep, and Paul Kortman from Connex Social will be doing the talk.

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  • Jarrod P.

    I like hearing Paul speak.

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Chad W.

    1 · September 20, 2013

  • Chad W.

    I had been looking forward to this meetup since it was suggested several months ago, and I wasn't disappointed. Paul answered all the SEO questions I prepared before the meetup, and gave me a whole lot more to think about. I wish I could work with him on all the sites I create.

    2 · September 20, 2013

    • Paul K.

      Thanks Chad! This makes me smile!

      September 20, 2013

  • Brian H.

    Great presentation! It reinforced some things I knew already but really opened my eyes to a few more ideas too!

    1 · September 20, 2013

  • Stefanie G.

    Thank you Paul for sharing your expertise with us this evening. Thanks also to Mutually Human for allowing us to congregate, and especially to Luke for showing me how to even find the office from the parking lot. I look forward to future meetups with this group!

    1 · September 19, 2013

    • Paul K.

      Happy to help! #wpgr is a great group!

      September 20, 2013

  • Topher

    We're going to do this one on 19 Sep, and Paul Kortman from http://connexsocial.com/ will doing the talk. Paul's local to Grand Rapids and I'm a huge fan.

    1 · August 27, 2013

    • Paul K.

      Sorry about that Elijah, site is back up now!

      September 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to start attending. Work might interfere. I'll be there if I can.

    September 9, 2013

  • Stefanie G.

    Really looking forward to my first meetup with WPGR and to Paul’s presentation.

    1 · September 4, 2013

  • Paul K.

    Considering a previous discussion had here I'm wondering if I shouldn't tweak my talk to be a debate with myself. A how to do SEO for Wordpress vs SEO is pointless. If your interested in that format let me know here. It might be a lot of fun!

    August 27, 2013

    • Chad W.

      I like the split-personality debate idea. The Evil SEO could promote snake oil, and the Good SEO could respond by telling why those techniques won't work, and what to do instead.

      Like you said earlier, I think most reputable local WordPress SEOs would agree with you on most topics; at least the ones I know would. I wouldn't want to steal your spotlight by bringing them in, but if someone knows a local SEO who would genuinely disagree with you, I'd like to watch the debate.

      August 28, 2013

  • Dan H.

    If you haven't been to a meetup for a while, try your best to come to this one.
    Paul knows the SEO business inside and out.
    Whether you're a developer, a designer, or somebody who simply uses wordpress, having more knowledge on how to make your sites more visible is always good.

    1 · August 27, 2013

    • Paul K.

      Thanks for the kind words Dan, your bribe check is in the mail ;)

      August 27, 2013

  • Charles W. R.

    I'd love to attend this one!

    August 26, 2013

  • Jason S.

    I'm doing a lot of SEO work at the moment, so this would be of interest to me. Not competent enough yet to be able to teach anybody anything.

    July 16, 2013

  • David V.

    I can also share some insights on this if needed. I recently gave a presentation on the topic at WordCamp Detroit. A debate would be fun, although I also attended Paul's presentation at WordCamp Grand Rapids and I don't think I would disagree with anything!

    2 · October 17, 2012

  • Paul K.

    I can speak on a variety of topics within this category. Perhaps do a head to head debate? --- that'd be fun!

    August 9, 2012

    • Chad W.

      After seeing your WordCamp Grand Rapids presentation, I'd love to see you talk or debate about the technical side of SEO in WordPress.

      September 6, 2012

    • Paul K.

      Could do! We'd have to reach outside the WP community to find an SEO to debate, and that's like sending a lamb before wolves... Most other SEOs and I agree on the technical details within WP. I don't think it's worth splitting hairs to get a technical debate going.

      September 6, 2012

  • David G.

    of it depends on date

    May 14, 2012

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