What we're about

This is the most successful SEO Meetup in the United States because we concentrate on actionable advice. This Meetup IS NOT about tricks to fake out the search engines or how to make quick money online via Google.

The Raleigh's SEO Meetup IS about getting realistic information and guidance on what works with search marketing. Show up once a month to find better ways to tune your site, improve the ROI of your marketing efforts, and write better web content. Take the mystery out of what Google has to say about what works, learn about social networking and how it can benefit your site.

When this group started in 2008, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) was internet marketing. Today, we discuss a wide range of topics. This includes, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and all other forms of social media marketing. We also discuss marketing automation, content marketing, branding, paid advertising, an all the tools used for these endeavors. To learn more about how all this connects with SEO and search marketing, simply attend one of our meetings.

We want to help you build really great websites that rank at the top of the search results. We also want to sit down as neighbors and share some success stories, some advice on what didn't work and do some good old fashioned networking!

At this meetup you'll get info that can help almost everyone. Total beginners may feel overwhelmed the first time, but keep coming back, it will make sense. Those with some experience under their belt can count on a couple nuggets being unearthed that they may have missed. We always provide good takeaway resources so you can go home and use the information on your own website(s).

If you want to really join the family, hang out with us for the after-party where long term relationships and job offers have been plentiful.

The best way to stay connected with the Raleigh SEO Meetup is to join us (http://www.raleighseomeetup.org/join/).

Rank on!

This FREE meetup has been made possible by the following sponsors:

Our Gold Level Sponsor

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The Raleigh SEO Conference (http://raleighseoconference.com) is a one-day event which supports the monthly activities of the Raleigh SEO Meetup. Learn from some of the top marketers in the world by attending the Raleigh SEO Conference and learn how to rank.

Our Silver Level Sponsors

DeepCrawl (https://www.deepcrawl.com/offer/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=event&utm_campaign=raleigh%20seo%20meetup) provides its clients with a complete overview of their websites` technical health. Empowering their SEO, content and search marketing teams with the actionable data needed to drive traffic and sales. Overall, clients see a 62% growth in SEO Visibility after 12 months. Regular crawling: Ebay, Microsoft and Linkedin as well as all 6 major global agencies.

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eComIntegrate (https://ecomintegrate.com/) is full-service google certified digital marketing agency focused exclusively on eCommerce website development, optimization & marketing. We feel there's nothing more rewarding than helping an entrepreneur achieve their Online Selling goals.

Our Bronze Level Sponsors

• Look to the Right Internet Marketing (http://www.looktotheright.com/) specializes in Search Engine Optimization and PPC Management. As an Internet Marketing Consultant we offer SEO that yields returns!

• TheeDigital (http://www.theedigital.com) creates award-winning web design and internet marketing strategies for businesses in and around Raleigh, NC. Schedule a strategy session today to start growing your online presence.

• Reunion Marketing (http://www.reunionmarketing.com) has an experienced team to help you with SEO, Paid Search, Content Marketing, and Social Media - right here in Raleigh.

• WingSwept (https://careers.wingswept.com/) is an award winning employer and service provider in Garner, NC. Among other technology services, we help small businesses in select industries attract new customers through their online presence and SEO.

• OptSus (https://optsus.com) helps businesses drive sales using WordPress. With OptSus WordPress Management, you can focus on running your business rather than struggling to manage your website.

If you're interested in becoming a sponsor, or know someone that may be interested, please contact me@frankcjones.com . Since we never charge attendees at monthly events, the costs associated with our events are covered by our sponsors.

Upcoming events (5+)

Let's Get Analytical (Google Analytics)

The Frontier RTP

Jenny Halasz is the founder of JLH Marketing, Inc., a consultancy that specializes in search strategy, with an emphasis on intuitive user experience and successful customer acquisition. With over 15 years of experience in search, Jenny is knowledgeable in all areas of online marketing. She's worked with dozens of blue chip clients as well as plenty of small enterprises and startups. With experience in SEO and PPC, social marketing, copywriting, conversion optimization, affiliate marketing, and analytics, Jenny's time in both in an agency environment and as an in-house marketer ensure that she understands the big picture of any client's marketing needs. She develops cohesive strategies based on data points and client priorities across all aspects of a client’s business. Some of the clients Jenny has worked with include: SAP, Four Seasons Resorts, Humana, Priceline, Motorola, Saint Laurent Paris (YSL), Wharton School of Business, CitiFinancial, HP, NBC Stores, and Lions Gate Films. Jenny writes a column (#AskanSEO) for Search Engine Journal was formerly a columnist at Search Engine Land, and is a contributing author for "SEO Like I'm 5: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Search Engine Optimization". She is a search marketing instructor for ASPE, and has spoken at SMX, SES, Pubcon, Conversion Conference, Internet Summit, AMA and other conferences. Jenny graduated cum laude from NC State University. She lives in Raleigh, NC, but likes to travel when possible. Follow Jenny on Twitter @jennyhalasz Meeting schedule: 5:00 - 6:30 Networking Pizza Party 6:30 - 8:00 Presentation with Q/A 8:00 - 9:00 Rookie's Networking After Party My suggestion, arrive early and avoid the traffic. There is a free co-working space on the first floor at The Frontier which you can use until 5PM. When that closes, join us for the networking pizza party (follow the whiteboard signs in the hall). The presentation will begin promptly at 6:30, so don't be late. Q/A will wrap up by 8PM, but you don't have to go home. Continue the conversation at Rookie's Sports Bar only 6 min away in RTP (4911 Central Park Dr). If you cannot attend the networking events before or after the meeting, feel free to drop in for the presentation from 6:30 - 8:00. If you want some pizza, arrive early. If you prefer beer, stay late. If you want to have a great evening with other SEO marketers, join us for both.

The Bots Are Coming (Chat Bots)

The Frontier RTP

Meeting schedule: 5:00 - 6:30 Networking Pizza Party 6:30 - 8:00 Presentation with Q/A 8:00 - 9:00 Rookie's Networking After Party My suggestion, arrive early and avoid the traffic. There is a free co-working space on the first floor at The Frontier which you can use until 5PM. When that closes, join us for the networking pizza party (follow the whiteboard signs in the hall). The presentation will begin promptly at 6:30, so don't be late. Q/A will wrap up by 8PM, but you don't have to go home. Continue the conversation at Rookie's Sports Bar only 6 min away in RTP (4911 Central Park Dr). If you cannot attend the networking events before or after the meeting, feel free to drop in for the presentation from 6:30 - 8:00. If you want some pizza, arrive early. If you prefer beer, stay late. If you want to have a great evening with other SEO marketers, join us for both.

SEO is Dead...Again!?

The Frontier RTP

Meeting schedule: 5:00 - 6:30 Networking Pizza Party 6:30 - 8:00 Presentation with Q/A 8:00 - 9:00 Rookie's Networking After Party My suggestion, arrive early and avoid the traffic. There is a free co-working space on the first floor at The Frontier which you can use until 5PM. When that closes, join us for the networking pizza party (follow the whiteboard signs in the hall). The presentation will begin promptly at 6:30, so don't be late. Q/A will wrap up by 8PM, but you don't have to go home. Continue the conversation at Rookie's Sports Bar only 6 min away in RTP (4911 Central Park Dr). If you cannot attend the networking events before or after the meeting, feel free to drop in for the presentation from 6:30 - 8:00. If you want some pizza, arrive early. If you prefer beer, stay late. If you want to have a great evening with other SEO marketers, join us for both.

Eating Your Competition's Lunch - Hold The Spam (Email Marketing)

Meeting schedule: 5:00 - 6:30 Networking Pizza Party 6:30 - 8:00 Presentation with Q/A 8:00 - 9:00 Rookie's Networking After Party My suggestion, arrive early and avoid the traffic. There is a free co-working space on the first floor at The Frontier which you can use until 5PM. When that closes, join us for the networking pizza party (follow the whiteboard signs in the hall). The presentation will begin promptly at 6:30, so don't be late. Q/A will wrap up by 8PM, but you don't have to go home. Continue the conversation at Rookie's Sports Bar only 6 min away in RTP (4911 Central Park Dr). If you cannot attend the networking events before or after the meeting, feel free to drop in for the presentation from 6:30 - 8:00. If you want some pizza, arrive early. If you prefer beer, stay late. If you want to have a great evening with other SEO marketers, join us for both.

Past events (149)

I Love Link Building

The Frontier RTP

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