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This month you are in for a treat. We will have a debate about the best link building strategies. Our speakers will discuss their favorite strategies and the ones that don't work so well. Even more, each speaker has agreed to share one link building strategy they would prefer you didn't know about because it works so well. If you have been asking these questions, this event is for you:

• Is there a high ROI link outreach strategy?

• Where can I get started with link building?

• What practices will get me in trouble with the search engine, what not to do?

• How to measure link building results, ROI?

• When and how to complete these tasks?

• How to perform a backlink audit, and read/understand the data?

JR Ridley from Go Fish Digital (https://gofishdigital.com/author/jr-ridley/)

JR has been working the world of SEO and web design for 4 years now. As a political science major, he decided the most relevant use of that political science knowledge was in the completely unrelated world of Digital Marketing, and he's been working with Go Fish Digital ever since. He has overseen technical SEO for businesses of all sizes, is Google Analytics land Mobile Sites certified, and also can code in HTML, Java, and C++. Doubling as a soccer referee, he spends most weekends on soccer fields around northern Virginia or loudly cheering on the New England Patriots.

Tripp Hamilton from Hive Digital Marketing (https://www.hivedigital.com/expert/tripp-hamilton/)

Tripp has worked in Internet Marketing since 2012, where he got his start through Google Penguin penalty remediation. He helped hundreds of companies navigate through penalties, by analyzing backlinks, manually removing backlinks, and having regular communication with Google to lift the penalties. His primary focus was off-site SEO in the beginning of his career, but has moved to performing on-site technical SEO audits, implementation, and web design. In his free time, you can find Tripp at an NC State basketball game, campgrounds around Falls or Jordon Lake, or at a park spending time with his kids.

Patrick Stox from IBM (https://www.stoxseo.com/)

Patrick Stox is an SEO professional located in Raleigh, NC. He is a Technical SEO for IBM.

He is an organizer for the Raleigh SEO Meetup, the most successful SEO Meetup in the US, and also the Beer & SEO Meetup. He is also a contributing author for Search Engine Land, Marketing Land, and Search Engine Journal. In addition, he's a speaker at search conferences around the world.

Featured Sponsor

This month, food and drinks are sponsored by

Adapt Partners (http://adaptpartners.com/) is a technical SEO agency and full-service strategy consultancy. Our clientele ranges from Fortune 100 and 250 clients to mid-sized vertical leaders and funded start-ups. Our leads have 12+ years of experience in SEO for e-commerce and lead generation. You'll also find us consulting on content, ORM, UX, CRO, SEM, site authority and brand strength. Contact us for a free consultation.

Venue Sponsor

Oak City Tech (https://www.oakcitytechnology.com/) is active in our local Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill community. We donate time to local non-profit organizations, volunteer at STEM expos, host networking events, and help tend to community gardens. We are also actively involved in helping the next generation of entrepreneurs through hosting tech meet ups as well as the Google for Entrepreneurs program. We participate in events like the Black Founders Durham event (http://www.gfeexchange.com/black-founders-durham/). Now, we're the venue sponsor for this Raleigh SEO Meetup event.

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