Even if you're not a technical person, you MUST understand that Google is looking for specific markup on your site more than ever before.
This will not only be the "be-boop" technical mumbo jumbo but also a discussion of what's important and what you can call BS on.
Make sure you attend this event even if it's only to take notes to hand off to your development team.
We are very lucky to score one of the cooloest and most technically decked out companies in Raleigh to hold this month's event. Centerline Digital (http://centerline.net/) probably has the coolest office space around, and their two high-speed fiber lines mean there shouldn't be any network problems. If you don't know about the great work Centerline has been doing, come a little early and ask them.
This session will be epic! We are calling in the big guns to help explain the technical side of SEO.
Carter Cole (http://cartercole.com/) is a web developer and a true SEO nerd. He is currently the senioer web developer at Virante where he is leading the charge to create better tools for SEO's. He is the author of the world's most popular SEO tool for Chrome, SEO Site Tools (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/seo-site-tools/diahigjngdnkdgajdbpjdeomopbpkjjc). Follow Carter on Twitter @CarterCole (https://twitter.com/cartercole)
Joining us via Google Hangout will be two more world-renown SEO experts.
Alan Bleiswiss (http://alanbleiweiss.com/) is know for his SEO audits and his #epicdinners at PubCon. Alan has worked on everything from the smallest of mom and pop corner store up to and including such notable organizations as Macy’s, Gottshalks, Princess Cruises, New York Business To Business Yellow Pages, Fortunoffs, USWeb/CKS, H.J. Heinz (Starkist Tuna /Kibbles n’ Bits, etc.), and many other fortune 1000 sized corporations. Follow Alan on Twitter @alanbleisweiss (https://twitter.com/AlanBleiweiss)
Jaimie Sirovich (http://www.seoegghead.com/about/the-head-eggheads.seo) is a search engine marketing consultant. Officially Jaimie is a computer programmer, but he claims to enjoy marketing much more. He graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with a degree in Computer Science. At present, Jaimie consults for several organizations regarding search marketing, supervises core web development projects, and keeps SEO Egghead (http://www.seoegghead.com/) afloat. Follow Jaimie on Twitter @SEOEgghead (https://twitter.com/seoegghead)
Thank you to the awesome sponsors of the most successful SEO Meetup in the United States (http://www.meetup.com/RaleighSEO/):
Virante (http://www.virante.org/) 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 (http://www.clickoptimize.com/) 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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This year is the 10th anniversary of North Carolina Search Engine Academy (http://www.ncsearchengineacademy.com/)'s Workshops! Get all the information about the 10th Anniversary SEO Special at the Internet Marketing Analysts website (http://www.ncsearchengineacademy.com/seorockstarspecial.html).