Our roundtable discussion will focus on SEO, the ever-changing practice of optimizing websites to draw traffic from search engines like Google and Bing. (Yes, Bing is a thing!)
This is a good opportunity to get feedback or SEO advice regarding sites you're working on; share first-hand experiences; and discover new resources from other members of the group.
We'll definitely talk about:
• SEO plugins
• 3rd party SEO tools & services
• SEO best practices
Interested in doing a quick 10 minute lightning talk about something SEO related? Please leave a comment or message Andy directly. Thank you!
Volunteers we have so far:
• Andy: Quick "State of SEO" update
• Robin: Structured data (Schema.org markup)
• David: Getting backlinks
• Jacques: SEO audit tools
Help us plan future events! Take the Welcome survey. (https://andymci.typeform.com/to/BfzmkN)
Interested in the survey results? Take a look (https://andymci.typeform.com/report/BfzmkN/JUpG).
What is WPToronto East?
Are you in Toronto's east end (or don't mind a trip across the Don Valley?) Then come on over and say hi to your neighbours at WPToronto East!
We get together on the 3rd Saturday of every month to talk about WordPress. We don't do formal presentations. Instead, we focus on open discussions around a central topic.
Our monthly themes skew towards intermediate user, developer, and business topics: building sites, producing content, using plugins & themes, managing projects, writing code, and so on.
Refreshments for WPToronto East are provided courtesy of our friends at A2 Hosting (https://www.a2hosting.com/?utm_source=meetup&utm_campaign=wp_torontoeast&utm_medium=sponsorship) in Ann Arbor.
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At A2, we specialize in performance based hosting for everyone, with a proactive service team working around the clock. Whether you've never run a website before or are a professional developer, rest assured we have a web hosting solution to meet your unique needs!
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About The Organizers
Brent Kobayashi (https://twitter.com/brentkobayashi) is the president of Kobayashi Online (http://www.kobayashi.ca/), a creative agency that helps businesses large and small become online friendly. Andy McIlwain (https://andymci.com/) wrangles content and community projects at GoDaddy (https://ca.godaddy.com/).