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DC SEM Meetup Coming Soon!!

Details are in!!! Ketchum's Avelyn Austin has organized a great agenda for tomorrow night!


During the Meetup we will hear from local online marketing experts including:

  • Heather Neisworth – Mobile and Social Media Specialist at U.S. Department of State. Heather will talk about her experience and lessons learned when introducing mobile and social media strategy into tightly regulated organizations. @heathgirl
  • David Oremland – Search Engine Optimization expert at LocalOptimizer. David will discuss the issues affecting businesses working to gain visibility within local online markets and present solutions to overcome these issues. @localoptimizer
  • Jill Melnicki – Media Specialist working within the District of Columbia government. Jill will discuss strategies she’s used to help organizations leverage the Internet to communicate better. Through websites, social networks, mobile technology and "old school" email, she will share ways to build constituencies, establish reputations, and drive public opinion and online conversation. @JMelnicki


In the spirit of Thanksgiving, each of the speakers will also share top tools and resources that they are “Thankful For” when it comes to online marketing and communications.

Look forward to seeing you all tomorrow evening.

Avelyn Austin
Account Supervisor, Strategic Insights & New Media Development

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  • Matthew P.

    This may be a stupid question, but I'm not an SEO so please forgive me. I understand the general rule of not paying for links. But is it wrong to pay $3 or $5 for an "expedited" link?

    It seems like the higher your own website moves up in the ranks, the harder it gets to find high quality incoming links. I submitted my website to several well ranked directories months and months ago, but have yet to be added. Thanks for your help.

    Matt Palmer

    December 14, 2012

    • Dave O.

      Matt: These days most directories don't offer much value. IMHO an "expedited" link is some bs marketing phrase. I'd look elsewhere.

      December 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm building a DC SEM Google+ circle. Anyone who wants to be included, send me your Google+ Profile URL to my email: [masked].

    Looks something like this: https://plus.google.com/107520214863130651888

    So far I've got about 50+ people :)
    Thanks!

    David LaPlante
    Lead SEO, Rosetta Stone

    1 · November 18, 2012

  • Dave O.

    While I was one of 3 speakers, ignoring my comments, I had terrific take aways from both of the other speakers. This meeting invariably turns up gems of commentary.

    November 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! Thanks to the speakers and organizers. I was wondering if the speakers have their slides available online? Also, as a SEO/SEM newbie, I'd love a talk aimed at the bootstrapped do-it-yourself-er on what the absolute minimum you NEED to do SEO/SEM-wise when launching a company.

    2 · November 13, 2012

    • Mo J.

      Dave, can you send to me as well (I actually missed last night -- son's basketball tryout..), secsportsfan[@]gmail.com­

      thanks!

      November 14, 2012

    • Dave O.

      Hope he did well!!! :D slides sent.

      November 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The speakers were very interesting! Thank you to the presenters and to the organizers. It would be nice for everyone attending to do a introduction to help everyone get better acquainted. They do that at the Phoenix SEO meetings I have attended and it's a great way to get conversations going. At that same meetup they do a lot of case studies - people presenting about their personal website - different types - local, real estate, passive income, etc. and what worked/didn't work, as well as how updates are affecting rankings, specific marketing strategies.

    November 14, 2012

  • Avelyn A.

    Thank you to everyone who attended tonight's Meetup and thank you again to our speakers and my Ketchum colleagues who helped usher people in and out of the building.

    Please help us present new and interesting content in future Meetups by providing us with feedback and recommendations of what you'd like to hear.

    Interested in speaking? Give me a shout! [masked]

    Thank you again.

    Avelyn

    2 · November 13, 2012

    • margo s.

      I was unable to make last night so if this is redundant I apologize but I am really interested in understanding SEO for small business on a budget. The necessary vs the nice to have when you are in business for yourself! Thank you :)

      1 · November 14, 2012

    • Avelyn A.

      Thanks for the recommendation Margo. We will try to work that subject into a 2013 Meetup. Hope you'll be able to attend.

      November 14, 2012

  • rob

    Thanks again to the presenters and organizers. Look forward togetting our Google+ circle going as well.

    November 14, 2012

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