Speaking

I’ve spoken at several events on digital marketing and SEO over the past few years, both internationally and in the UK.  I’ve had the honour of speaking at some of the most well-known and established SEO conferences in the industry.

These conferences have included MozCon, Brighton SEO, Search Leeds, State of Search, SASCON, European Search Conference, Pubcon Florida, Pubcon Las Vegas, Ungagged London, Ungagged Las Vegas, SMX West, SMX London, Digital Growth Unleashed.

Topics have included largely those around technical SEO, voice search, web crawling and AMP as well as mobile SEO.

I took a break from speaking at as many events through 2019 to focus more on my client work and personal projects, and beat a prevailing case of laryngitis which simply would not budge, and deal with a couple of minor health issues. All the travelling, as well as working on client projects more than full time, preparing decks at weekends and evenings was getting too tiring.

I also wanted to concentrated to concentrate on extending my knowledge further into more advanced technical SEO, information retrieval, web development, coding, and overall digital strategy formulation and SEO process development. There were also personal projects which needed some TLC.

That was what I decided in late 2018 just after I spoke at Ungagged Las Vegas 2018, but I’m pleased to say, good things have happened since then.

The laryngitis appears to be receding increasingly, and whilst, apparently, it will always be a minor ‘thing’ for me, because it is a viral laryngitis which has become chronic, it re-appears less and less, as long as I take care of myself.  My own personal projects are also now well underway (more about those later in 2019 or early 2020), and these are now picking up in pace enough for me to step slightly back from them.

I’ve also managed to get some help with client projects, although I primarily deal with all the audits and day to day strategic direction, as well as trouble-shooting and I’m on call for clients should they need me.  I have help with content, and some outreach, and data gathering / research.  I have more clients too, and clients who I really enjoy working with on an ongoing basis.  Client who are excited about staying ahead of the curve, and not afraid to try new things, and who take my advice on board.

I did participate in a number of webinars in the early part of 2019 and joined a couple of discussion panels at conferences and took part in some live site audits. I went to New York to speak at C3 Conductor, which was way too good an invite to pass up, since I’d never been to New York before, but generally the number of speaking slots I took up in 2019 was way down compared with 2018 and 2017.

Since health is returning and things are more stable here, in the back end of 2019 I have picked up again on speaking at events which I have mainly been invited to participate in, and Pubcon, for which I pitched to speak at (Love Pubcon, and in particular the networking side of things).  The events / conferences I’ve agreed to speak at in Autumn 2019 and through to the end of the year are as follows:

Autumn 2019 Speaking Engagements

October 2019

Conference: We Love SEO 2019

Date: Thursday 3rd October 2019

Venue: Les Jardins de Saint Dominique (The Gardens of St Dominic)

Address: 75007, Paris, France

Title: ‘The User is The Query’ (Query-less Queries and Contextual Search)

Summary:

How is mobile technology and search engine tuning evolving to meet the needs of users? Here we look at recent developments in research, implementations by search engines, and how to look at reach users can adapt their strategies to take into account these next-level changes.

November 2019

Conference: Pubcon Pro Las Vegas 2019

Venue: Las Vegas Convention Centre

Address: 3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA

Dates: 8th October 2019 – 10th October 2019

 

December 2019

Conference: Tech SEO Boost 2019

Venue: City Winery

Address: 80 Beverly St, Boston, MA 02114

 

 

Speaking in 2020

If you are planning events for 2020 then I do intend to pick up activity on speaking engagements again throughout that year so feel free to connect if you feel that I could add value in some way to your speaking agenda and I will be happy to explore this with you.