In the SEO calendar (if such a thing exists) then Spring & Autumn are the time for the UK SEOers to decamp down to the south coast for a couple of days at the seaside. London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Bristol and everywhere in between (and further afield) are abandoned as Brighton plays host to the biggest SEO conference in the UK ?? BrightonSEO.
I was one of the 2500 plus people that gathered in the gorgeous Brighton Dome last Friday for what turned out to be yet another excellent conference. Unlike my previous visits to Brighton with my colleague Felix (written up here & here), I wasn??t just attending as a delegate this time but also as a speaker.
I had the honour of giving a talk in the morning in the Studio Theatre which happened to clash with the ex-Google engineers Q & A session in the main theatre. What I had thought would be a one-man audience (Felix) turned out to be a full house! Check out my slides here. This appearance follows on only weeks after my speakers slot at Link Love in London. Its time now to get back to the to-do-list in the office…
BrightonSEO is rightly famous for the after-parties that Kelvin and his team organize. They’re always great fun and a brilliant opportunity to chat with ones fellow delegates over a beer and in the case of Felix & I, along with many others long into the night out in the pubs and bars of the city.
Twitter is to conference chatter what butter is to bread. Not essential but all the better for it. Here is a very clever inforgraphic that beautifully sums up the ferocious BrightonSEO Twitter activity. A cheer went up at Teapot HQ here in Somerset when we saw that I had been ranked joint 5th most mentioned person/organisation in tweets relating to the event. Quite what I did right we are still trying to work out!
Felix & I are already looking forward to our next trip down to Brighton in the Autumn for the next one. Such a great city and such a great conference.
Tracking BrightonSEO on Twitter An infographic by No Pork Pies