It's been almost a year since my last speaking gig and I'm hoping to finish the year off big with two more in 2012; one local meetup presentation and a conference in Boston.
"Doing SEO Right with WordPress" is the title of my gig in Ottawa. I attended the Ottawa WordPress Meetup for the first time in August. The talk was an interesting one; Multilingual WordPress. Many of Rick's points I could reflect off my experience working with International SEO clients at Cardinal Path (just not WordPress sites), and it's a facinating area of study that I'm still swimming to grasp all that there is to know multilingual websites.
In this presentation that I will be giving(and this will get uploaded to Slideshare, and shared here too), I will be offering tips on how to optimize a WordPress site to achieve better search engine optimization (SEO) results. This involves looking at WordPress configurations, recommended SEO plugins and things to avoid that may impact your SEO in a negative way. I'm exicted to give this talk because I truly believe that WordPress has given birth to an opportunity that bloggers like myself can publish our thoughts online in a simple and affordable manner. Just checking the WordPress stats… there are 55,332,180 WordPress sites in the world, with over 338 million people viewing more than 2.5 billion pages each month and about 500k new posts and 400k new comments on an average day. Holy bananas!
Come join me and lets talk about WordPress + SEO!
When: Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Where: Ottawa Library, Main Branch - 120 Metcalfe, Ottawa, ON
A few weeks later, I will be travelling down to the beautiful city of Boston to give two talks; Improving Search Optimization with Google Analytics and Drilling Into Social with Google Analytics. The excitement is building up, but the nervousness is also racing along as the date approaches in a months time.