I’m very lucky to be going to the IonSearch conference again this year, last years (2012) was the first time the event had been held and it proved to be a great experience.
As an in-house online marketer I am entirely self taught, I started out with my current employer as a Web Administrator and gradually took on more and more SEO / SEM work until finally moving into a full time search marketing role about 3 years ago.
Thats about 5 and a half years of self taught SEO and PPC experience, without anyone else to learn from, which is a great way to start but also means I often wondered if I was missing a trick. Did an agency based SEO know more? Did someone who had the opportunity to work with a more experienced SEO/SEM specialist have more knowledge or better skills? and would I get to the conference and not have a clue what everyone was talking about?
Thankfully none of that proved to be true, the conference was a great experience for me as it gave me chance to meet other SEO professionals, learn some new skills and confirm that being self taught is not at all a disadvantage and does not mean you know less than other SEO professionals.
So, when I found out the conference was happening again this year I jumped at the chance to go again, even better this year its over 2 days instead of a single day. There are some great speakers / companies lined up including:
- Andrew Girdwood, Media Innovations Director at LBI
- Andrew Dumont, Head of Business Development at SEOmoz
- Martin MacDonald, Inbound Marketing Director at Expedia
- Tim Grice, Head of Search at Branded3
- David Harling, Head of SEO at Razorfish
- Jeremy Waite, Head of Social Strategy at Adobe EMEA
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Are you going to IonSearch 2013? What sessions are you planning on attending?