Yes, SEO conferences can be a great source of information and networking opportunities. But let’s admit it: You can’t attend every SEO conference out there. Not only can they get expensive ($900 to $3000/conference), the travel and preparation takes a lot of time, too. With that in mind, you’d want to attend just a handful of conferences – those that give you the best bang for your buck…and here are our top 3 picks!

Content Marketing World 2014

Content Marketing World Koka Sexton

Held last September 8 to 11, 2014, Content Marketing World 2014 received a lot of praise from its attendees. Matter of fact, over 99% of the attendees – almost all of which described the conference as a prestigious, action-packed show – said they would attend next year’s conference.

Led by CMI’s Joe Pulizzi, his staff along with the “movers and shakers” in the SEO and content marketing world brought together over 1,700 like-minded marketers from 46 countries around the world in 2013. This year’s Content Marketing World conference, however, was bigger…

  • Over 2600 attendees from 50+ countries
  • 60 sponsors backing up the event
  • And over 100 speakers who took the spotlight and delivered actionable SEO and content marketing strategies and insights.

Famous for the great, data-driven white papers, blog posts, and reports that they publish on their site, great expectations were placed on Content Marketing Institute and their yearly conference…and they did not disappoint.

MozCon 2014



Tagged as “Not Your Typical Marketing Conference,” this year’s MozCon (held last July 14 to 16, 2014) saw 1,300 people swarming Seattle to listen to an impressive line-up of speakers. The 45-minute presentations are nothing short of amazing. With each presentation, you get a chockfull of actionable steps, next-level strategies, and handy tools to help you put what you’ve learned to great use.

The opening bell of the first day saw Moz’ Randy Fishkin speaking about how we are on the verge of internet regulation and how to minimize the risks of relying on Google too much for traffic by: (1) Diversifying traffic channels and sources (2) And by becoming MORE important in Google’s eyes. Randy Fishkin’s opening talk was followed by…

  • Kerry Bodine who looked into the disconnect between marketing and customer experience and how to bridge the gap
  • Lindsay Wassel on how to improve SEO by mastering specific principles like the back of your hand
  • Richard Millington on using social science to build addictive communities for your brand and business
  • Kyle Rush on taking experiments and A/B testing to another level

…And that’s just Day 1 folks!

Do let me know your views about SEO Conferences. Have you ever visited anyone of the above conferences ?