The PoLR roadtrip – the follow up post!


If you read our Road Trip post last week you’ll know that on Saturday we attended the Think Visibility mini-conference at the Old Broadcasting House in Leeds. While we were there we attended a whole host of fantastic talks and while we couldn’t see them all I was very happy with my choices!

The conference was a great day and thanks to the Think Visibility team for organising it. It has given everyone at PoLR loads of inspiration and ideas to try. In the spirit of getting more content, I thought I would take the opportunity to share my highlights from the day!

Tom Smith – Social Media Talk
The most amusing presentation was by Tom Smith who has a great way of ‘talking’ to you as opposed to ‘presenting’ to you. Everything he discussed was backed up with the most mental slides I’ve seen which added to the atmosphere. In fact, even sitting on the floor throughout the talk added to the randomness of it! It was fresh and fun but next time I think he needs a bigger room!

Chris Garrett – Blogging Talk
I’m loving this blogging malarky and a talk on 25 ways to promote a blog was right up my street. It was nice to know that I am on the right track so far with a lot that I have been doing but it was also good to be given a few new ideas and tips to work on.

Dave Naylor – SEO Talk

What did I take away from Dave Naylor’s talk?

Firstly that I need to write more content…
…and more content…
…oh, and maybe a little bit more than that…

Secondly, that it’s not just Vampires and Warewolves that can fall foul of a ‘silver bullet’.

Ok, so there was a lot more to it than that but I love the phrase ‘Silver bullet’ and was determined to get it into this post. 🙂

Patrick Altoft – SEO Talk
Advanced Link Building was the topic of the last talk I went along to (the 3am start was affecting me by this point in the day!) It was a good end though and cleared up one particular point that had been confusing me for quite a while and no, I’m not about to admit which point that was lest it be called a ‘silly question’!

Other speakers that I enjoyed before scuttling off to the pub (under the guise of networking) included Tim Nash, Guy Redwood and Dirk Ginader with talks on Search Engines, Usability and Accessibility respectively.

I recommend this mini-conference and anyone who works on a website would have found something of interest. Maybe see you next year..?

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