The 5 must go to UK SEO conferences in 2011

by Peter Young on January 2, 2011 · 3 comments

For those that have been visiting the Holistic Search blog during the last couple of weeks you may have noticed we have been running a poll on which conferences our audience would be looking at attending in 2011. This included a number of the leading UK conferences including SES, Dom Hodgson’s Think Visibility, Distilled/SEOMoz Pro SEO seminars and Sascon.

Unsurprisingly, SES ruled the roost however probably more surprisingly SMX didn’t feature very highly at all coming in behind the International Search Summit and Ad-tech.

Given that many participants are now pulling together their options for 2011, we have included promotional codes where applicable to the events should you wish to attend alongside the events.

1) SES London – February 22nd – February 25th


This is already taking shape with a number of great speakers already lined up including Dave Naylor, Patrick Altoft, Richard Baxter, Mel Carson, Ralph Tegtmeier to name but a few (as well as myself making a SES speaking debut :) ). The event this year has changed location and will be taking place down the road in Westminster at the The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Broad Sanctuary, London.

2) Sascon – May 19th – 20th


Moving from one day to two in 2011, Sascon is one of the conferences that could make a big impact in 2011. With speakers including Dixon Jones, Nick Garner, Dave Naylor and Joost De Valk amongst others now confirmed with a number of others in discussion this could significantly build on a promising 2010 debut.

3) ProSEO – TBC (October 2011)


With Distilled and SEOMoz, you wouldn’t expect any less than a pure SEO fest, and ProSEO delivers and more. Last years event went down very well and featured a number of high profile speakers including Rand Fishkin, Wiep Knol as well as the usual Distilled crew (ie Will/Tom et al).

4) Think Visibility – March 5th 2011


One of the best value conferences anywhere on the circuit – and one of the best conferences round to boot, both for the value of the event both during and the networking afterwards. Although search heavy, Think provides a little something for everyone – and its loyal following is symbolic of the stature in which the industry perceives the event. This March’s event is already looking good with David Naylor, Paddy Moogan, Gary Taylor (Highly recommend you see -was highly impressed by his presentation last year) and Paul Madden just some of the speakers confirmed for this years event

5) A4U Expo – October 2011 (TBC)


One of the most successful affiliate conferences around, however the affiliate title shouldn’t fool you. The conference offers a wealth of knowledge across the online marketing spectrum. Organised by Matthew Wood,the event normally takes place down at Excel in London. The speaker list is comparable with any of the major search events with a unique blend you won’t find anywhere else.

Other dates:
International Search Summit – May 2011 (TBC)
Ad-tech – 21st/22nd September
SMX London – 16th/17th May 2011

It should be a great year for the industry, and with a wealth of events currently available you are spoilt for choice.

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Gareth Sear August 4, 2011 at 8:24 am

Thanks for the info, was searching for SEO conferences UK and up popped your post. If you went to just one web marketing / Search conference would it have to be SES? Is there any others you readers would recommend? Cheers – Gareth

itsmartie August 9, 2011 at 10:18 am

I would highly recommend going to think visibility, its an amazing website and the networking from the pre party and after party you can beat.

It covers just about everything and has two floors running so you can pick and choose which ones you want.

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