Having joined GPMD in February, working for an agency opened up lots of opportunities to attend some great SEO events and meetups, here are the ones that I enjoyed and benefited from the most.

BrightonSEO 2011 (April and September):

For me, BrightonSEO has gone from being a must-attend event partly because it’s free to a really valuable conference with awesome speakers who deliver informative content! I would definitely pay to attend this event.

My reviews:

BrightonSEO April

BrightonSEO September

Distilled Link Building Conference London 2011 (LinkLove): 

The Distilled LinkLove event was my first big SEO conference – and I really enjoyed it! As someone that focuses on link building a lot, I found all of the presentations interesting and informative – would definitely recommend it for content and networking.

My review of LinkLove London 2011

Distilled SearchLove Conference London 2011:

Having attended the link building event in March, I was really excited about going to SearchLove, and I wasn’t disappointed. As with all of the Distilled events, this conference bought some of the biggest names in the industry together to provide a mass of actionable content.

My reviews of SearchLove London 2011 (review of each presentation)


Despite a heavily delayed train journey to Leeds for this one, ThinkVis was a great conference with faultless presentations and two awesome evening events! This event represented great value for money and the pre and post-event sessions were worth the ticket fee alone.

I was unable to find the time to review this event, but I will be sure too next year!

I enjoyed all of the events that I attended this year and would recommend each of them to SEO’s of all levels. In 2012, I’m hoping to attend Pubcon (still negotiating), Sascon, Conversion Conference and A4U as I missed them this year.