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SEO Link Building in Charlotte

July 10th, 2009

Last night the Search Engine Marketing Association of Charlotte held a free meeting open to the public specifically on link building.  The last couple days, we’ve been trying to figure out the format, but it ended up going well.

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I counted almost 50 people there in person and Darin told me we had an average of 20 or so watching live online.  In fact, over the course of the first hour, we had 80 people come in and out of the live stream.

Here’s how it went…

I took the first ten minutes or so to try to explain the basics of link building.  My slide presentation is shown below.

Then, we had some open debate/discussion for about 30–40 minutes about things to know about link building.  Keith Schilling, David Kyle, Jon Payne, and Robert Enriquez were all sitting at the front forming sort of a panel.  But others in the audience jumped in as well.

At that point, we were going to split up and let people meet each other in order to build links, but it didn’t really happen.  People just started talking and networking and Keith and I saw no reason to interrupt.

I tried to get a few pictures before I left while everyone was just chatting among themselves…

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Overall, I thought it went well.  I posted more pictures on Facebook here.

If you attended, what did you think?  Good meetup?