Guest speakers not to be missed at Brighton SEO

Friday 18th September sees the second yearly instalment of the BrightonSEO search marketing event at the Brighton Dome. One of the UK’s most in demand search marketing conferences, where 2,000 free tickets are snapped up in under 5 minutes. BrightonSEO is a conference that has grown in popularity over the years, due not only to the credibility of its speakers but to the genuine passion for the latest in search marketing.

Sorry if you are reading this and haven’t got yourself a ticket, it’s a bit late – but do put the next important dates in your diary to register next time round, its well worth it. However, if you are keen learn more about search, it’s not too late to book one of the training workshops on the Thursday

If you are in attendance, expect to be surrounded by many of the best search marketers in the business, many attending and a selection speaking. There are also exhibitors including digital recruitment companies, search marketing software specialists and payment providers et all.

As regular attendees of BrightonSEO, which is most definitely the first event in every search marketers calendar, we always tend to take a look at the speakers in the run up to the event and pencil in who we’d like to see, partly decided by topic, partly decided by the speaker. You can even schedule your day using the online portal. Of course each talk is valuable, depending on who you are, but we’ve decided to pick out some of our top picks for this event…

Brighton SEO

From the site:

“BrightonSEO is a one-day search marketing conference and series of training workshops held, not surprisingly, in Brighton. It takes place twice a year and brings together some of the best speakers in the world of search, and definitely the best crowd. The next event will be taking place over September 17th and 18th 2015. The Training will be on the 17th and the Conference on the 18th.”

The one, the only…Greg Gifford


Greg GiffordI had the pleasure of meeting Greg at the last Brighton SEO event and he has to be up there as one of the top practitioners of local search. For those of you who never knew local search has the ability to blow you away, come and listen to Greg’s talk. One for the sci-fi movie lovers also, I’m sure Greg had over a hundred movie-themed slides to get through at the last event. Packed full of key takeaways and areas for consideration, Greg is knowledgeable and his delivery is fast-paced.

Be sure to plan ahead and get in early for this one as there are no doubts it will be a busy one, and spaces are limited. If I scared you with the amount of slides, you needn’t worry, as Greg makes his deck available for you to read once you’ve caught your breath.

Google Gary…Gary Illyes


Gary IllyesGary is a webmaster trends analyst at Google and an invaluable resource for webmasters. You can catch Gary on the mobile and local stage, imparting his enviable knowledge of mobile search trends.

Who wouldn’t want to go and hear from a man on the inside? Especially following the mobilegeddon update, webmasters are poised and ready to listen to Gary’s insight.

I’m sure there will be plenty of demand for questions at the end of his talk. Highlights of the last event was the debate between responsive mobile sites vs native mobile apps.

Michael Stricker of SEMrush


Michael StrickerMarketing Director of SEMrush, one of the most coveted research tools in the search marketing arena. Michael will be talking about link intelligence and how to ‘Brighton Up’ your search efforts. Excuse the pun!

I’ve not seen Michael in previous years, but he has access to a wealth of data and experience across a lot of campaigns.

I’m sure his talk will be insightful and provide key takeaways to make you think about a modern day linking strategy.

King of links, Paul Madden


Paul MaddenFormally of LinkRisk, Paul Madden of Kerboo will be spilling his knowledge on a systematic approach to managing relationships and link building.

With users having to invest more time into the acquisition of new quality site links, it has never been more important to be at your most proactive. But, it’s not all about the acquisition of new links, its also about how you manage and handle your existing/historical links. Let Paul take your mind through a different approach to site links.

Another one of the best in the business.

We’ll be in attendance, so tweet us @strawberrysoup, if you want to catch up about your latest project or just to introduce yourself. We like to meet like-minded individuals and talk digital!