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Webmasterworld New Orleans – Information Overload

Online marketing information can change quickly This article is 15 years and 363 days old, and the facts and opinions contained in it may be out of date.

The first word that comes to mind – Wow. It is really amazing to me how in depth and far reaching the world of search has become. The webmasterworld conference in N’awleans was a reminder of just how lucky I feel to be a part of an industry that is so fun and rewarding. There was so many great people and so much information bouncing around that I’m not even sure where to start with my first post back in action here. It took a full day just to recover from being physically and mentally overwhelmed from the conference. Now it’s time to sit back, review notes, and see which ideas stuck. It was my first time speaking at an event, and I was quite excited. Please check out the presentation from the linking on a dime session, and feel free to drop me a line about it or let me know if you attended and have any feedback for me.

I told several people at the show that making the trip to Orlando was probably the best career decision that I ever made. To trace that back a bit further, deciding to learn and contribute to webmasterworld ranks right up there as well. I certainly owe Brett and the community as a whole a very hearty thank you that will probably never be quite enough. The show itself was the incredible type of event I have come to expect from webmasterworld. Brett, Matthew, Joe, Neil, and a whole ton of others really busted their asses to bring together a top notch event.

This was my first experience speaking at an industry conference, and I think it came out quite well. I had several folks come up and mentioned they learned a few good ideas from it, but I certainly think it could have been much better. Public speaking has always been a “fate worse than death” type activity for me, but I think that it is a “trial by fire” kind of thing that you really have to throw yourself into to become better. I made it through, and now I know it is possible and will hopefully be a bit more laid back and informational should I receive the opportunity again. I really have to thank those who encouraged me with moral support as I prepared for the speech. Thank you for your faith and encouragement.

I’ll be mulling the takeaways in my mind over the next few weeks, and I’m sure they’ll find their ways into future posts. The information at the show was just plain overwhelming. I try to remind myself every time to take better notes, since by the time of my return home there is just a fog over my mind that wants to push all things SEO straight out my ears. I’m sure the good stuff will stick, and I’ll try to spit some back out here. Big thanks again to everyone who made this such an enjoyable and informational time.

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