BrightonSEO Review

Written by David Somerville - 17 Sep 2012

On Friday last week the great and the good of the SEO industry converged on Brighton for the bi-annual SEO conference, BrightonSEO. Some 1,700 places had been snapped up, making this the biggest event yet, further confirmed by the huge queue outside the door in the morning!

The agenda for the day was packed full with a host of entertaining and knowledgeable speakers from the industry. And SEO wasn't the only topic of the day. There were numerous topics from the digital marketing sphere as well, including analytics, content, UX, social media and advertising.

Here's a quick list of the speakers for the day, plus links to their presentations where they are currently available.

Presentations available:

BrightonSEO crowdDo you speak brand?

Antony Mayfield, founding partner, Brilliant Noise

Speaking your user's language

Stephanie Troeth, user experience strategist, Freelance

How to win friends. And influence robots.

Martin Belam, principal consultant, Emblem

How to be a better SEO

Richard Baxter, founder, SEOGadget

7 things you need to know about Mobile SEO

Aleyda Solis, international SEO consultant/founder, Orainti Search Marketing

Social Media Reverse Engineering

Yousaf Sekander, head of SEO, Elevatelocal

Content Planning in a Post Panda and Penguin World

Simon Penson, managing director, Zazzle Media

Future proofing SEO on large websites

Berian Reed, head of search & online partnerships, Auto Trader

Client Checklist for SEOs

Sion O'Connor, marketing director, Vanquis Bank

Quickfire Analytics - 7 Custom Reports in 7 Mins

Anna Lewis, digital marketing executive, Koozai

Presentations to follow:

We will update this as-and-when they are posted online

Predatory Thinking

Dave Trott, executive creative director, CSTTG

Chasing the Algorithm: Smart SEO or Hopeless Effort?

Rebecca Weeks, SEO associate director, MGOMD


Will Critchlow, founder, Distilled

SEO Deliverance

Tony King, SEO managing consultant, Semetrical

Separated by a Common Language

Lynne Murphy, reader in linguistics, University of Sussex

A Decade in Affiliate Marketing

James Little, partnerships director, Top Cashback

The business of SEO and how it can make our world a better place

Jason Woodford, chief executive, SiteVisibility

Pinteresting SEO

Danielle Fudge, head of SEO, Forward3D

Attributing beyond the last click

Tom Lewis, head of professional services, DC Storm

You can also browse through our live blog of the day, which contains lots of tweets and images from BrightonSEO attendees.