Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) February 26, 2013
Local University Baltimore’s crash course in Internet marketing will be held from Friday, March 8, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM (EST), Baltimore, MD. “Seminar attendees will learn about Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Local Search Optimization, and Social Media tips and techniques that will lead to sustained, long-term search engine rankings and, hopefully, new customers.” said Mike Blumenthal, an expert in Google + Local and local web search.
Blumenthal went on to say: “We are particularly concerned with debunking common myths and fallacies about Internet marketing, while coaching you on strategies and tactics that really work.”
Topics of the event include the Introduction to Search Engines, Website Optimization, Getting Social Online, Going Local with Google, Ranking Your Business in Local Search, Understanding Website Traffic, and Internet Marketing for the Do-It-Yourselfers. Two question-and-answer sessions will allow for plenty of interactive feedback.
Joel Headley of Google, one of the seminar sponsors, will present “Going Local with Google.”
“People will be able to learn how to use Google’s local products from a Google staffer that is intimately familiar with them. They will also learn how to acquire new customers, while engaging and retaining existing ones using the most appropriate marketing option” according to David Mihm.
Experts presenting at the seminar beside Blumenthal and Headley include Aaron Weische, Mary Bowling, an SEO practitioner and consultant; Mike Ramsey, founder of Nifty Marketing, a local search marketing company; Ed Reese, an Internet marketing consultant specializing in organic SEO, local search, and analytics; and David Mihm, director of Local Search Strategy at SEOmoz and a co-founder of the Local University conference series.
Other event sponsors include Daasn.com, Citybizlist Baltimore, Ovlerlea Fullerton Business & Professional Association, Pulaski Highway Business Association, Perry Hall White March Business Association, Stingray Social, and Progressive Insurance.
You can find out more information at http://localubaltimore.eventbrite.com/?discount=DAASN
Morning Session Topic
8:30am - 9:00am Check-In and Caffeine
9:00 - 9:10 Kick-Off and Conference Introduction
David Mihm will introduce the conference speakers and bring attendees up-to-speed on some basic terminology that will be used throughout the seminar.
9:10 - 9:30 Introduction to the Search Engines
Aaron Weiche will walk you through the basics of how search engine results are generated, identify some of the major opportunities for small businesses to improve their visibility online, and dispel some of the widespread myths about optimizing your website for the search engines.
9:30 - 10:00 Website Optimization Basics
Mary Bowling will explain some of the REAL signals that your website can send the search engines in order to rank better.
10:00 - 10:30 Getting Social Online
Mike Ramsey will take us through the world of social internet marketing, including strategies to engage with customers and prospective customers using the most popular social media tools like Twitter, Facebook, and blogs.
10:30 - 10:50 Q&A
By this point, your head will probably spinning with some questions. Take the opportunity to ask specific questions to the presenters.
10:50 - 11:00 10-minute Break
11:00 - 11:20 Going Local with Google
Learn how to use Google's local products to acquire new customers, while also engaging and retaining existing ones. We'll start by walking through claiming your Place page, and then explore other local products.
11:20 - 11:55 Ranking Your Business in Local Search Results
In this session, Mike Blumenthal will dive into how to rank well for searches in Baltimore, and how to make sure you convert searchers into customers.
11:55 - 12:10 Understanding Your Website Traffic
Ed Reese will introduce attendees to Google Analytics, including how to gain insight into your website's traffic sources and convert more "visitors" to "customers."
12:10 - 12:35 Internet Marketing for the Do-It-Yourselfers
David ties the presentations together & helps you figure out where to prioritize your online energies and resources--including some free tools to take advantage of, and questions to ask if you're thinking about bringing in a professional.
12:35 - 12:55 Got More Questions? Get More Answers!
The second Q&A panel of the day will again give you a chance to ask questions to the presenters.
12:55 - 1:00 Conclusion & Takeaways
Presenters will leave you with key points to remember from the day's topics and answer any final questions from attendees.