What better way to kick off April than a trip to one of our favourite conferences! The SEO team took the short journey down to London to attend UnGagged 2019, a two-day SEO and digital marketing conference packed with exclusive content and cutting-edge insights from industry leaders.
Unusual in the technical world, the use of video recording devices is banned from the sessions. This allows the experts to openly share their tips and tricks to everyone that attends, without being held back by any large corporate constraints. From local SEO to content marketing, it was brilliant to hear the lowdown from some big industry names.
Located on the iconic Southbank with the London Eye at etc.Venues County Hall, we were not only treated to incredibly interesting, thought provoking and engaging talks, but were thoroughly looked after with a wonderful breakfast and lunch spread! SEO and delicious food is always a winning combination for the Wagada HQ team!
We were lucky to listen to a number of seminars from some fantastic speakers. Greg Gifford treated us to a sci-fi themed talk on local SEO, giving us insight into the impact of mobile search on local SEO. He covered everything from local link building, reviews and citations, and covered in depth how we can maximise the impact of Google My Business. An entertaining listen that has got us very excited about local SEO.
Lukasz Zelezny is one of the top 10 social media influencers in the UK, as well as a judge for the UK Search Awards. Travelling up to 75,000km in a single year speaking at social media and SEO conferences all over the world, he truly is an expert in his field so it was fantastic to have the opportunity to hear what he has to say.
We also enjoyed a talk from Judith Lewis on all things link building. She discussed how to get brands noticed more and by more people – from determining what links are safe links and her top tips for 2019, she graced us with a truly insightful talk that has given us a lot of ideas for our clients!
Other speakers that stand out are Hannah Thorpe, for her honest insights regarding the future of SEO, and Luke Carthy for his open talk on all things e-commerce.
As the second day drew to a close, we were left feeling fulfilled and eager to get back to the office so we could put all of our new insights into practice. We look forward to implementing our learnings into our client’s strategies and can’t wait for BrightonSEO next week, for another chance to explore all things SEO.
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