I’m finally finished. After griping about the challenge of putting together an interesting 90-minute presentation on a single topic, I’m actually somewhat pleased with the final results. I’m talking about the “Local Search Workshop” I’ll be leading next week at the Small Business Marketing Unleashed conference in Houston.
So, what on earth am I going to do for an hour-and-a-half? Rather than one long talk/speech, I’m going to do four separate local search presentations, with time for question-and-answer after each one. The PPT is finished, and it’s a Rand-like 71 slides. Yikes!
Here’s what I’ll be covering in the Local Search Workshop:
A) Local Search: The Industry
1.) Who’s Playing?
2.) Who’s Winning?
3.) Where’s It Going?
B) Local Search: What’s In The Algorithm(s)?
1.) Possible Recall Factors
2.) Possible Ranking Factors
3.) The Algorithms in Action
C) Local Search: SEO & PPC Tactics
1.) The Basics
2.) Beyond the Basics
D) Local Search: Finding Local Customers
1.) The Problem with SEO & PPC
2.) Solution: Guerrilla Marketing
3.) Social Sites with Local Elements
4.) Local Blogs
5.) Forums and Mailing Lists
6.) Does It Work?
Q&A until End
That’s it. (cough) If you saw me speak at SearchFest 2008 in Portland, or SES NY last month, section D above is similar to what I presented at those shows, but expanded to include more places to do “local guerrilla marketing.”
If you’ll be in Houston, that’s what you can expect. If not, well … I’ll send a postcard. 🙂