Linking Experts Team Up for October Seminar in Charlotte

Aug 26, 2005 - 2:17 pm 0 by

Linking experts strike out on their own! Two of the industry's top link experts let me know this past week they have been kicked out onto the cold hard street, banished from their hometowns, thrown away their earthly possessions, and to survive will be traveling the globe doing Dali Lama worthy Linking Seminars to business owners and SEO/SEM companies. The world might not be ready for this level of information, but their epic crusade will go on to stamp out bad linking techniques.

Okay, okay, not really, but I had to embellish a bit. The real story is that Debra Masteler and Eric Ward have teamed up together to put on a Linking Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina in October 27/28 at the Charlotte Sheraton Airport. This conference devoted solely to linking is the first of its kind as I understand it, where as linking was paired up with SEO in the whole.

Debra Masteler from Alliance Link and Eric Ward from are putting on this 2 day seminar, and they have also invited Dan Theis to come as a quest speaker. All of which are very talented regular speakers at SES conference through out the year. Both Debra and Eric have a combined 15 years experience building links and generating online publicity to add behind their seminars. They are callling their series the Powerhouse Linking Seminars.

According to the information they sent me (Check out those topics!):

This is a "nothing held back" seminar. Debra and Eric will review and discuss all linking strategies available and share the link building tactics they use to consistently help clients achieve targeted publicity, search engine traffic and high rankings. You'll learn proven and effective link building techniques which can be integrated into your current SEO/SEM process and provide you with an unbeatable path to link building success. You'll leave the seminar with a solid understanding on link building plus valuable online resources and tools to help in your everyday linking.

Topics include:

  • Linking For Rank
  • Linking for Publicity
  • Finding Authority Sites
  • Linking Myths & Mistakes
  • Buying Links
  • One Way and Reciprocal Linking
  • Key link Influencers
  • Holistic Linking
  • Links and Audio/Video, RSS Feeds, Podcasts, PDFs.
  • 301 Redirects
  • Affiliate Programs
  • Identifying Link Farms
  • Linking Tools

I guess though the big question you might be asking - Is It Worth It To Do This Seminar? I would bet that it would be an excellent oppourtunity for companies and other SEO/SEM to get some hands on experience. it however is probably not something an experienced SEO would get much out of. Having done so many conferences, one of the key things I think this seminar will have is the personal attention that you don't get with the larger SES and WebmasterWorld conferences that go on. Its the small classroom verus the big classroom comparison, better oppourtunity to learn the tactics that you need to know for your website to thrive. You get more for your dinero basically. I would recommend my clients attend too.

Check out Powerhouse Linking website:


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