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Why Are There No Good Search Marketing Conferences in Reno?

Have you ever noticed that people are often more willing to travel to a conference than attend one in their own area? I think it’s a planning thing. With local stuff it’s easy to beg off in favor of “more important” things. When you travel you have to make a commitment that you don’t want to cancel at the last minute.

So maybe it’s a good thing that Reno doesn’t have any good search engine optimization conferences.
At least for me. Traveling is half the fun. Not the airline flights, mind you. I don’t much care for those. But I do enjoy going to places and just “getting out” of Reno.

So whenever there is an opportunity to get out to a great conference, I try to take it.

Small Business Marketing Unleashed, Columbus, OH

I’ve got a couple of upcoming gigs in the next few months, but the one I’m most looking forward to is Small Business Marketing Unleashed. This is a perfect conference for Reno small businesses. Not only do you get some of the top speakers in the SEO industry, but you get two days of jammed packed sessions, covering everything the small business owner need to run a profitable online business.

Unleashed will be held September 22-23 in Columbus, Ohio. Full-price registration is $975 which includes all your meals, but if you register before August 29 then you can get a full pass for only $750.

I know it’s a long way off, but this is truly one of the must attend conferences. Check out what some of the attendees had to say about the Spring event in Houston, Texas.

Ok, you’re probably wondering why I’m promoting this so heavily. Or maybe you’re not. Well, it’s true that I’m on the panel of speakers, but I have to say that the line up of speakers is truly fantastic. I don’t think I’ve gotten so much out of a conference as I did with Unleashed. Every session truly was a must-attend.

And just as an FYI: Attendance is limited to 100, so registering early is a good idea.

Stoney G deGeyter

Stoney deGeyter is the author of The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!. He is the founder and CEO of Pole Position Marketing, a web presence optimization firm whose pit crew has been velocitizing websites since 1998. In his free time Stoney gets involved in community services and ministries with his “bride enjoy” and his children. Read Stoney’s full bio.

5 Responses to Why Are There No Good Search Marketing Conferences in Reno?

  1. Todd Mintz says:

    I think Reno would be a great local for a major search conference…though I don’t ever see that happening.

  2. Stoney G deGeyter
    Stoney deGeyter says:

    I concur. It’s a great destination and isn’t as expensive as a lot of places. But I can’t complain, they already have loads of great events like Hot August Nights, Street Vibrations, Air Races, Balloon Races, Rib Cookoff… need I go on? I think that just underscores why search marketing events should come to Reno.

  3. Stoney G deGeyter
    Stoney deGeyter says:

    Considering the locations of other major search marketing conferences, New York, Chicago, San Jose, I think Reno would be far less expensive. And it’s a decent destination to boot!

  4. Reno i dont think will ever have a major search conference. The possible reasons might be time consuming and price as this may be expensive. Thanks for this good article.

  5. I live in the North UK and think the same thing. I have to go to London (very exensive) to see anything. It is almost cheaper flying to Boston or Las Vegas.

    On the other side though, the more who do SEO the biiger the competition.