I opted out of attending Search Engine Strategies in New York this year, not only because the sessions I typically speak in did not make the cut for this show, but I also have many other travel plans already scheduled for this year. I could have gone as a live blogger on a press pass but it seems like I just caught up on work after SMX West and in just a few weeks I’ll be traveling to Houston for the Small Business Unleashed conference hosted by Search Engine Guide and Small Business Brief. This is not to mention SMX Advanced, SMX East, SES San Jose, a trip to Walt Disney World and any travel related to client work.
Maybe you are in the same boat – couldn’t make it due to time constraints or the cost of a show ticket is just too pricey for your budget right now or some other reason.
Well, fortunate for us that cannot attend the show in person, there are plenty of folks that are live blogging the conference sessions. People like Lisa Barone, Tamar Weinberg, Lee Odden, Loren Baker and others are sitting through sessions and typing away to capture what is being presented as well as the Q&A that typically happens after formal presentations and then posting their notes to the web almost immediately after sessions end.
So, if you want to get an idea of what is happening at SES NY, check out these sites where live blogging is taking place right now.
- Bruce Clay Blog – Lisa Barone is providing coverage.
- Search Engine Journal – Loren Baker and Pablo Palatnik providing coverage.
- Search Engine Roundtable – Barry Schwartz and Tamar Weinberg as well as Jeff Quipp of Search Engine People, Marshall Sponder of The Analytics Guru and Bill Hartzer, Chris Boggs of Brulant and Debra Mastaler of Alliance Link are providing coverage.
- TopRank Online Marketing Blog – Lee Odden and Jolina Pettice providing coverage.
If you are providing live coverage and were not mentioned above, please ping me an I’ll add you to the list.
Also keep in mind that you can keep up with some of the things going on via Twitter as well. Simply follow those you know are attending and make sure you either keep an open tab or window in your browser or use a desktop app or browser plug-in like I do.