Insights and Inspiration: A Recap of BrightonSEO 2023
As a digital marketer, attending industry events is essential to keep up-to-date with the latest trends, techniques, and best practices. Recently, I had the pleasure of attending BrightonSEO on 20 April 2023, and it was an incredible experience.
The 2023 BrightonSEO conference marked an exciting return to in-person events for many attendees, including the team at Cosmik Carrot. For many of us, this was the first time attending a conference since several years of virtual events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
After years of virtual events, it was refreshing to be able to come together in person with other industry professionals, and build new connections. The energy and excitement at the conference was palpable, as attendees and speakers alike were eager to learn and engage with one another.
The event served as a reminder of the importance of in-person events for building relationships and fostering a sense of community within the SEO industry.
For the Cosmik Carrot team, attending BrightonSEO 2023 was an opportunity to connect with colleagues and peers, exchange ideas and insights, and learn about the latest trends and best practices in the field. It was also a chance to recharge and gain new inspiration and energy for our work.
Overall, BrightonSEO 2023 was a much-needed reminder of the value of in-person events and the importance of coming together as a community. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to attend and look forward to future events that will continue to bring us together and advance the field of SEO.
The event was a hub of digital marketing professionals, all eager to learn and network. One of the highlights of the event was hearing from Jon Earnshaw, the CTO of Pi Datametrics. In his talk, Jon discussed the importance of understanding the various types of search results that appear in the search engine results pages (SERPs) and how to optimise for each one. He provided a 4-step process for optimising content to appear in featured snippets, knowledge panels, and other SERP features.
What stood out in Jon’s talk was his emphasis on the importance of adapting to the ever-changing landscape of search results. With the introduction of new SERP features and changes to Google’s algorithms, it is essential to stay up-to-date with the latest developments and adjust your SEO strategy accordingly.
Overall, Jon’s talk was insightful and informative, and it provided valuable insights into the world of SERP optimisation. His practical tips and 4-step process were actionable and relevant for anyone looking to improve their search engine visibility and drive more organic traffic to their website.
Anna Moragli’s talk at BrightonSEO focused on the power of e-commerce SEO and how it can take your business to the next level. She shared practical tips on how to optimise e-commerce websites for search engines, including optimising product pages, improving site speed, and implementing structured data.
What stood out in Anna’s talk was her emphasis on the importance of user experience in e-commerce SEO. She emphasized that while optimizing for search engines is important, it should not come at the expense of the user experience. She encouraged the audience to focus on creating a seamless and enjoyable user experience to drive conversions and increase customer loyalty.
Anna’s talk was a valuable addition to the event and provided a fresh perspective on the world of e-commerce SEO. Her practical tips and insights were actionable and relevant for anyone looking to improve their e-commerce website’s search engine visibility and user experience.
Another speaker who stood out to me was Areej Abuali, a well-known SEO consultant. Her keynote talk at BrightonSEO was titled “The Future of SEO: What the Past Decade Can Teach Us About the Next.”
In her talk, Areej discussed how the field of SEO has evolved over the past decade and what we can learn from those changes to prepare for the future. She shared her insights on the importance of understanding user intent, creating high-quality content, and optimizing for voice search and featured snippets.
What stood out in Areej’s talk was her ability to provide a big-picture perspective on the future of SEO. She emphasized that SEO is not a static field and that we must be willing to adapt and evolve as the industry changes.
Overall, Areej’s talk was informative and thought-provoking, and it provided valuable insights into the future of SEO. Her insights and practical tips were actionable and relevant for anyone looking to improve their SEO strategy and stay ahead of the curve.
In addition to Jon Earnshaw and Areej Abuali, Nick Vines and Aymen Loukil were two other speakers at BrightonSEO who delivered insightful talks on web performance.
Nick Vines, an SEO Consultant at Torchbox, delivered a talk on the importance of web performance and how it can impact user engagement and revenue. He shared practical tips on how to optimise website speed and performance, including reducing page weight and using caching techniques. His talk was eye-opening and reminded us of the critical role that website performance plays in user experience.
Aymen Loukil, a Web Performance Consultant, spoke about the importance of monitoring website performance and how to use various tools to measure and improve website speed. He shared practical tips on how to identify performance bottlenecks and how to optimize website performance using techniques such as image compression and lazy loading. His talk was a valuable reminder of the importance of regularly monitoring and optimizing website performance.
Both Nick Vines and Aymen Loukil’s talks highlighted the importance of web performance and provided valuable insights on how to optimise and measure it. As website speed and performance continue to be critical factors in user experience and search engine rankings, their talks were a valuable addition to the event.
In addition to the speakers we’ve already mentioned, BrightonSEO 2023 featured a diverse lineup of experts from various corners of the SEO world.
Sam Oh, Ahrefs, discussed on whether Fully Automated Link Building: Is It Possible?. Tom Pool, Blue Array, shared his insights on Basic Automation Hacks for SEO to support your SEO efforts.
Robin Allenson, Similar.ai, spoke about Automation Recipes for SEO Success. Nitesh Sharoff, Growthrunner, gave us Hacking GA4 for SEO. Nitin Manchanda, Botpresso, shared his tips on Data Driven Approach to Scale SEO.
Each speaker brought their own unique perspective and expertise to the event, and attendees had the opportunity to learn from some of the best minds in the industry. The diversity of speakers and topics made for a well-rounded and insightful event, and we can’t wait to see what BrightonSEO has in store for next year!
Aside from the speakers, the event provided a fantastic opportunity to network with other industry professionals. I had the chance to meet some amazing people and exchange ideas on digital marketing strategies and techniques. It was inspiring to be surrounded by like-minded individuals who are passionate about their work.
Overall, my experience at BrightonSEO was incredibly positive, and I gained valuable insights that I can apply to my work. I would highly recommend attending this event to any digital marketer looking to expand their knowledge and grow their network.
In conclusion, staying up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques is essential to succeed in the fast-paced world of digital marketing. Attending events like BrightonSEO provides an excellent opportunity to learn, network, and grow as a professional. Hearing from speakers like Jon Earnshaw and Areej Abuali was truly inspiring, and I am grateful for the experience.