If you’ve been involved with SEO or online marketing for any length of time, chances are you’ve escaped the confines of your office and ventured out into the real world to meet like minded marketers. Perhaps you’re a conference regular attending events like Pubcon, SES, or SMX. If you’re like me and tens of thousands of other online marketers, you’ve also checked out your local meetup scene.
Meetups are gatherings of people who all share a common profession or interest. There are meetups covering almost every aspect of online marketing including SEO, SEM, Affiliate Marketing, Publishing, and Programming.
Most online marketing meetups are organized by local marketing organizations or specific individuals or companies looking to increase exposure for their own services. While motives may vary, most meetup organizers provide a valuable service for their local marketing community by offering insightful presentations, information sharing, and networking.
Some of the great things I’ve experienced attending meetups include client acquisition, client education, finding new hires, conversing with other marketing professionals, and learning really interesting information from some great speakers (shout out @btabke).
If you need to step up your game or just want the opportunity to share ideas and participate in your local marketing community, you need to check out your local meetups.
To help you down this path, I’ve compiled a list of 2-3 meetups for the 31 NFL cities. If you feel there’s a great meetup I missed, please mention it in the comments along with the name of your city.
Buffalo WordPress Users
Wisconsin Online/Offline Networking Group
Indianapolis Search Engine Optimization and Internet Marketing
(special thanks to Mary Werner for helping to research this list)