The First Iloilo SEO Conference was held last May 12, 2012 at Iloilo Provincial Capitol. The event is a gathering of local SEO professionals, SEO specialists and SEO writers in Iloilo.
For the information of others who doesn’t know what SEO is, SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. It is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in search engines, and search results. As an Internet marketing strategy, SEO considers how search engines work, what people search for, the actual search terms or keywords typed into search engines and which search engines are preferred by their targeted audience. (wikipedia)
The event started late already, at around 10:00 am due to the fact that the speakers lost their way going to the
Provincial Capitol, they were dropped by the taxi in the new Iloilo City Hall instead.
Almost 130+ Local SEO Professionals and Freelancers attended the event considering that this is the First SEO Conference and registration is limited only. I myself registered late already.
I got a chance to met the speakers who are considered as top SEO specialist in Manila, and these are the persons who are known in the field of SEO especially on forums, and some are already featured on international sites.
The conference was opened by a message from the President of SEO Organization Philippines, Mr. Ed Pudol, he is also the founder and owner of Lexorsoft.net . His story was very inspiring how he started from nothing into an owner of Lexorsoft.
Another speaker was Sheila dela Pena, the owner of sheiladelapena.com, an Online Marketing Manager of DirectWithHotels Ltd Phils, handling more than one thousand hotel and accommodation provider websites around the world. She discussed about The Social Approach to Online Marketing and Opening Doors of Opportunity Through Online Marketing.
Next Speaker was Jason King Acidre, he has a lot of fans on the participants for his blog, KaisertheSage.com. This guy is kinda look weird, but he is the CEO and Lead Inbound Marketing Strategist of Xight Interactive. He talked about Advanced and Scalable Link Building, he used to have (a lot) censored words when he is talking…
Next was Kim Tyrone Agapito, he is the owner of KimOfTheWorld.com & ArticleScholar.com. Kim has worked before as a writer on ABS CBN and GMA. I really admire the communication skills of this person, he talked about Keyword Research, LSI, Theming and Website Structure.
The last speaker was Juanito Jacela, he is a PPC Strategist, he talked about the Paid PPC.
The event ended late already, almost 8:00 pm. And everybody was very happy meeting these experts and got to chance for picture taking and most importantly gained a lot of knowledge in SEO.
This event was also very memorable to me, as i make my own history. During the event, an election was conducted for the Officers of the SEO Organization in Iloilo under the banner of SEO Organization Philippines. I was nominated and elected as the first President of this Organization. I know a lot of responsibility in coming my way, but this is also a challenge on how to expand the organization’s network, conduct trainings and help local SEO Professionals to compete globally.
I am very thankful to all my supporters especially the joint forces from SIPC, WVCST, and CPU students who pushed me and gave their trust to lead this organization. And also to all who voted me, thank you very much. See you in the next conference.