PubCon 2009 Liveblogging & Speaking Schedule


It’s time for one of the biggest and baddest search events of the year – PubCon Las Vegas! Oh yes, baby. I suggest you start hydrating and stocking up on sleep now, because there won’t be any once you arrive.

PubCon Las Vegas is a favorite among a lot of folks in the industry. Yes, everyone loves a reason to hit Vegas, but PubCon is known for pulling all the elusive industry veterans out of their caves and throwing them up on stage for public consumption. That means not only are the panels chock filled with information, but the knowledge transfer you get at night while everyone is enjoying their adult beverages, well…it’s priceless.

I’m really excited that all four (yes, FOUR!) Outspoken ladies will be in attendance in Vegas. If you’ll be at the show, you can catch both Rhea and Rae hitting the podium. Rhea will be speaking on Thursday’s Reputation Monitoring and Management panel, while Rae will take the stage for Tuesday’s Hot Topics and Trends in the Affiliate Space, as well as the SEO, Affiliate and Lead Gen site review. You’ll definitely want to be around for those.

I will, of course be around to deliver some informative and snarky liveblogging coverage. You can find my schedule below. And most exciting for us – PubCon Las Vegas will be out first public appearance with new Senior Account Manager, Dawn Wentzell. If you see her, please run up and introduce yourself. But please do not scare her. She is ours now and I will kill you if you damage her.

So, um, check out the liveblogging schedule:

Tuesday, November 10

9:00am-9:45am: Kickoff Keynote, Tony Hsieh, CEO Zappos
10:00am-11:15am: In-House SEO
11:30am-12:45pm: Capitalizing on Twitter the Microblogging Revolution
1:30pm-2:45pm: Top Shelf SEO: Hot Topics and Trends
2:55pm-4:10pm: Hot Topics and Trends in the Affiliate Space
4:15pm-5:30pm: SEO for Multimedia and Rich media

Wednesday, November 11

9:00am-9:45am: Keynote Panel: Vegas Strip Hotel Marketing Departments
10:15am-11:30am: Local Search and Mobile Optimization
11:30am-12:45pm: Viral and Video – Two Good Things That Go Great Together
1:30pm-2:45pm: Social Media & Press Relations
2:55pm-4:10pm: Post Mortem-Banned Site Forensics
4:15pm-5:30pm: SEO and Viral Tactics on a Shoestring Budget

Thursday, November 12

9:00-9:45am: Keynote with Bob Brisco of Internet Brands
10:15am-11:30am: Linkfluence: How to Buy Links With Maximum Juice and Minimum Risk
11:30-12:15pm: Online Brand Management Strategies
1:30pm-2:45pm: Competitive Intelligence: Know Thy Competitor Well
4:15pm-5:30pm: Smackdown Session

[If you can’t count, that’s 16 sessions in 3 days. Feel free to bring me presents. Or at least Gatorade.]

And that’s it. We’re excited to see everyone at PubCon. If you’re gonna be there, make sure to grab one of us and say hi. Unless it’s Rae. Don’t grab Rae. She may punch you in the face.

See ya in Vegas!

Your Comments

  • Jack Leblond

    WOW! Somebody’s fingers will be getting a work out. Thanks for putting yourself through the torment for those of us that can’t attend.

  • Joe Hall

    Please don’t bring The Lisa Gatorade. Gatorade has an extremely low PH level that can destroy The Lisa’s teeth and make her stupid. Try water instead.

  • Michael D

    You’re live blogging one of my sessions, I just got butterflies. :)

  • Lyndsay Walker

    Awesome, you’re covering a lot of the sessions I wanted to clone myself for. I don’t even mind that you’re not covering mine because you’ll be blogging one I wanted to attend at the same time.

    Thanks oodles Lisa, you are teh awesome.

    • Lisa Barone

      Glad I can be of service. I’m missing out on a lot of good panels, unfortunately. There are a lot of excellent ones competing. Taylor Pratt is speaking on one that I had to skip for something else. It’s a bummer.

  • Kenny

    This will be the first time you’ll cover a panel I’m on… I guess I should start putting together a presentation

    • Lisa Barone

      Yeah, I thought my pretending to blog you it would give me an excuse to crack jokes at your expense for an hour. I’m gonna see how it goes. Feel free to send me your presentation ahead of time so I don’t have to take away from my joke-telling time to record it.

  • Kae Kohl

    Lisa, we are so thankful you will be there to keep us up to speed. I cannot think of anyone else’s commentary I’d rather read.

    Ok…that rhyme wasn’t intentional. Hopefully, the thought counts.

  • Rob Woods

    Ahh yes…once again I can not worry about my slow typing, terrible hand-writing, or debilitating hang-overs and count on Lisa to write up the sessions far better than I could for myself…feel free to send me on errands for water…food…etc. if you see me. I figure I owe you by now.

  • DanielthePoet

    Love that you added threaded comments and comment notification. The NEXT step is to use your influence to add Disqus to yours and other mainstream blogs so that comments and commentors can be tracked across the Blogosphere. It’s one seriously badass comment plugin!

    • Lisa Barone

      I love it, too!

      I’ve heard mixed reviews on Disqus. Some people love it, others seem to resent it. Sounds like you fall on the Pro side. I have to do some more research, I suppose. :)

  • Nakul Goyal

    I love the part of your Author Bio where you say “neglecting”. My personal website was made in 1999, last updated in 2003 when I got engaged. Today I am married for 6 years and have 2 boys (Twins), 5 years old, but my website has no mention of that. So neglectful. I guess this is one of the Occupational Hazard of being in the SEO Industry.

    Anyways, see you at Pubcon :)

  • Michael Martin


    Are you going straight from Boston to PubCon?

    How was it back in the “hood”?

    ,Fellow New England Masshole
    Michael Martin

    • Lisa Barone

      I wish. I was only in Boston for the day, back in Troy already. Boston was teh awesome. Whenever I’m able to move out of Troy…I think the Boston area will be where I end up. It’s too much of my heart.