Discover the full range of events on offer at CMSEO19

We’ve got a range of events taking place across the week to learn new skills, make new friends, and soak up the city.

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TimeEventSpeakerVenueDescription
Time:
17:30-18:30
Event:
Workshop: Compound SEO: How to Increase your Outreach by Ten-Fold
Speaker:
Sia Mohajer
Venue:
Food4Thought
Description:
Choose from one of two of our free workshops taking place on Monday. In this workshop, Sia will talk about scaling white hat link building to get onto some of the biggest sites online. He will guide you through an effective approach that differs from what most people are doing, which can increase your link building ROI by up to ten times. Workshop spaces are limited, be sure to arrive early!
Time:
17:30-18:30
Event:
Workshop: Content Vs SERPs: The Intent and Sentiment Analysis
Speaker:
Rad Paluszak
Venue:
The Mellowship
Description:
Choose from one of two of our free workshops taking place on Monday. Content is king, something, something ... everyone knows this! The big question is what Google values in the content and how it knows whether it’s good or bad. In this talk, Rad will be reviewing some of the most accurate factors related to many of Google quality factors. He also look at selected Google patents and provide you with a recipe to conquer latent intent. Workshop spaces are limited, be sure to arrive early!
Time:
19:00-Late
Event:
Free Networking Event
Speaker:
Venue:
Nimman Social
Description:
Join us for a free networking event where you can get to know the international SEOs who are in town for CMSEO, as well as members of the local community.
TimeEventSpeakerVenueDescription
Time:
17:30-18:30
Event:
Workshop: Authority Building: How to Turn your Affiliate Website into an Authority
Speaker:
Anthony Lam
Venue:
Food4Thought
Description:
Choose from one of our two free workshops taking place on Tuesday. In this workshop, Anthony will reveal the exact process LeadSpring uses in turning regular affiliate sites into authority powerhouses. At the end of this workshop, you’ll learn what authority mode is, the 80/20 of what to focus on to hit authority mode, and what to do when you hit authority mode. Workshop spaces are limited, be sure to arrive early!
Time:
17:30-18:30
Event:
Workshop: Fast Action Client Generation: Generate Sales & Quality Appointments
Speaker:
John Logar
Venue:
The Mellowship
Description:
Choose from one of our two free workshops taking place on Tuesday. John will craft in real time a campaign for you that will generate sale or quality appointments with clients interested in hiring you for your services. This workshop is hands on; John will create client opportunities live in the workshop with the purpose of generating an appointment with your target market or a direct money in the bank sale. Workshop spaces are limited, be sure to arrive early!
Time:
19:00-Late
Event:
Networking Event
Speaker:
Venue:
WarmUp
Description:
Join us for a free networking event where you can get to know the international SEOs who are in town for CMSEO, as well as members of the local community.
TimeEventVenueDescription
All-DayFree timeChiang MaiToday is your opportunity to get to know Chiang Mai, whether it’s enjoying some of the recreational activities on offer, or discovering why it’s such a co-working hotspot for entrepreneurs. Need some inspiration? Check out our full guide of things to do in and around Chiang Mai.
18:00Loi KrathongChiang MaiTonight marks the annual Loi Krathong festival. The ritual is very simple: build a Loi Krathong, make a wish, and let it float away with the current of the river.

TimeEventSpeakerVenueDescription
Time:
8:30-9:10
Event:
Registration and check in
Speaker:
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Get yourself signed in and settled for the day ahead.
Time:
9:10-9:30
Event:
Welcome to CMSEO
Speaker:
Matt Diggity
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Words of welcome on Day 1 from the Founder of CMSEO.
Time:
9:30-10:30
Event:
Google's Algorithm is an Algorithm
Speaker:
Kyle Roof
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Perhaps the first SEO to be attacked by Google for doing good on-page SEO, Kyle will discuss the competition and controversy of SEO Signals Lab's Rank or Go Home Challenge: Rhinoplasty Plano. Kyle will share how he ranked #1 in Google Organic and #1 in Maps with a site built only in Lorem Ipsum.
Time:
10:30-10:45
Event:
Break
Speaker:
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Grab a snack and fuel up for the next session.
Time:
10:45-11:45
Event:
From 0 to 100k per Month in the Casino Niche
Speaker:
Victor Karpenko
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Ever wonder what it takes to scale up an SEO campaign in one of the most competitive (and lucrative) niches there is? CEO of SeoProfy, Victor will walk you through the process of how to rank in hard niches by using real world case studies, and why 99% of people won't get the results they're after (and ensure you're not one of them!)
Time:
11:45-12:45
Event:
Lunch
Speaker:
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Time for lunch!
Time:
12:45-13:00
Event:
The Multiple Million Dollar End Game for Content Sites
Speaker:
Greg Elfrink (Empire Flippers)
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Stop thinking niche or authority sites, start operating as a media company. In this session, Greg will show you how to use your current assets to build the war chest for an 8-figure juggernaut of the SERPs.
Time:
13:00-14:00
Event:
Outreach: Bloggers, Journalists & Anti-Outreach Tactics in 2020 and Beyond
Speaker:
Stacey MacNaught
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Whether we're reaching bloggers or journalists, outreach is a time consuming task. In this talk, Stacey will walk us through her most and least successful email styles and templates for both blogger and PR led promotion. With real world examples and practical tips, she'll share speedy list building ideas and ways to beat inbox saturation. She'll also talk us through skipping outreach altogether and getting journalists and writers to come to you.
Time:
14:00-14:15
Event:
Break
Speaker:
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Grab a snack and fuel up for the next session.
Time:
14:15-15:15
Event:
The Secrets to Technical SEO Success
Speaker:
Barry Adams
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Having done hundreds of SEO audits, Barry Adams knows how to make technical SEO work for websites to drive rankings, traffic, and sales. In this presentation, Barry will share his process for SEO audits and many of the lessons he learned from decades of hands-on experience in optimising websites for technical SEO success.
Time:
15:15-15:30
Event:
Break
Speaker:
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Grab a snack and fuel up for the next session.
Time:
15:30-16:30
Event:
The Sleeping Giant Strategy: A Calm Approach to Growth
Speaker:
Jonathan Kiekbusch
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
A serial entrepreneur, Jonathan is both the founder of SEOButler and the i2W Agency. In this presentation, Jonathan will discuss his 'Sleeping Giant Strategy', an approach to growing your business that helps you cut through the noisy, distraction-filled SEO landscape when trying to scale your business.
Time:
16:30-16:45
Event:
Break
Speaker:
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Grab a snack and fuel up for the next session.
Time:
16:45-17:45
Event:
What You Learn From Building Over A Million Dollars of Links A Year
Speaker:
Charles Floate
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
One of the most recognised names in SEO, Charles Floate will document what he's learned from building over a million dollars worth of backlinks per year in every niche imaginable. Thought you knew how Google considers authority, age, anchors and more? Charles will share his exact process, experiences, costs and results from being one of the most active link building experts in the world.

TimeEventSpeakerVenueDescription
Time:
9:30-10:30
Event:
Taking Your Sites to the Next Level: The Kaizen Approach to Site Building
Speaker:
Gael Breton
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
In this presentation, Gael will take you through the optimization tactics Judgement Media and Authority Hacker have applied to several of their sites. Presenting hacks and tactics you can replicate in your own business, Gael's presentation will help you get more out of every process in the creation of profitable affiliate and authority sites—including editorial content, link building, traffic and revenue. If you already have a profitable website, this one's for you.
Time:
10:30-10:45
Event:
Break
Speaker:
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Grab a snack and fuel up for the next session.
Time:
10:45-11:45
Event:
Thinking Like an Investor with SEO: How to Add Zero's to your Projects
Speaker:
Travis Jamison
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Director of Moat Ventures, Travis Jamison has founded a dozen bootstrapped cashflow companies, leading to 7 and 8-figure exits. Travis believes that too many super talents SEO's waste their skills on low-value projects. In this session, he shares how to approach SEO like an investor for assymetrical payoffs.
Time:
11:45-12:45
Event:
Lunch
Speaker:
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Time for lunch!
Time:
12:45-13:15
Event:
Nine Things That Only Ahrefs Can Do For You
Speaker:
Tim Soulo (Ahrefs)
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Whether you’ve been using Ahrefs for years or just considering, you’ll want to learn about the things that can only be done in Ahrefs. In his talk, Tim will share nine unique use cases for the toolset that will likely transform some of your SEO processes.
Time:
13:15-14:15
Event:
YouTube Mastery: How to Leverage the Fastest Growing Traffic Source on the Planet
Speaker:
Nick Nimmin
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
The power of YouTube is undeniable and the rules of leveraging the platform have changed. Learn what's most important to YouTube now so you can tap into the power of YouTube for ranking videos in the major search engines as well as YouTube itself, spread awareness about your agency and grow a community of avid followers around your personal or professional brand. If you're using YouTube for traffic, you'll also learn how to take advantage of all of YouTube's features to multiply and drive traffic to the things that are the most important to you so you can turn YouTube into a long-term asset.
Time:
14:15-14:30
Event:
Break
Speaker:
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Grab a snack and fuel up for the next session.
Time:
14:30-15:30
Event:
Rock Solid SEO. Big Ideas. Big Challenges. Massive Solutions.
Speaker:
Grant Simmons
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Working for clients including FoxSports, Red Bull, Warner Bros and Paramount Pictures, Grant Simmons has seen search engine and SEO tactics come and go. In this session, he'll explore some of the lessons learned from the the organization, optimization and content and link strategies that large sites demand. This will help you mitigate some of the onerous sides of SEO circa 2019 to build a rock solid strategy—with a little Hollywood magic built in.
Time:
15:30-15:45
Event:
Break
Speaker:
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Grab a snack and fuel up for the next session.
Time:
15:45-16:45
Event:
Ask Me Anything
Speaker:
Barry Adams, Kyle Roof, Nick Nimmin, Stacey MacNaught and Matt Diggity.
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Some of CMSEO's panelists take to the stage and take on your questions.
Time:
18:30-Late
Event:
Authority Builders x Ahrefs Official After Party
Speaker:
Venue:
November Bar
Description:
Join us a raucous night farewelling CMSEO for another year at the Authority Builders x Ahrefs Official After Party featuring DJ Riviere.

November 11

TimeEventSpeakerVenueDescription
Time:
17:30-18:30
Event:
Workshop: Compound SEO: How to Increase your Outreach by Ten-Fold
Speaker:
Sia Mohajer
Venue:
Food4Thought
Description:
Choose from one of two of our free workshops taking place on Monday. In this workshop, Sia will talk about scaling white hat link building to get onto some of the biggest sites online. He will guide you through an effective approach that differs from what most people are doing, which can increase your link building ROI by up to ten times. Workshop spaces are limited, be sure to arrive early!
Time:
17:30-18:30
Event:
Workshop: Content Vs SERPs: The Intent and Sentiment Analysis
Speaker:
Rad Paluszak
Venue:
The Mellowship
Description:
Choose from one of two of our free workshops taking place on Monday. Content is king, something, something ... everyone knows this! The big question is what Google values in the content and how it knows whether it’s good or bad. In this talk, Rad will be reviewing some of the most accurate factors related to many of Google quality factors. He also look at selected Google patents and provide you with a recipe to conquer latent intent. Workshop spaces are limited, be sure to arrive early!
Time:
19:00-Late
Event:
Free Networking Event
Speaker:
Venue:
Nimman Social
Description:
Join us for a free networking event where you can get to know the international SEOs who are in town for CMSEO, as well as members of the local community.

November 12

TimeEventSpeakerVenueDescription
Time:
17:30-18:30
Event:
Workshop: Authority Building: How to Turn your Affiliate Website into an Authority
Speaker:
Anthony Lam
Venue:
Food4Thought
Description:
Choose from one of our two free workshops taking place on Tuesday. In this workshop, Anthony will reveal the exact process LeadSpring uses in turning regular affiliate sites into authority powerhouses. At the end of this workshop, you’ll learn what authority mode is, the 80/20 of what to focus on to hit authority mode, and what to do when you hit authority mode. Workshop spaces are limited, be sure to arrive early!
Time:
17:30-18:30
Event:
Workshop: Fast Action Client Generation: Generate Sales & Quality Appointments
Speaker:
John Logar
Venue:
The Mellowship
Description:
Choose from one of our two free workshops taking place on Tuesday. John will craft in real time a campaign for you that will generate sale or quality appointments with clients interested in hiring you for your services. This workshop is hands on; John will create client opportunities live in the workshop with the purpose of generating an appointment with your target market or a direct money in the bank sale. Workshop spaces are limited, be sure to arrive early!
Time:
19:00-Late
Event:
Networking Event
Speaker:
Venue:
WarmUp
Description:
Join us for a free networking event where you can get to know the international SEOs who are in town for CMSEO, as well as members of the local community.

November 13

TimeEventVenueDescription
Time:
All-Day
Event:
Free time
Venue:
Chiang Mai
Description:
Today is your opportunity to get to know Chiang Mai, whether it’s enjoying some of the recreational activities on offer, or discovering why it’s such a co-working hotspot for entrepreneurs. Need some inspiration? Check out our full guide of things to do in and around Chiang Mai.
Time:
18:00
Event:
Loi Krathong
Venue:
Chiang Mai
Description:
Tonight marks the annual Loi Krathong festival. The ritual is very simple: build a Loi Krathong, make a wish, and let it float away with the current of the river.

November 14

TimeEventSpeakerVenueDescription
Time:
8:30-9:10
Event:
Registration and check in
Speaker:
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Get yourself signed in and settled for the day ahead.
Time:
9:10-9:30
Event:
Welcome to CMSEO
Speaker:
Matt Diggity
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Words of welcome on Day 1 from the Founder of CMSEO.
Time:
9:30-10:30
Event:
Google's Algorithm is an Algorithm
Speaker:
Kyle Roof
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Perhaps the first SEO to be attacked by Google for doing good on-page SEO, Kyle will discuss the competition and controversy of SEO Signals Lab's Rank or Go Home Challenge: Rhinoplasty Plano. Kyle will share how he ranked #1 in Google Organic and #1 in Maps with a site built only in Lorem Ipsum.
Time:
10:30-10:45
Event:
Break
Speaker:
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Grab a snack and fuel up for the next session.
Time:
10:45-11:45
Event:
From 0 to 100k per Month in the Casino Niche
Speaker:
Victor Karpenko
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Ever wonder what it takes to scale up an SEO campaign in one of the most competitive (and lucrative) niches there is? CEO of SeoProfy, Victor will walk you through the process of how to rank in hard niches by using real world case studies, and why 99% of people won't get the results they're after (and ensure you're not one of them!)
Time:
11:45-12:45
Event:
Lunch
Speaker:
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Time for lunch!
Time:
12:45-13:00
Event:
The Multiple Million Dollar End Game for Content Sites
Speaker:
Greg Elfrink (Empire Flippers)
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Stop thinking niche or authority sites, start operating as a media company. In this session, Greg will show you how to use your current assets to build the war chest for an 8-figure juggernaut of the SERPs.
Time:
13:00-14:00
Event:
Outreach: Bloggers, Journalists & Anti-Outreach Tactics in 2020 and Beyond
Speaker:
Stacey MacNaught
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Whether we're reaching bloggers or journalists, outreach is a time consuming task. In this talk, Stacey will walk us through her most and least successful email styles and templates for both blogger and PR led promotion. With real world examples and practical tips, she'll share speedy list building ideas and ways to beat inbox saturation. She'll also talk us through skipping outreach altogether and getting journalists and writers to come to you.
Time:
14:00-14:15
Event:
Break
Speaker:
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Grab a snack and fuel up for the next session.
Time:
14:15-15:15
Event:
The Secrets to Technical SEO Success
Speaker:
Barry Adams
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Having done hundreds of SEO audits, Barry Adams knows how to make technical SEO work for websites to drive rankings, traffic, and sales. In this presentation, Barry will share his process for SEO audits and many of the lessons he learned from decades of hands-on experience in optimising websites for technical SEO success.
Time:
15:15-15:30
Event:
Break
Speaker:
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Grab a snack and fuel up for the next session.
Time:
15:30-16:30
Event:
The Sleeping Giant Strategy: A Calm Approach to Growth
Speaker:
Jonathan Kiekbusch
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
A serial entrepreneur, Jonathan is both the founder of SEOButler and the i2W Agency. In this presentation, Jonathan will discuss his 'Sleeping Giant Strategy', an approach to growing your business that helps you cut through the noisy, distraction-filled SEO landscape when trying to scale your business.
Time:
16:30-16:45
Event:
Break
Speaker:
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Grab a snack and fuel up for the next session.
Time:
16:45-17:45
Event:
What You Learn From Building Over A Million Dollars of Links A Year
Speaker:
Charles Floate
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
One of the most recognised names in SEO, Charles Floate will document what he's learned from building over a million dollars worth of backlinks per year in every niche imaginable. Thought you knew how Google considers authority, age, anchors and more? Charles will share his exact process, experiences, costs and results from being one of the most active link building experts in the world.

November 15

TimeEventSpeakerVenueDescription
Time:
9:30-10:30
Event:
Taking Your Sites to the Next Level: The Kaizen Approach to Site Building
Speaker:
Gael Breton
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
In this presentation, Gael will take you through the optimization tactics Judgement Media and Authority Hacker have applied to several of their sites. Presenting hacks and tactics you can replicate in your own business, Gael's presentation will help you get more out of every process in the creation of profitable affiliate and authority sites—including editorial content, link building, traffic and revenue. If you already have a profitable website, this one's for you.
Time:
10:30-10:45
Event:
Break
Speaker:
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Grab a snack and fuel up for the next session.
Time:
10:45-11:45
Event:
Thinking Like an Investor with SEO: How to Add Zero's to your Projects
Speaker:
Travis Jamison
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Director of Moat Ventures, Travis Jamison has founded a dozen bootstrapped cashflow companies, leading to 7 and 8-figure exits. Travis believes that too many super talents SEO's waste their skills on low-value projects. In this session, he shares how to approach SEO like an investor for assymetrical payoffs.
Time:
11:45-12:45
Event:
Lunch
Speaker:
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Time for lunch!
Time:
12:45-13:15
Event:
Nine Things That Only Ahrefs Can Do For You
Speaker:
Tim Soulo (Ahrefs)
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Whether you’ve been using Ahrefs for years or just considering, you’ll want to learn about the things that can only be done in Ahrefs. In his talk, Tim will share nine unique use cases for the toolset that will likely transform some of your SEO processes.
Time:
13:15-14:15
Event:
YouTube Mastery: How to Leverage the Fastest Growing Traffic Source on the Planet
Speaker:
Nick Nimmin
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
The power of YouTube is undeniable and the rules of leveraging the platform have changed. Learn what's most important to YouTube now so you can tap into the power of YouTube for ranking videos in the major search engines as well as YouTube itself, spread awareness about your agency and grow a community of avid followers around your personal or professional brand. If you're using YouTube for traffic, you'll also learn how to take advantage of all of YouTube's features to multiply and drive traffic to the things that are the most important to you so you can turn YouTube into a long-term asset.
Time:
14:15-14:30
Event:
Break
Speaker:
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Grab a snack and fuel up for the next session.
Time:
14:30-15:30
Event:
Rock Solid SEO. Big Ideas. Big Challenges. Massive Solutions.
Speaker:
Grant Simmons
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Working for clients including FoxSports, Red Bull, Warner Bros and Paramount Pictures, Grant Simmons has seen search engine and SEO tactics come and go. In this session, he'll explore some of the lessons learned from the the organization, optimization and content and link strategies that large sites demand. This will help you mitigate some of the onerous sides of SEO circa 2019 to build a rock solid strategy—with a little Hollywood magic built in.
Time:
15:30-15:45
Event:
Break
Speaker:
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Grab a snack and fuel up for the next session.
Time:
15:45-16:45
Event:
Ask Me Anything
Speaker:
Barry Adams, Kyle Roof, Nick Nimmin, Stacey MacNaught and Matt Diggity.
Venue:
Le Meridien
Description:
Some of CMSEO's panelists take to the stage and take on your questions.
Time:
18:30-Late
Event:
Authority Builders x Ahrefs Official After Party
Speaker:
Venue:
November Bar
Description:
Join us a raucous night farewelling CMSEO for another year at the Authority Builders x Ahrefs Official After Party featuring DJ Riviere.