The PubCon Wrap-Up Roundup

    November 14, 2008
    Chris Crum

Technically, Pubcon is still going on at the time of this writing, but today it’s all about networking and the sessions are in the past. WebProNews is out there and has been covering sessions, and our own Mike McDonald has even spoken and moderated at a few of them.

Let’s take a look back and see what this year’s PubCon in Las Vegas had to offer. Our coverage included:

Earning Big Bucks with Social Media Traffic
Going Beyond Social Media Buzz

Real-World Winning Tactics For Content Creation

Reputation Management Tips

Succeeding at Local and Mobile Search

Brett Tabke’s 26 Steps to 15k a Day

Microsoft Live Search Keynote Address

Getting Rid of Duplicate Content

Aaron Wall Talks Link Buying Without Getting in Trouble

Think Big for Link Building Through Social Media

Paid Links Go Underground

And roundups:

The PubCon Buzz: Day 1

The PubCon Buzz: Day 2

The PubCon Buzz: Day 3

So far, we also have the following video interviews posted (with more sure to come):

Ken Jurina on negative keyword campaigns:

Lee Odden on pulling your reputation out of the gutter:

Aaron Wall on "buying" links without getting in trouble:

 Eric Enge on link building through social media:

Search Engine Roundtable did a fair amount of live blogging from the event, which can be found here. In fact, the live blogging drew some (possibly unjustified) criticism that led to the site posting a poll asking readers if they should continue to live blog. So that was another story that came indirectly out of PubCon. has some additional coverage of the event. Frank Reed has a nice reflection at Marketing Pilgrim.

Twitterers were definitely in full effect throughout PubCon and have tweeted away throughout the entire week. Now that it’s wrapping up, let’s look at what they’re saying:

Opie Tweet

wrestlingandy says: Attended my first Pubcon, what a great experience!

coffeecupkat says: Getting ready to leave Las Vegas. It’s been fun, exhausting, educational.

opie says: I look so bad this morning – I dont think my mom would even recognize me.

DerrickWheeler says: Had way too much fun last night at #pubcon and Search Bash. Thanks to you all that hung out with me. It was good times.

The general consensus seems to be that PubCon was a great time with plenty of good helpful information, but was at the same time very tiring. Barry Schwart’z live blogging post seems to confirm the tiring part.

What are your thoughts on PubCon? Who’s going next year?