Loren Baker
Loren Baker
Founder - Search Engine Journal
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The Art of Getting Up, Dusting Yourself Off and Fighting Onward

Las Vegas 2014 | 15 - 17 November 2014 | 16:45

In 2001 I quit my job in SEO and online advertising to go travel the world as an English teacher in Japan. In 2003 I wound up following a woman to Brazil, a country where the average English teaching salary was $3 per hour.

Since paying my school loans and other US responsibilities at $3 an hour was not an option, I decided to start doing SEO contracting again. A lot had changed in 2 years, specifically Google.

In an attempt to learn more, catch up and reclaim my name in the world of search, I nickeled and dimes together a blog that I called Search Engine Journal. Within 3 months I sold my first ad for $35 a week. Within 3 years, SEJ was a 6 figure blog. Now, it’s the second most popular search site after Search Engine Land.

In 2007 I spun a consultancy off of SEJ which later became Search & Social Media thru a merger and then a bigger digital agency. In 2013 I left the company and my equity behind after my largest client (who was 40% of billings) quit due to poor performance and shitty work by the agency (which had become large, fragmented and bloated).

Within the course of 3 months I went from having almost nothing to building a new boutique which is now successful and profitable, servicing clients from major retail chains to cable networks and Hollywood studios.

This is a story of turning nothing into something, losing it all, and starting over from scratch.

The Venue

Where is it?

When it comes to experiencing Las Vegas the way Caesar intended, there is really no end to this list. However, here are our top picks to make your visit unforgettable…

Take some time out and book a trip to one of the top-rated golf courses; Rio Secco and Cascata Golf, both located just minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip.
Have a few hours to spend? Entertain a shopping day at The Forum Shops located inside Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino.
Enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many celebrity-owned restaurants and world-class buffets situated throughout the hotel. Indulge in Bacchanal Buffet which features hundreds of items prepared by a team of master chefs in nine globally-inspired open kitchens, or keep it traditional by visiting the Old Homestead Steakhouse; whatever your choice, you are guaranteed an enjoyable meal.
Grab a drink and experience the iconic, luxury bars offered at Caesars, including Cleopatra’s Barge, The Cocktail Lounge,Vista Cocktail Lounge, and many more!

Want to take it up a notch? Head to the sensational multi-level Omnia Nightclub which encompasses a seductive ultra-lounge, a high-energy main room and mezzanine, as well as a breathtaking rooftop garden, showcasing panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip.

Make the most of Las Vegas’ entertainment and book a show! From comedy to headliners; you can design your night of adventure.

3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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