Hannah Thorpe
Hannah Thorpe
Business Director - Found Group Ltd
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What to do when SEO is Dead

London 2019 | 4 - 7 November 2018 | 15:30

Amazon, aggregators and Google itself are making our jobs as SEOs harder and harder. When measure performance and success using last click attribution, SEO often looks like it doesn’t generate revenue anymore. Add in the rise of Google’s sector specific tools e.g Hotels, Google for Jobs, is what we see as the traditional role of the website dying?

More and more of the ‘end of the funnel’ is fulfilled by platforms, apps, third parties, and Google themselves. This trend is continuing, and is unlikely to reverse. We cannot continue to treat SEO as just-another-acquisition channel. Let’s propose we live in a world where the SEO we know and use today just no longer works. What do we do?

My talk will cover how to use SEO in more creative ways, integrate new channels and how we can sell in this approach to traditional websites.

The audience will walk away with:
Understanding how SEO can become a brand channel
Tips and tricks on how to use tools to measure awareness via SEO
Understanding of how other channels can tie in to your previous pure SEO strategy

Let’s be honest, SEO sells and it gets results. It’s scary to admit that it simply might have a best before date and might not always be the most effective tactic going. As long as SEO budget is sitting in brand’s performance marketing budgets, agencies will keep selling it as such. Which means it will continue to be measured as such. It’s time to rethink SEO, what value it brings for brands and how we sell and report on it.

Brands will learn why their SEO just isn’t working anymore and agencies will learn how to sell future-thinking SEO and more integrated strategies.

The Venue

Where is it?

UnGagged London takes place at etc.Venues County Hall, an iconic setting on the Southbank of the Thames. A few minutes’ walk from Waterloo and Westminster stations, County Hall sits shoulder to shoulder with The Houses of Parliament and The London Eye.

The Southbank area is packed with pubs, bars and restaurants, plus it’s really easy to get to, with great bus and underground links. So once the sessions are done and you’ve networked your socks off, you can explore the best London has to offer, right on the conference doorstep.

Belvedere Road, London, SE1 7PB
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