Red FLag Deals Thread about #GrowthHackTO which hosted the first ever SMOJoe SEO Show

The SMOJoe SEO Show was at Growth Hacking TO Meet-Up happened on Weds April 23rd at 243 College St. It started at 7pm and wrapped up at 10:30 pm. It was solid infotainment
http://www.meetup.com/Growth-Hacking…nts/174390812/
Growth Hacking Toronto This was a free Meet Up event and perfect for people who wanted to learn SEO rudiments so they could properly marvel at the most advanced new technology – it was fashioned for beginners and veterans alike, so both could come away with tips and new techniques for growth hacking to gain more users.
Someone was going to win a coffee maker courtesy of Vigorate Digital ecommerce software which really is a growth hacking tool chest filled with custom digital marketing solutions, pin code loyalty programs, online auction software, and easy to install photo contests templates etc . Growth hackers want more users.

Cristian Contreras is the face of Growth Hacking in Toronto.

What is Growth Hacking?
A marketing practice with an absolute focus on growth – the discipline encourages marketers to use advanced methods, tools, and best practices to grow user base or data, content or customer reach. Growth hackers often use resources that weren’t available in the traditional marketing repertoire a few years ago, and very often they made these tools themselves. The quintessential growth hacker is the coder who writes script to collect content and customers from larger more unwieldy corporate websites – ie like how Airbnb fed on Craigslist.

The second part of the show is a live diagnostic and content publishing festival whereby people in the room win prizes from an office coffee solutions company that is sponsoring the event. Don’t miss this unique educational evening – it will be like nothing you’ve seen before or likely to ever see again – stay tuned here for updates on how it evolves and what happens and why .

Every participant who is willing to play along, tweet, blog and do Facebook updates right there in the room is eligible to win bags of free coffee, and somebody is going home with a brand new office coffeemaker.

Follow #GrowthHackTO and Rob Campbell is @roberrific on Twitter. Last edited by Arob; Apr 16th, 2014 at 11:43 AM.

People are talking on Twitter and adding voices to the discussion about Growth Hacking on Smart Canucks and we’re expecting some contributions to this beautiful post about GrowthHackTO on Free Ads Planet.

Then after weeks of planning IT WAS SUDDENLY HAPPENING..
Toronto is Awesome ran this picture on Sunday April 20th,

There are still quite a few seats left and even if you don’t reserve a spot or get ticket you should just come anyway because you’ll probably get in – some of the people registered have already said they cant come in the comments at the side of the Meet-Up page . .

Rob Campbell and Jane Wang of MyHealth Sphere dot ca
UPDATE – The event was a big success. Jane Wang won the charity choice SEO spot in a heated race between eight contenders!  She volunteered her domain and won the crowd’s sympathy.

Edwin Frondozo

https://twitter.com/drgnmeme/status/459148906295615488/photo/1

After Jane won, we all took a whack of pictures and then endeavoured to use them in our homemade media; at this point we all went to work optimizing her health apps domain and her intriguing game Health Challenger. Its cool. She’s helping people get healthy and that’s a great cause.

You can read more in a terrific blog post about it courtesy of Dan Wood, http://seohowto.ca/2014/04/seo-growth-hacking-session/ and he wrote that while sitting in his chair in the audience . Dan’s a real smart guy. and Cristian Contreras wrote here,
http://growthhackingtoronto.ca/seowinnerhealthapps/
Jane Wang a start-up health apps designer takes paper from the bowl

Cristian was blogging at the front of the class in front of the audience, who were dropping off more and more every minute . aha  ah well live blogging isn’t the most exciting thing to watch at ten pm.  I dont take it personal. The audience dropped from fifty to less than twenty souls watching in the second half of the show – it was exciting for me. Maybe this should be a daytime event. A weekend workshop.

The grand finale, the draw for the office coffee maker – the ticket was pulled from the popcorn ceramic bowl by Jane Wang.

Smojoe – Rob Campbell holds the Bowl for Jane Wang who picks David Woogan, to win the coffee maker . .

Dan Wood sitting in the audience did a tremendous courtesy by listing the process and order of things necessary to achieve page one rankings. He writes, “…in a simple form these are the steps:

  1. Choose a keyword that will have a valuable return for your website (or your client).
  2. Take original photos and host them on trusted websites (Flickr, WordPress)
  3. Devise creative, interesting stories that relate to your product/service in some way and get this article published in the best, biggest, most trusted magazine or newspaper or other publication that you can
  4. Bookmark this article on social bookmarking sites and social media
  5. Write secondary articles and publish those on other sites. Use the same photos from their original source
  6. Bookmark and interlink those with the original article.

What he left out was the secret ingredients that I don’t tell anyone. Dan went on the record how I compared my modern day existence to a 14th century troubadour who goes from tavern to tavern and sings about heroes and highwaymen who pay him to make their exploits more well known , so they are feared , respected and paid tribute or presented with big opportunities. Its the same today online – the more famous and important you are in a particular  category and have earned links in articles, blogs and forums etc, the more likely your URL will show up on pg1 in searches done by needy townspeople.  So a modern SEO practitioner is a digital troubadour.

The Writing Hero Behind Ancestry Guru Does Production Planning with Organic Ingredients

Metro Toronto convention center, Rob Campbell, small business forumWho’s the real hero behind Ancestry Guru?

Roberrific the Son of a Beekeeper is the principal writer. Here’s Rob standing tall as one of three sharp dressed men at the Small Business Forum in the Metro Toronto Convention Center on Tuesday Oct 18th, 2011.  Rob Campbell stands beside Jim Pagiamtzis and his friend Tom moments after they donned their special passport badges; they were heading into the trade show floor when I made them pause for a picture and we took several with a variety of smiles

That was around 10am in the morning and it wasnt until 11am that I attended the best session of the day. I had the good fortune to meet Jeff Quipp before his presentation and I wrote about

Jeff Quipp CEO SearchEngine People with Rob Campbell CEO Lenzr CorpRoberrific of Lenzr Corp detailed Jeff Quipp Search Engine People Speaks SEO Small Business on the Page One Program blog

Jeff Quipp is a very good speaker and did a lovely job explaining the basics of SEO to a room filled with Facebook and Twitter savvy small business owners that are eager to take a DIY approach to marketing and as such they are keen to absorb as much as they can about social media contests and other unique strategies that are cost efficient and clever.

Recently the hero behind Ancestry Guru was called into action to write an article about a prolific writing team in Prince George BC as Arob12 wrote about Will Lewis being profiled on Canada Blog Friends, along with some insights into the life  and racial challenges of an aboriginal online magazine publisher.

On a more religious note the son of beekeeper waxed poetic and gave recent glimpses of the differences between medieval beekeeping and the art and science of a modern commercial apiarist and even more miscellaneous insights into the harvest of rare earths, minerals and organic ingredients for making bread and dinner buns.

Which brings me to the Art of Bread Making on Xanga and the secrets of soliciting votes for pictures on social media contests is also explained there

Harvesting Honey in Eastern Ontario Canada

Here’s a snapshot of some of the 2011 Honey Crop at Campbells Honey, this image is something that might be accepted into a photo contest concerning Warehouse Stockpiles on Lenzr. Here are seven barrels of Canada #1 White Honey ready to be shipped to market. I wrote about this Canadian harvest in an article The Business of Beekeeping in Southern Ontario that was picked up by Bizcovering magazine. Look closely in the background you can see boxes and a freezer that was filled with plastic tubs of creamed white honey.

2011 Campbell's Honey Crop

WHAT IS CREAMED HONEY?  There is nothing added to the pure honey to make it creamy. The process involves mixing the fresh honey with a small amount of highly granular seed honey which teaches the liquid how to harden into a compact crystaline shape rather than the loose crystal pattern that would otherwise occur naturally. The honey is placed in the freezer and it hardens quick according to the code imparted by the tiny crystals from the creamed honey seed (last year’s creamed honey). I wonder if it would be worth saving some creamed honey in a seed bank with sophisticated inventory management and calling it an insurance expense.

removing queen excluders, Canadian beekeeping, business, production planning

Packing the honey in barrels and bottles and cardboard boxes is the last step in the honey production planning ritual that occurs every year at Campbell’s Honey in Warkworth Ontario.

Broken Factories, Daily Distillery for Erp Software, Designer Swimwear and a Beauty School

art piece - broken stairway, un-productive system,
I walk past the bone chilling painting on the right quite often, yet I still cant remember the artist’s name… I dont look. Does anyone out there know? pls leave in comments.
When I think of Broken Factories, this is what I imagine. This image has planted itself in my mind’s eye. This decrepit stairway in an old homestead is a dreamlike vision of squalor. It serves to remind me how far I’ve come in my own journey toward organizing a productive life and being a better citizen contributing more and more thought provoking rich media dissecting the living conditions of the human race.
This fine art painting can be found hanging on a wall somewhere in the distillery… do you know where? Read Daily Distillery for more details.
management tool, profit margins, erp software tool, program Broken Factories is a photo contest on Lenzr that reflects Rudolf Arnheim’s idea of man-made elements always moving toward equilibrium which in the case of abandon industrial centers is the presence of rust and decay being the first stages of a return to nature.
Photographers and painters, image makers in general have a theory about entropy and so make action pictures out of static shots – cant you just see the paint peeling around that old staircase above? and can we use this ideological concept to suggest that static shots of crumbling manufacturing complexes and warehouses with broken windows and vandals are actually part of a larger more wholesome process of decay which in itself is the physics of life reorganizing its component parts into a wide spread chaos, which is be default its most effective layout, as per the laws of nature.
Submit your best photos of abandon industrial centers for your chance to win a Toshiba NB100 Netbook courtesy of an erp software company that specializes in making high quality command management systems to better organize business initiatives.

WHAT IS BEAUTY? That’s the questions, posed by a famous beauty school; artists and designers are not the only people who make this world more beautiful.

Making it Beautiful photo contest, beauty school Making it Beautiful is a photo challenge that pays tribute to people who make the world more tolerable, and so we’re talking about someone who creates or restores a cherished item or place. This contest allows mondo creative freedom, so think outside the confines of your everyday reality and try to image someone making something spectacularly beautiful, so pretty it cant help become the most popular choice for voters on the December 20th voting session. Submit your best photos of people making things beautiful for your chance to win $500 worth of luxurious hair products from Aveda, a company that has beauty schools across the country. Remember it doesn’t have to show a person’s face; a hand can be enough to get the message across.
Canadian Beaches our nation’s photographers will upload their best shots of the seascapes and sunny destinations all across the country. Let’s see Mercury Beach in Saskatchewan or Dynamite Beach in PEI. Have you ever been to Falcon Beach in Manitoba? Do you have any pictures? Have you ever been to Wasaga Beach on a long weekend in the summer. Its a very popular destination.
Canadian Beaches, Lenzr photo contest, designer swimwearSubmit your snaps for a chance to win three bathing suits from a Canadian designer swimwear company that makes fun, flirty vintage-inspired swim apparel that compliments a whole range of different body types and comes in a wide assortment of colours.
Note from the sponsors, when entering your photos in this contest, be sure to include the beach NAME and LOCATION in your submission.
All three December web challenges are open to all Canadian residents age 13 years or older, excluding those unfortunate people living in Quebec. * even though Lenzr ships there anyway !wink
The contest closes Jan. 1st, 2011 and voting begins December 20th. Good luck!