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Should you go to UnGagged?

Discussion in 'UnGagged Las Vegas' started by UnGagged.com, Oct 12, 2016.

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  1. UnGagged.com

    UnGagged.com Jr. VIP Jr. VIP UnGagged Attendee Enterprise Member

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    Ok, I've seen too many questions about UnGagged and what it offers and whether you should go and whether the mods will be there and.. sigh.. too many to count really. So, here's an FAQ that should answer all your questions. If I haven't covered anything, post it below and we'll add it.

    tl;dr summary:

    If you haven't got your UG ticket, you've got less than a week to take advantage of the Early Bird Sale. And as a member of BHW you get an EXTRA 15% off when you use the promotional code 'BHW'! Rectify that here: http://www2.ungagged.com/vegas-tickets

    Don't forget your accommodation - we're offering rooms at the tropicana for a ridiculously cheap price - $79 per night - although 95% of them have now gone so you'll need to be quick to get this price.


    FAQ:

    Should I go to UnGagged?
    Yes. Of course. Why would you ask me that?

    Why should I go to UnGagged?
    It offers something different to all the other conferences out there. We close our sessions and there's no recording which means that speakers can say what they want without any consequences. Just as one example, last year one of our speakers told people how to get do-follow backlinks from a DA100 site. Because it wasn't recorded it took months for that loophole to get blocked and you can be sure our attendees made the most of it.

    Is it worth the money?
    Can't answer that for you. But, to use the above example, how much would you have paid for one of those backlinks? How much would you have paid to learn how to do it yourself for free? Another of our speakers had inside knowledge of G's weighting on certain aspects of site performance. Some of these were surprising to say the least. It's been interesting keeping this in mind while watching the latest update bounce off some sites and hit others.

    But it's not even a blackhat conference and this is a blackhat forum. What gives?
    The conference isn't black hat itself but a lot of the speakers have the same sort of background as many of the people here. As a result, they go into more technical details than you'd normally see at a conference and have a fairly analytical mindset. So, instead of going down the corporate, white hat route, there's more emphasis on deconstructing accepted SEO practices, measuring results and discussing what actions are worthwhile vs cost/risk.

    It's too expensive, I can't afford it. Can I get a free ticket?
    No. Well, unless you speak for us. We're always looking for good speakers who can provide something unique and actionable for our attendees. If you think that's you, then why not apply for next year. Be aware that we're very fussy - if you think you have what it takes, make sure you bring your A game to the application.

    Vegas is full of cheap, nasty hotels - what's the point of booking at the conference hotel if I can get it cheaper?
    Your standards are obviously lower than mine - I'm not judging. But there's a lot more to UnGagged than the sessions. The after-hours networking alone is priceless. Our speakers are very sociable, there's lots of drinking and arguing about SEO and coding (with the odd tangents going off on movies / science / fireball shots etc). Last year was a blast and some of the stuff I've picked up from the drunken conversations has been.. eye-opening. I've watched joint enterprises get started over a shared love of cinnamon whisky. I saw someone get offered a dream job on the basis of a drunken (albeit eloquent) rant about technical seo.

    So, you might be able to shop around and find something for a few dollars cheaper, or you can stay with us and be in the centre of the action and take advantage of these types of spontaneous meetings. Although you might need to pay for the occasional round of drinks. Which reminds me - stay with us and after a full-on evening, you just need to navigate the elevators to fall into your hotel room. If you bump into anyone useful, it'll be an elevator pitch they'll never forget.
     
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  2. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin BANNED BANNED

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    For those going to UnGagged I will be selling DA70+ guest posts in the toilets during lunch.

    I will be in the third toilet from the left, knock on the door 3 times and whisper "I need guest posts sir"
     
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    Are you certified to sell these guest posts? Are you certified to be in the toilet? I doubt your credentials, sir.
     
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    Society Girl Marketplace Mod Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    They're good. Just make sure you go in the right cubicle.
     
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    This thread's title can be answered like this: Yes, I should be going to Ungagged. Why? The networking alone is worth it.
     
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    As long as you don't film it anything goes :D
     
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    Wow, there's opportunities everywhere at this thing. What're you offering in the other cubicles, Ste?
     
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    The list is endless:
    • Rand Fishkin trimmed beard hair
    • Fake PBN certificates so you don't have to sit that stupid course from MW
    What's going on in the womens toilets? Can I use those as well?
     
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    The networking last year was insane. Can't remember when I've had more fun - met some amazing people and the conversations ranged from fascinating to... well, totally weird. Went out drinking with some really respected people in the industry who partied like I've never seen and ended up getting a group of us barred from a pub.

    And that's where I picked up one of the most useful bits of SEO knowledge I've learnt in a long time. On the pavement outside the pub trying to work out where we were going next. I was even kind of grateful to the bouncer.

    Actually no. I'm still annoyed with him. Useful though.
     
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    I will be there with my hawaiian shorts and longboard.
     
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    will you though? Pics last time proved nothing.
     
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    That's another reason to go, the opportunity. Same concept as RNG in a game. It can be very beneficial to you financially and even if you don't hammer out a new partnership right away, you might eventually. I can only imagine the amount of 'SEO IQ' that went up at last years.

    I don't think very many people are grateful to bouncers, haha.
     
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    I will be there for sure, if @alwaysinvisible lets me ... but she is a bad mother.
     
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    Wonder if I there any Facebook live will be available for this!!!
    From - Bangladesh
     
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    If only I have a US Visa. Too late for now. Hopefully next year.
     
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    They won't record it but they will live stream it to the whole world ? :)
     
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    @iSmexy is absolutely correct, no recording of any kind... that includes Facebook live. :)
     
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    Haha! It sounds like it's going to be awesome this year.

    And it's in Vegas? How much are tickets again..
     
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    From now until Midnight (Pacific Standard Time) 18 October tickets are $675.75 with the BHW promo code. Get it booked!
     
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