Formed in 2002 to unite web industry professionals across Australia, AWIA's purpose is to keep members up to date with news, events, resources and best practice, and to build trust and understanding of the Australian web industry.
AWIA has become one of the largest dedicated web industry associations of its kind in Australia. Our monthly networking meetings regularly attract 40-60 individuals from varying cross-sections of the web industry, our occasional speaking events have attracted 150-200 attendees each, and our online communities (Facebook, Twitter, Slack, LinkedIn and Meetups) have over 7,000 active participants and a total of over 40,000 posts.
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93% of all online experiences begin with Google.
So it’s ESSENTIAL in 2019 to know how search engines work to leverage the opportunity of the billions of searched coming through each day.
SEO Made Easy is the perfect start for business owners who want to optimize their website and learn how to get it ranking on search engines to generate more business.
The workshop will cover:
How Google’s algorithm works
Finding the right search terms your customers are using (keyword search)
Setting up Google Analytics and measuring results
Structuring the perfect web page
Content and blogging fundamentals
Link building basics
At the end of the workshop, you’ll know why SEO is important, how it can help your business, and the skill set to start optimizing your website and be on the road to ranking on Google.
Presenter: Lawrence Hitches, Senior SEO Specialist at StudioHawk
StudioHawk is the largest dedicated SEO specialist in Australia. We have a team of 14 full-time individuals onshore in our office in Prahran, and service clients like Officeworks and Mecca, all the way down to the small businesses that we love like Lisa Ellis Gardens from Malvern. We also sit at the board of AWIA (Australian Web Industry Association) and won at SEMRush’s 2018 search awards, and are now partnered with them for SEO. We live and breathe SEO!
The day is designed to celebrate our digital ecosystem and help organisations in Brisbane and SE QLD to strengthen their digital capabilities across various business areas including marketing, business analytics, technology, leadership, customer design and operations.
Built as a collaborative initiative, the content is curated to challenge and support the entire digital ecosystem from startups and small businesses to government & enterprise.
Key features of Something Digital include:
>> Four international keynote speakers
>> Two stages of mind blowing sessions
>> A digital showcase and demo lounge
>> Plenty of opportunities to play and collaborate
>> A digital hangover to remember
Formerly known as the Brand Forum, the Marketing Leaders Summit has adapted and grown in acknowledgment of the escalating responsibilities and increasing importance that marketing and brands play in an organisation’s strategic growth.
Seismic change is erupting across the customer landscape – B2C markets are saturated, while consumers increasingly expect corporations to reflect their own polarising socio-political allegiances. In this climate, and with dominion over consumer touchpoints, modern CMOs must exhibit an acute awareness of their customers and the world they envisage for themselves to resonate at scale. Only then can marketing professionals stake their claim on shaping organisation wide-strategy.
Celebrating its 5th Year, The Marketing Leaders Summit is the most senior gathering of CMOs and brand marketing professionals in Australia. Gathering executives from leading local and international brands, this event is the ideal platform from which to formulate strategies to successfully overcome the challenges of the future and enhance business performance today.
At YOW! Sydney, leading software industry experts from all over the world, handpicked by our program committee, come together for two days to provide amazing networking and learning opportunities. Their talks are designed to bring you the latest practices as well as future directions in software development and delivery. Meet your favourite authors and bloggers. Sign up for a workshop for an intense learning experience. Network with people who truly care about delivering great software.
YOW! Speakers are chosen based on their expertise; they provide excellent, technically rich content, appropriate to all roles in software and IT, completely independent of commercial concerns such as sponsorship or product. This means no commercials, ever, just lots of case studies and stories from the trenches.
Serious software professionals and IT leaders from all across the organisation will benefit from attending. Whether you’re a developer, architect, product owner, team lead, coach, or manager, don’t miss this learning opportunity. Our speakers have a wealth of experience they’re eager to share with you.
Meet geeks. Talk to people whose eyes do not glaze over. Listen to experts, be an expert, mix with your peers. Join us to help educate the market and for your own professional development.Learn more +
Commitment to our web industry guidelines is required for membership of AWIA, and shows that our members are ethical and accountable. Show everyone you're one of the good guys.Learn more +
Our biannual conference is an opportunity to expose AWIA members and other interested parties to innovative practices, creative thinking and some of what the web will turn in to over time.Learn more +
The Australian Web Awards showcase outstanding work by Australian web designers and developers, aiming to promote the industry, champion web standards and acknowledge excellence.Learn more +