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Six Month Refresher: "Back To Basics - Introduction to Joomla!"

Introduction to Joomla! - Joomla Detroit, June 5, 2013

June 5, 2013 7pm - 9:30pm
Detroit Zoo, Wildlife Interpretive Gallery Theather

WOW! It's been six months since I started the build a business website series, and time has gone by quick! We've learned how to setup Joomla!, Optimize it for Search Engines (SEO), and taken an in depth look at Inbound Marketing, sh404SEF and RSForms.
This month, we're going back to the basics as a refresher before we get into the next five months (or more) of how to make money with your business website.


May 8 Meetup - "Improving your SEO Campaign with sh404SEF"

SH404SEF - SEO, Analytics and Security


With sh404SEF® for Joomla you can improve your search engine ranking and get more traffic to your site, protect your site from common exploits and improve site navigation and HTML best-practices



Meetup - May 8, 2013 - Yup! You guessed it! May's meetup is going to be another excellent, information packed session with respected guest presenter, Victor Drover, President of Anything-Digital.com. Anything Digital is the company that makes JCalPro, a Joomla Events Calendar used by the DetroitZoo.org and events.joomla.org, the Joomla Event Site, as well as sh404SEF.

Session: Improving your SEO Campaign with sh404SEF

While Joomla is a powerful publishing platform, it presents many challenges to users who want to maximize their placement in search engine results. In this presentation, Victor will describe some of the primary obstacles encountered in a typical SEO campaign with a Joomla-based web site. Solutions to these obstacles will be discussed in the context of sh404SEF, the leading SEO tool for Joomla.


Marketing your Small Business Website - Internet, Email and Inbound Marketing

Savvy Panda - Joomla Web Design, Inbound Marketing & SEO April 10, 2013
7:00 p.m.
The Detroit Zoo, Wildlife Interpretive Gallery theater


After two action-packed, powerhouse Search Engine Optimization meetups that left everyone on information overload, I have to tell you...

It's time to start really having fun!

Savvy PandaOn April 10th, 2013 we are going to dive right in (with both feet and no water wings) to learning ways to bring traffic in to your site (an a balance to the force).

We will be exploring the ways that people come to your site, whether it be from social medias, social bookmarking or email blasts or inbound marketing. This meetup is for any individual, business or non-profit that needs a better way to gain more traffic and get better conversions!

We invite you to a special evening that's open to all, no matter what platform you use. Since gaining more visibility, increasing sales, converting leads or gaining new clients is the ultimate goal, you need to come to the April 10th meetup!

Joomla Detroit is very honored and proud to announce that we'll be joined by a very special guest, Gabe Wahhab. Gabe is a master-level SEO and Inbound Marketing specialist, and the president of a wildly successful Joomla Web Design and Milwaukee Inbound Marketing company Savvy Panda. With years of experience, Gabe is the "go-to" guy when you need more traffic coming in to your Joomla! site!

Session: Super Charge your Sales through Inbound Marketing: A Complete Guide

 Using Inbound Marketing, Joomla! web design agency Savvy Panda was able to skyrocket leads by 675% in only three months. In this session Savvy Panda president, Gabe Wahhab, will teach you the Inbound Marketing methods they used to increase sales and leads, create a shorter sales cycle and increase brand awareness.

Topics include the Inbound Marketing methodology, traffic generation, landing page optimization, lead nurturing, conversion rate optimization, call to actions and A/B testing and analysis and how to apply it to your Joomla! Web Design Agency or business. Everyone attending this session will receive a digital copy of the eBook: “Supercharge Your Joomla Website with Inbound marketing" and a free copy of Joomla inbound marketing extension jInbound 


gabeHi, Detroit JUG, I’m Gabe, a results-driven, innovative and creative Joomla web developer, inbound marketer and web strategist with over 11 years’ experience creating custom websites that produce sales, leads, and traffic. As president of Savvy Panda and MasterInbound.com I have worked with everything from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies and I am passionate about helping them grow using the internet.

Additionally I am an inbound marketing certified consultant, co-founder of jInbound.com, editor of the Business Matters section of the Joomla! Community Magazine, a co-founder of Joomla! Day Midwest and the Milwaukee Joomla! Users Group and part of the Joomla Marketing Team.

In my free time I like to compete in combat sports like Brazilian Jui Jitsu and Judo, spoil my dachshunds and travel the globe.


Donations and Gifts

Donations that go to keeping the Meetup 100% Free are welcome!