TravelCon Review – A Travel Bloggers Conference to Consider

TravelCon is a new conference for travel bloggers put on by the team behind Nomadic Matt- one of the world's most popular travel blogs.

The first conference took place in late 2018 in Austin, Texas, and offered three full days of sessions, networking opportunities, events, and more (in similar construct to the competing conference TBEX which has been around for the better part of a decade).

But as TBEX has had a somewhat bad reputation as being too beginner friendly, TravelCon stepped in to try and cater to all blogging skill levels- be it beginner, intermediate, or advanced. Naturally, I was intrigued and was fortunate enough to check out the conference after winning a ticket from my ad network (and event sponsor), Mediavine.

So, is TravelCon worth it? We share the highlights and pitfalls in this full review!

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TravelCon vs TBEX – Which Travel Bloggers Conference to Attend?

For many years TBEX owned the travel blogger conference scene and put up conferences in North America, Europe, and Asia.

In 2018 a new conference came along, TravelCon by Nomadic Matt, and seeks to disrupt the standard.

I attended both conferences in 2018 (TBEX in the Finger Lakes, NY and TravelCon in Austin, Texas) and as a serial conference attendee thought it would be appropriate to put in my two cents on which conference is right for you moving forward.

Please note: I attended TravelCon in 2018 as well as TBEX North America in 2013, 2014, 2017, and 2018. I won my ticket to TravelCon in 2018 from a vendor and paid for my ticket to TBEX; however, I was a hosted speaker twice in the past. All comparisons in this post are between the 2018 events alone which took place one week apart from each other. I was an affiliate for Matt's former Superstar Blogging Course but I have no vested interest in steering you to one conference or another.

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Keysearch Review – 3 Ways We’ve Used the Service to Dominate SEO

Keysearch is a premium keyword research tool that really has changed our lives since getting a subscription.

The reason for this is simple, and is because Keysearch goes beyond telling you keyword volumes and also tries to tell you the difficulty of ranking for any given keyword as well.

So you don't have to keep throwing keywords at your site and hope they stick, Keysearch lets you take a targeted approach for your SEO efforts!

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