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    I just wanted to make this official ,our website is live http://www.cbgaffiliateweekend.com/ .Please Register and book your rooms asap .Special thanks to Fortune Affiliates and Bodog for helping us plan this event .Guest speaker will be Gary Beals/GaryTheScubaGuy . We will make further announcements next week on programs in attendance but the main thing is there will be plenty of food and drinks at the event and good times for all.
    If you have any special requests ,please do not hesitate to contact me.Our room rates are secured until July 3 ,Please be sure to secure your room before then.

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    Thanks for putting this together, Judy, FA, and Bodog. I made my hotel reservations a while ago.

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    Looking forward to seeing everyone and getting back to niagara. it's a great location and with judy, FA, Bodog all teaming up it should be quite a fun gathering.
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    I just want to say that I'm going to be there, and look forward to seeing and chatting with other members here that are able to attend.

    The GPWA is a big supporter of local events that regular affiliates can attend without having to spend and arm and a leg on travel expenses.

    Niagara falls is driving distance from Boston, although a somewhat long drive (around 450 miles).

    If there is anyone else in the Boston area that would like to go (or that lives along the way), and would like a ride, let me know.

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    Have every intention on going. In the process of finding the best price on Air Fare.

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    Not sure where you are at greek39 but round trip from London business class runs around 1500 and coach around 500-600 through lastminute.com
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    Dale and I are planning on being there. Driving from London, Ontario and will have room for a couple of passengers if anyone needs a lift.

    It's great to see that Michael is coming, but wouldn't we all rather see Rebecca representing the GPWA? She is definitely easier on the eyes!
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    I plan on being there also. I registered today and will have my hotel reservations shortly.

    I'm looking forward to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryTheScubaGuy View Post
    Not sure where you are at greek39 but round trip from London business class runs around 1500 and coach around 500-600 through lastminute.com

    From Canada so the air fair is relatively cheap approx $500-$600 Canadian to Toronto. Likely arrive early around the 22nd spend a few days in Greek Town. Then hitchhike to Niagara, only a two-hour drive.

    I will be booking very soon. Yes I am excited to attend and meet!

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    OMG HITCHHIKE to Niagara???That is funny but somehow i think maybe true hehehe.This will be great for sure and looking forward to spending soem time with all of you.The hotel is suppose to get back to us next week on shuttle options from Toronto Airport to Niagara Falls.

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    I just wanted to say there is a private function Friday Night and you have to be a guest at the hotel to attend that one. Saturday will mainly be in the conference rooms so you don't need to be a guest for that event and we will be able to give you event tickets for saturday night in person on the saturday morning session.

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    Quote Originally Posted by casinobonusguy View Post
    OMG HITCHHIKE to Niagara???That is funny but somehow i think maybe true hehehe.This will be great for sure and looking forward to spending soem time with all of you.The hotel is suppose to get back to us next week on shuttle options from Toronto Airport to Niagara Falls.

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    Please let me know casinobonusguy - That 1.5 hr jaunt has got to cost a fortune.

    Plz email me at gary@vanguardseo(dot)com

    Thanks in advance
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    Greek and others flying from US--there is a much easier way than going to Toronto and probably cheaper.
    Fly into Buffalo, NY and it's less than 1/2 hour drive to
    Niagara Falls, Canada. You can cross over to Fort Erie, Ont
    from Buffalo or head to Niagara Falls, NY and cross the Rainbow Bridge to N. Fall, Ontario. Canada.
    Buffalo-Niagara airport is much smaller, easier to get around and I'm sure there is a shuttle bus to Canada.
    Toronto airport is a nightmare and way more expensive for
    parking, renting car, etc.
    I live about 20 minutes away, so plan on being there Saturday. Looking forward to it.
    BTW, the Seneca Casino in Niagara Falls, NY is the best place in the area to play video poker.
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    gayle - FYI - That SEOQuake plugin will affect what you see in google resuls unless you are using open proxies.

    Don't get me wrong - its my favorite FF plugin - this is just a heads up
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    https://www.niagaraairbus.com I checked this out and looks like it is about $44.00 each way per person .I will see what else we can find out on this.

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    OMG HITCHHIKE to Niagara???That is funny but somehow i think maybe true hehehe.
    Nothing like a good adventure very tempting. I have some family out in those parts willing to drive me from the Airport. They insist no is not an option.

    Going to try and bring some cool gadgets not on the market yet.

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    I just wanted to update the thread as some people seem to get the wrong idea on this event .The first thing I wanted to say is this is not an event we are doing for profit so many of the standard conference rules do not apply to this one.The main one is that this is not open to all program managers.We have set up sponsorships and all programs coming are chipping in to pay for drinks and meals.There will be a MAXIMUM of Nine Programs in attendance.
    When I set up this program I thought about the ROI for the programs and i don't think it is fair to have programs coming who are not contributing .I take full responsibility for that decision.

    Now let's get to important details ,The hotel has discounted our rates until July 3 .As it is the summer season ,on July 4 these rates will go up approximately $112 for the weekend.You will not be charged if you cancel 48 hours before your arrival date so even if you are not sure I would recommend you at least secure your rate.

    You must register on our website www.cbgaffiliateweekend.com ,this is VERY important as this is a PRIVATE event and you will need a security pass plus the all important FREE DRINKS CARD!

    You may stay at another hotel but there will be nobody to help you get back to your hotel room so if you indend to drink I would ask you to think about the logistics of that .

    If you choose to stay at another hotel ,you still have to register and you will be able to pick up your passes at the front desk after 2pm on friday July 24.
    Registration Will be closed July 22 at 6pm .

    As for the program , Friday there will be a champagne cocktail and appetizers .The time will be disclosed at a later time but definitely plan to be at the hotel by 3:30 pm.

    Fortune Affiliates are hosting a Dinner Friday night at the Watermark Restaurant ,This is definitely one of the highlights of the weekend with great food ,great wine and forming new friendships.

    At 9pm we will open the games room where we will have the option of poker , darts,pool ,shuffle board and a great tv room.Of course we will have a bartender and all drinks are free .We have a great drinks list and yes we do take requests

    Saturday Morning we will have Breakfast catered for us in the conference room and at 9:30ish we will officially begin the morning session.We will have some short speeches followed by some programs then we hand it over to Gary BealFor some SEO Sessions (Strong coffee will be available for the entire day !)

    Gary Beal's Session Outline
    Session One -
    Power SEO - Whether you are a "Noobie" or a top SEO, this session delivers straight forward tips and tools that you can implement on your website to achieve top rankings and unleash the power of search engine optimizaion. In this session Gary will 'de-mystify' many of the techniques the top SEO's in the world hold near and dear.

    "SEO really isn't that difficult if you know where to start and have a road map. That's what this session is all about. I will be showing how to increase your rankings overnight, so you can come back tomorrow and tell everybody your success." Gary Beal

    Session Two -
    Conversion is King! - You've heard for years that "content is king" but does content get the job done? Here Gary will show you proven techniques that will boost your conversions, show you fantastic opportunities to improve your exposure and reduce the cost for paid search. This is session for everyone; beginners to pros will take something away from this session.

    "I started as a gaming affiliate over ten years ago in the states. Although I only do SEO now and have many top operators as clients, I still have a special place in my heart for the people out there trying to make an honest living as an affiliate, so I plan to show them things they have probably never heard of before and that anyone can use without any technical knowledge", Gary Beal.

    Gary will be doing 1-on-1 30-minute free sessions before and after his scheduled sessions so don't forget your laptop and notebook!

    We will be having a catered lunch from 12:30 -2pm .We will have a couple programs speaking and Gary will resume the afternoon session Two .We anticipate we will wrap it up by 4pm.

    Dinner plans not confirmed yet but Bodog will be kicking off their party at 8pm with great prizes ,free flowing drinks and a great fun poker game .The Bodog team is making their own rules on this poker game but everyone will get a chance to play.

    We will probably be having breakfast sunday morning around 9ish and spend couple hours together and check out time is noon.
    If anyone has any questions or concerns please let us know.Our goal is to make sure EVERYONE has a great time .

    I wanted to end this by saying that Michael Corfman from GPWA is coming and I appreciate all his support and advise along the way.Michael is invited to Speak and will update you on Michael's participation later.

    Judy

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    Judy has made seversal great points, so I'll only need to emphasize one, '(Strong coffee will be available for the entire day !)

    This ain't a commercial folks - Bring yourself, a couple sharp pencils and every question you have every wanted to ask a white hat or black hat. You will get real answers.

    If you attend one conference this year. this is the one - free food, great company and free advice that I charge 250 an hour for - work out that conversion rate.

    This isn't CAP, CAC, A4U, SES or SMX - but I promise you'll take away more from this that all 5 of those combined (because I speak at all of them and have seen attendees feedback).

    Seriously folks, this is a can't miss.

    (And no - I ain't getting paid a red cent and its actually costing me around 3k (or $5k) to attend, and a miserable 15 hours each way!)

    I hope to meet you all and put some faces behind the aka's.

    Book the 1-on-1's early, I need a few hours to shop - I'm buying my girlfriend a conflict free 2-carat and proposing at the top of the Eiffel when I get back. (so if you see me crying in Budapest you'll not need to ask why )

    I had a t-shirt printed and my son that she's going over there right now to pick up will be taking off his jumper to expose "We love you Sue - Will you marry my daddy?" - and provided I get the right answer - the back of the shirt says, "phew - he was worried"


    I can't wait...and the Eiffel tower thing will be fun too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelCorfman View Post
    I just want to say that I'm going to be there, and look forward to seeing and chatting with other members here that are able to attend.

    The GPWA is a big supporter of local events that regular affiliates can attend without having to spend and arm and a leg on travel expenses.

    Niagara falls is driving distance from Boston, although a somewhat long drive (around 450 miles).

    If there is anyone else in the Boston area that would like to go (or that lives along the way), and would like a ride, let me know.

    Michael
    I hope everyone has a great time and this is fantastic!

    Will there be a casual get together soon in the Boston area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo View Post
    I hope everyone has a great time and this is fantastic!

    Will there be a casual get together soon in the Boston area?
    Michael just offered you a ride ,you should come! Or get one going in Boston Yourself -Just dont pick the winter months lol

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