Where’s Raven? February 2013


Although the Internet really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather, I think we can all agree Groundhog Day is February’s best asset – both for the furry animal photos and the Bill Murray quoting opportunities.

Whether you’re hoping for more winter or an early spring, we can promise you one thing this month: lots of Raven. In February, Ravens will launch Raven University and appear at Searchfest 2013. Read on to catch up with us this month.


Raven University

Hundreds of users have already registered for February’s launch of Raven University, our new, 100% free training that’s open to everyone on your team.

We’ve planned seven different 30-minute sessions (followed by up to 15 minutes of Q&A) on topics including SEO, social media, metrics and more. Sign up now to take all seven or pick and choose the classes that work for you.

Here’s the schedule:

10 a.m. CST (GMT-6) Tuesday, Feb. 5: SEO Research
Raven’s Chief Product Officer Jon Henshaw will review key features of Raven’s powerful new Research Central, where SEOs can find deep domain and keyword data to target campaigns with precision.

10 a.m. CST (GMT-6) Thursday, Feb. 7: SEO Management and Link Building
Our in-house SEO, Jeremy Rivera, will show you how to get the most from Link Manager, Raven’s CRM, Backlink Explorer, and Raven’s Chrome Toolbar to research and track link-building opportunities.

10 a.m. CST (GMT-6) Tuesday, Feb. 12: Social Media Management
Raven’s Community Manager Courtney Seiter (ahem, me) will review how I use Raven’s Social Monitor, Social Stream and Chrome Toolbar every day to manage social media, monitor brand mentions, build relationships in social media and measure the success of campaigns.

10 a.m. CST (GMT-6) Thursday, Feb. 14: Content
In a very special Valentine’s Day duet, Copyblogger CEO Brian Clark will join Raven’s Communications Director Arienne Holland for a special program on writing great content using Raven and Scribe.Raven was the first third-party software system to add Copyblogger’s Scribe tool, which helps copywriters follow SEO best practices.

10 a.m. CST (GMT-6) Tuesday, Feb. 19: Metrics
Chief Product Officer Jon Henshaw will review the key metrics in Raven, including our new SEO dashboards featuring performance metrics for organic traffic.

10 a.m. CST (GMT-6) Thursday, Feb. 21: Reporting
Raven’s unlimited reporting gives users the flexibility to make reports as high-level or detailed as they want. Trial Manager Jonathan Moreland will offer reporting tips and review options for customizing reports.

10 a.m. CST (GMT-6) Tuesday, Feb. 26: Account Admin
Raven makes it easy to manage your work and easy to manage your account. Chief Marketing Officer Brannan Atkinson will demonstrate best practices for using websites, profiles, roles and users to manage team and customer account permissions.

Hope we see you at Raven U! Sign up now.


Searchfest 2013 Feb. 22 in Portland, Oregon

SEMPDX‘s annual SearchFest is set for February 22 at the Governor Hotel in beautiful Portland, and Raven’s Chief Product Officer Jon Henshaw will not only be there – he’ll be battling for SEO supremacy.

Jon will go head to head with Rand Fishkin, head honcho at SEOMoz (one of Raven’s many data partners) in SEO Tools Shootout, a winner-takes-all session focused on creating and managing a campaign. Attendees will walk away with new tips, tactics and tools to use managing search campaigns – and they’ll also decide who wins the tools shoot out!

Also, check out a short interview Searchfest did with Jon in advance of the conference.
Tickets are $375-$600 and you can get ’em here.

Photo Credit: Jeremiah John McBride via Compfight cc

  • http://twitter.com/moxby_SummitWeb Martin Oxby

    This is where I’m really envious that you guys are in the US, I’d love to get to these events that you big SEO software companies are based. Have a great time and we look forward to working with Raven AND SEOmoz through 2013 😉

    • RavenCourtney

      Thanks, Martin! We hope to get back over to the UK sometime – just not sure when!

      • http://twitter.com/moxby_SummitWeb Martin Oxby

        Hmm, a Raven UK office, that would be pretty awesome. Let us know if you do ‘pop over’ the pond sometime!

        • RavenCourtney

          Of course we will!