GDI STC Poster

Alrighty, folks: the GDI SEO Training Camp is just about ready to roll. Here’s the program, the final speaker list and the topics that each one will discuss. I’ve added some very important clarifications at the bottom part which you will want to go through before you proceed. Please let me know in the comments section if there are any questions.



July 12

9:00AM – 9:30AM: Registration

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: How to Set Straight Your SEO Campaigns with Killer KPIs – Francis Gary Viray, Co-founder, Search Opt Media

10:30AM-11:30AM Mastering Keyword Research: Detailed Guide on Keyword and Niche Researchingby Fervil Von Tripoli, CEO,

11:30AM – 12:30PM – Lunch Break

12:30PM-1:30PMHow to Improve Client Acquisition and Retention through Simple SEO Processesby Jason Acidre, CEO & Founder, Xight Interactive

1:30PM-2:30PM Technical SEO Audit with Screaming Frog by Glen Dimaandal – CEO, GDI & Online Marketing Manager, Emerson Electric Co.

2:30PM-2:45PM – Break

2:4 5PM-3:45PM5 Tips to a Profitable Social Media Marketing by Roel Manarang, Founder & CEO, North Social Media

3:45:PM-4:45PMShut Up! And Process Itby Grant Merriel, Digital Marketing & SEO Strategist at Online Edge

4:45- 6:00 – Rest, settle down and/or swim

6:00PM-7:00PM – Dinner

7:00PM – Onwards – Socialize and swim


July 13

7:00AM-8:00AM – Breakfast

8:00AM – 9:00AM4 Steps to Mastering Broken Link Building by Jayson Bagio – Founder, SEOTeky and SEO Director, SearchFuse

9:00 – 10:00AM: Social Media Marketing Roadmap by Valerie Joy Deveza, Social Media Manager,

10:00 -10:15 – Break

10:15AM – 11:15AMA Simple Guest Blogging Strategy That Will Take You Into The Next Level (Plus Other Link Building Tips)by Venchito Tampon Jr.

11:15AM – 12:00PM – Clearing and checkout



  1. Getting to the Venue

If you’re from Pampanga – Go straight to Villa Alfredo’s.

If you’re commuting from Metro Manila – It’s best to join Charles Dumol’s group. They will meet at 6:30AM at the Five Star terminal in Cubao. It’s on the northbound side of EDSA, right after the footbridge that moves you across Aurora Blvd.

If you have a vehicle and you’re driving from Metro Manila – Take NLEX northbound, exit in San Fernando. Look for the bus terminal in SM Pampanga (visible from the NLEX exit). I will bring a van, a SUV and maybe another vehicle to lead the commuters to the promised land. We can go in a convoy. Otherwise, you can just use your GPS to find Villa Alfredo’s Resort in Barangay Baliti, San Fernando, Pampanga. Here’s the Google Maps location.

  1. Check in, check out

Check in and check out times at the resort are 1pm to 12pm the next day. That said, you will need to handle your stuff for the first half of the first day in the function hall.

  1. Resort Entrance Fee is Separate from Event Registration Fee

I clarified with the resort and they are telling me that the accommodation fees do NOT include entrance fees. Everyone will have to pay P150 each on top of the registration fees which have been used for your room and food. Apologies for the inconvenience. This was made clear to me only last week.

  1. Snacks

Snacks are available at the resort store. The registration fee only covers main meals.

  1. Swimming

Everyone is encouraged to use the pools. The resort has five very good ones, so don’t forget to pack those swimming clothes.

Given our schedule, it looks like we’ll have to settle for night swimming.

  1. Certificates

Unfortunately, we will not be issuing certificates in this event. This is more like a big barkada gathering than an actual conference.

7. Attendee List and Room Assignments

You can download the full attendee list and room assignments here: GDI ROOM ASSIGNMENTS.