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Highlights from the Chicago HUG March 2018 Live Website Reviews

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 30, 2018 6:24:58 AM / by Stephanie Casstevens

On Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 the Chicago HubSpot User Group gathered before a panel of experts who reviewed the websites of three lucky participants, live in front of the group.

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We had over 80 people in attendance which made for a packed house! The meetup was graciously live tweeted by our Elite Social Volunteer, Emma Sepke! Think you've got what it takes to live tweet a HUG? Email us to get on the list and you could be next! 

 

 

So, onto the meetup. Sarah and I loved planning for this meetup and seeing how many HUG members were brave enough to submit their sites to potentially be reviewed live! It takes guts to do it and we are proud to report we had over 50 websites submitted!

This definitely made it tough to narrow it down to just three but we ended up choosing eSpark LearningAccel Entertainment, and MPOWR. We tried to pick different types of sites that would have lessons for a variety of HUG members.  

 

 

Our Panel of Experts

Our wonderful panel of experts included Maria Thimothy, our analytics expert from OneIMS; Dennis Kardys, our UX expert from WSOL; and Jill Wilson, our SEO expert from Simple Machines Marketing.

March 28 2018 HUG Panelists

 

 

The panelists had some fantastic feedback for all three sites and some great takeaways for everyone in attendance. My favorites included:

  

 

If your site didn't make the cut - not to worry! IMPACT does monthly LIVE Website Throwdowns with a panel of our experts and a special guest! WSOL also provides mini UX reviews if you'd like to dive in more on UX.! Plus, Simple Machines offered to review your site for SEO if you'd like: 

That's it for this time! Our next meetup is May 2nd so mark your calendars! Invites will be emailed out soon.

Ready to hire your next inbound team member? Email us your open job position and we'll add it to our jobs page. Looking for a job? Check out the list of job openings shared by HUG members!

Big News: We now have a Facebook Group as well! Join the group now!

 

Topics: HUG Meeting Recaps

Stephanie Casstevens

Written by Stephanie Casstevens

One of two leaders of the Chicago HUG, Stephanie is the marketing manager at Label Insight and has been using HubSpot for 5+ years, attended 4 INBOUND events, and has 8 HubSpot certifications. Stephanie is a Carthage College graduate and photographs weddings in her spare time.

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