The eComXpo was my first virtual trade show. They take an interesting approach to the whole SEM/affiliate marketing convention structure. I liked the fact that I could rip through checking out all the major company’s booths within a couple of hours. Unlike the bigger trade shows like SES and Affiliate Summit. They also held many seminars on various topics like “Making Money With Google” and “eBay Affiliate Program.” But the one I found the most entertaining and chock full of solid information was “Build Your Business using Social Media,” which gave a great rundown on marketing your sites in the major social media networks such as DIGG and YouTube. The panel on this discussion was Shoemoney, Kris Jones, Todd Malicoat, And Neil Patel. If you know who they are, you get great information out of it.

One thing that surprised me was the booth prizes at the event. I rarely ever win anything, and I was greeted a week after the event was over with a box from one of the booths. I apparently won a CardScan personal. Basically, it’s a business card scanner. Not that I get loads of business cards to really need one, but there will come a day when I’ll be shuffling through a stack and need a way to organize them. Enough plugging them.

All in all, I liked the event. It gave me a good deal of useful information. But it lacked the real-life interaction you get from the bigger shows. I recommend anyone go check it out. Plus, it’s free, so it’s a win-win.