A Night with Blogging’s Big 3 Webinar Replay

Originally, I wasn’t planning to record A Night with Blogging’s Big 3. However, with over 1,400 people registered and room for only 1,000, I got a ton of emails asking me to provide some kind of reply so here it is.

I should state the reason for not wanting to record the Webinar wasn’t to make the event more exclusive, it was because it takes a lot of processing power and hard drive space to record a two hour long screen capture video. I had to break out two computers and put them side by side in order to do it and the post processing took the better part of the night.

I want to thank everyone who made out to the Webinar and I want to especially thank Zac Johnson and Jonathan Volk for being part of it. We had a great time putting on the Webinar and really enjoyed the Q&A session. It was great to see such a wide range of attendees.

I gave out a special URL and a piece of code to all the attendees during the Webinar. Unfortunately, I can not republish that information in this post. It’s one of those things where if too many people know about it, then it will eventually lose its value and be shut down.

Your feedback on the Webinar is most welcome. Did you like the format? What would you like to see in the future? Were shocked that there was truly no sales pitch at the end? Let us know!

88 thoughts on “A Night with Blogging’s Big 3 Webinar Replay”

  1. David says:

    Great info from you guys, unfortunately I missed the first half because of work, but really enjoyed the second half!

    If you guys do another one I will make sure I can attend the entire thing!

    1. Hey John it was great.

      I’m so glad I made the effort to be there live not only because I was able to ask a question but also because the most valuable information that you gave away during the webinar is not available to those who weren’t there live.

      Having the recording is still very good to both who were there and those who couldn’t make it.

      Thank you for spending the time and effort to record it and put it on your blog.

      1. Ashish Patel says:

        I too found it valuable. thanks for putting up this replay john. 🙂

        1. PPC Ian says:

          Thanks so much John for posting the replay. I’m going to share this with my entire team at work! 🙂

          1. This will be good Ian for your entire team and for John’s blog and YouTube channel traffic. I think that everybody will want to watch this nearly 2 hour long video.

          2. @ Ian

            When you say team … does that mean they are in your company ?

          3. Abhik says:

            Yupp!! I’d like to know that too.
            You’re the TL? Or you’re in a team?

      2. Hi John thanks for invitation,but sorry I can’t attend the webminar.As you know dear i am from India,I can’t attend any program like this.But sure i will miss it every time.

        1. d3so says:

          If you really wanted to, I bet you can attend it.

        2. What? Just watch the video, there isn’t any webinar to attend.

        3. I do not think that location or territory will create any kind of limitation to it.

          Provided you have internet.

          1. Thanks for your inspiring word.Ya I can attend and take part to any program via online but guys meet my favorite blogger front to front is something special.

        4. Abhik says:

          Oh yes, you can attend if you wanted to. I am from India, the only thing came between me and the webiner is my drowsiness. :p

      3. d3so says:

        So, it seems that you’re going to be holding webinars pretty soon. Right?

    2. I told you it wold be recorded. Duh!

      1. Yeah you were right … seems to me that you know the nerve of John quite well … lolzzz

        1. He was right. But I don’t think that the question was so much of it being recorded, that’s almost a given but about it being posted here.

          I wouldn’t count on this the next time though. Plus, being there live was still so much more valuable.

          The funny thing is that I received an email asking me to reveal what John shared on the live webinar.

          This person who sent the email is a total stranger to me. John is my friend and I don’t understand why I should reveal his secrets to a total stranger. I will never do that.

      2. LOL, yeah it would be recorder.. thanks to John to recorded.

  2. d3so says:

    I really enjoyed it. I was listening from my phone. You guys should do this more often and have other guest speakers to share advice.

    1. Hi d3so, I agree with you.

    2. D3so,

      I think that the three speakers were just about right. Having more of them would be too much.

      It’s better to get to know 3 people better than having so many of them that at the end of the webinar you’d be confused who was who and who said what.

      All the questions were answered expertly and very well.

      That’s why I don’t understand why you would want more speakers.

      1. d3so says:

        Not necessarily more speakers but new speakers because they would probably have something new to offer.
        I didn’t really learn anything new on this webinar but they reminded me of important techniques that I’ve never really used.

        1. Yeah John should pick different people from different fields … such as designer, coder, link builder and all …

          1. d3so says:

            Yeah, we could learn a lot of new stuff.

        2. Ok, If that’s what you meant then of course it would be good. But I also think that these 3 guys were really great and there may be no need to get new guys until they have contributed everything they have to offer. And that will take a while.

          What’s the point of just getting new people? It is the knowledge and skills they share that matters the most and the 3 have plenty of it.

    3. PPC Ian says:

      D3so! It’s been a while. How have you been? What’s new?

      1. d3so says:

        Busy haha. I had to help prepare taxes. That really put me behind on my online work.
        How’ve you been?

        1. Boy seems to me that preparing taxes took too much time …

          So John welcomed you with such a nice webinar … 🙂

          1. d3so says:

            haha. yeah.
            I acutually prepare taxes for other people as well.

    4. Abhik says:

      On Phone? Was it a outgoing call?

  3. Mark Tanney says:

    Hi John, thanks for sending the replay. I was on the webinar but I’m glad to have the replay anyway. You guys gave us a lot of good information. Please keep ’em coming if the spirit moves you.


  4. Thanks for the upload.
    Must be an excellent informative video from three top guys. Need some time to watch.

    1. d3so says:

      You can listen to it like I did over the phone.

      1. You wont get everything over phone … like that car’s wallpaper 😀

        1. d3so says:

          Yeah, I know. I also didn’t get to ask a question.

  5. Abhik says:

    Let me thank you from the core of the heart for this replay.
    I tried, but unfortunately, couldn’t made it to the webiner.

    1. Now go and get busy. There’s enough information out there to make everyone rich by now.

  6. Hi John, your webinar is awesome!! Thanks to you, Zac and Jonathan.

    1. Gratitude is what we all feel for this awesome webinar to the tree guys. They are like musketeers, kind of heros doing this for free.

      1. d3so says:

        This is the first webinar I attended that didn’t have a sales pitch. good job!

        1. John was true to his word about that.

  7. Great Stuff John… I missed it cos of my internet connection. Now it might take me some time to watch the video. Please can you provide us with the audio format. That would help a great deal.


    1. The audio format? Can’t you just watch the video.

      1. Maybe he wants to listen to it in his car or doesn’t want to watch for any other reason.

        1. Thanks for your response

      2. Why watch the video when it will take me long hours to do that. I could just listen on the go

      1. d3so says:

        Thanks for sharing that!

      2. Thanks Mat… You are the man…

      3. Abhik says:

        John Chew!!
        Man, he’s gonna chew your head if he notices that. 🙂

  8. Dukeo says:

    It’s been a great webinar yesterday. A huge thanks to you, Jonathan and Zac.

    Making comments on real live websites definitely brings a lot of useful information. We can all learn by analyzing other people successes and mistakes.

    And thanks for the kind comments about Dukeo 🙂

  9. Hugh Kimura says:

    That was cool, first time I’ve been on a webinar where people actually ‘phone in’ and ask their questions. Never heard of Zac before this. Got a couple of great tips, thanks!

    1. Hey Hugh,

      People actually didn’t phone in but raised hand in the Go to Webinar system on their computers. Anyway it’s not that unusual to be able to talk live during webinars to the people who put the webinar on.

      It was good stuff that John and his friends put on. Getting answers to your questions live is great.

  10. I’m signed up John..I will be tuning in to listen eating some popcorn..

    “Black Seo Guy “Signing Off”

  11. It was the best webinar I have ever been listening to.I tried to raise my hand and finally worked after a few minutes.

    Thanks The Sharing The Replay,
    Bradley Nordstrom

    1. John Rampton says:

      I thought it was one of the best ones I’ve heard in a while as well!

    2. d3so says:

      I don’t think I heard you? Did you get to ask your question?

  12. Justin says:

    I enjoyed this one very much. It was like listening to a radio show without all of the commercials.

    You had mentioned that you will do this again. I hope you will because sometimes I prefer to listen then to read about blogging.

  13. John Rampton says:

    Great time last night. Thanks for putting this together! I think we should do one of these monthly, it really helped people like me learn new things and be motivated!

    1. PPC Ian says:

      Awesome stuff! I agree. Motivation is one of the best byproducts of these types of events!

  14. Dean Saliba says:

    I’m glad you decided to record the session, I’ll have a atch tonight and hopefully come away with some good ideas. 🙂

    1. Ivin says:

      What did you think? I’m executing Johnathan’s approach to selling advertising. Will let you know what happens and do a guest post on it for your blog. Sound good?

  15. It was great being able to just ask questions and not get thrown a major hype pitch. It felt more like a get together of friends than “3 big bloggers” flaunting their success. Listening to the questions everyone else had was great.

    Since I actually do local search optimization, I had started to become less excited about blogging and MMO in general – this webinar was perfect for getting my fire lit again. Thanks

    1. John Rampton says:

      I would totally agree with this. It was so nice not having them pitch anything. Just awesome learning!

  16. Kate Kutny says:

    John, I’m so happy you put this together. I really wanted to go to the webinar last night, but got the times confused 🙁 I got there at 9:04 pm and it was over. I was pretty upset. It started at 7pm and that was when I was having dinner and watching a movie with my daughter. I feel bad I didn’t make it and I’m sure it was really great. Thanks for putting this together and hopefully next time you have a webinar, I will have the times right and be there!

    1. d3so says:

      I know what you mean. I’ve missed webinars I really wanted to attend because of time confusion, lol. Fortunately, John recorded this.

  17. Jayrweblog says:

    Hey John, the webinar seemed to be more interesting. Thanks for uploading that video, very cool!

  18. fas says:

    Woooooa i was attracted by the Pagani to watch this video.

  19. thanks for vid john…. this is awesome and loved the pagani at the beginning!

    1. Lakhyajyoti says:

      Enjoyed the video John.thanks for sharing.

  20. Allen Walker says:

    Thanks for the effort in providing the webinar replay, even thought it must have been a lot of trouble. 🙂

    1. Ed says:

      yeah thanks for putting on the replay for those who couldn’t make it. really appreciate the valuable stuff you guys shared

    2. Fazal Mayar says:

      yeah you need some kind of software, i think its called camstasia and u can record easily any webinar or your own tutorials.

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  22. John Rampton says:

    John, question for you using the webinar software. You said that you had 1400 people register for this. When less than 1000 people are on (some drop off) does it allow more to hop on the call?

    1. John Chow says:

      Yes it does. The only rule is there can not be more than 1000 people in the room at any one time.

  23. Mats says:

    Thanks for a good informative Webinar guys! Maybe this ca be a weekly or monthly thing, with different subjects that your blogreaders can request?

    I ripped out the audio to Adesoji Adegbulu. I better post a reply in his post above so he gets notified. Here’s the link:


  24. Sergio Felix says:

    Hey John,

    Since I knew about you (I’m a very new marketer) I have considered you as a very techie person so here are a few things I can’t understand:

    I know that recording for very long (2 hours) of anything can be very demanding for any computer or processor but in our days we have computers that are really capable of that and way lot more.

    The memory ram setups today are insane, not to mention the ultra fast (SSD) hard drives (don’t know if you can RAID those), also video cards that I would never be able to afford and a lot of more hardware stuff that I won’t even mention, but to record just two hours of a webinar I’m pretty sure it would be a very easy task for the right computer setup.

    I don’t expect you to answer my comment but as a computer engineer and a very new guy to marketing I would love to know why weren’t you able to record this as you wanted and how did you managed to use two computers to get the job done.

    I know marketers are not computer engineers but telling us that you used two computers to do this really grabbed my attention, did you use some kind of a RAID array?

    Thanks in advance John, I learn every day from you my friend 😉

    ~Sergio Felix

    1. John Chow says:

      It wasn’t so much the hardware as it was trying to work around the GoToWebinar service. The way the service worked, I had to use two computers in order to record the event while maintaining the privacy of the attendees. Another thing that delayed it was YouTube. While I was able to upload the entire video in 6 min thanks a 50mBit line, YouTube took 2 hours to process it.

    2. Dukeo says:

      I guess without using 2 computers, we would have seen the backend software on John’s computer screen, as well as the complete attendee list while some people may not want their name to appear publicly.

  25. Lakhyajyoti says:

    John,Thanks for your reply.Your webinar is awesome.

  26. Kate mentioned that she missed the original webinar because of the time zone differences – I don’t know if it will help but I have found most webinar sites have a link where you can select your time zone and this gives you the time and date for the webinar for your own timezone – I find that really helpful because my confirmation email also has my timezone on it rather than the timezone of the person holding the webinar

    best wishes

  27. I hope you’ll have another one like this. The best of the best in blogging in one show would definitely be a huge hit. 🙂 Congrats on one jam-packed webinar!

  28. singer divya says:

    i think it would be a good video tutorial, and webinar explanation is really good one.

  29. NETbloger says:

    Thank you veeery much, John really great info from you guys.
    I am waiting for your next webinars 😉

  30. anitha says:

    eager to know about next webinar

  31. Interest to take part in next webinar

  32. Norman says:

    Any way you can copy those two web addresses you gave at the beginning in to this blog post?

    The address for the $79 a month GoToWebinar and the code to select all FB Friends, could you please insert them in to the post so I can copy/paste???

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