Lee Odden

Reader Poll: NYC or SanFran

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In November I’ve been asked to speak at a conference occurring on both the east and west coasts at pretty much the same time. I am only able to make one of them and all things are pretty much the same about the events, just different locations. So it’s come down to which city: New York or San Francisco?

November is a bit chilly for New York but certainly no worse than here in Minneapolis. New York is also one of my favorite cities in the world. San Francisco will be warmer and is also a great place to see and do things. The business opportunities are about the same as far as the speaking event and attendees. There are many pros and cons for both locations so this week’s Reader Poll aims to tap into the superior travel savvy-ness of Online Marketing Blog Readers to ask:

Which city would you rather visit?

  • San Francisco (53%, 23 Votes)
  • New York (47%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 43

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Lee Odden About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on B2B marketing topics including content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely running, traveling or cooking up something new.


  1. Too bad you can’t clone yourself and be in both locations at the same time! 😉

  2. Avatar Kim Krause Berg says

    I’ve never been to SF, so I’m biased. But NYC in November could be really nice if you catch it during the holiday season with all the lights, decorations, etc.

  3. Using SF and NY as “example” cities?
    Don’t you mean Vegas and Chicago?

  4. Hey Tim, “Vegas and Chicago” is an entirely different matter. Besides, those events are in December, not November and I would not consider them so similar.

    Also, this is a slightly different industry than SEO.

  5. New York! New York! By November all the holiday buzz has started, and it’s not THAT cold…!

  6. Ok, Lee, I just thought you were being coy with us.

    Good luck in San Fran! Since you are from chilly Minnesota I’d think that taking the chance to see SF during November would be the best bet and no one would judge you for choosing based on such factors!

    I love NY too, but not in November…
    It’s a spring/summer kinda place!

  7. Wow, this is really a neck and neck race. The holiday-NYC thing is something I hadn’t thought of before.

  8. As a former New Yorker, I say …… San Fran! I just love that city. Besides, you’ll probably be back in NYC for SES early next year anyway.

  9. This was a tough one but I guess San Francisco is the winner. Anyone with suggestions on SanFran, feel free to comment.