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September 29, 2015

Branding and Problem Solving: Thinking Bigger than Ranking with Wil Reynolds @SMX

Wil Reynolds__Think biggerthan rankings._

If someone took your content away from the web … would anybody miss it?

Wil Reynolds (@WilReynolds), founder of Seer Interactive, wants you to think about this.

Does your content solve a problem, or does it exist simply to exist? If you’re doing content for content’s sake, or focusing on ranking just for ranking’s sake, you’re playing the digital marketing game wrong. Because your chief concerns should be the user, their frustrations, and creating content they can trust.

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SEO for Ecommerce: What You Need to Know from #SMX East

SEO for Ecommerce

SEOs working on ecommerce sites face particular challenges and require some specialized know-how. At SMX East, speaker Adam Audette (@audette), the SVP of organic search at Merkle, reached out to SEO-savvy ecommerce-minded marketers in this short but fact-packed session on SEO for ecommerce sites.

As SEO marketers today, we need to be familiar with everything. However, there are two major pillars of SEO: the technical side and the audience side. Here are some of the main issues of each that relate to ecommerce sites.

Read the liveblog of SEO for Ecommerce: What You Need to Know

Fresh Inspiration and New Ideas (You Haven’t Heard!) for Content Creation @SMX East

Content creation panelists

Looking for fresh ideas for content creation? Casie Gillette, Bill Hunt and Grant Simmons shared innovative ideas and examples of how to maximize engagement by creating content that really grabs your users. Read on to discover new content insights (that you haven’t heard before!) from SMX East’s “Content, Keyword Research & The Art of Audience Engagement.”

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SMX Liveblog: Local Search Q&A with Top Local Experts


All local SEO questions are answered in this round table of top experts at SMX East. The assembled experts will field these questions, submitted by the audience and also topics the panelists submitted to talk about.

Why did Google switch to the 3 pack from the 7 pack?

Does anyone have statistics regarding how clicks are distributed between Google Maps and Google organic?

Links vs. citations?

How are apps affecting local?

How are you getting reviews?

Read the liveblog coverage of the Local SEO Q&A at SMX East.

Google SERP Eye-Tracking: 2005 vs. 2014


Mediative’s Chris Pinkerton shares fresh insights on the results of the company’s benchmark-setting 2014 Google SERP eye-tracking study. The study particularly sheds light on what a top organic placement means in terms of capturing traffic. Pinkerton’s presentation expands on the “How Users View and Interact with Contemporary Google Search Results” session that colleagues Gord Hotchkiss and Matt Agtarap gave six months earlier at Search Marketing Expo (SMX) West 2015. You can read liveblog coverage of both presentations here.

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Sherlock Investigates Local SEO: How We Solved 3 Local Ranking Mysteries

sherlock holmes local seo at smx

In a greasy burger joint in Seattle in June, the people on the stage were trading stories about solving crazy strange ranking mysteries that if you spend any time doing local search you’re going to be familiar with. That’s where this session was born.

See how Mary Bowling, Andrew Shotland and Joy Hawkins solve local SEO mysteries in this liveblog coverage from SMX East.

September 9, 2015

We’re Headed to SMX East & Pubcon Las Vegas to Bring You Live Conference Reports

Bruce Clay, Inc. Team Headed to SMX East

In two weeks, your feeds and streams will be enriched with new technical SEO tricks, digital marketing case studies and inspiring, big picture pep talks. That’s because attendees of digital marketing conferences SMX East and Pubcon Las Vegas will be blogging, tweeting and ‘gramming the most quotable and memorable takeaways. I’ll be at both conferences as a reporter on the scene so that, even from your office, you can attend the conference.

View our liveblog schedules to see the sessions and speakers to expect on our blog, or to discover the many opportunities to connect with the Bruce Clay, Inc. team in the coming weeks.

June 3, 2015

SMX Liveblog: Baidu Revealed: An Inside Look At ‘China’s Google’


Baidu Vice President Liang Zeng has flown 3,000 miles from Beijing to spend 25 minutes with SMX Advanced digital marketers. Thank you, Zeng!

Baidu is often referred to as the “Chinese Google.” Would you be surprised to learn that in China, Baidu is even more dominant in the search space than Google is in the U.S.? As we’re told in this session at SMX Advanced, Baidu has 96.3 percent market share among mobile users in China.

If you or your client is looking to crack the Chinese search market, it’s imperative that you learn more about the Chinese search behemoth. So, without further ado, get to know Baidu from Zeng.

Read Baidu Revealed: An Inside Look At ‘China’s Google’.

SMX Liveblog: Paid Search: Focusing on Audiences & Categories Instead of Keywords


In this bite-sized liveblog, Kevin Ryan shares where he sees paid search headed as an industry. Ryan is the founder of MotivityMarketing, a columnist for Search Marketing Land and the author of “Taking Down Goliath: Digital Marketing Strategy for Beating Competitors with 100 Times Your Spending Power.” (Try saying that title ten times fast!)

“Search is declining as a percentage of share – we’re getting less data on search … Our dependence on keywords is a little ridiculous. We need to think about moving away from potentially misleading keywords,” Ryan says.

Read the full liveblog of Paid Search: Focusing on Audiences & Categories Instead of Keywords.

SMX Liveblog: Keynote Conversation with Google AdWords VP Jerry Dischler


Jerry Dischler, who heads AdWords, is full of contagious energy as he gears up to talk about what’s working and what’s not in search ads and AdWords in this morning’s keynote conversation. Whenever there’s a Googler onstage, the crowd is packed and this session is no exception.

Everyone wants to know the latest news in paid search, and Dischler won’t disappoint as he delves into topics near and dear to search marketers hearts, including:

  • How advertisers can capitalize on the opportunity of Micromoments
  • The future of text ads and buy buttons
  • Advances in attribution models
  • And how marketers are marrying online and in-store strategy

Facilitated by Search Engine Land Editor Danny Sullivan and Search Land Paid Search Correspondent Ginny Marvin, the keynote conversation transpired as follows. Read the liveblog coverage of a Keynote Conversation with Google AdWords VP Jerry Dischler.

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