SMX West 2012: Liveblog Roundup

Last week went by like the speed of light in the seat of Internet and technology. Now let’s reflect on our submersion in the Internet marketing brain trust we call SMX West 2012. Between me and guest liveblogger Kathy Long, 15 conference sessions were reported here over the 3 day event. Plus, video interviews will be coming soon!

Liveblog Coverage

Hardcore Local SEO Tactics – Driving Online & In-Person Traffic
Getting Personal, Part 2: How Google & Bing Personalize With Search History & Geography
Does Google Favor Brands? An In-Depth Look
Solving Problems & Seeing Success In Google Places
Evening Forum with Danny Sullivan
Keynote with Susan Wojcicki, SVP Advertising, Google, Inc.
Integrating SEO and Social Media – Get More Lift
Real Answers For Technical SEO Problems
Differentiate Or Die
Beyond The Google AdWords Tool: Advanced Keyword Research Tactics
Duplication, Aggregation, Syndication, Affiliates, Scraping And Information Architecture
The “New” Killer Content
Justifying The Investment: Analytics For Social Media
What Search Data Reveals About Customer Needs & Desires – And How To Use It
Ask the SEOs – Open Q&A Forum
Bruce Clay and Kathy Long at SMX West 2012
Web design and SEO consultant Kathy Long won our 2011 Small Biz Discovery Contest. Her prize was an All Access Pass to SMX West and a seat in the SMX SEO workshop.
Gary Luke and Alessandro Agostini at SMX West 2012
It was great to be joined at the conference by Bruce Clay Europe managing director Ale Agostini. If you’re in Europe, attend the in-depth, 2-day SEO training course in Milan in June.
Akvile Harlow and Virginia Nussey at SMX West 2012
Tune in to BCI’s YouTube channel for video interviews with conference attendees and speakers, including Akvile Harlow, Marketing and Ad Operations Manager at SMX, later this week!

Special thanks to:

  • Kathy for providing comprehensive session coverage to BCI blog readers.
  • Jessica for the social media support and behind-the-scenes liveblog back-up.
  • Booth crew, Shannon Poole, Robert Esparza and Gary Luke for repping big blue with me.
  • Winner of the SEO All-In-One for Dummies drawing, Brett Clay (no relation).
  • Everyone who came here to follow the conference online. Hope you liked it!
  • Third Door Media for another stellar conference!

Virginia Nussey is the director of content marketing at MobileMonkey. Prior to joining this startup in 2018, Virginia was the operations and content manager at Bruce Clay Inc., having joined the company in 2008 as a writer and blogger.

See Virginia's author page for links to connect on social media.

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