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December 30, 2011

Best of Search Conferences 2011: Day 3

Search and Social Hawaii: Keynote with Bruce Clay

Day 3 of our “Best of Search Conferences 2011” is upon us, and this post wraps up the series here on our blog. Looking through the coverage, one thing we can say for certain is that there are a ton of enthusiastic, brilliant people in the search marketing community who have a passion for sharing ideas. Thanks to all of them, and special thanks to the conference producers who offer a vehicle for these people to share knowledge with the community. Today’s Day 3 coverage is all about exploring thought-provoking topics in the areas of understanding your audience, holistic marketing, online reputation management and branding, plus cutting-edge topics from this year’s search marketing events. And don’t forget to check out Day 1 and Day 2 if you happened to miss them.

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September 15, 2011

SMX East 2011: Facebook, Twitter and SEO

Both Google and Bing say social signals are factored into their ranking algorithms for “regular” search results.  No surprise. So it was also no surprise it was standing room only at SMX East Facebook, Twitter and SEO session designed for the serious search and social crowd! Danny Sullivan gave introductions with a reminder that not […]

SMX East 2011: Mobile Search Ads

Mobile Panel

The last session of our liveblog coverage is on mobile advertising. First up is Dennis Glavin, @dennisglavin, of Microsoft Advertising. What’s going on in mobile search? Two kinds of usage: Consumer using a mobile device as a substitute for a PC: informational in nature. On-the-go queries: supplement desktop search volume, centered on local action and with greater […]

SMX East 2011: The SoLoMo Landscape

Local Search

Greg Sterling, our mod, says SoLoMo is an amorphous category and can be difficult to discuss as it’s always hanging. 50+% of people access social media sites through handheld devices. Social and mobile are connected, and local is where all transactions happen — people use mobile to navigate the world at their fingertips. The three […]

SMX East 2011: Doing Offers Right

Higher Consideration

Dan Hess @dealradar starts us off. Local Offer Networks has experience with data they use to serve major media companies. Massive growth of local offers continues. Prediction: in U.S. alone, 3 billion gross revenue from daily local deals. New competitors are entering the space faster than those falling out. The total offers published is climbing […]

September 14, 2011

SMX East 2011: Up Close with Google+ and Google +1


What does Google+ mean to SEO, PPC, Social Media and the real world? The Google+ powered panel for “Up Close with Google+ and Google +1” shares all we need to know (or at least what they are allowed to tell us) at the after-lunch, SMX East session. Danny Sullivan puts us in a Google+ frame […]

SMX East 2011: The Current State Of Personalized Search

Personalization Search

This session, part of the Big Picture track, will look at personalization in its incarnations at Google and Bing, and suggests what marketers should do in a personalized search world. Moderator: Danny Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief, Search Engine Land (@dannysullivan) Speakers: Jack Menzel, Product Management Director, Search, Google (@jackm) Stefan Weitz, Director of Search, Bing (@stefanweitz) I’m […]

SMX East 2011: Best Practices for Paid Search Testing

Stork Slide

Sid Shah will start us off. Public service announcement: Sex ed is wrong. Babies are delivered by storks. Let’s prove this with data: The cross section analysis of population of stork and babies shows hat they follow. Is he mad? In the biz world, biz make the wrong conclusions based on inaccurate analysis all the […]

SMX East 2011: A Keynote Conversation with Eli Pariser

Chris Sherman Keynote Intro

Eli is the author of “The Filter Bubble” and this morning, Danny Sullivan and Chris Sherman will be talking with Eli about personalization. Personalization in search has long been the holy grail, however there’s a sometimes overlooked dark side to the technology. This is the filter bubble, a hidden Web that arises when algorithms, rather […]

September 13, 2011

SMX East 2011: What Every Paid Search Marketer Needs To Know About Google+

Google+ debuted with an invitation only “hello” just 10 weeks ago and today we gather as SMX East takes its first up close and personal look at the who, what, where and “WTF” we should expect from Google and the +1. What we know: Google is using +1 results to make search results more personalized […]

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