Optimizing Apps For Maximum Findability

smx west14_spotlight Although platforms like Apple’s App Store and Google Play are "closed" environments, content can and should be optimized to be more easily found. App store optimization requires SEO techniques that go beyond the usual web optimization processes. During the App Store Optimization session at SMX West 2014, panelists discussed the best ways to get your apps found by mobile and tablet users. Barry Schwartz (@rustybrick) moderated the panel, and the speakers were Ian Sefferman (@iseff)of MobileDevHQ, Jennifer Wong (@JenerationY) from HasOffers and Justin Briggs (@justinrbriggs) of Getty Im [...]


Up-Close @ SMX West: Experts Weigh In On Mobile SEO Best Practices

mobile-seo-featured What's your best mobile SEO solution? Responsive design? A mobile dedicated site? An app? Four mobile SEO pros gave their expert insights on how to create successful mobile SEO strategies during the  "Best Practices in Mobile SEO" panel yesterday at SMX West. Moderated by Search Engine Land's contributing editor Greg Sterling, the session included presentations by Covario's senior SEO manager Michael Martin, Resolution Media's director of SEO strategy Bryson Meunier, MobileMoxy CEO Cindy Krum, and Google senior developer programs engineer Maile Ohye. While each of the presenters offered [...]


Up-Close @ SMX West: Time To Think About Life Beyond Google

With algorithm updates happening more frequently than ever and Google continuously working to keep searchers on the result page, companies need to make a conscious effort to broaden their marketing efforts and move beyond Google. In the “Life Beyond Google: Diversifying Your Efforts” session at SMX West 2014, the speakers showed us how to do just that. While there were a ton of great tips, three main themes stood out: Focus on the Customer Our customers are consuming content in a variety of ways that don’t include search engines and it’s up to us as marketers to give them [...]


Up-Close @ SMX West: Twitter For Business

Up Close SMX West 2014 Yesterday, I attended a great session on Twitter at SMX West, about using the service for business purposes. It covered everything from a glossary for the beginner to advanced tips for those looking to gain more. For my session review, check out my post on Marketing Land: How To Get Started Using Twitter For Business [...]


SMX Advanced Registration Open – Best Rates Available Until March 28

smxadvanced-featured Ready to exchange ideas, influence the industry and build your network? Join the most accomplished search marketers in the world for Search Marketing Expo - SMX Advanced. The conference will be held June 11-12 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle, WA. The focus of SMX Advanced is unique. Conference sessions and keynotes are designed for sophisticated search engine marketers; they are fast paced, detailed, and don’t review basic concepts. You’ll choose from in depth sessions on organic search engine optimization (SEO), paid search advertising (PPC), and more. [...]


SMX Advanced Registration Open. Lowest Rates Currently Available – Register Now!

Join the most accomplished search marketers in the world, June 11-12 in Seattle. SMX Advanced features two days of expert-only sessions, keynotes and the highest-level networking anywhere. Six in-depth workshops offered on June 10. SMX Advanced has sold out since its start in 2007. Secure your spot & save with Super Early Bird rates - Register now! [...]


Last Call – SMX West Starts Next Tuesday in San Jose; All Access Conference and Free Expo+ Passes Still Available

west14_570x270_a Time is running out! Search Engine Land's SMX West conference begins next Tuesday in San Jose. Register now to reserve your spot! The search marketing landscape changes almost daily, but your goals don’t. You strive to increase traffic, engage with your audience, improve conversions and maximize your ROI. Invest in attending SMX West and you’ll get 3 days of cutting edge tactics that will make you a more successful internet marketer. Check out the comprehensive agenda of more than 50 sessions that are tactical, strategic and inspiring. Whether you're an experienced search engine mark [...]


Live @ SMX West: Meet The Search Engines

smx west14_spotlight Both Google and Bing are generous when it comes to offering advice to SEOs and search marketers. Google's Webmaster Tools section offers tons of helpful information, such as how to create Google-friendly sites, how to utilize Rich snippets (microdata, microformats, and RDFa) - even a Webmaster Academy. Microsoft also offers a plethora of great advice in their Bing Webmaster Tools toolbox, including Webmaster Help & How-To Guides, a Webmaster Discussion Forum and more. But sometimes you just want to go face-to-face with one of the key people who run search at the companies, to ask the [...]


Search Marketing Expo (SMX) West Begins Next Week – Register Now!

smx-west-2013-featured SMX West takes place next week, March 11-13 in San Jose, CA. Learn actionable new tactics, discover solutions to your campaign challenges and make invaluable connections. Check out the agenda, featuring 50+ tactic-rich sessions, inspiring keynotes, and more. All Access, Digital Marketing Summit, Workshop and free Expo+ passes available - Register now! [...]


Live @ SMX West: Small Company, Big Results

smx west14_spotlight Small businesses have always faced unique challenges when it comes to online success. That’s even truer today, when the marketing landscape often seems to be friendlier to big brands. But creative small enterprises use agility to create opportunities leveraging search marketing, social media, email marketing and other disciplines. At the Small Company, Big Results session at SMX West, you’ll hear about the strategies and tactics that small companies have used to find big success online. For example: How a commercial B2B manufacturing company wanted to advertise varying product lines [...]


SMX West Is Next Week; Get the Pass Right For You, Check Out The Options

west14_570x270_c Search Engine Land's SMX West conference begins March 11 in San Jose. Attend and you’ll get the latest SEO, paid search advertising and digital marketing tactics from expert speakers. Flexible pass options that fit your budget and schedule are available. Which is for you? Keep reading, and then register! Get It All With An All Access Pass Participate in cutting-edge all of the sessions, keynotes and clinics covering SEO, paid search advertising, social media marketing and other internet marketing topics, presented by an expert faculty of 100+ speakers. Meet mentors, colleagues and [...]


Search Marketing Expo (SMX) West Begins In 2 Weeks – Register Now!

smx west14_spotlight Join the most accomplished internet marketers in the world at SMX West, March 11-13 in San Jose, CA. Check out the agenda featuring three days of tactic-rich sessions, inspiring keynotes, invaluable networking opportunities, and more. All Access, Digital Marketing Summit, Workshop & free Expo+ passes available - Register now! [...]


Live @ SMX West: Creating, Testing And Optimizing Paid Search Ads

smx west14_spotlight Think you know everything about Google AdWords or Bing Ads? Have all the best practices nailed, are a master of match types, and have encyclopedic knowledge about gaining the upper hand when sparring with the quirky idiosyncrasies of bidding, scheduling and conversion optimization? Think again. As kung fu masters remind us, “the wise always remain humble, grasshopper.” You'll get plenty of unique insight, shared experiences and practical hands-on tips during the Creating, Testing And Optimizing Paid Search Ads at SMX West. This session focuses on the process of designing, implementin [...]


Live @ SMX West: Measuring The Mobile Lead

smx west14_spotlight According to research from Morgan Stanley, 2014 will be the year that mobile usage surpasses desktop usage of the internet. Another recent study from InMobi found that outside the US and UK, mobile media time spent now exceeds TV. So clearly, obviously, mobile is the place to be for advertisers and marketers. Or is it? Yet another study from mobile ad network xAd found that in the retail category, 77 percent of smartphone-influenced purchases happened offline. Another 13 percent of transactions happened later on a PC. Only 7 percent took place on a smartphone. Just because people are [...]


Boost Traffic, Rank, Engagement & Sales – Attend SMX West In Two Weeks!

west14_570x270_a SMX West returns to San Jose in just two weeks! Here is what's in store: Up-to-date Tactics: SMX West sessions provide you with the latest tactics to cope with algorithm changes, understand evolving paid advertising options and leverage emerging platforms and opportunities. See the agenda. Expert Faculty: Over 100 of the best minds in internet marketing will share what makes them successful in SEO, paid search, social media marketing and more. Take a look at who's speaking! Indispensable Networking: Connect with others who share your interests at the structured and social networking e [...]


Live @ SMX West: Making Sense Of The Local Landscape

smx west14_spotlight If the changes going on in local search are giving you a headache, you’re not alone. Google Places is still transitioning to Google+ Local, and there are several types of local listings being created in the process. Google Maps and Apple Maps are both vying for consumer attention on mobile devices. To complicate things, Yahoo recently fired a shot across Google's bow, announcing a wide-ranging partnership with Yelp, which is certain to intensify the competition between the companies. And what about those all-too-frequent algorithm updates that can evict you from your cozy spot in top sear [...]


Search Marketing Expo – SMX West, March 11-13 In San Jose, CA. Register Now!

smx west14_spotlight Join the most accomplished internet marketers in the world at SMX West, March 11-13 in San Jose, CA. Check out the agenda featuring three days of tactic-rich sessions, keynotes, invaluable networking opportunities, and more. All Access, Digital Marketing Summit, Workshop & free Expo+ passes available - Register now! [...]


Mentors, Colleagues & New Friends: You’ll Make Invaluable Connections At SMX West

west14_570x270_a We've already highlighted the exceptional content and highly qualified presenters at SMX West. But there’s another aspect of the show that is just as important and valuable - networking. And with well over 1000 companies sending delegates (so far), there are lots of people to network with! Keep reading to learn more about the networking opportunities and then register for your All Access pass to Search Engine Land's – SMX West conference, March 11-13 in San Jose. SMX Orientation – Optimizing Your Conference Experience Monday, March 10 – 5:30PM to 6:00PM New to SMX? Don’t miss [...]


Live @ SMX West: Earning Links, Not Building Links

smx west14_spotlight Links were the first major "off the page" ranking factor used by search engines. Google wasn’t the first search engine to count links as "votes," but it was the first search engine to rely heavily on link analysis (or the Link Graph) as a way to improve relevancy. Today, of course, links are absolutely crucial ranking signals for search engines. A site without links pointing to it is effectively invisible to search engines. But the process of garnering authoritative and valuable links to your sites has changed over time. Publishers and content owners, wary of potential penalties for linki [...]


Search Marketing Expo – SMX West, March 11-13 in San Jose, CA. Register Now!

Join the most accomplished internet marketers in the world at SMX West, March 11-13 in San Jose, CA. Check out the agenda featuring three days of tactic-rich sessions, keynotes, invaluable networking opportunities, and more. All Access, Digital Marketing Summit, Workshop & free Expo+ passes available - Register now! [...]


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