Up Close @ SMX Advanced: What Advanced SEMs Should Be Doing About Mobile

slide-2-1024 Every year is the year of mobile, and 2014 hasn’t been a disappointment. Mobile screen time now exceeds TV in the United States. Fifty percent of paid-search clicks on Google will come from mobile devices in 2015, according to one forecast. So what do advanced SEMs need to know about mobile, and what should they be doing about it?  Mobile device marketing is undergoing drastic change, particularly as it relates to understanding how multiple screens effect targeting and desired action behavior. Yahoo is making big advances with its Gemini program. We now have plenty of data on the cha [...]


Up Close @SMX Advanced: The Periodic Table Of SEO Elements

Periodic-Table-of-SEO-flip This SEO ranking factors session has become a much-anticipated tradition at SMX Advanced, as the substantial early morning crowd in attendance this year testified. Each year, a panel of SEO data experts present their up-to-date findings, test results, and best guesses as to what factors are primary in Google’s ranking algorithm. There are always surprises, interesting revelations, and a touch of controversy in this session, and this year did not fail to provide those elements. Panelists for the 2014 session were: Matthew Brown, Moz (@MatthewJBrown) Marianne Sweeny, Portent (@m [...]


Up Close @ SMX: Enhancing Results With Structured Data & Markup

Jay_Myers-SMXAdvanced2014 When you think about the job the search engines have to do it’s pretty daunting. Given a collection of mostly wildly unstructured data from an endless number of sources, Bing, Google and the others have to somehow make sense of all that information and then give it back to us on demand in a way we’ll understand. Fortunately, web masters have more tools than ever to present that data, and the search engines are getting smarter about how they accept it. Using structured data and markup including RDFa, schema, hCard, Open Graph, and Twitter Cards. In my personal experience, hCard a [...]


Up Close @ SMX Advanced: Local Super Therapy Session

Local SEO is a tough beast to tame, so it wasn't surprising that the room was packed for the Let’s Talk Local Search: Super Therapy Session For Advanced Local Marketers session that kicked off SMX Advanced 2014. Moderator Matt McGee, editor in chief of Search Engine Land, decided to make the session a slide-free discussion panel, since the basics of local search are well documented. Instead of making the panel prepare the same old slides, we were treated to an hour and twenty minute in-depth Q&A session. Google My Business With the announcement of the new Google My Business platfor [...]


Search Marketing Expo (SMX) Advanced Begins Next Week – Join us!

SMX Advanced takes place next week, June 10-12 in Seattle. Learn actionable new tactics, find inspiration, discover solutions to your campaign challenges, & make invaluable connections. Limited Search Engine Land Summit, Workshop, & Networking passes still available. Secure your spot - Register now! [...]


Acquire New Skills & Find Inspiration – Attend the Search Engine Land Summit

You deliver results daily, but staying successful means identifying opportunities, implementing new technologies and processes, developing great people, and preparing for the next big thing. Invest a day in Search Engine Land Summit and hear from thought leaders in search and internet marketing addressing topics that will push your performance to the next level. June 10 in Seattle. Register today! [...]


Adapting to Change, Harnessing New Trends, Eyeing the Future ­ Search Engine Land Summit

You deliver results daily, but staying successful means identifying opportunities, implementing new technologies and processes, developing great people, and preparing for the next big thing. Invest a day in Search Engine Land Summit and hear from thought leaders in search and internet marketing addressing topics that will push your performance to the next level. June 10 in Seattle. Register today! [...]


SMX Advanced in Two Weeks – Search Engine Land Summit, Workshops and Networking Passes Still Available

smxadvanced-featured Conference tickets are sold out, but you can still get valuable content, make connections at four networking events, and visit over 40 leading solution providers including Bing, DoubleClick, Google and Yahoo! June 10: Expand Your Horizons or Dive Deep; Choose from 6 Programs Learn new skills and get perspective-changing ideas at any of the six workshops and summits being held June 10. Choose from: Search Engine Land Summit: Attend for new perspectives and inspiration on search engine marketing. You’ll hear presentations from nearly a dozen pioneering search marketers, each discussin [...]


Limited Tickets Left For Search Marketing Expo (SMX) Advanced – RegisterNow!

SMX Advanced Join the most accomplished search marketers in the world at SMX Advanced June 11-12 in Seattle.Check out the agenda, featuring two days of expert-level sessions, keynotes, and networking events. Want more? Attend a pre-conference workshop, June 10. Secure your spot - Register now! [...]


Mighty Insight. Inspiring Presentations. Attend Search Engine Land Summit @SMX Advanced

smx-advanced-featured You deliver results daily, but keeping up is a challenge. And you know staying successful means identifying opportunities, implementing new technologies and processes, developing great people, and preparing for the next big thing. Agree? Then Search Engine Land Summit is for you. Invest a day hearing from thought leaders in search and internet marketing addressing topics that will push your performance to the next level. You’ll benefit from their wisdom and meet them in an intimate environment. SEL Summit takes place on June 10th, before SMX Advanced in Seattle. Here are some highl [...]


Matt Cutts, Bing & MSFT Phone Team Keynoting SMX Advanced

smxadvanced-featured Year after year, Search Engine Land's SMX Advanced keynotes deliver first-hand insights. This year is no exception. Google’s Matt Cutts takes questions from you, the audience, in his “You&A” keynote, moderated by SMX’s own Danny Sullivan. Bring your toughest questions and don’t miss this SMX Advanced tradition! Is the future of search never having to search? Microsoft’s just-released Cortana is modeled after a real-life assistant, designed to understand interests and needs, and predict information that is helpful and actionable. Join members of Bing and the Windows Phone [...]


SMX Advanced Conference Early Bird Rates Expire Tomorrow – Register Now & Save!

Fluent in search marketing? SMX Advanced is for you. Join us, June 11-12 in Seattle for two days of expert-level sessions, inspiring keynotes, and invaluable networking. This year's sessions are loaded with actionable tips to drive traffic, increase conversions, and boost ROI. View the agenda and speaker roster. Last chance to save $200 - Register now! [...]


SMX Advanced Early Bird Expiring – Register by Friday, Secure Your Spot & Save

smxadvanced-featured The Early Bird rate for Search Marketing Expo – SMX Advanced expires end of day Friday, May 2. Register now, save $200, and guarantee you’re seat at the search marketing conference of the year. SMX Advanced features one-of-a-kind sessions for experienced search engine marketers. See the agenda. Sixty of the world’s most knowledgeable search marketers will present. They’re selected based on ability AND willingness to share the tactics and strategies that make them successful. Reconnect with your peers and meet new contacts at our networking events. We purposely keep SMX Advanc [...]


200 Tickets Left for SMX Advanced – Register Now!

smx-advanced-featured Time is running out to register for SMX Advanced. With just 200 tickets left, we’re likely to sell out again this year... the 8th in a row. Why does SMX Advanced sell out? The program: You’ll participate in expert-level sessions that don’t stop to explain the basics. Advanced sessions on SEO, paid search, mobile marketing, social media marketing and more. See the agenda. The network: You’ll meet internet marketers from the most recognized brands and agencies through in-person and pre-conference opportunities. The venue: The Bell Harbor is an intimate environment that fosters [...]


SMX Advanced Early Bird Rates Expire Next Week. Register Now & Save!

smx_advanced_spotlight Fluent in search marketing? SMX Advanced is for you. Join us, June 11-12 in Seattle for two days of expert-only sessions, keynotes and the highest-level networking anywhere. This year's sessions are loaded with actionable tips to drive traffic, increase conversions and boost ROI. View the agenda. Save with Early Bird rates before they expire next week - Register now! [...]


The Big SMX Advanced Preview – A Virtual Tour Of What To Expect

smxadvanced-featured Search Engine Land's SMX Advanced, the only search marketing conference designed exclusively for experienced internet marketers, is returning to Seattle June 11-12. Keep reading for an overview of what to expect – then make sure you register before the Early Bird rates expire next week! 2014: New Trends, New Opportunities - And New Challenges For Online Marketers Change is constant in search marketing. Opportunities emerge faster than they can be absorbed: new channels, Big Data, the explosion of mobile. Even veteran marketers are perpetually catching up with what is possible. Chan [...]


The Latest on “Not Provided” and More at SMX Advanced – Register Now

smxadvanced-featured Ask a search marketer what they love about their job and you’ll likely hear “it’s always changing.” Just this week, Google upset the apple cart by announcing it’s extending “not provided” to paid ads. Will that change have meaningful impact for you? That’s just one of the topics SMX Advanced will tackle, without getting bogged down explaining the basics. If you’re an advanced SEO, paid search or social media marketer, SMX Advanced is for you. Here’s what you get by attending: 30+ sessions and keynotes featuring accomplished marketers revealing tactics you won’t [...]


SMX London: Inspiring Keynote, Exceptional Networking

SMX London Search Engine Land's SMX London search marketing conference is returning to the UK on May 13-14, 2014. We've got a revamped, updated agenda, and have already confirmed dozens of world-class speakers. SMX London is a can't-miss event for all serious marketers, whether you're the CMO or working to implement your key campaigns on a tactical level. Keynote: Ajit Sivadasan, Vice President and General Manager, Lenovo Corporation Ajit Sivadasan manages a team spanning 10 countries worldwide, focusing on driving online and digital demand generation and brand campaigns integrated with social media, [...]


Invest in You: Attend a Workshop at SMX Advanced

smxadvanced-featured Successful marketers invest time learning new skills and perspective-changing ideas. That’s why we’re offering six unique workshops and summits featuring leading experts on June 10 at SMX Advanced. Choose from: Search Engine Land Summit: Attend for new perspectives and inspiration on search engine marketing. You’ll hear presentations from nearly a dozen pioneering search marketers, each discussing a topic they believe will change the way you approach your profession. Moderated by the editors of Search Engine Land. Advanced AdWords Training: Boost your PPC campaign performance with [...]


The Big SMX London Preview – A Virtual Tour Of What To Expect

SMX London Search Engine Land's SMX London search marketing conference is returning to the UK on May 13-14, 2014. We've got a revamped, updated agenda, and have already confirmed dozens of world-class speakers. SMX London is a can't-miss event for all serious marketers, whether you're the CMO or working to implement your key campaigns on a tactical level. As always, you can expect the great content, keynotes, networking activities and meals for which SMX events are famous. With all of the rapid changes that have been occurring with search marketing, we've also developed a ton of new content for the [...]


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