Just two weeks ago I attended SMX Advanced in Seattle. It was my third year attending and it was an impressive conference on search engine marketing (it included tracks on paid search, search engine optimization and social media). Continue Reading My Top Key Takeaways From SMX Advanced 2010Filed under Uncategorized | Tags: online marketing, sem, seo, smx, smx advanced | Comment (0)
In just over a week, I will be heading down to Seattle to attend Search Marketing Expo (SMX) Advanced. I decided that I am going to take the Amtrak train from Vancouver and try it out – seems like a good idea for a hassle-free commute and I can work on the computer or simply read my analytics book that I have not yet completed.
I just realized that the conference is sold out - I’m happy that I registered early.Uncategorized | Tags: sem, seo, seo conference, smx, smx advanced, smx seattle | Comments (3)
Over a week ago, I attended Internet Marketing Conference Vancouver (IMC). One of the sessions was: “Search is Going Real Time: Will SEO Matter Anymore?” presented by Barbara Coll, CEO of WebMama. (I met her briefly that morning while volunteering at the SEMPO Canada booth and I found out that she was actually the one of the original founders of SEMPO!)
“Is SEO dead?”, she asked the crowd.
It was very quiet. No one answered and I thought to myself: “I sure hope it isn’t or I’d be in the wrong profession!”.Uncategorized | Tags: Barbara Coll, blended search, imc, imc vancouver, realtime search, seo, seo tips | Comment (1)
Doesn’t matter what business you are, online marketing is a the way to grow your business. Ultimately the web drives leads, whether you are a traditional services business just wanting that call, pureplay, bricks and mortar or a multi-channel merchant. People will search on the net first. So you have to be found, be remembered and also reach out to
people that already engaged with you. It’s not rocket science – but you must invest in online marketing.
Just last week, I attended Blogworld Expo in Las Vegas. I think the conference could have been called “Social Media World” instead because it was a great event to understand social media overall (i.e., micro blogging, external blog commenting, social media interaction, social media tagging, video and much more).
One of the many seminars I attended was “Search Engine Optimization, SEM & New Media” with Brian Clark (from http://www.copyblogger.com/), Michael Gray (from http://atlaswebservice.com/) and Leed Odden(from http://www.toprankblog.com/) and Stephan Spencer (from http://www.netconcepts.com/).Uncategorized | Tags: key word, keyword discovery, keyword tool, seo | Comment (0)