London: May 20-21, 2015

etc.venues, 155 Bishopsgate

Full Agenda – SMX London – 20th May, 2015

7:00am-9:00am
(2 hr)

Breakfast & Registration

9:00am-10:00am
(1 hr)

General

Welcome & Keynote (#smx #Keynote)
TBA




10:00am-10:45am
(45 min)

Expo Hall Grand Opening & Refreshments
Relax after the morning session by touring the expo hall during its grand opening and help yourself to ample, scrumptious refreshments!

10:45am-Noon
(1 hr 15 min)

SEO Track

Keywords Are Dead — Long Live Concepts, Entities & Audiences! (#smx #12A)
Still thinking in terms of which keywords you should target for your SEO or paid search activities? Think again. With SEO, especially with Google Hummingbird, keywords might be entered by searchers, but concepts and entities are what get processed to find matches. In paid search, there have also been moves to targeting general concepts and audiences as well.

This session looks at the shift away from the keyword-based world, with tips and strategies for both SEOs and SEMs for thriving in a concept-driven world.

Moderator: Chris Sherman, VP of Event Editorial, Third Door Media, Inc.(@CJSherman)


Chris ShermanChris Sherman - Third Door Media, Inc.

Chris Sherman is VP of Event Editorial at Third Door Media and President of Searchwise LLC, a Boulder Colorado based Web consulting firm. With over 25 years experience in interactive technologies, he is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Business Week, USA Today and other publications, and has appeared on CNN, NPR, CBS and other television and radio networks.

Chris is a Web Search University faculty member, and is an honorary inductee of the Internet Librarian Hall of Fame. He is the author of Google Power: Unleash the Full Power of Google from McGraw-Hill. His previous books include The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See" (with Gary Price) from CyberAge Books; The McGraw-Hill CD ROM Handbook, and The Elements of Basic, The Elements of Cobol and The Elements of Pascal from John Wiley & Sons.

Chris has written about search and search engines since 1994. His clients have included International Data Corporation, Accenture, Motorola, Levi-Strauss, Nokia, Ortho Biotech, Porsche, United Technologies, and the Scripps Clinic. From 2001 through 2006, Chris was Executive Editor of SearchEngineWatch.com and Conference Chair of the international Search Engine Strategies events in Canada, China, France, Italy, Sweden and the U.K. From 1998 to 2001, he was the Web Search Guide for About.com.

Chris holds a master's degree in Interactive Educational Technology from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree in Visual Arts and Communications from the University of California, San Diego. Chris has been unsuccessful in his attempts to persuade Stanford to strip his degree so he can join the founders of Yahoo and Google in boasting about *not* graduating from the university.



Paid Search Track

Amazing Paid Search Tactics & Tools (#smx #12B)
By some estimates, there have been 1000+ changes to AdWords and Bing Ads in the past year. Last year's tactics will only give you last year's results. Don't let your PPC campaigns move backwards - come learn from top experts what amazing new tactics, tools, tips and secret sauce will enable you to manage your campaigns to higher levels of performance this year. This session presents the best of the best of the best - it's what makes it a perennial SMX favorite!

Moderator: Chris Sherman, VP of Event Editorial, Third Door Media, Inc.(@CJSherman)


Chris ShermanChris Sherman - Third Door Media, Inc.

Chris Sherman is VP of Event Editorial at Third Door Media and President of Searchwise LLC, a Boulder Colorado based Web consulting firm. With over 25 years experience in interactive technologies, he is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Business Week, USA Today and other publications, and has appeared on CNN, NPR, CBS and other television and radio networks.

Chris is a Web Search University faculty member, and is an honorary inductee of the Internet Librarian Hall of Fame. He is the author of Google Power: Unleash the Full Power of Google from McGraw-Hill. His previous books include The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See" (with Gary Price) from CyberAge Books; The McGraw-Hill CD ROM Handbook, and The Elements of Basic, The Elements of Cobol and The Elements of Pascal from John Wiley & Sons.

Chris has written about search and search engines since 1994. His clients have included International Data Corporation, Accenture, Motorola, Levi-Strauss, Nokia, Ortho Biotech, Porsche, United Technologies, and the Scripps Clinic. From 2001 through 2006, Chris was Executive Editor of SearchEngineWatch.com and Conference Chair of the international Search Engine Strategies events in Canada, China, France, Italy, Sweden and the U.K. From 1998 to 2001, he was the Web Search Guide for About.com.

Chris holds a master's degree in Interactive Educational Technology from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree in Visual Arts and Communications from the University of California, San Diego. Chris has been unsuccessful in his attempts to persuade Stanford to strip his degree so he can join the founders of Yahoo and Google in boasting about *not* graduating from the university.



Noon-1:00pm
(1 hr)

Lunch, Expo Hall Time

1:00pm-2:15pm
(1 hr 15 min)

SEO Track

Creating Blockbuster Content (#smx #13B)
Google's prime directive is "create good content." But a piecemeal approach to creating content won't cut it. You need a comprehensive content creation strategy to deliver the value that justifies the time, money and effort.

Moderator: Chris Sherman, VP of Event Editorial, Third Door Media, Inc.(@CJSherman)


Chris ShermanChris Sherman - Third Door Media, Inc.

Chris Sherman is VP of Event Editorial at Third Door Media and President of Searchwise LLC, a Boulder Colorado based Web consulting firm. With over 25 years experience in interactive technologies, he is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Business Week, USA Today and other publications, and has appeared on CNN, NPR, CBS and other television and radio networks.

Chris is a Web Search University faculty member, and is an honorary inductee of the Internet Librarian Hall of Fame. He is the author of Google Power: Unleash the Full Power of Google from McGraw-Hill. His previous books include The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See" (with Gary Price) from CyberAge Books; The McGraw-Hill CD ROM Handbook, and The Elements of Basic, The Elements of Cobol and The Elements of Pascal from John Wiley & Sons.

Chris has written about search and search engines since 1994. His clients have included International Data Corporation, Accenture, Motorola, Levi-Strauss, Nokia, Ortho Biotech, Porsche, United Technologies, and the Scripps Clinic. From 2001 through 2006, Chris was Executive Editor of SearchEngineWatch.com and Conference Chair of the international Search Engine Strategies events in Canada, China, France, Italy, Sweden and the U.K. From 1998 to 2001, he was the Web Search Guide for About.com.

Chris holds a master's degree in Interactive Educational Technology from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree in Visual Arts and Communications from the University of California, San Diego. Chris has been unsuccessful in his attempts to persuade Stanford to strip his degree so he can join the founders of Yahoo and Google in boasting about *not* graduating from the university.



Paid Search Track

Conversion Rate Rockstars (#smx #13A)
Dynamic landing page testing and tuning. Persona development. Search funnel and user navigation path sculpting. Attribution modeling. These and other tasks are becoming increasingly important for search marketers striving to achieve their ultimate goal of customer conversion — getting website visitors to take action by buying, registering, downloading, calling, or whatever your desired outcome may be.

The conversion rockstars on this panel will show you how to get inside your visitors' brains and create an experience that satisfies their needs by leading them seamlessly from search to ultimate conversion.

Moderator: Chris Sherman, VP of Event Editorial, Third Door Media, Inc.(@CJSherman)


Chris ShermanChris Sherman - Third Door Media, Inc.

Chris Sherman is VP of Event Editorial at Third Door Media and President of Searchwise LLC, a Boulder Colorado based Web consulting firm. With over 25 years experience in interactive technologies, he is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Business Week, USA Today and other publications, and has appeared on CNN, NPR, CBS and other television and radio networks.

Chris is a Web Search University faculty member, and is an honorary inductee of the Internet Librarian Hall of Fame. He is the author of Google Power: Unleash the Full Power of Google from McGraw-Hill. His previous books include The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See" (with Gary Price) from CyberAge Books; The McGraw-Hill CD ROM Handbook, and The Elements of Basic, The Elements of Cobol and The Elements of Pascal from John Wiley & Sons.

Chris has written about search and search engines since 1994. His clients have included International Data Corporation, Accenture, Motorola, Levi-Strauss, Nokia, Ortho Biotech, Porsche, United Technologies, and the Scripps Clinic. From 2001 through 2006, Chris was Executive Editor of SearchEngineWatch.com and Conference Chair of the international Search Engine Strategies events in Canada, China, France, Italy, Sweden and the U.K. From 1998 to 2001, he was the Web Search Guide for About.com.

Chris holds a master's degree in Interactive Educational Technology from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree in Visual Arts and Communications from the University of California, San Diego. Chris has been unsuccessful in his attempts to persuade Stanford to strip his degree so he can join the founders of Yahoo and Google in boasting about *not* graduating from the university.



2:15pm-2:30pm
(15 min)

Break

2:30pm-3:45pm
(1 hr 15 min)

SEO Track

The Most Common SEO Mistakes, And How to Fix Them (#smx #14A)
Let's face it - sometimes "conventional wisdom" and "SEO best practices" are just flat-out wrong, and can actually hinder rather than help your efforts at gaining search visibility. In this session, veteran search marketers looks at the most common mistakes they have encountered and offer solid advice on how to remedy their negative impacts on search marketing campaigns.

Moderator: Chris Sherman, VP of Event Editorial, Third Door Media, Inc.(@CJSherman)


Chris ShermanChris Sherman - Third Door Media, Inc.

Chris Sherman is VP of Event Editorial at Third Door Media and President of Searchwise LLC, a Boulder Colorado based Web consulting firm. With over 25 years experience in interactive technologies, he is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Business Week, USA Today and other publications, and has appeared on CNN, NPR, CBS and other television and radio networks.

Chris is a Web Search University faculty member, and is an honorary inductee of the Internet Librarian Hall of Fame. He is the author of Google Power: Unleash the Full Power of Google from McGraw-Hill. His previous books include The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See" (with Gary Price) from CyberAge Books; The McGraw-Hill CD ROM Handbook, and The Elements of Basic, The Elements of Cobol and The Elements of Pascal from John Wiley & Sons.

Chris has written about search and search engines since 1994. His clients have included International Data Corporation, Accenture, Motorola, Levi-Strauss, Nokia, Ortho Biotech, Porsche, United Technologies, and the Scripps Clinic. From 2001 through 2006, Chris was Executive Editor of SearchEngineWatch.com and Conference Chair of the international Search Engine Strategies events in Canada, China, France, Italy, Sweden and the U.K. From 1998 to 2001, he was the Web Search Guide for About.com.

Chris holds a master's degree in Interactive Educational Technology from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree in Visual Arts and Communications from the University of California, San Diego. Chris has been unsuccessful in his attempts to persuade Stanford to strip his degree so he can join the founders of Yahoo and Google in boasting about *not* graduating from the university.



3:45pm-4:15pm
(30 min)

Refreshments & Expo Hall Time

4:15pm-5:15pm
(1 hr)

SEO Track

Meet The Search Engines (#smx #15A)
You've got questions. They've got answers. Come to this PowerPoint-free session, where representatives from Google and Bing answer questions on all things SEOs.

Moderator: Chris Sherman, VP of Event Editorial, Third Door Media, Inc.(@CJSherman)


Chris ShermanChris Sherman - Third Door Media, Inc.

Chris Sherman is VP of Event Editorial at Third Door Media and President of Searchwise LLC, a Boulder Colorado based Web consulting firm. With over 25 years experience in interactive technologies, he is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Business Week, USA Today and other publications, and has appeared on CNN, NPR, CBS and other television and radio networks.

Chris is a Web Search University faculty member, and is an honorary inductee of the Internet Librarian Hall of Fame. He is the author of Google Power: Unleash the Full Power of Google from McGraw-Hill. His previous books include The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See" (with Gary Price) from CyberAge Books; The McGraw-Hill CD ROM Handbook, and The Elements of Basic, The Elements of Cobol and The Elements of Pascal from John Wiley & Sons.

Chris has written about search and search engines since 1994. His clients have included International Data Corporation, Accenture, Motorola, Levi-Strauss, Nokia, Ortho Biotech, Porsche, United Technologies, and the Scripps Clinic. From 2001 through 2006, Chris was Executive Editor of SearchEngineWatch.com and Conference Chair of the international Search Engine Strategies events in Canada, China, France, Italy, Sweden and the U.K. From 1998 to 2001, he was the Web Search Guide for About.com.

Chris holds a master's degree in Interactive Educational Technology from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree in Visual Arts and Communications from the University of California, San Diego. Chris has been unsuccessful in his attempts to persuade Stanford to strip his degree so he can join the founders of Yahoo and Google in boasting about *not* graduating from the university.



Paid Search Track

Taking Retargeting To The Next Level (#smx #15B)
New techniques to better understand who is visiting sites and viewing ads are enabling more sophisticated audience segmentation and message targeting. Google Analytics, Facebook, Twitter and others have made audience segmentation and targeting using both third-party and first-party data accessible. This ability to offer personalized ad experience can significantly increase conversion rates and ROI.

In this session, you'll learn innovative tactics for segmenting audiences and tailoring ad campaigns that speak to prospective customers at a seemingly one-to-one level.

Moderator: Chris Sherman, VP of Event Editorial, Third Door Media, Inc.(@CJSherman)


Chris ShermanChris Sherman - Third Door Media, Inc.

Chris Sherman is VP of Event Editorial at Third Door Media and President of Searchwise LLC, a Boulder Colorado based Web consulting firm. With over 25 years experience in interactive technologies, he is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Business Week, USA Today and other publications, and has appeared on CNN, NPR, CBS and other television and radio networks.

Chris is a Web Search University faculty member, and is an honorary inductee of the Internet Librarian Hall of Fame. He is the author of Google Power: Unleash the Full Power of Google from McGraw-Hill. His previous books include The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See" (with Gary Price) from CyberAge Books; The McGraw-Hill CD ROM Handbook, and The Elements of Basic, The Elements of Cobol and The Elements of Pascal from John Wiley & Sons.

Chris has written about search and search engines since 1994. His clients have included International Data Corporation, Accenture, Motorola, Levi-Strauss, Nokia, Ortho Biotech, Porsche, United Technologies, and the Scripps Clinic. From 2001 through 2006, Chris was Executive Editor of SearchEngineWatch.com and Conference Chair of the international Search Engine Strategies events in Canada, China, France, Italy, Sweden and the U.K. From 1998 to 2001, he was the Web Search Guide for About.com.

Chris holds a master's degree in Interactive Educational Technology from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree in Visual Arts and Communications from the University of California, San Diego. Chris has been unsuccessful in his attempts to persuade Stanford to strip his degree so he can join the founders of Yahoo and Google in boasting about *not* graduating from the university.



5:15pm-6:30pm
(1 hr 15 min)

Reception