Search Marketing Expo – SMX West

Attend SMX West agenda for 60 sessions, keynotes and clinics on paid search, SEO, social media marketing, mobile search and more.

SMX West has programming to fit your needs, whether you work at an agency or in-house and whether you’re a search marketing veteran or just learning the ropes. You’ll be satisfied with the SMX experience. We guarantee it!

An SMX West All Access pass is a great value. You get all of the conferences sessions, keynotes, in-person and online networking activities, parties and fun! See everything included with an All Access pass.

Program By Search Engine Land 

You can be confident that you’ve invested wisely when choosing Search Marketing Expo. SMX is programmed by the search marketing authorities who edit the leading news blog Search Engine Land and who have years of experience educating search marketers.

Danny Sullivan

SMX West co-chair Danny Sullivan has been writing about search engines and programming search marketing events for well over a decade. He is renowned for producing quality shows where the information presented is so good that attendees frequently start implementing tips during breaks! Danny is founding editor of Search Engine Land, the leading news and analysis blog for search marketing professionals and is a creative force behind SMX.

Chris Sherman

Conference co-chair Chris Sherman has analyzed and influenced developments in search marketing for more than a decade. He is VP of Event Editorial of Search Engine Land and the creative force behind Search Marketing Expo events around the world. He is also the author of several books on search marketing and technologies, including “Google Power: Unleash the Full Power of Google,” published by McGraw-Hill.

Who Attends SMX West?

Want to know if SMX West is for you? People with the following titles attended past SMX events:

Corporate Management
Chief Marketing Officer
CEO & owner
Vice President, Internet Sales & Marketing
Vice President, Business Development

Marketing Management
E-Commerce Manager
Marketing Manager
Brand Manager
Creative Director
Director, Business Analytics

Marketing Staff
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist
PPC Analyst
Media Planner
Media Buyer
Junior Account Manager
SEM Associate

Executive Director, IT
IT Managers
Web Developer
IT Project Manager

…and hundreds more. Don’t miss out. Come to SMX West and see what your peers have been learning.

Raves for SMX West

“SMX West is hands down one of the best conferences for SEO and SEM managers due to the breadth of topics covered and excellent speakers talking about what’s happening *RIGHT NOW*. What really helps me justify attending this conference is the networking opportunities with the speakers and attendees. Each year I go to the conference with questions and I’ll meet multiple individuals who can help answer my question as well as provide a fresh perspective so that I can solve the issues at hand and have new tactics and ideas to take into my next fiscal year planning sessions.”
- Christi Olson, Harry & David

“SMX is a fantastic opportunity to stay in touch with the industry leaders and keep a pulse on the latest in search marketing. With an industry that changes so often, an event like this is crucial to the success of our business and the ability to keep our edge. This is also a great way to fast track new employees and bring them up to speed with the latest in search marketing trends, tips, and techniques. The addition of the yoga classes before the conference this year was one of my favorite parts! It brought a new level of balance and energy to the conference and enabled me to soak up and retain so much more information!”
- Allison Chaney, Bare Knuckle Marketing, Inc.

“I’ve been doing SEO for almost seven years now, six of which were spent at an Inc. 500 SEO agency. In my time, I’ve worked with HUNDREDS of websites of different natures, such as lead generation, local, international, e-commerce, etc … I have had the luxury of testing out many different SEO strategies and software, and even still, I learned so much at the SMX West conference I attended. The presentations were strategy focused and actionable, the presenters were receptive to answering technical questions I had, and the networking experience was truly one of a kind. This was truly a first time experience for the record books and I look forward to attending many more in the future.”
– Matt Dimock, iMarket Solutions

“Experiencing 1 degree of Danny Sullivan, Bruce Clay, Matt Cutts, Marty Weintraub, and other super stars was worth the price of admission. But even more, I reshaped my understanding and expression of what SEO means in today’s environment.”
- Martin L Bloom (Marty), Major League SEO & Traffic Bloom

“If you have never been to SMX West, you NEED to attend this great conference! Great networking opportunities, engaging and technical sessions, quality vendors in the Expo Hall, good food, and an overall amazing experience. What more could you ask for? Seriously, register today for SMX West…Why are you still reading this? Go, now, it’s for your own good, I promise!”
- Blake Denman, RicketyRoo Inc.

“I am extremely pleased that I had this opportunity to attend the SMX West Conference. Not only was it a validation of what we’re doing well, I learned valuable information that I am excited to share with my team. Thank you to the SMX West staff for a well executed and fun event!”
- Wesley Miller, Pro Athlete, Inc.

“SMX West was a well-packed conference with a lot of actionable information from genuine authoritative sources (Google, Bing) for search engine marketers and in-house SEOs.”
- Alex Sun, Penske

“As usual, SMX didn’t disappoint. Great speakers, great session topics, and great people. And I even met a few exhibiting vendors that I’d never heard of before and may begin doing business with, which is was an added bonus! I definitely plan on continuing to attend SMX events in the future.”
- Hugo Guzman, HSN

“SMX West was an extraordinary experience. Excellent speakers, well managed, and entertaining. I met some very interesting people, made a new friend or two, and took away knowledge that I did not have before. I am an experienced SEO so learning something completely new and actionable is not usually expected but I was able to do just that at SMX West!”
- David Peters, Net Point Marketing LLC

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Sponsor/Exhibit at SMX West!

Grow your business by sponsoring or exhibiting at Search Marketing Expo! The SMX audience is made up of senior decision makers involved in buying media, tools and services for their business.

For more information, see the SMX West Marketplace page or contact the SMX sales team.

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San Jose McEnery Convention Center


March 3-5, 2015


March 3-4, 2015


March 2, 2015

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