Search Marketing Expo – SMX West

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Thank you to all who attended SMX West 2014. We’ll be back in San Jose March 3-5, 2015 – mark your calendars!

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The SMX West agenda features 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.

Keynotes: Google Search Chief Amit Singhal, Search Engine Land’s Danny Sullivan

Amit Singhal SMX West 2014 Keynote Speaker

Conversation with Google Search Chief Amit Singhal
Amit Singhal has overseen Google’s search engine ranking algorithms since 2000. From the Knowledge Graph, to Google Voice Search, to Google’s new “Hummingbird” algorithm update, no one has better insight into Google’s many methods of trying to make sense of the world’s information than Singhal. In this keynote conversation, he’ll discuss some of Google’s recent updates and share his vision for what search might look like five years down the road.

Evening Forum with Danny Sullivan
On Wednesday, March 12 join us for the dynamic and engaging Evening Forum. Search Engine Land founding editor Danny Sullivan will moderate this unique session in which the audience is the panel and shapes the agenda. Come and share your thoughts, ideas, knowledge and passion for search marketing!

New To Search Engine Marketing Or Social Media Marketing? Get Up To Speed In Just A Day!

Just getting started in search engine marketing or social media marketing? We’ve got 1-day, get-started Boot Camps just for you!

In Search Marketing Boot Camp, you’ll get all the fundamentals — keyword research & copywriting, link building, paid search advertising and search engine-friendly web design — taught by experts in their respective fields!

Trying to figure out how to make Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest work for your business? Learn the essentials of paid, earned and owned social media in just one day by attending Social Media Marketing Boot Camp!

Participate in all Boot Camp search marketing or social media marketing sessions and earn your Certificate of Participation!

Both Boot Camps are included in SMX All Access passes or tickets can be purchased separately. Click here to register.

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

“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

“The level of new information was great. I was challenged with advanced techniques and tips, and learned something new in each session. The connections I made were very valuable as well, as I’m able to collaborate with other experts on future projects. And the opportunity to meet and have lunch with a variety of experts was priceless as well.”
- Allison Kulage, Bare Knuckle Marketing

“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

Read more testimonials here

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.

San Jose McEnery Convention Center


March 11-13, 2014


March 11-12, 2014


March 10, 2014

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