What People Are Saying About SMX

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SMX West: 

This was by far the best conference I have ever attended. My team has gained learning from SMX that will make us and many other companies millions in the coming years.

Michael Bodnar, A-1 Locksmiths

Amazing amount of knowledge gained in four days, loved the format of asking questions live. Received a tremendous amount of knowledge from some wickedly smart people!

Brandi Kloostra, Service Brands International

SMX really shines when it comes to providing a one-on-one opportunity to talk with the experts. The planned evening social events were also fun and productive. They helped me develop connections beyond a brief meeting which will be key to fostering actual business relationships.

Angie Schottmuller, Interactive Artisan

I found the keynote presentations to be interesting and innovative.

Adrienne Frankenfield, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Online

…the opportunity to learn and discuss SEO with new friends and faces, plus the opportunity to meet industry experts. The birds of a feather tables are excellent.

Catriona Orosco, Yardi Systems

I learned a bunch. And I enjoyed the honest interviews. It was not all nicey-nicey.

Deb Edgecombe, Creative Converting

You’re up to speed with the industry within one week.

Martin Koel, InternetMarketingMan.nl

…there was the incredible buzz of excitment around all the latested thinking in the SEO industry. There were so many good take-aways, one is challenged to take advantage of them all.

Eileen Scharenbroch, Briggs & Stratton Corp.

…the sessions easily paid for the investment. Can’t imagine a better way to learn from the best in the business, and network with those serious about staying on top of the SEO/SEM industry.

Frank Barnett, Speech Privacy Systems

Great information and great people who are dealing with many of the same issues…refreshing!

Andrew Brewster, BV Consulting

Great conference. I would definitely attend again. There were several instances where I had a very tough time deciding which session to go to.

Jack Ogilvie, Radiant Systems

I left SMX feeling refreshed, for lack of a better term. Not refreshed physcially, because I was pretty exhausted, but refreshed in terms of my attitude towards SEO. I felt much more engaged with the SEO community as a whole, and all of the things that are currently going on in the world of search. I definitely look forward to attending another conference like this, and would encourage you to do the same if possible.

John Vantine, Wpromote

SMX East: 

For the third year in a row, I’m still trying to digest the information I learned a week later. I can’t wait to put it in action for my company!

Nicki Hicks, flyte new media

Really outstanding conference – I’ll be returning next year!

Stephanie Salmon, US News & World Report

I love the content of the show. For most of the time slots there were more than one session I wanted to go to! Overall, speakers were great. Audience questions were great. Vendors were great. Wonderful experience!

Val Czamara, Eric Mower and Associates

My favorite thing about the show is… the fact that you learn what you aren’t doing and why you should be doing it! As a takeaway I had 5+ things that we have now started to implement to get our clients greater reach and visibility.

Aimee Smith, Moore and Scarry Advertising

I found the speakers and their content to be both relevant and informative. I really enjoyed this conference and felt I learned a lot that I am able to use in my day-to-day work. I was very impressed with the speakers that presented and their ability to deliver real world examples that I could take back with me.

Felicia Visser, Fiserv

Overall, an excellent experience. Well done to the team! I am certainly planning on returning next year.

Matt Chamley, Webfirm

SMX is a great digital marketing conference, covering all aspects of the digital space – despite focusing in on how to rank competitively in Search Engines. I recommend it to any one serious about marketing – especially on the web.

Tim Eschenauer, Austin & Williams

SMX Advanced Seattle: 

This was my first time attending SMX. I thought it was a great way to meet new people with the same interests and listen to amazing keynote speakers. I look forward to SMX 2011. I’M HOOKED!

Chris Rosser, Moneytree, Inc.

We had a great time – all of the events were fantastic and we learned a ton. The Birds of a Feather lunches were a great idea to get like-minded people together, not only to connect but to share ideas, network, help each other out, etc.

Stacy Kowalchuk, Trupanion

…the best networking opportunities with leading experts all in one place.

David Reynolds, Reed Business Information

The amount of information and actionable ideas that you take away is outstanding and will hopefully make our company that much better.

Bert Adam, Sierra Trading Post

I’m actually a little overwhelmed because I learned so many tactics I want to apply to our business. It was great to be around other SEO, SEM professionals like myself and brainstorm with them.

Elesha Soldan, Buyseasons, Inc

Loved the show, though I wish there was more of me as I wanted to view multiple tracks that were going on at the same time.

TJ Szymczak, YPM, Inc.

SMX Advanced is the show for folks interested in more than just basic industry information and expertise.

Brian Ussery, Search Discovery Inc

Nice to pick up new tips and tricks as well as reassurance that I’m on the right track with a strong foundation. Invaluable for anyone who is serious about Search Marketing.

Andrew Wong, Inflection

One of the best conferences I have attended (I attended many) and my third year for SMX Advanced. I value the advanced tracks with more advanced colleagues to network and learn from.

Shannon Yelland, activestate

…the networking and socializing with my peer community is more than beyond invaluable to me… It’s downright priceless!

Alan Bleiweiss, Search Marketing Wisdom

SMX Advanced is “the” conference of the year I suggest when I am asked the question: “What is the one conference you recommend I go to?” and I am ALWAYS asked the question. The networking opportunities, quality of speakers and information given is second to none.

Matt Siltala, Dream Systems Media

I wish I had a clone with me. So much great content, speakers, and topics. I must say that the best information gained was during the networking events though; the contacts and conversations have been priceless.

Zak Nicola, Kaseya

I love SMX – it should a priority event for any online marketing company!

Scott Fish, EngineWorks

This was my first SMX show, and needless to say I’m hooked. I can’t get enough, I have turned into a Search Junkie!!

Ryan Everhart, Omni Imaging LLC

SMX Advanced 2010 may have been the best conference I have attended in the last few years. The speakers did a good job of providing high level content and there was plenty of time for conversations in between sessions. Will be there in 2011.

Arnie Kuenn, Vertical Measures

Thank you again for another year that has given me a list of action items, a brain full of ideas and a heart filled with motivation to achieve the best SEO practices.

John Zarate, Veeco Instruments, Inc.

This was by far the best conference I have been to. I enjoyed not having to go through the basics of SEO and Social Media. It allowed for a lot more in-depth learning and even threw some things out that I had to look up!

Ellen Wright, LA-CO Industries, Inc.

SMX Advanced 2011 was extremely organized, held in a great venue and was jam packed with valuable takeaways and networking opportunities for both seasoned SEOs and newbies!

Alison Johnson, Carlson Marketing

All the speakers were very passionate and engaged in their fields/expertise.

John Zarate, Veeco Instruments, Inc.

Overall I love the sessions, some really interesting topics and ideas being shared. Great access to all of the data from the website.

Emma Cockburn, Resultrix

SMX Social Media Marketing: 

SMX was a phenomenal experience full of great speakers and abundant networking opportunities. I met some amazing marketers and learned a ton from the presentations that I can take back with me and apply to my clients. I’m a huge fan of SMX!

Nick Roshon, iCrossing

From meeting new industry experts, hanging out with old friends, and learning a ton of awesome techniques that you can work with almost immediately, the SMX conference is where it’s at if you’re serious about honing your skills as an online marketer. The privilege of meeting new industry experts and learning new skills to enhance your online marketing abilities are reason enough to attend. The connections you can make and the knowledge you can gain are priceless and can last a lifetime (or until the next algorithm update).

Brian Harnish, Bisnar | Chase Law Firm

As an agency, each time a team member attends SMX, we come back with industry related knowledge, above and beyond the price of admission. SMX Social Media Marketing was chocked full of take-aways for SMB’s and Enterprise organizations, say hello to me at the next one!

Ty Downing, SayItSocial

SMX has been, and continues to be, one of the top Internet marketing conferences out there. SMX Social Media Marketing 2011, with its focus solely on the seemingly ubiquitous social platforms, is a fantastic arm of this hallmark event. In our industry, it’s crucial to keep up with the ever-changing platforms– this can, of course, be a challenge – which makes top-notch training, like that offered by SMX, a crucial investment. Our team always comes away from SMX conferences inspired and armed with actionable takeaways to implement with our clients, both B2C and B2B.

Merry Morud, aimClear

Whether you’re new to Social Media or consider yourself well-versed, SMX is definitely a show you should attend. The speakers were experts in their respective fields and offered fresh perspectives and helpful data and tools on the latest and greatest in our space. There was also ample networking time, which allowed for the ability to share strategies and connect with other attendees.

Jessica Fielding, Social Media Strategist

Leaving SMX felt like leaving summer camp! What a warm, friendly environment to forge connections with a great group of smart marketers. Many social media conferences provide abstract ideas about community and engagement, but it’s rare to find one that offers as much actionable data and strategy as SMX.

Courtney Seiter, Raven Internet Marketing Tools

The SMX Social Media Marketing event was great. Packed full of awesome information, great presenters, incredible attendees and killer networking. If you have an opportunity to attend a future SMX event, do it!

Darin “Doc” Berntson, SEO.com

As a first time SMX attendee, I found SMX Social Media Marketing 2011 to be a well organized event, packed full of relevant, high-quality information from a variety of dynamic, interesting speakers. I’m already looking forward to the next one!

Melissa Smith, Equity Marketing Solutions