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SEO SMX East 2011 - New York (Search Engine Land)

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SEO SMX East 2011 - New York (Search Engine Land)

SEO SMX East 2011 - New York (Search Engine Land)
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The first step to success with any marketing campaign is to know your message. With search marketing, that means knowing the search terms that are being used by your target audience. And though it sounds obvious, it helps to actually use those words in your web pages! This session covers the importance of textual content to search engines and how with some forethought, you can create HTML title tags and body copy that works to generate search traffic which also pleases your human visitors.
SEO SMX East 2011 - New York (Search Engine Land)

SEO SMX East 2011 - New York (Search Engine Land)

SEO SMX East 2011 - New York (Search Engine Land)

SEO SMX East 2011 - New York (Search Engine Land)

SEO SMX East 2011 - New York (Search Engine Land)

SMX Boot Camp: Keyword Research & Copywriting For Search Success

The first step to success with any marketing campaign is to know your message. With search marketing, that means knowing the search terms that are being used by your target audience. And though it sounds obvious, it helps to actually use those words in your web pages! This session covers the importance of textual content to search engines and how with some forethought, you can create HTML title tags and body copy that works to generate search traffic which also pleases your human visitors.

Which Way Google?

Google’s going through an extraordinary time. It faces anti-trust investigations in the US and the EU. Competitors worry more and more about it, as the company seems to continually expand into new areas, such as social. Some consumer groups worry about privacy issues and data collection. Some marketers worry that the company might be too powerful a “gatekeeper” of traffic. Yet the company remains popular with consumers. Can Google navigate the challenges it faces and come through living up to its “Don’t Be Evil” motto? Our panel explores more.

Google Survivor Tips

Although Google says only 12% of all websites were affected by its recent "Panda" update, many legitimate websites felt the sting of new ranking algorithms. But fear not: If your site was "pandalized" you can get back into Google’s good graces by following the tips and tactics our panelists present during this session.

What Every Paid Search Marketer Needs To Know About Google +1

Google’s new "+1" experiment allows searchers to publicly show what they like, agree with, or recommend on the web. And not just for algorithmic search results, but for ads as well. Google is using +1 results to make results more personalized for individuals – but Matt Cutts also said "we’ll look at it as a potential signal to improve search quality as well." How will +1?s affect things like Quality Score or CPCs? Is this the next step forward in retargeting for ads? Come hear our panelists take a deep dive into the new program.

Panda-Proofing Your Content

Many people were surprised when Google’s Panda update apparently penalized their rankings. Google has made it clear that quality content is key–but what exactly does that mean? And how do you create panda-proof content? This session explores the various types of content sites should be creating, including sales pages, blog posts and white papers; how to repurpose existing content and slice it up for social media, and many other techniques.

Hard Core Local SEO Tactics

Successful local SEO is largely a matter of proper blocking and tackling. But what can you do to gain an edge beyond following the boring "claim your Places Page, make your address and phone numbers consistent, etc." advice? This session explores creative approaches to local SEO and tactics that go well beyond blocking and tackling.

SMX Boot Camp: Search Engine Friendly Web Design

“I’m not designing my site for search engines,” is a common designer objection to SEO suggestions. But when search engines collectively have more users than either Internet Explorer or Firefox, how can you afford to ignore how they interact with your site? Search engines are like the third major browser, and if your site breaks for them, it breaks for all those potential visitors from search engines. Attend this session and learn how to create search engine friendly sites that are equally appealing to human visitors.

The Great Correlation vs. Causation Debate

All SEOs know that making changes to your site can have a significant impact on rankings. The challenge is in understanding what changes actually cause ranking changes, and which changes merely correlate with rankings (e.g. they’re coincidental byproducts of change). In this lively session expert SEOs who’ve dived deeply into understanding search algorithms debate correlation vs. causation and make their cases for the types of ranking factors that do (or don’t) have significant meaning.

In-House SEO Operations: How Things Get Done

In this session we’ll talk about SEO operations (the systems, templates, worfklows, etc.) when doing SEO in-house. This session will be less about SEO tactics and tools you hear about, and more about the integral workings of in-house SEO from idea to launch, and how the nitty-gritty details don’t get lost along the way.

Use Searcher Personas To Connect SEO To Conversion

We all know that audience engagement doesn’t start at a web site. It starts at the search box. And it’s not enough to rank well for high volume queries. To be successful, you have to rank well for the right queries and then convert searchers once they click from the search result to your site. In this session, we’ll show you a clear process that takes business goals and search data and turns them into a blueprint for creating a user experience that starts at the search box and ends with conversion.

Duplication, Aggregation, Syndication, Affiliates, Scraping, and Information Architecture

We’ll sort through the bewildering world of near duplication due to issues such as manufacturer feeds into your site, syndication to other sites, international sites, and aggregation of data sources. How can a well-planned information architecture mimimize the search obstacles and how can you best handle unavoidable duplication to avoid PageRank dilution, being classified as “thin affiliate”, “thin content” or low quality site by search engines?

Schema.org, Rel=Author & Meta Tagging For 2012

The search engines have been kind to SEOs recently, adding a number of new tools that when used properly promise to improve visibility and rankings for certain types of content. Schema.org, a joint alliance between Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo provides a common foundation of support for a set of microdata types. Google’s rel=author tag enables content sites to help identify their authors on the site and across the web. And other meta tags have either gained prominence or become less important. Come find out how to take full advantage of all of these new goodies.

The Current State Of Personalized Search

Personalized search isn’t just a Google thing, anymore. Bing does personalization, too. This session looks at how results are being personalized on both services and what marketers need to consider in a world where searchers all see a different set of results.

Real Answers For Technical SEO Problems

Some technical SEO issues can be really tough to troubleshoot and fix. We’ll dive deep into how to diagnose the root cause of issues and how to get them fixed once and for all.

Pagination & SEO

What’s the best way to implement complex, paginated sites for effective indexing and ranking? It may not be using conventional wisdom, despite what Google has said to the contrary. Come hear our panelists discuss controversial, but undeniably effective ways to use the rel=canonical and noindex tags and other ways to emphasize (or diminish) the importance of pages within your site.

Extreme Makeover, The SEO Edition

Is it really possible to take a site from nowhere to top rankings in 3 months? That’s the challenge we issued to each intrepid speaker on this panel, who volunteered to work on a small business or charity website, each in a different niche, that was ranking on page 5 (or worse) on Google for the site’s main search term. Each speaker had 3 months prior to SMX East to work with website and improve SEO rankings, traffic and revenue. Our speakers will reveal what advice was offered, the changes made-and most importantly, the end result.

Cousins To Paid Search: Display, Contextual, All In The Family

While the search engines are best known for the text ads they display on search result pages, they also offer a wide variety of other ad formats (display, video etc.) that are displayed on thousands of partner sites all over the web. These ad formats can be targeted, and can significantly extend the reach of a search marketing campaign, all using the familiar tools.

Ask The Search Engines

In this session, you can ask questions and get direct answers from engineers from Google, Bing and Blekko about crawling, indexing, ranking and other organic search issues.

Beyond Rankings: Actionable SEO Reports Your Boss Will Love

Still doing search ranking reports for your boss or clients, even though you personally think they’re useless? Or maybe you’re not doing them, but you’re still looking for new ways to show that your SEO campaigns are working. In this session, learn new ways to mine and combine data to create reports that focus on what really matters most to your boss or clients, and provide a path for future SEO work.

Ask The SEOs

In this no-holds-barred, all-questions-welcomed session, you’ll get a full-spectrum view of cutting-edge thinking and have your own opportunity to ask for SEO advice from some of the most respected and trusted search engine optimizers in the business.

SEO SMX East 2011 - New York (Search Engine Land)