I opted out of attending Search Engine Strategies in New York this year, not only because the sessions I typically speak in did not make the cut for this show, but I also have many other travel plans already scheduled for this year. Maybe you are in the same boat – couldn’t make it due to time constraints or the cost of a show ticket is just too pricey for your budget right now or some other reason.
Well, fortunate for us that cannot attend the show in person, there are plenty of folks that are live blogging the conference sessions.
Late Monday afternoon, Irma and myself are headed back to Phoenix after another great trip to the Bay Area for this year’s Search Engine Strategies in San Jose. We will miss the wonderful weather as we go from a cool 70 some degrees back to 100 plus. Of course we will miss being in the presence of our search marketing friends and colleagues but do welcome the comfort of home and of course re-joining our children (and pets) after being away for over a week.
I was able to sit in on the second of two keynote sessions we have here at Search Engine Strategies in San Jose. Here are some takeaways I picked up from the talk between Marissa Mayer of Google and Danny Sullivan who is co-chairing the conference. Danny Sullivan is interviewing Marissa Mayer from Google in the second of two keynotes that are being conducted at this years Search Engine Strategies conference in San Jose.
Chris Sherman is interviewing Jim Lanzone from Ask in the first of two keynotes that are being conducted at this years Search Engine Strategies conference in San Jose. Interesting takeaways I got out of this conversation are to follow.
In just a few days, Irma and I will be heading to San Jose for this years Search Engine Strategies conference. It is the last conference that Danny Sullivan will be chairing. Actually he is co-chairing with Chris Sherman. I am fortunate enough to be presenting for the first time in a session entitled “So You Want To be a Search Marketer?” which is scheduled for Wednesday, August 22nd at 1:30pm. Thanks, Chris! While I have sat in sessions as a Q&A participant twice and held a site clinic one other time, I have never done a formal presentation at an SES. I am excited and a bit nervous at the same time.
What started with a three hour flight delay and three gate changes at the airport turned out to be another great SES, this time in New York City. While Irma and I were supposed to arrive in New York from Phoenix at about 4:30 pm, we actually did not get to our hotel till a little after 8 pm.
It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was in Chicago attending the winter Search Engine Strategies conference and now, New York. My wife and business partner, Irma, and myself will be heading to New York on Monday for this year’s SES – my first time to the big city and her second. That’s the reason why I haven’t put up a single blog post until now – been busy trying to wrap up two weeks worth of work.
This year’s Search Engine Strategies conference in Chicago was simply a blast. I attended last year but was only there for one day because a spot on a Site Clinic session opened up. I literally flew in Wednesday and left 24 hours later only leaving the hotel once to attend a party held at Buddy Guy’s Legends club. This time around, my wife and business partner, Irma joined me as we attended the entire week. We met tons of cool people and were able to experience some of the highlights of this fabulous city.
Last week’s Search Engine Strategies conference in San Jose was the best yet. It is my third SES in San Jose and fourth total. I spoke on the Retaining Traffic After Moving Or Redesign session, a new one for this year that was very well attended. Along with me, Paul Bruemmer, Scott Orth and Navneet Virk presented while Jennifer Laycock moderated. Jennifer I have known for a few years now but it was the first time I have had the opportunity to meet the other three although I have seen Paul Bruemmer’s articles floating around throughout the years.
It’s Search Engine Strategies time again, a large conference that attracts thousands of people looking to network, learn more about search marketing and party (you know how conferences are). They are held all over the world throughout the year but the biggest, baddest one of them all takes place in San Jose – Silicon Valley. And why not? Three of the major search engines are there.
Barry Diller whose giant media company, IAC/InterActiveCorp acquired Ask Jeeves last year for $1.85 billion, gave this year’s keynote at the Search Engine Strategies in New York. I have blogged in more detail about this at Search Engine Guide but some highlights of what he had to say below.