Expert SEO and SEM tactics, intense pre-conference workshops, exclusive networking, and more.
Seasoned search marketers like you are attending SMX® Advanced for elite, actionable SEO and SEM tactics that drive real results. We’d love for you to join us June 3-5 in Seattle!
This is your guide to everything you can expect at the event. But before diving in, I’ll remind you to register now, before Early Bird rates expire next Saturday, April 27. SMX Advanced sells out every year… don’t pass up your chance to secure a seat AND lock in the lowest available rates!
Now, onto the preview… here’s how it’s gonna work: We’ll look at all of the SEO and SEM keynotes and sessions, explain the brand new Insights Track, check out the pre-conference workshops, run through the Solutions Track, explore the Expo Hall, and finish up with a run-down of our exclusive networking events, including the 5th annual Search Engine Land Awards.
Here we go!
SEO Sessions: The Evolution of Ranking Factors, Penalties, Local Search, & More
The SEO track kicks off with a keynote that sets the tone for the conference: Surveying the SEO Horizon. SEO has never been one-size fits all, and if there’s one constant in organic search, it’s change. Search Engine Land’s in-house SEO expert, Jessica Bowman, and technical SEO pro, Detlev Johnson, will join with agency rockstar Alexis Sanders for a one-of-a-kind, panoramic view of SEO — exploring merging advanced tactics, changes in the ecosystem, and what makes an SEO successful.
You’ll also enjoy SMX hallmarks, like…
The Periodic Table Of SEO Success Factors: 2019 Edition. We’ll unveil the newly-updated Periodic Table of SEO Success Factors and examine all of the search ranking factors that influence your results. What’s on the rise? What’s on the decline? And what still works? You’ll leave this session knowing the exact elements that deliver maximum SEO success.
Then, it’s time for in-depth analysis of crucial SEO topics, including…
- Mobile-First & AMP For The Advanced SEO
- What’s New With Schema & Structured Data
- Optimizing For Voice Search & Virtual Assistants
- Google & Bing Talk Spam & Penalties
- The Smart Way To Create & Repurpose Content
- The Evolving Landscape Of Local Search
- Ask The SEOs
SEM Sessions: Mad Scientists, Automation Generation, Cracking Attribution, & More
One of the best parts about SMX Advanced is you get your insights straight from the source – and that’s definitely the case for our opening SEM keynote. Ginny Marvin, Search Engine Land editor-in-chief, will share advice on the biggest issues facing search marketers and how smart marketers are keeping pace. Google’s Chief Search Evangelist Nic Darveau-Garneau will discuss how the role of the search marketer has changed and steps to succeed in this new world. Microsoft execs Lynne Kjolso and Vaishali De will cover the latest product developments in Bing Ads, including LinkedIn and the Microsoft Audience Network.
The rest of the SEM track features signature SMX Advanced sessions, including…
The Mad Scientists Of Paid Search! Our expert panelists will present original research and highly-insightful observations including the impact of match type changes, how search and e-commerce auctions really work, new developments in attribution modeling, linear regression, and much more.
- What’s New & Crucial In SEM
- Automation: The Next Generation
- Perfect Your SEM Testing: How & Why To Evaluate Everything
- Cracking Attribution In A Cross-Channel, Cross-Device World
- Making Your Analytics Work Harder & Smarter
- Aligning Your Marketing With Your Customer’s Journey
- Selling Smarter With Search, Social, Marketplace Ads
- Ask The SEMs
New! Overtime: Extended Discussion Time With Speakers
You told us you want more opportunities to connect directly with speakers. We heard you. Say hello to “Overtime” — extended discussion time following each editorial session. Join attendees and speakers to continue the conversation, dive deeper, and get your questions answered.
New! The Insights Track: Must-Try Tactics & Q&A Clinics
The Insights Track features two types of sessions: Insights and Clinics.
During each Insights session, you’ll get one must-try tactic, one nugget of sage advice, or one takeaway that makes you more productive in this fast-paced, value-packed format. Here’s a taste of what’s in store:
- Things Google Tries To Correct For You, with Patrick Stox of IBM
- Outsmart YouTube’s Automated Bidding To Drive More Conversions, Ashley Mo of 3Q Digital
- The Evolution Of Branding: Brand To Demand, with Helen Provost of Google
Have an insight you want to share from the stage? Pitch your idea here!
Need specific pointers? Eager for an account audit? Bring your questions to our audience-engagement-fueled Advanced Clinics. No PowerPoints, no presentations, just honest advice from a panel of experts. Advanced Clinic topics include social ads, Amazon ads, technical SEO, SEM, and Google Analytics.
Pre-Conference Workshops & Training
Hungry for more? Come a day early and add an immersive, hands-on workshop to your agenda. These unique training opportunities are led by recognized industry experts and offer invaluable networking in small-group environments. Choose from the following topics:
- Advanced SEO Training with Bruce Clay
- Advanced AdWords Training with Brad Geddes
- Hardcore Technical SEO Tactics & Techniques with Eric Enge
- In-House SEO Exchange with Jessica Bowman
- Leveraging Search & Social For Maximum ROI with Marty Weintraub and Susan Wenograd
These workshops carry an additional fee. Pro-tip! Score deep discounts when you bundle your workshop with an All Access pass!
The Solutions Track: Key Insights from Top Vendors
Sessions in the Solutions track are created and produced by the company sponsoring them. Because these sessions compete with high-quality editorial sessions, the companies producing Solutions track sessions make sure that plenty of great information is offered. Here’s what you can expect in Seattle:
- It’s All About the Flywheel: How Marketers Are Leveraging Quora for Big Results, with Quora Inc.
- Link Building Secrets SEOs Won’t Share: How To Build A Link Profile That Rank, with PureLinq
- Mastering SEO Silos, with Bruce Clay, Inc.
You’ll also hear from BrightEdge, Adobe, Bing, and Invoca. Stay tuned for more session details!
The Expo Hall: Your One-Stop Shop For Marketing Technology Solutions
Our Expo Hall is an inexhaustible center for knowledge and networking. You’ll connect with market-defining vendors and obtain invaluable solution demos in a relaxed, welcoming environment. The products and services you discover can help save you time and boost productivity. Swing by during session breaks or spend some focused hours combing through all the Expo Hall has to offer.
SMX Advanced brings together the most accomplished search marketers in the world and we provide plenty of thoughtfully-sequenced networking events for you to engage with your peers.
Once you’re registered, request an invitation to our private SMX Facebook Group. This will allow you to connect with other attendees and speakers before, during, and after the show.
We’ll be kicking off the show Monday, June 3 with two dynamic community meetups, one for SEOs and one for SEMs:
- SEOs will join Search Engine Land’s Barry Schwartz for a discussion about Google’s March 2019 core search algorithm update and other hot issues at this exclusive gathering.
- SEMs will team up with Search Engine Land editor-in-chief Ginny Marvin for a tour through the latest announcements and changes in paid search.
Then, it’s time for the Opening Reception, sponsored by Bruce Clay, Inc. You’ll enjoy drinks, appetizers, and a spectacular view of Seattle from the roof of the Bell Harbor while connecting with fellow attendees and speakers.
Join us after the Opening Reception for Janes of Digital, a Microsoft-created event devoted to important conversations about diversity and inclusion. Stay tuned for more details!
Tuesday evening, June 4, we’ll toast our exhibitors during the Expo Hall Reception. Mingle with peers and check out the best-of-breed marketing solutions over drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
Lastly, you won’t want to miss the most prestigious awards program in search — the 5th annual Search Engine Land Awards! Join us for a fabulous evening at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture. We’ll honor the finalists and winners and celebrate the community with an epic afterparty!
Want more time for shop talk? Sign up for one of our Birds of a Feather lunch tables on Tuesday, June 4 and Wednesday, June 5. These topic-driven tables elevate your mealtime small talk to truly valuable conversations with others who share your professional interests. We’ll email you with a list of table topics in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
You’ve Read, Now Register!
I hope you’ve found this preview useful, and that you’ll be joining us in Seattle this June! Now is the time to take advantage of Early Bird rates – pick your ideal pass and book now:
- All Access: All sessions, keynotes, networking, and amenities. Book by April 27 and save $300 off on-site rates!
- All Access + Workshop Combo (best value!): The complete SMX experience + your choice of immersive, full-day workshop. Book by April 27 to save $600 off on-site rates!
- Networking: Full access to the Expo Hall and networking events, plus downloadable speaker presentations and more. Book by April 27 and save $200 off on-site rates!
Remember: Whichever pass you choose, book NOW to lock in these special rates!