Optimize your online presence with fresh SEO insights from the experts
You understand the importance of an optimized web presence. You’re serious about staying fresh on the latest SEO tactics and how to implement them. That’s why you should attend SMX West.
Join us January 30-31, 2019 in San Jose, CA for two full days of SEO sessions specifically designed for professionals like you. Major players, including Google and Bing, will be there to share firsthand advice on exactly what they’re looking for when it comes to outstanding content.
Together, we will dive deep into the areas of online marketing that matter most to you and your bottom line.
Our expert speakers are ready to teach you how to:
- Understand the most crucial SEO ranking factors of 2018
- Create content with search engines’ mobile-first indexing in mind
- Make the most of Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)
- Optimize your content for virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa
- Master the complexities of Enterprise SEO
… and much, much more.
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Keynote with Google: Age Of Assistance
Ready for some crystal ball gazing? Search is no longer limited to text on a computer screen - it's often voice activated and happens across mobile and internet of things devices like smart home speakers. In this keynote talk, our speaker from the Google Assistant team will take you on a roller coaster ride from where we are today to what the future holds, including how some future tech is already here and having a significant impact on marketing campaigns.
Machine vs. Man: What Really Matters For SEO Success
When it comes to presenting the best results for any given query, Google favors generalized algorithmic improvements over band-aids that address specific problems. Yet Google also employs a team of search quality raters to evaluate and provide feedback on search results.
As an SEO, should you be meticulously analyzing search ranking algorithm updates or carefully studying each word of the 164-page Google quality raters guidelines?
In this session, you'll learn what you should focus on and what really matters for SEO success in today's algorithmically-driven yet human-mediated ranked environment.
Mobile First Indexing & Mobile Friendly SEO
Not focused on delivering a great user experience to mobile users? You are missing a huge and growing opportunity.
Start by understanding the difference between mobile-first indexing and mobile-friendly SEO. Though linked at the hip, they are not the same. Mobile-first indexing means that Google's crawlers now primarily see your web pages as they are rendered by a smartphone. SEO for the mobile-first index is different from traditional SEO.
In this session, you'll learn how to construct a mobile-friendly SEO site for search engines that delivers exceptional user experiences for your human visitors.
SEO Site Clinic
Even the most knowledgeable SEOs are stumped sometimes, and everyone could use a regular SEO tuneup.
In this session, you'll have the opportunity to volunteer your site, describe the issues you are facing, and our SEO rockstars will diagnose your challenges in real time and offer specific actionable advice to repair or enhance your performance.
Optimizing Content For Voice Search & Virtual Assistants
Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa, Microsoft's Cortana and Google Assistant are accelerating the use of voice search. That means forward-thinking SEOs must now prepare for a future where voice search and virtual assistants play a significant -- and in some cases, principal -- role in content discovery and conversions.
This advanced-level session explores how to use SEO tactics to optimize your content and user experience for a future in which half or more of all queries will be spoken.
Keynote with Microsoft: The Quest For Intelligent Search
In this keynote conversation you'll hear holistically about what's new with search at Microsoft and what future developments and opportunities are coming to Bing and Bing Ads. In this keynote, you'll hear directly about how AI is emerging as a key force in the evolving search landscape and the move from keywords towards intent and audiences.
Solving Complex SEO Problems When Standard Fixes Don't Apply
Most technical audit presentations cover tools and theory, but few help you piece it all together or sort out the issues when standard fixes have been implemented and are not performing as expected.
In this session, our speakers share the metrics that indicate significant SEO problems. And they'll offer strategies and tactics that work when standard technical SEO fixes do not.
Everything You Need To Know To Execute A Successful Site Migration
Are you planning on switching to HTTPS, introducing a new CMS, changing hosting providers or relaunching your templates? Beware. Many things can go wrong. And the consequences can be severe.
Don't worry. We've got you covered! You'll leave this session with a comprehensive strategy for executing an error-free site migration that will deliver all the benefits you expect with none of the headaches. You'll get hands-on advice on how you should plan your relaunch from speakers who have executed dozens of successful migrations on a variety of types of sites around the world.
Enterprise SEOs, Unite!
Implementing SEO for large organizations requires specialized skills:
- maintaining multiple websites
- getting different content management systems to play nice together
- juggling the unique requirements of countries and languages
- domain management
to name just a few.
Being responsive to the needs and opinions of internal stakeholders (including top management) further compounds the complexity.
In this session, our panel of enterprise SEOs delivers a needed sanity check along with the latest tactical and technical issues that are especially relevant to large enterprise implementations.
Maximizing Visual Search Potential
With recent improvements in both camera phones and search engine image feature detection capabilities, people are increasingly turning to visual search for finding products, planning travel and other activities. Optimizing for visual search can drive more traffic and significantly enhance user experience and conversion rates. This session explores the important techniques to fully leverage visual search.
The New Realities Of Local Search
While traditional SEO techniques are integral in achieving local SEO success, many other factors play a significant role in effective geotargeting. Your results will improve by focusing on reviews, questions & answers, knowledge panel management and other organic tactics, as well as taking full advantage of the functions of Google My Business.
But you'll also have to keep an eye on new options for local advertising: Product listing and map ads, location extensions, local inventory ads -- the list goes on.
Join out expert speakers for an exploration of the rapidly evolving local marketing landscape and discover how you can best leverage new opportunities.
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