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Nolan Apostle – Producer and Contributing Editor
Event City Live, Event City TV & Event City Creative
August 18th, 2008
Besides the business that is conducted at this show, there is a lot of fun and various networking opportunities offered to Attendees at this Week’s Search Engine Strategies (SES) San Jose 2008 Conference and Expo
Google Dance, Live Auction, and More Bring Added Flair to Intensive Conference
Every summer, search marketers invest four intensive days learning the latest techniques of search and social media at the Search Engine Strategies (SES) Conference & Expo, followed by a full day of informative sessions on search engine marketing training. Event coordinators of SES San Jose (http://www.searchenginestrategies.com/sanjose) pride themselves on hosting memorable activities outside of the session rooms, giving attendees time to unwind and enjoy downtime amidst in-depth learning experiences. This year’s event, held August 18-22, 2008 at the San Jose Convention Center, features the following special events:
8:00-Midnight, Monday, August 18
Internet Marketer’s Charity Party
Benefitting the Children’s Hospital of Aurora, CO, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, a $40 donation includes open bar and appetizers, a raffle for great prizes, as well as the opportunity to network with speakers and other top people in the search marketing field.
399 1st Street, Agenda Lounge
San Jose, California 95112
5:15-6:30pm, Tuesday, August 19
Networking Cocktail Reception
7:00-11:00pm, Tuesday, August 19
Google Dance – Glow in the Dark!
All SES attendees are invited to attend the 7th annual Google Dance
RSVP at http://www.searchenginestrategies.com/sanjose/specialevents.html
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, California 94043
Tuesday, August 19 and Wednesday, August 20
Think you’ve got a quick kick? Come by for some foosball, free SEO advice and a chance to win one of 2 iPods!
Expo Hall, Booth #530
9:00am-6:00pm, Tuesday, August 19
9:00am-6:00pm, Wednesday, August 20
Outrider Career Center – bring your resume!
Outrider, a division of GroupM Search and winner of the 2008 Yahoo! Searchlight Award, is hosting a Career Center at SES San Jose with on-site interviews for senior, mid-level and entry-level positions. To schedule an interview in advance or submit your resume, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.outrider.com/careers to learn more.
Meeting Room M – Street Level, SES San Jose/Convention Center or visit Booth #709
2:30pm, Wednesday, August 20
Lyris, ABCSearch.com and Omniture are sponsoring the ultimate conference give-away – a brand new Mazda3!
5:45pm-7:15pm, Wednesday, August 20
In this Live Domain Auction presented by Moniker, attendees can acquire some of the best domain name real estate on the Internet, giving them an instant advantage in your SEO, SEM, and brand building initiatives. For those who own domains and would like to turn into cash, Moniker can provide an appraisal and help get them listed at auction.
7:15-11:00pm, Wednesday, August 20
Blocks from the Convention Center
“SES San Jose has become well known not only for stimulating educational experiences but for the great adventures outside the sessions,” said Matt McGowan, Global VP of Marketing for Search Engine Strategies, an Incisive Media property. “This year should prove to be no exception.”
The Platinum Passport includes access to the conference and keynote sessions, expo hall, and domain auction for $1,995. One-day passes are available for $895. To register or learn more about the event visit www.searchenginestrategies.com/sanjose/registration.html.
To learn more and to sign up for email alerts or the RSS feed for Search Engine Strategies San Jose and other upcoming conferences in the series, visit www.SearchEngineStrategies.com
Nolan Apostle – Producer, Tech and Associate Editor
Event City Live, Event City TV & Event City Creative Magazine
April 16th, 2008
Yesterday marked the opening day of the Search Engine Strategies Conference & Expo (SES) at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose California. It is the 10th year for this eye-opening convention that is certainly becoming a “monster” show in the World of Search Engine management. I’ve had the opportunity to cover the show for a few years and some of your have responded to some of what I have written about the technical aspects of Search Engine marketing and how to optimize your ROI using this technology. It all seems good and some of your have even found out that this stuff really does work. So we will take a look at that.
More on that in a minute, first a little bit about this show – SES offers a diverse array of learning tools and networking opportunities for all attendees no matter who or what you do- well just as long as you are using the Internet; and if you’re not (yeah I know you heard this before) what’s the matter with you man, not using the Internet and you’re in business- you must be nuts!! In all seriousness this is the show to attend to learn all about bringing customers to YOU and to find out if and how this stuff really works. No matter what aspect of the Events & Creative Industries you come from, SES is a must attend for your future online business development and marketing efforts.
There are over 70 sessions (as often as things change in this industry 80% of them have new agendas) that will cover everything that is search-related, from very simple to extremely completx. There are numerous networking parties including the famous Google Dance and Search Bash. This event will showcase the largest concentration of successful internet and high-tech companies in the world.
If you are involved in marketing (both Events as well as your business or company), web development, are a manager, program designer, planner, executive decision makers, high profile clients or projects, or you’re a newbie and want to learn as much as possible in a short amount of time then by all means you need to attend SES.
I had the opportunity cover one of the most basic conferences last year on how to maximize your business ROI using Search Engine Optimization tricks. After I wrote the piece I put all my notes away, I was done. Then a few months later I came across my notes, so I decided to try them out. Within days, yes DAYS after applying many of the tricks I learned and shared with our readers we saw a major change in our page views. In the next few months we experienced much more traffic than we could imagine almost all of it from Search Results (83%), and this traffic showed up in different areas, both in our Alpha and Beta test areas too.
To answer the question, “Does it Really Work”, of course it does, otherwise this wouldn’t be such a large industry as it is. Search Engine Marketing (SEM) opportunities, including Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Paid Search advertising, in addition to staying informed of the latest industry, tools, and algorithm developments and solutions. This is the one event of the year you do not want to miss.
Well, it had to end, but with a wonderfull look to the past…..it was the Preservation Hall Jazz Band that closed the third annual New Mexico Jazz Festival at the historic Lensic Theater last Monday. With “younger” players, the band cooks like a simmering gumbo, and puts a smile on everyones face. Other highlights of the week were Cassandra Wilson and her BAND (what a band!), Paquito D’Rivera and his warmth, humor, and great chops, and the man that go it GOING on: Habib Koite and his band from Mali, Africa. The entire hall at the Lensic was moving and dancing to his undeniable groove and charm. Santa Fe is lucky to have such a world class Festival, and it also shows that different non-profit groups and work together for a common goal…and make it work! We’re already looking forward to a forth year of great jazz and world music…! Note: this is a (real) short post about the last week of the Festival…if you’d like more info and details, leave a post asking for it. Five posts gets a more robust review