Thursday, April 26, 2007

SMX and Internet World

Danny Sullivan is a lucky man. He has set up SMX - a set of search conferences - which should be a daunting and formidable challenge. Of course, you know all about this - many of the key blogs you read are currently running adverts for SMX. Clever. There's no doubt that Danny's up to the challenge.

I'm particularly impressed at the level of support SMX is getting from the search engines. Not sure whether you should go to SMX or not? Google, the world's most powerful brand, suggests:
Come out to SMX Advanced in Seattle and party with Webmaster Central

So, we're very excited about an upcoming conference in our hometown, Seattle -- SMX Advanced, June 4-5. Since it's nearby, many from our team can attend and we're hoping to hear more about what you like and what you'd like to see us do in the coming year.

and Matt Cutts is coming!
The Google Seattle/Kirkland office and the Webmaster Central team are hosting SMX After Dark: Google Dance NW on Monday night. We want to say thanks to you for this great partnership, as well as give you the chance to learn more about what we've been up to. We'll have food, drinks, games (Pacman and Dance Dance Revolution anyone?), and music. Talk to the Webmaster Central engineers, as well as engineers from our other Kirkland/Seattle product teams, such as Talk, Video, and Maps. We may even have a dunk tank! Who would you most like to try your hand at dunking?

If I was Danny - I'd be very happy with Google right now!

Sadly, nope, I can't make it. I will be at Internet World though - which is shaping up to be the big conference here in the UK this summer. I get to speak twice! Come see me as part of Brands Reignited where I'll be part of a panel discussing how to integrate PPC with SEO. Then, on the last day, check out Digital Marketing Theatre where I'll be talking about Local Search with 192. Oh yeah - there's an expo too and bigmouthmedia have a stand. Come grab some of our free stuff! :)