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Learn From The Experts: Spotlight On SMX West 2014 Speakers

Leading search marketing conference, SMX West, is quickly approaching as it returns to San Jose, California on March 11-13 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. Last week we previewed what you can expect to see at the event, this week we’re going to focus solely on the world class speakers in attendance.

With more than one hundred world-class speakers, SMX West is a must-attend event for all marketers looking to get ahead in their profession.

You’ll hear from:

  • Brand marketers from the Fortune 500, e-retailers and innovative startups. Learn the latest from eBay, Harry & David, Adobe, Intel, ExactTarget, Sears, Disney and many more.
  • Experts from full-service and boutique agencies with experience managing countless campaigns of all shapes and sizes.
  • Speakers from Google, Bing and other media companies will be there too. Don’t miss your chance to put your questions directly to the search engines.

While we can’t possibly highlight all the speakers, we’ll highlight a few that are worth the price of admission alone.

Can’t Miss These Speakers

Brian Clark
Founder & CEO
Copyblogger Media
@brianclark

Brian Clark is the founder and CEO of Copyblogger Media. Brian built three successful service businesses using online marketing techniques before moving to a completely online business model. Brian is kicking off SMX West on March 11 at 9:00am with a session titled “From Content Marketing to Media Company.”

Eric Enge
CEO
Stone Temple Consulting
@stonetemple

Eric Enge is the President of Stone Temple Consulting, a 20+ person SEO firm with offices in Massachusetts and California. Eric is known for the content that he publishes on the Stone Temple blog, including his interviews of leading industry figures. He is also co-author of The Art of SEO. Eric will be kicking off the second day of SMX West on March 12 at 9:00am as part of a session titled “Long-Term SEO: How To Win For Years, Not Days.” Eric will also be speaking later that same day at 1:30pm as part of a session titled “Life Beyond Google: Diversifying Your SEO Efforts.”

Rand Fishkin
Wizard
Moz
@randfish

Rand Fishkin is the cofounder, and Wizard of Moz. He co-authored the Art of SEO from O’Reilly Media, co-founded Inbound.org, and was named on PSBJ’s 40 Under 40 List and BusinessWeek’s 30 Best Tech Entrepreneurs Under 30. Rand will be speaking on March 11 at 4:20pm in a session titled “The SEO Revolution Will Not Be Televised.”

Duane Forrester
Sr. Product Manager
Bing
@DuaneForrester

Duane Forrester is a Sr. Product Manager with Bing’s Webmaster Program. Previously, he was an inhouse SEM running the SEO program for MSN in the US & Americas. He’s also the founding co-chair of SEMPO’s In-House SEM Committee. Duane will be speaking on March 13 at 1:30pm as part of a session titled “Meet The Search Engines,” where representatives from Google and Bing answer questions on all things SEO.

Marcus Tober
CTO
Searchmetrics Inc.
@marcustober

Marcus Tober studied computer science in Berlin and started his career by developing the known SEO platform linkvendor.com. This passion to every kind of search engine data led to the founding of Searchmetrics in 2005. Today Searchmetrics is a worldwide leader in Search Analytics solutions with nearly 100 employees and offices in Berlin, New York, London and Paris. Marcus will be kicking off the third day of SMX West on March 13 at 9:00am as part of a session titled “What Is Hummingbird & The Entity Search Revolution.”

And so many more!
Make sure to check out the full list of speakers who all have a tremendous amount of experience, valuable insight, and unique skill sets to learn from.

Take Advantage of Advance Rates 

With an SMX All Access pass you get all of the conference’s sessions, keynotes, in-person and online networking activities, as well as all parties and other fun stuff. Best of all, they are offering a discount if you buy early. Register in advance and save up to $200!

If you plan to go with three or more people you can also take advantage of team rates and that will save you between 15% to 35%.

Last but not least: Search Engine Journal’s own Brent Csutoras will be featured in the Social Media Clinic session: Got questions about how to deal with Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or other social media sites? We’ve got experts on hand ready to take specific questions from the audience. Session will be March 13 at 10:45am.

Sponsored by Search Marketing Expo – SMX West, March 11-13 in San Jose, CA.

Matt Southern

Matt Southern

Freelance Writer at MattSouthern.com
Matt Southern is the lead news writer at Search Engine Journal. His passion for helping people in all aspects of online marketing flows through in the expert articles he contributes to many well respected publications across the web. Contact him via his website if you'd like him to write for you.
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