What a great conference for SES at San Jose and the many new people to the event in attendance. Below are the TopRank team blog posts for the final day. Another big thank you goes to (L to R) Jessica, Ashley, Thomas and Dana for a great job covering sessions. If you saw these happy faces at the conference, be sure to comment and say hello. Thanks to SES too, for having us.
- Google Dance 2008 Photos – TopRank Team
- Blog SEO Tips from SES San Jose – Lee
- Internet Marketing Conference Tips: Michael Brito Intel – Lee
- Social Media Analysis and Tracking – Jessica
- Internet Marketing Conference Tips: Heather Lloyd-Martin DMA SEMC – Lee
- Black Hat vs White Hat Playing Dirty with SEO – Ashley
It was a great conference with plenty of all new sessions and many tried and true topics. Of the sessions I was able to attend, I particularly enjoyed:
- Tech Giants Orion Panel
- The always entertaining Black Hat (aka no hat LOL) vs White Hat session
- The In-House SEO panel which tends to focus on giant companies for some reason, but was absolutely insightful for the kinds of projects we work on at TopRank
Of course, it wasn’t all work and no play at SES, no no no. There was the Internet Marketers Charity dinner and Party on Monday night and Google Dance on Tuesday night, which was full of even more activities from Rock Band to Robots to both inside and outside Dance floors.
Then on Wednesday evening there was curiously non-eventful Yahoo thing and the very eventful SearchBash put on by WebmasterRadio.FM and their sponsors. The SearchBash seems to get bigger and better every year.
I’d say by all accounts it was a successful conference. It didn’t break any attendance records – likely held to the same numbers as last year, food is still typical conference food and I’ll never know whey there is only a day and a half of exhibit hall, but the sessions got a lot of good feedback. I have to say again that the one Orion Panel I did see was excellent – really good stuff.
SES has come a long way this past year and many people in the SEM industry have good reason to see it continue to succeed.