Lee Odden

Reader Poll: Best SEM Conferences

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Audience SES Chicago
There are an increasing number of conferences that are available for those wishing to expand their knowledge of search marketing, web 2.0, online advertising and interactive marketing. Conferences are not only great for gaining knowledge, but especially for networking, recruiting, business development and lead generation.

With so many conferences available, how can you choose the right one? There are a number of considerations ranging from topics to location to cost and even venue. Referrals and word of mouth recommendations are a great source of information as well. To stimulate some conversation on the best conferences to attend and the different reasons why, please vote below for your favorite conference and we’d love to hear why in the comments.

What is your favorite marketing conference?

  • Search Engine Strategies (48%, 29 Votes)
  • WebmasterWorld Pubcon (26%, 16 Votes)
  • ad:tech (7%, 4 Votes)
  • eTail (7%, 4 Votes)
  • Affilliate Summit (3%, 2 Votes)
  • eMetrics Summit (3%, 2 Votes)
  • ACCM (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Search Insider Summit (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Shop.org (2%, 1 Votes)
  • Web 2.0 Expo (2%, 1 Votes)
  • DMA Annual Conference (0%, 0 Votes)
  • DM Days (0%, 0 Votes)
  • iMedia Summit Conferences (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Internet Retailer Conference (0%, 0 Votes)
  • MIXX Conference (0%, 0 Votes)
  • OMMA (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 61

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If your favorite marketing or search engine marketing conference is not listed above, leave it in the comments and we’ll add it to the list being compiled.

Note: Danny Sullivan’s Search Marketing Expo isn’t on the list because it hasn’t happened yet. 🙂

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Lee Odden About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on B2B marketing topics including content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely running, traveling or cooking up something new.


  1. I vote for eTail.

  2. Avatar Search Engine Strategies says

    Search Engine Strategies

  3. Gee Dan, you didn’t have to hide your name. 🙂


  1. Blog Ryan » Ryan says:

    […] Best SEM Conferences: [Online Marketing Blog] Lee Odden is starting a discussion on which SEM conferences are the best to attend. There are several conferences that I hadn’t even heard of. My favorite is Pubcon. I’m going to be at Affiliate Summit later this week for the first time so we’ll see how that goes. I’d like to hit a Search Engine Strategies in ‘07 as well. […]

  2. eTail2007: A conference where local SEO will probably be discussed | Mike The Internet Guy’s Blog says:

    […] Josh, a friend of mine works for the company that puts on the eTail conference series. eTail 2007 is arriving soon so I thought I would mention it here for anyone who is interested in attending. I can’t make it this year but do plan to attend next year(as a speaker right Josh?). The conference was voted in the top 4 SEO conferences on Top Rank Blog last time I checked. […]