Lee Odden

Have it Your Way at SMX West


One of the (if not THE) fastest growing conferences over the past year has been Search Marketing Expo. A real world compliment to the successful Search Engine Land blog, the Sphinn community and Search Marketing Now webinars, the SMX shows have brought both a familiar (Danny and crew) and unique flavor to the search marketing conference circuit.

SMX West is coming up fast on February 26-28, 2008 in Santa Clara, CA and offers:

  • 50 different sessions
  • 13 different tracks
  • 3 different ways to attend (All Access, Networking or Exhibits-Only)
  • 1 big satisfaction guarantee. If you register now, you’ll save $200.

There appears to be something for everyone with the 3 different show attendance options and a variety of topical and level of expertise tracks ranging from SEO Bootcamp to SEO 3.0 and 4.0.

The SMX West event is co-chaired by Danny Sullivan and Chris Sherman, but the programming duties are shared by a team of thirteen veteran search marketers to ensure a quality show.

Keynotes are focused on the future of search and will be delivered by Danny and Chris along with Louis Monier who was previously with Google and now serves as VP of Products at Cuill, a search startup founded by ex-Googlers.

Along with big names like Search Engine Roundtable and the Bruce Clay blogging team, TopRank’s Jolina Pettice will be on site to cover the event for Online Marketing Blog.

View the session grid here, our previous blog coverage of SMX events here and make sure you get your registration info here.

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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’ll be attending my first search conference at the event on Feb 26th. I can’t wait to meet some of the big names in the industry and learn more than I can handle in 3 days time.

  2. Avatar Mystic Liquid says

    So wish I could go this year. Sounds like a great time.

  3. Does anyone know how SMX compares to the Search Engine Strategies Conferences hosted by Search Engine Watch?