Search Engine Strategies San Francisco is upon us and marks a watershed year for this event. For the first time the annual August conference hosts in San Francisco and integrates with Connected Marketing Week, boosting an already large happening to an all-inclusive digital marketing experience.
In addition to TopRank Online Marketing CEO Lee Odden presenting on several sessions as both speaker (Content Marketing Optimization & Blog SEO) and moderator (Selling Search to the C-Suite), TopRank team members (myself and Mike Yanke) will be out in force liveblogging the event.
During the 2009 conference we put together the “Search and Social Media Puzzle“. Our 2010 conference coverage will be no different. Online Marketing Blog readers won’t miss a thing. We’re all familiar with such phrases as “content is king” and “context is queen.” So this year, we’ll be helping you outsmart competitors, think strategically and “make the right moves” with expert advice from industry thought leaders.
See below for a brief outline of some of the cutting-edge sessions we’re planning to cover right here on Online Marketing Blog:
Deep Dive Into Analytics: When Bounce Rate No Longer Floats Your Boat
Once you have the fundamentals of Web Analytics under control it’s time to take the next step into Deep Dive Analytics. It’s all about answering specific business questions using your web analytics data to drive tactical and strategic decision making. This session will provide you with all of the essentials to get down and dirty with your data.
Secrets to Top Converting Websites
The average conversion rate for a website is around 3%, but many websites convert at 10% or higher. What do they do that you may not be doing? Bryan Eisenberg, who has been helping companies improve their conversion rates since 1998 will reveal 21 of his most valuable tips that will help you increase your conversion rate.
For mainstream media to survive, if not thrive, it must embrace social media and take on the critical role of curator of the conversation. For social media to remain relevant and avoid slipping further into a wall of noise, it must work hand in hand with news organizations to create a symbiotic storytelling relationship. The result will be a new kind of curated grassroots conversation that has the authenticity of social media and the reach and authority of mainstream media.
The Four Pillars of Building Instant Trust Online
Websites and landing pages face very real trust issues – they are a scary and uncertain unknown to most visitors. Before people will act or transact, their concerns and anxieties must be alleviated. But how can you do this online when you only have seconds to establish trust? In this provocative keynote, SiteTuners CEO and bestselling author of Landing Page Optimization Tim Ash, will show you how to effectively use the Four Pillars Of Trust and smooth the way to your online conversion goals.
Search: Where to Next?
It’s been said that the best way to predict the future is to invent it. And almost everyone likes to speculate about the future. When it comes to search marketing, none are better at it than our veteran panel of industry insiders. Join us for an illuminating discussion as we peek into the next generation of digital marketing and predict what search might look like in the following five to ten years. The future is coming. Are you ready for it?
Meaningful SEO Metrics: Going Beyond the Numbers
As knowledge of SEO practices moves from the offices of the optimizers to the board room, the standard metrics used by the practitioners of this former dark art are straining under the weight of the all powerful bottom line. The days when upper management was impressed by subtle changes in Page Rank have been replaced by questions of LTV and ROI. This panel will discuss a myriad of ways to move beyond Page Rank, indexed pages or linked sites and into metrics that can make you a hero.
Getting Mobilized! Mobile Marketing Strategies
Learn basic mobile marketing strategies that are attracting mobile traffic today. This session will focus on mobile SEO, but will also touch on driving traffic and conversions with mobile applications, text messaging and mobile email. You will learn what you need to know to develop, launch and track an integrated mobile marketing strategy.
Enterprise Level SEO
The enterprise level SEO session is designed to meet the specific challenges of large enterprise organizations. Topics for discussion will include SEO tactics specific to large sites (sites with thousands, if not millions of pages), the challenges of educating key stakeholders in the organization including budgeting issues, and implementation hurdles common to large organizations including CMS issues and IT team challenges.
Learn more about the event on the Search Engine Strategies website.