SMX West 2012: Speaking Pitch Form Closes This Week (Here’s What I’m Looking For)

Filed in Conferences/Educ. by Matt McGee on January 4, 2012 2 Comments

SMX logoI’ll be coordinating four sessions at next month’s SMX West conference in San Jose, and time is running out if you’re hoping to speak at the show. I think at least two of the sessions I’m coordinating should be of great interest to most SBSM readers, so more on that below. First, some details:

The deadline to submit a pitch to speak on any open session is this Saturday, January 7th.

On the conference website, there’s basic info about speaking at SMX shows, and here’s the speaker pitch form to get your name in the running.

My Sessions

As I said, I’ll be coordinating four sessions even though I’m not attending SMX West this year. Another moderator will step in and run each session in my absence. But I’ll be overseeing and selecting speakers for these sessions:

Day One (February 28)

Hardcore Local SEO Tactics

We did this session at SMX Advanced last year, where it was a HUGE hit — so we repeated it at SMX East, too. We’re keeping the session name for SMX West, but my goal is to not repeat the same content that we’ve already done twice. I’ve let the speakers from Advanced and East know that I’d love for them to pitch again for SMX West, but that I’ll be looking for new content this time around.

Solving Problems & Seeing Success In Google Places

This is another local search/SEO session, but this one is more focused on Google Places and the various issues that come up when using it. I’m looking for pitches about things like

  • dealing with merged listings
  • bulk upload tactics and tips
  • reporting problems and getting help from Google
  • other strategies and tactics specific to Google Places, especially as they relate to overcoming the many issues that local business owners and marketers fight through with Google Places

Day Three (March 1)

SEO Essentials For Migrating Websites

This is a very specific and tactical-based session to help webmasters/companies that are facing the prospects of moving to a new domain, a new CMS platform, a new web hosting company, etc. I’ll be looking for a variety of SEO tactics that can help the audience learn how not to lose the SEO trust/equity that they’ve built up on their existing domain/CMS/etc.

Life In A [Not Provided] World

The title here refers to Google’s recent decision to not share keyword referrer data from searchers that are logged-in to their Google account. But rather than pitches that are rants against Google’s decision, I’m looking for speakers to help the SMX attendees learn how to deal with Google’s change. There are already two confirmed speakers on this session, but I should have room for at least one more.

So, there ya go!

If you have some tactics, strategies and/or case studies to share with the SMX audience, please consider submitting a pitch before Saturday on any of these sessions!

Comments (2)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Jim Rudnick says:

    Dang….can’t make that conf, Matt…but would’a loved to have pitched you on speaking on the Hardcore Local SEO Tactics one! If you’ve anything to “do” with the Toronto conferences, tho….I’d be very interested in submitting for either….



    PS – will you be blogging after same for those of us who can’t make the conf to learn about those sessions?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *