Hear that sound? It’s the sound of panicked marketers trying to catch up after a 3-day weekend. And if you listen really closely you can also hear the doubly panicked marketers trying to get ready to be away all next week for SMX East 2011. Ah, yes, conference season. It is upon us. :)
Next week Rhea, Danika and myself will all be headed down to NYC to attend SMX East, say hi to old friends and meet some of the new folks we’ve secretly had our eye on. If you’ll be attending the show, keep an eye out for us because we’d love to say hello. You’ll also find all three of us attending the SMB Influencer Awards taking place next Tuesday night at 6pm. If you’ll already be in town for SMX, why not buy a ticket to the awards and attend? I’m not totally sure what will be taking place, just that I’ll get to hang out with some of the other awesome people who were recognized as being Small Business Influencers. What’s more fun than that?
While at the show I’ll, of course, be providing full liveblogging coverage. Below you’ll find our schedule to help you see which sessions you can expect coverage for and which you’ll need to attend on our own. ;)
Day 1: Tuesday, September 13
9:00am-10:15am: Which Way Google?
10:45am-12:00pm: The Great Correlation vs Causation Debate
1:45pm-3:00pm: Panda-Proofing your Content
3:45pm-5:00pm: Use Searcher Personas to Connect SEO to Conversions
6:00pm-9:00pm: Small Business Influencer 2011 Awards
Day 2: Wednesday, September 14
9:00am-9:45am: Keynote Conversation with Eli Pariser
10:45am-12:00pm: Duplication, Aggregation, Syndication, Affiliates, Scraping, and Information Architecture [someone please bring Advil to this one]
1:30pm-2:45pm: Discussion: Will Retargeting & Remarketing Become Too Creepy
3:30pm-4:45pm: Real Answers for Technical SEO Problems
5:00pm-6:15pm: Extreme Makeover: The SEO Edition
Day 3: Thursday, September 15
9:00am-10:15am: The SoLoMo Landscape
10:30am-11:45am: The Hidden Treasures Within Google Analytics
12:45pm-1:45pm: Beyond Rankings – Actionable SEO Reports Your Boss Will Love
And that’s it. Going to either SMX East or the SMB Influencer awards? Let us know in the comments!