SMX West 2010 Speaking & Liveblogging Schedule


It’s snowing really prettily outside right now. It’s kind of hard to concentrate on anything else. Wait? Why are we here? Oh yes, SMX West is only two weeks away! Are you getting excited yet? I am!

We all have our personal favorite shows and I’m being sincere when I say that SMX West is mine. Everyone always shows up hyped for a new year and there’s something about its close-knit vibe and proximately to In N Out Burger that makes West stand out in my mind above all others. Of course, the knowledge overload is pretty awesome, as well.

This time around, you’ll be able to catch both Rae and Rhea speaking and sharing their search wisdom. Rhea will be speaking on Thursday’s Social Media, Search & Reputation Management session, while Rae will be doing a double-header the same day with the always-popular Ask The SEOs and Ask The Link Builders sessions.

If you won’t be at the show this time around, I offer you my humble liveblogging schedule to help you feel part of the fun. Unfortunately, I can’t replicate the Double Double goodness from In N Out that you’ll be missing.  [Careful. You’re…um, you’re drooling…]

Tuesday, March 2

9:00am-9:45am: Keynote Conversation: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
10:45am-12:00m: Real Time Search & The Major Engines
1:15pm-2:30pm: Mobile Search Apps & Opportunities
3:00pm-4:15pm: Keyword Research: Beyond the Ordinary
4:30-5:45pm: The Current State of Social Search [I assume the answer to this will be “in the shitter”, but I’m gonna go find out for sure. For you guys.]

Wednesday, March 3

9:15am-10:00am: Keynote – An Insider’s Look At Google Research
10:45am-12:00pm: Diagnosing Technical SEO Issues
1:30pm-2:45pm: Free Ways To Market On Facebook
3:15pm-4:30pm: Industrial Strength SEO
4:45pm-6:00pm: 60 minutes Per Day For Social Media Success

Thursday, March 4

9:00am-9:45am: Keynote – The State of The Search Union
10:00am-11:15am: Bringing SEO In House: How To Be Successful
11:30am-12:30pm: Ask The Search Engines
1:30pm-2:30pm: Ask The SEOs
2:45pm-3:45pm: Social Media, Search & Reputation Management

If you were looking for a session we’re not hitting, Bruce Clay Inc. has already published its own blogging schedule, and we hear that Search Engine Roundtable and AimClear will also be providing coverage.  Hopefully between all of us you’ll get what you’re looking for. :)

All in all, SMX West promises to be another great show from a strong conference series. If you’re making it out to the show, please find us and say hello. One reason I’m a fan of SMX West is because its considerably more intimate than some of the larger shows, which means a lot more face time with old friends and new.  If you don’t want to miss out, there’s still time to register. I hope you do.

We’ll see you from the conference floor. I’m gonna go continue to watch the snow now.

Your Comments

  • Rob Woods

    As usual, it’s awesome that you’re doing this. I know it’s a ton of work but it’s great for those of us who can’t make it.

    P.S. Thanks for the smile on the “The Current State of Social Search” description. I almost did a spit-take with my morning coffee.

    • Lisa Barone

      Liveblogging’s like a little competition I have with myself to see how much I can get down before my hands fall off. You should try it some time. :)

      P.S. Thanks for the smile on the “The Current State of Social Search” description. I almost did a spit-take with my morning coffee.

      Success! :p But really…I can’t wait to hear how they’re gonna try and spin that one. I have a feeling the recap is gonna be awesome.

      • Rob Woods

        No chance…I’ve sat beside you before when you’re live blogging….I’m not even gonna make the attempt.

        I can’t wait for the live blog of that session – informative and entertaining!

        Hope to see you at SMX Advanced :)

  • Michael Martin

    Always an honor having Lisa liveblog your session as I lucked out with her at both of mine:
    Mobile Search Apps & Opportunities
    Bringing SEO In House: How To Be Successful

    Hopefully help in convincing you to go Android this year ;)

  • David Mihm

    <hurt> Most depressing post I’ve ever read. @LisaBarone will not be attending “Local Search Ranking Factors” panel </hurt>

    • Lisa Barone


      As soon as you figure out how to clone me, we can help prevent these problems from happening in the future. The Local Search Rankings Factor panel is going to be AMAZING and I know this because I went last year. I purposely tried not to repeat too many sessions from last year to help offer people some diversity. However, you *know* I’m a huge fan on that panel. And, well, of you. :)

  • Ryan Beale

    I’m looking forward to your liveblogging at SMX West, per usual. Thanks in advance! Once of these days, I will make it out to SMX or SES and not rely on your liveblogging. :)


  • MikeTek

    Lisa, you’re inhuman. Thank you. Now go have a drink.