SMX Local Mobile Conference-2008

I just returned from the SMX Local/Mobile Conference in San Franciso and it was awesome! In nearly every session, every speaker shared good, actionable advice on how to improve business presence and rankings in Local and/or Mobile Search. There was very little fluff and just a few of the dreaded sales pitches that conference goers generally despise.

The presenters, most of whom are not regulars on the Search Marketing conference circuit, brought passionate, fresh perspectives to topics that the mainstream SEO world isn’t even addressing, yet, and moved from being attendees in one session to speakers in the next. The small conference size and the way it was set up had everyone sharing information and mingling in a way I have never before experienced. I met another brilliant person everytime I turned around and was totally impressed by Third Door Media’s willingness to recognize that some of the very best people in this space are under 30 years old.

Unfortunately, we probably have to wait a year for the next Local Mobile Conference. The good news is, if you promote brick and mortar businesses online, you have a whole year to plan to attend it. The information you’ll get will undoubtedly help those businesses prosper and make you a hero.

Here are some insights from bloggers who attended the event:

Don Campbell-Small Business Marketer

Bryson Meunier-Mobile SEO Blogger

Andrew Shotland-Local SEO Guide

About Mary Bowling

As a Local SEO practitioner and consultant, I speak frequently about Local Search at industry conferences –Advanced LocalU, SMX, Pubcon, Searchfest, OMS and SES. I’ve conducted intensive trainings on Local Search for Search Engine Strategies, Planet Ocean, Search Engine Workshops, the Denver Chamber of Commerce, and for my own clients and the clients of other agencies.


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