In two weeks time the European Search World will gather in London to attend, network and share knowledge at SES London 2012. Like every year it promises to be a great event with a great line up of speakers. State of Search will off course be covering the event and in cooperation with our friends at SEO Chicks you could be visiting the conference!
Going up to the conference we will also be shedding our light on the event. We have asked several speakers at the event to answer some questions. Questions about SES off course, but also about the market in general: where do they feel the market is heading.
With the roll out of Panda and the introduction of Google + , the search space has changed massively in the past 12 months. There is so much more to consider when planning a natural search strategy so that you’re incorporating enough of the right signals to increase traffic and rankings. Developing a brand is huge, especially with the roll out of search + your world, and developing a strategy for video, image and mobile is a must.
Not yet but can clearly see the direction Google is heading, it will be huge and my advice would be to understand how it works now and utilise it so that you’re ahead of the curve when it fully comes into play.
I’m not sure there is anything they can do, Google is so far ahead it’s difficult to see anyone catching them. It would take one of the big players figuring out an algorithm that worked solely on real time and social to produce results, and Google are pretty much on top of this already.
There are two sessions that I’m covering this year. Both on link-building but focussed on advanced and non-advanced strategies. The content is still to be determined but it will cover the very latest link-building strategies for brands to use in 2012.
I try to get involved in all the London conferences and SES is certainly high up on the list due to the top class speakers and skill level of the attendees.
I normally watch sessions with top SEO speakers such as Richard Baxter or Will Critchlow as well as Ben Jesson from Conversion Rate Experts.
What technical aspects of my site should I change to keep Google happy?
How do I develop an offline strategy that builds brand, social signals and links?