Website Magazine is a great resource to help grow your business. But you shouldn't stop there. The myriad of industry trade shows across the country and the world provide other great resources. Conferences both educate and provide a prime opportunity for networking while helping ensure the long-term success of your online enterprise. Below our 10 top shows in a variety of fields where every website owner should be able to find something to their benefit. Be sure to visit each show's website for detailed agendas and more dates and locations.
SMX Advanced Search Engine Land Editor-in-Chief Danny Sullivan kicks off the inaugural Search Marketing Expo - SMX Advanced in Seattle this year. Sure to draw a crowd, this conference will feature leading search marketing experts including Sullivan, discussing organic and paid search strategies and three networking functions. Join this conference to learn from the top professionals of the search marketing industry.
eMetrics Summit: The Big PictureStarted in 2002, this conference takes the approach of examining Web metrics to better marketing efforts and increase your ROI. The 2004 conference saw the birth of the Web Analytics Association. The Emetrics Summit has spread overseas, with 2007 shows in London, and Dusseldorf along with San Francisco and Washington D.C.
Website: emetrics.org Next Date: May 6 - 9, 2007 Location: San Francisco, CA
Elite Retreat This event is very exclusive and has limited availability - just 30 attendees will be chosen by an application-only process. The retreat touts one-on-one time with industry experts Jeremy Schoemaker, Lee Dodd and Aaron Wall among others. Bring your business plan or current site objectives with you and they promise to help bring your business to the next level.
Search Engine Strategies Search Engine Strategies is the leading global conference & expo series about search engine advertising, including optimization and marketing issues. One of the longest-running and top industry trade shows around, SES features leading industry experts and a wealth of knowledge for all website owners and operators.
eBay Live! eBay Live! 2007 is the best place to learn the secrets of success on eBay and network with your peers. Learn the secrets of building buzz and the inner workings of eBay to maximize your selling potential.
AD:tech ad:tech is an interactive advertising and technology conference dedicated to connecting all sides of today's brand marketing landscape. Interactive workshops, conferences and industry experts highlight this Internet advertising mainstay with dates scheduled worldwide.
Website: Ad-tech.com Location: Miami, FL Next Date: June 26-27, 2007
Location: Chicago, IL Next Date: July 31 - August 1, 2007
Web Video Summit 2007 Industry expert Dave Burstein leads this conference, focused on marketing and branding with the power of Web video and multimedia. A companion website, WebVideoUniverse.com, provides information, news and resources to this community.
Affiliate Summit 2007 East Founders Shawn Collins and Missy Ward started Affiliate Summit to be the leading global source of learning and networking opportunities surrounding the affiliate marketing industry. This conference is a premier venue for affiliate networking and learning about industry trends.
ISPCON Learn about the latest Internet services and trends, advanced Web applications and hear from real-world users of these services at ISPCON. This is a good networking opportunity and a place to further your education as well.
Website: ispcon.com Next Date: May 23 - 25, 2007 Location: Orlando, FL
HostingCon As the name implies, this conference is focused on the hosted services industry. Learn from professionals with great experience through conference sessions and walk the exhibit halls filled with services to better your hosted services business. Special vendor demos are another highlight.
Website: hostingcon.com Next Date: July 23 - 25, 2007 Location: Chicago, IL
Digital marketing executive with proven experience in all aspects of search engine optimization (SEO), performance-based advertising, consumer-generated/social media, email marketing, lead generation, Web design, usability, and analytics. - 20-year Internet marketing veteran, currently serving as the Digital Marketing Campaign Manager at Antenna Group (formerly Chicago Digital). - Former Editor-In-Chief of Website Magazine, and a regular speaker on Web technology digital marketing strategy - Author of several books on digital marketing Including Web 360: The Fundamentals of Web Success; Affiliate 360: The Fundamentals of Performance Marketing; Domains 360: The Fundamentals of Buying & Selling Domain Names, and SEO 360: The Fundamentals of Search Engine Optimization.