Its not often that you get to sit in a room with leaders from Google, Facebook and Bing and learn where they think the internet is headed. These companies, and many others, sent their thought leaders to speak at SMX West, a search and social marketing conference in San Jose Ca. Much of the time, when I am at a conference, I am presenting, so it was great to have a chance to be in the audience and learn more about how search, social and content are converging to create marketing power.
Now, I admit, it was a total geek fest of information that would make most people’s eyes bleed. Luckily I love this stuff, so you don’t have to dive in that deep. It was intense, and some of it was way too technical for me so I made sure to take great notes to share with our SEO pro, Julie, who is enjoying her new daughter and had to take a pass on this one.
In the course of three intense days some trends came through loud and clear. This is what you need to know: