Want to speak at SMX West? Here's how

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[ad_1] The agenda for our upcoming SMX West show is live and we’ve opened up our “speaking pitch” form for select sessions for the show, taking place on March 13 – 15, 2018 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. To increase the odds of being selected, be sure to read the agenda. Understand what the sessions are about. Ensure that your pitch is on target to the show’s audience and the session. Please also be very specific about what you intend to cover. Also, if you do not see a particular session listed, this is because there are no openings for that session. Use this form to submit your request. PLEASE NOTE: Many sessions have already been filled and are not open for pitches. If a session…
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Looking to get out of the SEO business? Good!

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[ad_1] It’s not your imagination — there’s no denying that SEO has become increasingly difficult over the last few years. A recent thread on WebmasterWorld highlighted this fact when a poster lamented the challenges he has faced adapting to changes in the SEO industry, and he said that he was considering leaving the industry entirely. This prompted Barry Schwartz to share a poll collecting feedback on the topic from a wider pool, and I was initially quite surprised to see that a large percentage of respondents shared the same concern as the original poster. In hindsight, I shouldn’t have been surprised at all. I can definitely understand the frustration. You build a business based on what you think the rules are, and almost immediately, they seem to change. Isn’t that the…
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Google warns webmasters not to use misleading event markup

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[ad_1] Google is warning publishers and webmasters not to use event markup in a way that is misleading to searchers, or else Google will remove the ability for your whole website to show rich snippets in its search results. Google said it has recently updated and clarified the guidelines around the use of event markup after they received a lot of feedback around the misuse of that markup. Specifically, Google is calling out publishers in the coupons/vouchers space as marking up their offers with event markup. “Using Event markup to describe something that is not an event creates a bad user experience, by triggering a rich result for something that will happen at a particular time, despite no actual event being present,” Google wrote. Here is an example of such…
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Don't forget! RSVP for the 'SEO in 2018' webinar.

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[ad_1] SEO is constantly changing, and what worked well last year may not work at all now. With new technologies and new rules constantly evolving, it’s critical to stay on top of the latest developments. In this webinar, we’ll sit down with two of the industry’s top experts to examine what SEOs need to know about best practices for SEO in 2018. RSVP today for “SEO in 2018: What’s hot, what’s not — a conversation with the experts,” produced by Digital Marketing Depot and sponsored by SMX. Speakers: Eric Enge is President and Founder of Stone Temple Consulting, which was named “Best Large SEO Agency of the Year” at the US Search Awards in 2016. Eric was named “Search Marketer of the Year” by Search Engine Land and “Search Personality…
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SearchCap: Google event schema penalty, knowledge graph local panels & fake reviews

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[ad_1] Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Google warns webmasters not to use misleading event markupNov 27, 2017 by Barry Schwartz Google can penalize your website if you use event markup in a misleading manner. Looking to get out of the SEO business? Good!Nov 27, 2017 by Jeremy Knauff The SEO industry is becoming more difficult than ever, and columnist Jeremy Knauff explains why that is a great thing for the industry as a whole. Want to speak at SMX West? Here’s howNov 27, 2017 by Chris Sherman The agenda for our upcoming SMX West show is live and we’ve opened up our “speaking pitch” form for select sessions for the show,…
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