October 31, 2008

The Beginner’s Guide to Search Engine Strategies (SES) Chicago

Search Engine Strategies (http://www.SearchEngineStrategies.com) educates tens of thousands of delegates each year. With more than 60 sessions designed for every skill level, SES Chicago 2008 provides the ultimate atmosphere for those seeking opportunities to grow their knowledge of SEO/SEM, network, further their career development and strengthen their business's visibility online. The SES event takes place at the Chicago Hilton, December 8-12, 2008.

For those professionals new to search engine marketing, SES provides a lineup of introductory sessions that aim to cover the most basic tactics, answer questions, and provide insight on must-have SEO skills. New in this year's agenda is the First Timer's Guide to SES and SEM. This session will walk attendees through the "SES experience," including the logistics, networking opportunities and special event details, thoroughly preparing participants for a whirlwind week. Additionally, this session will present a sneak peek to the Introduction to Search Engine Marketing session that will be held on Tuesday.

Additional sessions geared toward newbies include:

-- Landing Page Testing & Tuning: This session looks at ways to test and tweak landing pages to convert visitors into buyers. The session is designed for those who are already familiar with how paid placement works.

-- Link Building Basics: Discover how search engines rely on link analysis as an important component for rank web pages, and how building quality links appropriately will increase traffic to your site.

-- SEO Tools: This session will outline the tools to help search marketers accomplish tasks including indexing, competitive analysis, site ranking, diagnosing and remedying problems, page level information, site level information, on-page optimization and much more.

-- Social Media Optimization: Community-built web sites, Facebook, YouTube, Microsoft Tagspace, Wikipedia and new sites allowing content to be shared through "tagging" can be a great way to tap into links and search-driven traffic. Hear how-to's and tips from search marketers who have discovered what works today and what to avoid.

-- Search Advertising 101: Every major search engine offers a paid placement program. Learn what's available in this session that is especially geared toward beginners, with details on programs from major providers and advice on how to succeed.

-- Search Advertising Tools: In order to get a leg up on the competition, successful search engine marketers need to be armed with the latest tools of the trade. This session will explore a range of popular search engine advertising tools - both free basic tools and advanced paid offerings - along with some important features to be aware of.

-- Site Clinic and Contextual Ads & Ad Sense Clinic: These interactive sessions take volunteers from the audience and examine their web sites live to provide general feedback about improving them to do better from Google AdSense and other contextual ad placements, and to gain more traffic from search engines.

-- Ad Copy Continuity Clinic: Ad copy and landing page content must be in alignment with each other to ensure a smooth and profitable visitor experience. This clinic will examine actual ads and landing pages offered up by volunteers from the audience.

Organized and hosted by search authority Kevin Ryan, SES Chicago delivers real-time actionable information you need to grow your business. SES beginners will quickly learn how to maximize the search engine marketing and search engine optimization opportunities to ensure they are well-versed of the latest search developments and solutions in this area.

To register for the conference and pay the early bird rate of $1,795 by November 21, visit www.searchenginestrategies.com/chicago/registration-details.html. SES Chicago Expo-only passes are free in advance.

For more information on SES Chicago and other shows in the series, see http://searchenginestrategies.com/chicago.

About SES

Search Engine Strategies (SES) is the leading global conference series focused on search engine optimization and search engine marketing (SEM). SES, ClickZ, Search Engine Watch, and their associated conference series ClickZ Events are part of the Interactive group of Incisive Media.

About Incisive Media

Incisive Media is a leading global provider of specialized business news and information, in print, in person and online. The company's principal markets include commercial real estate, financial services, legal services, marketing services and risk management. Incisive Media's market-leading brands include Accountancy Age, Computing, Investment Week, Legal Week, Post, Real Estate Forum and The American Lawyer, in addition to ClickZ, Search Engine Watch and their associated conference series. For more information, visit www.incisivemedia.com.