SMX West '09 Live Blog Coverage Schedule: True Live Blogging

Feb 4, 2009 • 4:59 pm | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Search Marketing Expo 2009 West
 

The SMX West 2009 conference is just around the corner, starting on February 10th. We will be providing a different style of live blogging then you are use to from us. How will it differ?

First of all, only I, Barry Schwartz, the editor of the Search Engine Roundtable and Keri Morget of Morgret Designs with be providing live coverage.

Second, we are using a live blogging tool to provide the real time coverage. The tool is by Cover It Live and it allows us to provide streaming chat-like transcripts, plus the ability to have Keri and I cover the same session at the same time. For most of the sessions, both Keri and I will be providing dual coverage. Keri might be doing the transcribing (to the best of her ability), while I might add commentary and take pictures in real time. In addition, you can interact with us and while we are live blogging, so feel free to ask us questions as we live blog.

Here is our schedule of coverage, all times are in PST:

Tuesday: February 10, 2009 9:00am-9:45am: Keynote with Danny Sullivan (Dual Coverage) 10:45am-Noon: Up Close With Google Maps & Local (Barry Coverage) Technical SEO Issues For Developers (Keri Coverage) 1:15pm-2:30pm: Marketer to Developer Translation (Dual Coverage) 3:00pm-4:15pm: Diagnosing Web Site Architecture Issues (Dual Coverage) 4:30pm-5:30pm: Up Close With YouTube (Barry Coverage) Expert Technical Review of Your Website (Keri Coverage)

Wednesday: February 11, 2009 9:00am-9:45am: Keynote Conversation: Vint Cerf, Google, Inc. (Dual Coverage) 10:30am-11:45am: Google’s SearchWiki, Customized & Personalized Results (Dual Coverage) 1:15pm-2:30pm: SEO Status Report Metrics (Dual Coverage) 3:00pm-4:15pm: Tapping Into Image Search (Dual Coverage) 4:30pm-5:45pm: 301 Redirect, How Do I Love You? Let Me Count The Ways (Keri Coverage) Search & The US Presidential Campaign (Barry Coverage)

Thursday: February 12, 2009 9:00am-9:45am: Keynote: John Battelle (Dual Coverage) 10:00am-11:15am: Ask The Link Builders (Dual Coverage) 11:30am-12:30pm: Ask The SEOs (Dual Coverage) 1:30pm-2:30pm: Ask The Search Engines (Dual Coverage) 2:45pm-3:45pm: Productivity Tips For The Busy Search Marketer (Dual Coverage)

Why the change of our typical style of coverage? Well, we typically get criticized by some people (most of you love it), so let's see if this works better.

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Comments:

Evan

02/04/2009 10:01 pm

Thanks for the update on the SMX West 2009.

Mike from Atlanta

02/05/2009 12:12 am

Yes, I appreciate the update too, I just wish I could make it. Maybe next year!

Tim Dineen

02/05/2009 05:15 am

Very interesting way to go about it. I'm looking forward to seeing how this works out. Another idea (maybe such a tool doesn't exist yet) would be to allow everyone in the room to live-blog about an event while those who aren't present can't comment. Just a thought. Looking forward to your coverage and thanks for providing it!

Dave Dugdale

02/11/2009 08:00 pm

Thanks for the coverage! I think I like this new interactive live blogging even better. I am guessing that Barry likes it too since it is much more interactive.

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