A message from Becky Ryan - Social Queen of SES San Jose

"Yayyy!! I will be covering the big Search Engine Strategy Conference 2008 in San Jose! Check back for the best of the best events and while you are in San Jose follow me on Twitter for the latest SES events info! Webmoxy email:webmoxy@gmail.com are now "Our Events"!

Quick Overview:

Monday, August 18:
1:30 – 2:30 pm Orion Keynote Panel and SES Awards
4:30 – 5:30 pm Orion Keynote Panel and SES Awards
8:00 - Midnight IMCharity Event! (limited tickets see info below)

Tuesday, August 19:
9:00 – 10:00 am Microsoft Keynote and SES Awards
1:30 – 2:30 pm Orion Keynote Panel and SES Awards
5:15 – 6:30 pm Networking Reception by Surehits in the Exhibit Hall
6:30 pm – the Google Coaches line up!
7:00 – 11:00 pm Google Dance 2008 The annual Mecca pilgrimage for SEM's

Wednesday, August 20:
9:00 – 10:00 am Keynote Roundtable and SES Awards
11:30-11:45 Women's Lunch at Grill on the Alley by Fairmont
5:30 - 7:00 pm First SES Live Domain Auction by Moniker
7:00 pm - until late: WebmastRadio.FM SearchBash 2008 http://www.searchbash.com

Thursday, August 21:
9:00 – 10:00 am Author, Chip Heath about "Made to Stick" Keynote and SES Awards.
TBA – John Marshall's After-Party with Pizza and BBQ in Santa Cruz!

Now with SES San Jose only days away and the huge 4 day event contains break out sessions which are jam packed and always a firehouse of information overload! I have looked over the 4 day schedule numerous times and think SES has out done itself once again.

But the sessions only cover œ of what you need to leave SES with. Fill up on Red Bull you need to hit the events after the sessions, this is where you can elbow up and chill with the industry guru's. You name them they will be at one or all of the events. Such as Matt Cutts, Neil Patel, Greg and Barbara Boser, Rae Hoffman, Bruce Clay, Kevin Ryan, Vanessa Fox, Frank Watson, Lisa Barone, Shoemoney, Meg Walker, Lee Odden, Jenn Slegg, Li Evans, Tamar, Dave Naylor, Monte Cahn, Brandy and Daron Babin, Heather Lloyd-Martin, Mikkel deMib, Chris Boggs, John Battelle, Erica Schmidt, Chris Hooley, Jim Hedger Andrew Tompkins, Kendall Allen, Jeen Laycock, Matt Bailey, Dixon Jones, Todd Malicoat, Jim Boykin, Michael McDonald, Todd Friesen, and many more, including the one-and-only Danny Sullivan. etc.. check out Becky Ryan's SES 2007 Pictures.

You have a lot of parties, events and networking opportunities to share, so fill up on Redbull, keep the SES Parties link and/or follow me on Twitter (myevents)!!


THE LOW DOWN ON THE EVENTS:

SES Awards

SES Awards 2008 - deadline July 18, 2008 register now http://www.searchenginestrategies.com/sanjose/awards/
winners will be announced during the Orion and keynote panels!

Women's Lunch at Grill on the Alley by Fairmont

With SES San Jose fast approaching it seems my day job work keeps piling up! But no fear, Li Evans (http://www.searchmarketinggurus.com) managed to pull together another nice luncheon for the women of the search marketing industry to come together and have some fun!

Here are the details.

* WHERE: The Grill on the Alley 172 S Market St San Jose, CA 95113 (This restaurant is inside the Fairmont Hotel about 2 blocks from the conference center)
* WHEN: Monday August 20th, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
* MENU: Right now I have three to choose from they range in price from $20 to $30 (each menu has more for the entrees). Tip of 20% is extra.
* SPACE: We have space for about 40 people, so please RSVP as we filled up very fast at our last event.
* RSVP: Send an email to smg -a-t- searchmarketinggurusDOTcom


IMCHARITY EVENT

Who: First 500 people!
When: August 18th 8pm to MIDNIGHT
Where: Agenda Lounge (1 block from the Marriott and Convention Center)
What: IMCharity We are going to be raising money for 2 great causes - The Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation and the Childrens Hospital.

How much: Get tickets now! www.imcharityparty.com/


Details: $40 at the door (thanks to our sponsors,all of which is going to one of these great charities) will get you open bar from 8pm to MIDNIGHT! Space is limited to 500 people so I would suggest buying tickets in advance. You can do this by donating to the team in training page ( http://pages.teamintraining.org/sf/n...imcharityparty). When you donate at least $40, specify in the notes section that this is for the SES San Jose Charity Event


Google Dance 2008

Around the globe search marketers come to make their annual homage to the Google Plex. Get ready early around 6pm the Coach buses line up outside the convention center and thousands line up! The site of thousands give can give you that tingly feeling, but not when you at the end of the line

Last year, Google had the rock 'n roll theme, tattoo inspired artwork, mega buffet and drinks. Once you make it to the Google Plex immediately get a shirt!!! If you are early definitely go to "Meet the Engineers" last year, I think 25 Google engineers were on hand to answer many questions and discuss new products. On the campus you will have the opportunity to try dozens of activities and my favorites are making videos. Crazy Google Dance 2007 Video.

As the evening ends many SEM's have a Google high and you if you feel like partying later there's almost always something going on back in San Jose afterwards.

SES Live Domain Auction by Moniker!!

Is a proper domain name strategy part of your traffic acquisition plan? If not, it should be. In this Live Domain Auction presented by Moniker, you can acquire some of the best domain name real estate on the Internet, giving you an instant advantage in your SEO, SEM, and brand building initiatives. Investing in the right set of domain names can pay off in many ways, including increasing search relevancy, blocking the competition, protecting your brand and preserving your keyword budget. Stop by theMoniker booth to pick up the auction catalog and to ask for tips on how a complete domain name strategy can enhance your ability to acquire traffic and keep a step ahead of competitors. Plus, if you own domains you'd like to turn into cash, Moniker can provide an appraisal and help get them listed at auction.
For general information about the auction, visit:
http://marketplacepro.moniker.com/au...auction_id=195
To submit names for consideration, visit:
http://www.moniker.com/pub/Login.sn?...kerEventId=195


WebmasterRadio.FM Presents: SEARCHBASH 2008

The ultimate networking and party event!! Anyone who has been in search, domains or affiliating knows WebmasterRadio.FM, their superstars and their legendary events! This year is going to be totally off the hook and will be taking SEARCHBASH to a whole new dimension!! SEARCHBASH is orchestrated and produced by the Brandy and Daron Babin of WebmasterRadio.FM and their supreme cast of sponsors. Each year they put together special events to entertain tens of thousands! This is the ultimate party event! With refreshments, great surprises and music, SearchBash begins at 7:00 p.m. at San Jose's Vivid Nightclub (formerly Studio 8), just five minutes walk from the conference center.

Check out SearchBash for all updates and RSVP's

About the author

Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

He was one of the first 100 AdWords Professionals, a Yahoo and Overture Ambassador, and a member or mod of many of the industry forums. He is also on the Click Quality Council and has worked hard to diminish click fraud.