The coming week is going to be all UK for me. My wife and kids will have to miss me for a week when I head over to the UK to do several talks.
On the Monday I will fly to London to attend and speak at SMX London. I will there be talking on the Tuesday on the panel “Social Signals & Search” alongside Jim Yu, CEO of BrightEdge, Marcus Taylor, SEO & Social Media Executive at SEOptimise and Cedric Chambaz, EMEA Marketing Lead of Microsoft. I’m especially proud to be talking alongside an looking forward to the talk of Cedric. I interviewed him for State of Search recently and I believe Bing is up to some pretty interesting stuff.
I myself will be focussing a bit more on Google in my presentation in which I will highlight the changes which have been going on over at Google when it comes to integrating social into search. I will ‘reveal’ Google’s social network ;).
On the Wednesday I am also speaking on the International Search Summit, which has now joined forces with SMX. I’ve spoken twice before on this conference organized by Webcertain and am always very happy to be there. Organizers Andy Atkins-Kruger and Gemma Birch (who I suspect does all the ‘real’ work ) are two of the nicest people in the industry.
I will be discussing differences between SERPS in different countries. Did you know that a search in Spain might give you a whole different experience than in the US for example?
When I’m done at ISS I will take the train up to Manchester to go to SASCON. A conference which is also organized by my good friend and fellow blogger Peter Young. Here I will be doing two talks, one on international search and one panel.
This trip will also be another possibility to ‘hook up’ with my UK friends who I love so much. I always feel at home there, so a week in the UK is not a punishment for me at all!
Are you going to be at one of the conferences? Come see my talks, but especially: come say hi. I’d love to chat with you and hear your ideas. If you do come up to me, let me know what you think of State of Search and what we should change or keep.