Search Marketing Expo (SMX) returns to Stockholm

SMX Stockholm 2009Search engine marketing conference SMX returns to Stockholm on October 12-13; Early Bird rates available until September 11. 

September 2, 2009 – After last years success with more than 250 attendees, the leading search engine marketing conference, SMX, returns to Stockholm for the third time. The conference and exhibition will take place on October 12-13 in the City Conference Center (Folkets Hus) in Stockholm.  Continue reading

Online marketing conference and expo coming to Reykjavik

The annual Reykjavik Internet Marketing Conference and expo (RIMC) has been scheduled for 20th March 2009 and will showcase a wider cross section of the industry than ever before.

RIMC is organised by two international Icelandic companies with great internet marketing, search engine optimisation and press experience: Nordic eMarketing and Arvakur.

The internet marketing conference will be held at the comfortable Reykjavik Hilton Hotel. The conference has upgraded its venue this time around in a show of confidence fuelled by the over 300 participants who took part last year and gave overwhelmingly positive online feedback.

Among the impressive list of confirmed speakers at March’s conference are Adam Lasnik from Google, Pauline Ores of IBM and Receptional’s Dixon Jones. Nike’s European Marketing Manager, Sion Portman will also speak, as will Ben Chapman from the BBC.

As one of the hosts, Nordic eMarketing’s Kristjan Mar Hauksson will participate as a moderator and Q&A answerer in several of the day’s sessions. Kristjan is a leading expert in the field of online marketing and SEO, and is an in-demand conference speaker on the international circuit.

RIMC 2009 will be split into five distinct sessions, including a workshop. The sessions cover the diverse fields of youth marketing, search engine optimisation, social marketing and internet technology, online reputation and PR.

More information about the Reykjavik Internet Marketing Conference 2009 can be found at, along with all the highlights of the 2008 event, held in February this year.

SEO and Social Media: Live Insights at Knexus Digital

Knexus Digital, the digital marketing resource, will host live insights on ‘SEO and Social Media’ to help marketers optimize their SEO performance using social media strategies. This content will deliver the latest insights and market intelligence on the effective utilisation of SEO spend and how social media can play a crucial role in SEO optimisation.

The programme is created in conjunction with ‘SEO’ expert Grant Whiteside (Ambergreen) who will deliver insights and take questions live online. The content will also be available On Demand via video and downloadable podcasts.

Ashmi Ahluwalia, Knexus Digital Product Manager commented, “SEO has the potential to deliver the high ROI returns that marketing teams need to succeed. Knexus will help marketers to understand and stay in-touch with how to optimise their page rankings, improve their site traffic as well as TOSAS (Time on Site after Search) ratings and drive up revenue via online sales channels. These insights will separate market leaders from the rest.” Continue reading

Internet marketing conference in Iceland

Now in its second year, the Reykjavik Internet Marketing Conference and Expo is only getting bigger – but with the huge breadth of renowned speakers on the schedule, it’s easy to see why.

The Reykjavik Internet Marketing Conference in 2008 was attended by more than 300 internet experts, including a crop of world class speakers and workshop managers. Attendees rated the event very highly in the online evaluation.

Reykjavik Internet Marketing Conference 2009 is to go ahead on the 20th March and is set to be even better than the last, with big names lined up from organisations including Google, Microsoft, IBM and Nordic eMarketing.

Google Search Evangelist Adam Lasnik is going to talk about search engines in a special session.

The Search Engines discussion will also include Mel Carson from Microsoft, Rand Fiskin, CEO of SEOmoz and Eugene Lomize from Yandex. The session will be moderated by Hjalmar Gislason from Iceland Telecom.

There are six other sessions during the day, called: Site Usability and Accessibility, Youth Marketing Online, social Marketing and Internet Technology, Online Reputation and PR, Case Studies and Success Stories and an interesting look at Websites: Do’s and Don’ts.

Dixon Jones from Receptional and Omni Marketing’s Shari Thurow will also offer a stimulating workshop session along with Anne Kennedy, one of the Managing Partners at Beyond Ink.

The Reykjavik Internet Marketing Conference & Expo is the brainchild of Iceland-based international communications companies Arvakur and Nordic eMarketing.

Nordic eMarketing is one of Northern Europe’s most recognised online marketing, SEO and PR companies; and Arvakur is a the publisher of Iceland’s most successful newspaper and news website, Morgunbladid.

Attendees at RIMC 2009 will be able to choose between two tracks: ‘the Business Track’ and ‘the Hands-on Workshop Track’.

To book a place at RIMC, or simply for more information, go to

International Search Summit goes to Norway

WebCertain has announced that it will be holding its first International Search Summit outside of the UK. The next Summit, which is the only event to focus solely on international and multilingual search marketing, will be taking place in Oslo on 13th March, 2009 at the Radisson SAS Oslo Scandinavia Hotel.

The summit will cover a broad range of search topics such as SEO, CMS systems, tracking and onsite optimisation and the sessions will be delivered by speakers from a range of countries, who are all experts in their disciplines. Delegates will gain practical advice and useful hints about how to run successful international search marketing campaigns, and have the opportunity to ask questions and network with delegates and speakers alike.

The summit will be hosted by Andy Atkins-Krüger, WebCertain’s Managing Director and John Brenne, Manager of WebCertain’s Norway office. For the full programme, and to register for the event visit

A range of respected international search marketers will be sharing their expertise at the event, including Kristjan Mar Hauksson od Nordic eMarketing and Jens Peter Nielsen of Dynamic Web.

WebCertain has already hosted two successful International Search Summits in London and a third London summit will take place on 14th May, 2009 at the British Library. The event featured an impressive line-up of experts from around the world who tackled some of the current ‘hot’ topics facing international search marketers.

About WebCertain

WebCertain offers the full range of synchronised search marketing services, in all the major web languages, including pay per click campaigns, organic SEO, online PR and web development.

In the organic search, pay-per-click and PR teams WebCertain employs specialists in all the major web languages who are also experts in local search engine behaviour.

The “world language hub” consists of a team of search specialists of many languages all working together on search engine optimisation and pay per click campaigns under one roof. WebCertain also has local partners for that extra local edge – a powerful combination.

Visit WebCertain at to find out more about the multilingual search marketing services.

Marketing Conference and Expo in Reykjavik 2009

The next annual Reykjavik Internet Marketing Conference and Expo has been scheduled for 20th March 2009 and has already got a great line-up of speakers from Google, Yahoo, IBM, Dmoz, Receptional and many more.

The conference will be taking place in the centre of Reykjavik, Iceland, at the Hilton Reykjavik Hotel. Guests will be able to choose from two tracks: ‘Business’ and ‘Hands-on Workshop’.

This event is organised by Arvakur and Nordic eMarketing, companies situated in Iceland, but both involved in international business mainly concerning Internet marketing, search engine optimisation, Internet consulting and press.

The upcoming conference will, amongst other things, deal with the problems of search engine positioning, Internet advertising versus traditional advertising, creating websites and their architecture. Guests will also be given advice on how to choose a digital agency for dissemination of online press releases.

More than 300 people attended the last conference and gave great reviews through the conference poll. Presentations from participants of this year’s conference in February can be downloaded at the website, where links to blogs of the main speakers are also available.

The conference moderator is the director and founder of Nordic eMarketing, Kristjan Mar Hauksson, who is also (together with Ingvar Hjalmarsson from MBL/Arvakur) the conference chairman.

For more information about the upcoming conference go to

Second London WebCertain International Search Summit success

WebCertain, the multilingual search agency, hosted its second International Search Summit at the British Library, London, which took place on Thursday 20th November.

The event featured an impressive line-up of experts from around the world who tackled some of the current ‘hot’ topics facing international marketers. Speakers included: Stephanie Kidder of Avid Technology; Alex Burmaster of Nielsen Online, Eugene Lomize of Yandex, Ed Pushman of Microsoft, Christer Pettersson of Eniro, Shari Thurow of Omni Marketing Interactive, Michael Beck of Divolution, Anne Kennedy of Beyond Ink and Andy Atkins-Krüger from hosts WebCertain.

“Our International Search Summit was once again a great success, with delegates attending from around the world. It proves that there is a growing need for international search marketers to gain a greater understanding in this specialised and fast-changing area,” comments Andy Atkins-Kruger, Managing Director of WebCertain. “As the credit crunch continues to bite and European companies seek to explore overseas markets, we expect to see a continued growth in demand for international search expertise.”

WebCertain will stage another summit in London next May which will focus on global social networking and also has plans to host Search Summit in other countries. To find out more, visit

WebCertain is a dedicated multilingual search marketing agency offering the full range of search services in all the major web languages, including pay-per-click campaigns, organic SEO, online PR and web development.

For more information, visit