Conference updates from SMX; Special offer from eMetrics Summit

Live Blogging Wrap-Up from SMX East:

We’re just back from another great Search Marketing Expo – SMX East in NYC. Great chance to meet some SMN attendees, as well as other search marketers. If you missed it — or if you were there and want to catch up on sessions you couldn’t attend, check out Search Engine Land’s daily wrap-ups:

Live Blogging – SMX East – Day 1
Live Blogging – SMX East – Day 2
Live Blogging – SMX East – Day 3

SMX Announces London and Toronto 2010; Steve Ballmer to Keynote at SMX West in March

Our sister company, Search Marketing Expo – SMX, the leading search engine marketing conference series, has added Toronto, Ontario to its list of destinations for 2010. SMX Toronto will be held April 8-9, 2010 at the Delta Chelsea Toronto. SMX has also announced dates for SMX Advanced in 2010, including the addition of a London edition of the search engine marketing conference. For the first time in 2010, SMX Advanced will be produced in London on May 17-18 at the newly renovated Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden. SMX Advanced London and SMX Toronto will be produced in association with specialist business event producer Rising Media.

The next U.S. – Search Marketing Expo conference will be SMX West, in Santa Clara, CA, March 2-4, 2010. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will be this year’s keynote presenter, making his first keynote address to the search marketing community.

Special discount offer for Search Marketing Now Readers

Jim Sterne, recent guest speaker on our webcast “Web Analytics: Easy or Hard?” has arranged a special discount for Search Marketing Now followers who attend the upcoming eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit in Washington DC. Use the discount code SMN15 and take 15% off the price of registration. The summit is being held at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, October 19-23.