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London: 14th May 2012

Check out the agenda from the International Search Summit May 2012, which was part of SMX London

Agenda May 2012


A Checklist for International Search Success

Andy will introduce a day with a checklist of the most important factors to consider when entering new international markets and running multilingual search campaigns.


Andy Atkins-Krüger- WebCertain


2012 Global Search Engine Headlines 

We all know that Google isnt the only player in international search. Here we'll review the key developments across the major global search engines and their implications for international marketers.


UK Gemma Birch - WebCertain

UK Immanuel Simonsen - WebCertain


The Zero Moment of Truth & Global Branding

ZMOT - Zero Moment of Truth - is point at which your customers are influenced as to which product or service to buy. This could be at any of the many online touch points where your customers interact with your brand and being in the right place, with the right message has never been more important for brands.

In this session Nick will address the ZMOT principle from a Global Branding Perspective, discussing how organisations can effectively reach and engage with their international customers and increase visibility for their brand.


Nick Garner - Unibet


Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Google: New Markup for Multilingual Content

Google has announced changes to the way it manages language/country targeting, which will affect anyone running websites in more than one language or country. This session will analyse the impact of the changes and offer advice on how to implement them effectively.


     Pierre Far - Google


Why Search Plus your World Really Matters

What are the true user numbers for Google+ and what impact will Search Plus Your World really have on international search results? Presenting findings from a comprehensive study of 27 markets, Brett will look at global usage of some of Google's most popular products including Google+, Android and Chrome and the impact they having on search results and user behaviour in different countries countries.


Brett Petersen - GlobalWebIndex


The Arabic Web

Arabic is now the 7th most used language on the web, with over 65 million users across The Middle East and North Africa. Here Lee will give an insight into the size and scope of the internet market in the MENA region, looking at language, cultural differences and effective SEO tactics for targeting Arabic users.


Lee Mancini - Sekari




The Global Collision of Social, Local and Mobile

Social, Local and Mobile are inevitably tied together. Where you are, what you do and who you connect with are key for the next generation of marketing. In this session Bas van den Beld will look at how the mobile, social and local elements connect in international search and share some insights into the trends that are changing the landscape.


Bas van den Beld - State of Search


A Global Approach to Google Places

Google Places has had a major impact on search and for many businesses, developing an effective local search strategy is vital for online success. Lisa will look at the international impact of Google Places offering advice on how to scale a global local search campaign and highlighting country-specific trends.


Lisa Myers - Verve Search


Targeting a German Audience: A Guide to Success

Germany is one of the largest internet markets in Europe, and one of the most popular for brands expanding into new markets. But what makes German consumers tick? Where do they go online, how do they interact and how do they like to do business? This session will look at some of the common mistakes made by organisations targeting a German audience and offer advice for developing a successful web presence in Germany,


Andre Alpar - AKM3


Afternoon coffee break

Coffee Break

Interactive debate: Breakout Sessions

Breakout into small groups to discuss specific topics in more detail and share experiences, challenges and solutions. Each session will be led by a moderator.

The most popular sessions will be run:

International SEO
International PPC
Global Social Media
Managing Global Search In-House
Global Mobile Search


Round-Up & Medallion Speaker Winner

ISS Medallion

Networking Drinks

Drinks are served

International Search Summit @ SMX

Who should come to the International Search Summit?

Marketing Directors

looking to roll out their website internationally

Marketing Managers

who have their English search marketing under control but don't know how to tackle other language sites

Online Marketing Managers

who want to expand their search marketing campaign to new markets but don't know which ones to target


who want to increase their knowledge and have their questions answered


who are missing important business opportunities in other countries and need to know how to capitalise on them