WebGuild Silicon Valley – Searchnomics 2007 Conference

June 27, 2007- The Largest Search Conference in Santa Clara at the Santa Clara Convention Center

The conference put on by WebGuild is now over. A special thanks to anyone who helped put it together.

What was covered at the conference:

•  Searchnomics Panel was on search engine friendly design
• Google’s Insights on the future of Web Search Technology
• Yahoo! Search Blog speaks on online visibility
• Google’s VP Marissa Mayer discusses the future of search
• YouTube Visits Larger than Rivals Combined
• Marissa Mayer announces Google Gadget and speaks on the future of search
• LIVE at the 2007 Searchnomics Conference
• Google announces Google Gadget Ventures at the conference
• Dispatches: from the Searchnomics Conference
• Google’s Phoneme Bank
• Compete.com competes with giants Wikipedia, Feedburner and Technorati

Search Engine Website Award Winners:

  • Best Media Search Engine: YouTube
  • Best Social Search Engine: LinkedIn
  • Best Content Search Engine: Compete
  • Best Emerging Search Discovery Engine: Stumble Upon
  • Best Overall Search Engine: Google


The Searchnomics 2007 conference is a community for web and internet marketing professionals. It is a top authority for all things Search related. Search is the future of business marketing because it effectively connects businesses with their customers. The top players of the industry meet together to share knowledge and insights on the following topics:

  • Search Engine Marketing
  •  Search Engine Optimization
  • Design and Development
  • Branding and Promotion
  • Web Analytics
  • New Innovations and Opportunities

Why attend? It is a one of a kind experience that features expert speakers, networking opportunities and a great value compared to other industry conferences.

Who should attend? Anyone who is in need of a learning and networking opportunity to discuss how the web and search is being used for search engine marketing, online advertising, acquiring customers, branding and ecommerce. Marketers as well as Design and Developers, Online Publishers, SEO & Web Analytics professionals, Agency professionals and managers will benefit from attending.

What will you learn? At Searchnomics you will gain insights on trends and future direction of search, ways to grow your business and get more eyeballs on your site, how to best track, analyze and optimize your online marketing campaigns, improved search marketing skills to increase your ROI.

Conference Speakers who will be in attendance:

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Marissa Mayer, Vice President, Search Products & User Experience Google Inc.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Bill Tancer, General Manager, Global Research, Hitwise

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Melanie Mitchell, Vice President of SEO/SEM, AOL
James M. Lamberti, Senior Vice President, Search and Media, comScore
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: James M. Lamberti, Senior Vice President, Search & Media, comScore
Bill Macaitis, VP Traffic Generation & SEO/SEM, Fox Interactive Media
Brett Crosby, Senior Manager, Google Analytics
Reshma Kumar, Vice President, WebGuild
Eric Peterson, Author, Web Analytics Demystified
Shashi Thakur, Member of Technical Staff, Google Inc.
LeeAnn Prescott, Research Director, Hitwise
Greg Grothaus, Software Engineer, Google Inc.
Barbara Coll, Founder & Search Specialist, WebMama
Brian Kaminski, Managing Director, iProspect
Elliott Easterling, VP Marketing & Sales, Red Bricks Media
Matthew Robson, Search Marketing Director, TMP Worldwide
Brian Smith, Founder, SingleFeed
Avinash Kaushik, Author, Blogger, Analytics Evangelist
Eve Andersson, Technology Program Manager, Google Checkout
Ian Sherbin, Lead Sales Engineer, Google Checkout
Amit Kumar, Senior Engineering Manager, Yahoo! Search
David Marks, Co-Founder/CEO/President, Loomi
Levy Cohen, CEO/Founder, Collarity
Mark Yoshitake, Lead Technology Program Manager, YouTube and Google Partnerships
Craig Macdonald, Vice President, Product Management, SEMDirector, Inc.
Kara Jariwala, Search Marketing Strategist, Cisco Systems
Olivier Lemaignen, Group Manager, Global Search Marketing, Intuit
Reid Spice, Director of Media, iCrossing
Bill Hunt, CEO, GlobalStrategies
Dana Todd, Executive Vice President, SiteLab International
Fionn Downhill, CEO & President, Elixir Systems
Ron Jones, President, Symetri Internet Marketing
Paul Breummer, Director of Search Marketing, Red Door Interactive
Susan Bratton, CEO & Founder, Cendara
Neil Patel, Internet Marketing Consultant, PronetAdvertising
John Squire, Senior Vice President of Product Strategy, Coremetrics
Greg Sterling, Search Specialist, Sterling Market Intelligence
Chris Boggs, Search Strategist, Avenue A | Razorfish
Gary Angel, President, Semphonic
Abe Mezrich, Communications Manager, Did-it Search Marketing
Drew Patterson, Vice President, Marketing, Kayak
Sam Shank, VP & GM of TravelPost, SideStep
Corey Carrillo, WW Search Engine Marketing Manager, Global Media, Intel Corp.
Jessie Stricchiola, Founder, Alchemist MediaAndreas Mueller, Chief Strategist, Bloofusion
Miles Kehoe, Dr. Search, New Idea Engineering
Jack Jia, CEO, BaynoteJon Glick, VP, Product Search & Comparison Shopping, Become.com Sarah Pate, President & CEO, AdMission Corp.
Sarah Pate, President & CEO, AdMission Corp.
Scott Dunlap, CEO, NearbyNow
Erick Hachenburg, CEO, Metacafe
Paul O’Brien, Marketing Director, Zvents
Jeff Wisot, VP of Marketing, Buy.com
Cam Balzer, VP, Strategy Planning, DoubleClick Performics
Christopher Knoch, Principle Consultant, Omniture
Ed Hoffman, Vice President, Sales, SLI Systems
Scott Roth, Partner Relationship Manager, WebTrends
Mike Fridgen, VP, Marketing & Product Development, Farecast
Bob Michaelian, Vice President, Consumer Site Product Development, Shopzilla
Jeremy Crane, Director, Search Practice, Compete.com Paul Levine, Vice President/General Manager, Yahoo! Local
Paul Levine, Vice President/General Manager, Yahoo! Local

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