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10 Best Internet Marketing Conferences To Hit Up In 2012

best internet marketing conferences 2012It’s already March, but that doesn’t mean that there’s a shortage of great Internet marketing conferences to still attend in 2012. Some of the best Internet marketing conferences are still to come and we’ve compiled a list of the top 10. Even if you’ve never been to a conference before, it’s never too late to start going. As you’ll see, there are conferences scattered across the country, which means that you don’t have to travel very far to attend one no matter where you live.

Let’s get to it; here are the 10 best Internet marketing conferences to hit up in 2012:

Search Exchange:

Charlotte, North Carolina

July 23-25

Online Marketing Summit:

Santa Clara, California

October 22-25


Las Vegas, Nevada

October 15-19

SES (various cities):

San Francisco, California

August 13-17

and Chicago, Illinois

November 12-16

Interactive Local Media (ILM) East:

Boston, Massachusetts

March 26-28

LinkLove Boston:

Boston, Massachusetts

April 2nd

Social Media Strategies Summit:

Chicago, Illinois

April 18-19

Miami, Florida

June 12-14

Boston, Massachusetts

October 23-25

Conversational Marketing Summit:

New York, New York

May 14-15

Internet Week:

New York, New York

May 14-21

SMX Advanced:

Seattle, Washington

June 5-6

(Disclaimer: We have not attended all of these conferences. The list is based off of information provided by the conference’s website and is only our opinion.)

Internet marketing is a vast topic matter that includes search engine marketing, SEO, social media marketing, advertising, affiliate marketing and building relationships with consumers. While each Internet marketing conference is about marketing online, it’s also important to check out the details of each specific conference to see exactly what’s going to be covered so that you can find one that a good fit for you and your business goals.

Never attended a Internet marketing conference before?

It’s always a good idea to book early, especially if you’re coming in from out of town. Even if the conference still has tickets available, sometimes finding a hotel room isn’t as easy, especially in cities like Las Vegas. There isn’t a shortage of hotels there, but it’s preferable to be either in the same hotel as the event or at least in a hotel that’s a short walk away.

The downside to Internet marketing conferences is that they’re often expensive. If cost is an issue, see if there are any contests running for free passes and also check to see if there’s a press pass option. Sometimes conferences will offer free or discounted rates to bloggers who will be covering the event, but more often that not, you’d have to be a pretty big name in the Internet marketing and blogging community. It never hurts to check and explore all of your options if you can’t swing the full ticket price.

If you’re not in the U.S., most of the Internet marketing conferences listed above also hold conferences in other countries and that information will be on their website.

Are you attending one of these conferences this year or another conference that we didn’t list? Let us know your favorites!

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Posted on March 9th, 2012 by in Internet Marketing, marketing tips, Social Media & Networking / Leave a comment

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