The Top 8 SEO Conferences You’ll Want to Add to Your Agenda This Year

February 1, 2018

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What are you doing to boost your SEO performance this year? You could sit around the office and brainstorm with your team, or maybe even seek out the advice of a professional digital marketing service. But, wouldn’t it be great to take your SEO knowledge and experience up a couple notches? Instead of scrolling through blogs for advice, what if you got out there and got interactive with peers and professionals in the field?

SEO conferences are an invaluable resource for anyone that depends on SEO to build their brand’s reputation and exposure. There are multiple conferences every year, but spring seems to be prime season for brushing off the dust and digging into a new SEO strategy.

It’s time to celebrate everything you’re going to accomplish this year by attending one of the top SEO conferences. Here are 8 that will put you at the top of the SEO game.

SMX West

March 13-15, 2018 in San Jose California

Smx West

The Search Marketing Expo, otherwise known as SMX, has been one of the leading conferences of all things SEO for more than a decade. Workshops and presentations for this year’s conference include topics such as Hardcore Technical SEO Tactics and Techniques, SEO for Google’s Mobile First Index and Mobile Friendly World and Search Engine Friendly Web Design, among others.

With nearly 100 speakers scheduled to appear, there’s absolutely no shortage of SEO knowledge and expertise at this conference. Rates vary depending on the level of access and when you sign up. For example, expo passes are free with registration before March 12. From there, rates range from $599 to $1899 for three-day access.


March 7-8, 2018 in New York City


You’ll need to act fast if you want in on the C3 conference, but we promise it’s worth it.

There will be over 40 expert speakers, from major players in online marketing, at this conference. Speakers include SEO professionals from companies like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Yext, Ticket Master and more.

The conference is broken down into three separate learning tracks that include Big Picture Strategy, Creative Innovation, and Winning Tactics. With topics like Aligning the Content Mission with the Business Vision and Mobile Addiction and What Marketers Can Do About It, there’s definitely something here for everyone in the SEO industry, analytics industry and beyond.

Space for this conference is limited, but you can still secure a spot for $1199.

Search Love

March 26-28, 2018 in San Diego, California


Looking for an SEO conference that will sharpen your skills and leave you with cutting-edge insights for the coming year in digital marketing? Then the Search Love conference is the one for you.

At this conference, you’ll meet industry leaders, learn about the latest in SEO strategy from other marketers, and leave feeling absolutely inspired by the digital marketing industry. This is a true resort style conference where all the details for comfort have been taken into consideration. For example, all sessions take place in the same room, so there’s no rushing around and wasting time navigating unfamiliar territory.

This conference also offers unique features like clinics where you can get individualized feedback on your site and current SEO strategy.

A two-day conference ticket with food drinks and networking events is $1299. Tickets that include video conferences are $1349, and bundles that also include VIP events are priced at $1599. There’s currently an offer that provides one free ticket for every 4 purchased.

Digital Summit Series

April 10-11, 2018 in Los Angeles, California

Digital Summit

The Digital Summit Series has a strong focus on SEO, but you’re going to learn about every aspect of digital marketing at this popular conference. Topics covered include SEO, email, UX, Mobile, Social Media, Marketing Strategy, and related media.

In addition to over 30 expert speakers, there are full day interactive workshops, there are multiple intensive sessions that include SEO of Today What Really Moves the Needle and How to Create, Optimize and Amplify Content that Converts.

The Digital Summit Series is one of the least expensive conference options with passes ranging from $345 to $995. If you can’t make it to this one, don’t worry. There are multiple conferences in several locations all over the United States throughout the coming year.

Brighton SEO

April 26-27, 2018 in Brighton, UK

Brighton Seo

Interested in a trip to the UK this spring? If so, make sure to check out the Brighton SEO conference while you’re there. What started with the humble beginning of some digital marketers sitting around talking about SEO in a pub has turned into one of the largest SEO conferences in the UK and England.

What you’ll get from this conference is solid, practical advice for boosting SEO performance in real, actionable steps. With a speaker line up of nearly 70 of the best SEO and digital marketing experts, you’re sure to absorb a wealth of information that will leave you refreshed and revitalized about your own SEO strategies.

Ticket prices range. There’s also free pass available, that even though currently sold out, you can still get on a waiting list for.

Zenith Conference

April 26, 2018, in Duluth, Minnesota

Zenith Digital Marketing Conference

This conference is designed for digital marketing professionals of all levels with topics centering around organic reach, SEO, paid media and social.

The agenda of the Zenith Conference includes 3 tracks.

  1. Track 1: Search and Social Paid
  2. Track 2: Organic, Content, PR, Community, and SEO
  3. Track 3: DIY, SMB, Startup, and Nonprofit

The Zenith conference is a relatively inexpensive opportunity to meet with peers, speak with experts and polish your SEO skills. Early bird pricing with registration before 3/31 starts at $149, plus they even offer a student discount pass priced at only $99, which is an incredible deal.

Search Marketing Summit

May 28-June 1, 2018 in Sydney Australia

Search Marketing Summit

Ok, so this is another excuse to turn a conference into a vacation in one of the most amazing spots on earth. But, really, if you need to attend a business conference, why not have in it be in the land down under?

Since 2006, the Search Marketing Summit has been the longest-running and most successful search marketing summit in Australia. Previous sponsors include Google, Bing, and Moz, so you know it’s a big deal in the digital marketing industry.

The conference is worked into tiers that start with a beginning level search engine boot camp on the first day and progresses to advanced SEO and PPC workshops.

Prices start at $1,300, but unfortunately, that doesn’t include airfare.


July 9-11, 2018 in Seattle, Washington


Of course, Moz is going to host a conference, and of course, it’s going to be phenomenal. This three-day conference is promoted as a forward-thinking, tactical SEO and growth marketing playground. Here you’ll have access to every tool and every piece of advice to develop an exceptional SEO and broader media strategy.

One of the more well-known SEO marketing conferences, this event includes a lineup of keynote

The Top 8 Conferences for SEO Professionals in Every Industry

speakers who are on the cutting edge of SEO and digital marketing, along with content sessions that are the nuts and bolts of the conference. Each day ends with 3-4 hours of networking where you’ll get the chance to connect with others in the digital marketing industry.

Do these 8 conferences have you excited about the future of SEO and SEM? Which one are you planning on attending this year to make your digital marketing strategy stronger than ever?

There’s nothing more valuable that peer interaction and advice and encouragement from experts in the field. This conference provides all of that and more.