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Become.com Industry Events

As one of the leading comparison shopping engines with the most advanced search technology, including our patented AIR ranking system, Become.com’s executives and representatives are frequently invited to speak at tradeshows and conventions for the online shopping and search industry. We also use these events to educate clients and the wider public about the features and benefits of Become.com.

Please check this calendar to see what industry events Become.com will be attending if you have any questions about our website or our company, and we will be delighted to speak with you. For more information please check out Industry Insight to get our experienced perspective on both our own company, ecommerce and the business of search.

SMX Toronto 2013

Become.com to Speak at SMX Toronto (Canada), March 21, 2013

Takeshi Young, Technical SEO Project Lead at Become.com, will be speaking at the following session at SMX Toronto:

Social Sites You Shouldn’t Overlook

You’re rocking the major social media sites, but are you overlooking smaller ones that might pay off in a big way? In this session, you’ll learn how Pinterest, Instagram, Reddit and others may send you valuable traffic and visitors, as well as specific tactics for success with them.

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2013 (Conference Day 2)
Time: 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Event Details
SMX Toronto
September 20-21, 2013

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
222 Bremner Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2W6
Canada

SMX East 2011

Become.com to Speak at SMX East (New York), September 13, 2011

Micah Fisher-Kirshner, Senior SEO Manager, Become.com will be speaking at the following sessions at SMX East:

Google Survivor Tips

Although Google says only 12% of all websites were affected by its recent "Panda" update, many legitimate websites felt the sting of new ranking algorithms. But fear not: If your site was "pandalized" you can get back into Google’s good graces by following the tips and tactics our panelists present during this session.

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 (Conference Day 1)
Time: 9:00am to 10:15am

The Great Correlation vs. Causation Debate

All SEOs know that making changes to your site can have a significant impact on rankings. The challenge is in understanding what changes actually cause ranking changes, and which changes merely correlate with rankings (e.g. they’re coincidental byproducts of change). In this lively session expert SEOs who’ve dived deeply into understanding search algorithms debate correlation vs. causation and make their cases for the types of ranking factors that do (or don’t) have significant meaning.

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 (Conference Day 1)
Time: 10:15am to 10:45am

Event Details
SMX East 2011: New York City
September 13-15, 2011

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001

SMX Advanced Seattle 2011

Become.com to Speak at SMX Advanced Seattle, June 8th, 2011

Micah Fisher-Kirshner, SEO Manager, Become.com will be speaking at the following sessions at SMX Advanced Seattle:

Google Survivor Tips

The Farmer/Panda Update blues or other Google changes got you down? This session covers ways to redeem yourself, plus ways to make yourself more Google independent.

Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 (Conference Day 2)
Time: 10:30am to 11:45am (SEO & Social Media Track )

Event Details
SMX Advanced Seattle 2011
June 7-8, 2011

Bell Harbor International Conference Center
2203 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA

SES Chicago

Become.com to Speak at SES Chicago, October 19th, 2010

Jon Glick, VP of SEO and GM European Web Properties of Become.com will be speaking at the following sessions at SES Chicago:

Meaningful SEO Metrics: Going Beyond the Numbers (Jon Glick, VP of SEO and GM European Web Properties)

As knowledge of SEO practices evolves and deepens, and as more resources are devoted to landing page optimization, C-level executives are demanding proof of the return received from these resources. Today, upper management is looking beyond changes in Page Rank and paying attention to metrics that point to the bottom line, such as LTV and ROI. This panel will provide insider perspectives into ways to move beyond Page Rank, indexed pages, or linked sites and into metrics that can make you a hero and, better yet, get your budget raised to a respectable level.

For a summary on Jon Glick's presentation, please check here.

Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 (Conference Day 1)

Time: 1:30pm to 2:30pm (Track 3)

Event Details
SES Chicago
October 19-21, 2010

Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

SES San Francisco

Become.com to Speak at SES San Francisco, August 17th & 18th, 2010

Jon Glick, VP of SEO and GM European Web Properties of Become.com, and Lee Cohen, Senior Director of Business Development & Sales, will be speaking at the following sessions at SES San Francisco:

Meaningful SEO Metrics: Going Beyond the Numbers (Jon Glick, VP of SEO and GM European Web Properties)

As knowledge of SEO practices evolves and deepens, and as more resources are devoted to landing page optimization, C-level executives are demanding proof of the return received from these resources. Today, upper management is looking beyond changes in Page Rank and paying attention to metrics that point to the bottom line, such as LTV and ROI. This panel will provide insider perspectives into ways to move beyond Page Rank, indexed pages, or linked sites and into metrics that can make you a hero and, better yet, get your budget raised to a respectable level.

Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 (Conference Day 1)

Time: 1:30pm to 2:30pm (Track 3)

Beyond the Click: What Shoppers Need Now (Lee Cohen, Senior Director of Business Development & Sales)

Shoppers expect a streamlined search experience on retail sites themselves but are becoming less impressed as e-commerce falls behind the capabilities of the web. Research shows that 43% of visitors who land on a website go immediately to the search function. If the search functionality is poor, 80% of users will leave the site and click over to a competitor, yet many retail sites still rely on navigation alone. This panel will discuss what online shoppers need and how retailers are bridging the off-site/on-site search gap and applying the latest in website technology and cloud-based services to enhance conversions.

Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 (Conference Day 2)

Time: 5:00pm to 6:00pm (Track 2)

Event Details
SES San Francisco
August 16-20, 2010

Moscone West
4th St & Howard St
San Francisco, CA

For a summary on Jon Glick's presentation, please check here.

Shop.org Annual Summit

Visit Become.com (Booth 831) at the Shop.org Annual Summit, September 21-23, 2009

Shop.org Annual Summit is one of the leading conferences for retailers, service providers and advertising companies in the online retailing space. Every year, over 100 vendors exhibit at the show and over 2,000 key internet decision makers attend the summit. This year Become.com will be exhibiting at the show starting on Monday September 21. Come by our booth and learn about new features to our leading search engine and if you know in advance that you will be attending the show, contact us at sales@become.com to schedule a meeting with one of our team members.

LeadsCon Las Vegas

Become.com to Speak at LeadsCon Las Vegas, March 4th & 5th, 2009

Michael Yang, Founder & CEO of Become.com and Arjun Jayaram, Vice President of Engineering will be speaking at the following sessions at LeadsCon in Las Vegas on March 5th:

  • Mastering PPC (Michael Yang, Founder & CEO)
  • Search is necessary in order for retailers to increase their online presence, and with some optimizing they can make the most of what search offers. This panel is the insider's view of what it takes.
  • Date: Thursday, March 5, 2009
  • Time: 10:45am to 11:30am
  • Landing Pages that Convert (Arjun Jayaram, Vice President of Engineering)
  • This session focuses on what landing page optimization can do to improve the traffic you currently receive. Learn why displaying the right message is important and how to do it, as well as what steps can be taken to reduce lead costs and get more traffic with your current spend.
  • Date: Thursday, March 5, 2009
  • Time: 11:30am to 12:15pm
  • About LeadsCon
  • LeadsCon is the pioneering conference and expo dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of those operating in the online lead generation industry. LeadsCon provides a unique and collaborative environment designed for networking, innovating, and learning. Meet the people, gather the knowledge, and get the tools to gain the edge in the ever evolving online lead generation space.
  • Event Details
  • LeadsCon Las Vegas
  • March 4-5, 2009
  • The Mirage Hotel & Casino
  • LeadsCon Las Vegas Schedule

SMX West in Santa Clara

Become.com to Speak SMX West in Santa Clara, Feb 10th, 2009

Jon Glick, Vice President of Product Search and Comparison Shopping at Become.com, will be speaking at the following session at SMX West on February 10th: