Takeaways from SMX Israel

By Dixon Jones January 16, 2012

Yesterday, SMX Israel took place and Majestic were proud to be major sponsors. I thought I would note some of the interesting takeaways that before I forget them.

1: Excel for SEO rocks.

Two presenters mentioned Neil Bosma’s Excel plugin for SEOs which looks like it absolutely is brilliant. Neil – I hope you’ll look at our OpenApps system and consider integrating our link data. You know how to find me. Unfortunately, the plugin doesn’t work on my Mac Air so I’ll have to get back to the office and start playing with it on a PC.

2: My presentation on analysing algorithm changes like Panda

What really excites me about hearing that this Neil Basma’s plugin was already available, is that it will be even easier to implement some of the statistical tests that I was discussing on my panel, which was about analysing algorithm updates like Panda (Embedded below).

3: Marty Weintraub is Married

I do feel for Laura Weintraub. Marty is a very entertaining speaker, but I would imagine he is an exhausting husband!

4: Majestic’s Backlink Data is indeed Strong

Israeli SEOs are (I am glad to say) obsessed with links and Rankabove discussed their research into the various link data suppliers and I am delighted to say that Majestic came out on top. We are far from complacent, though, and have some exciting developments lined up for 2012.

5: Here are some more useful SEO Tools

My second presentation of the day was on the SEO Tools I use. Naturally, Majestic SEO is in the list, but I take my hat off to some of the other tools out there and went into why I like many of these tools. Again, the presentation is embedded below.

SMX Israel has again been an excellent conference with an excellent line up of speakers. I am glad Majestic SEO were able to sponsor the event and I wish Barry Schwarz and everyone a safe journey home.

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16 Responses to “Takeaways from SMX Israel”

  1. Barry Schwartz said:

    January 16, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Thanks Dixon. Very appreciative that you come and help tremendously every year!

  2. Mark Ginsberg said:

    January 16, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Hey Dixon,

    It was great meeting you yesterday and I’m glad I had the opportunity to speak with you on the Tools panel. I’m really hoping you and Niels can get the Majestic data into SEO Tools for Excel – that’ll make it rock even more!

  3. Dixon said:

    January 16, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Hi Mark,
    Great to see you too. Right now I so wish I didn’t have a Mac. But I’ll get over it when I get back to my desktop.

  4. aimClear said:

    January 16, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Trouble MAKER!

  5. Jonathan Ynnger said:

    January 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Dixon, enjoyed seeing you at the show again this year.

    ps – the bottle opener has already come in handy :-)


  6. iPullRank said:

    January 16, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    6. Yanks outdrink Brits.

    Also Neils’ tool is incredible but would probably be quite slow on that volume of data.

    Nice to meet ya.


    • Dixon said:

      January 17, 2012 at 11:15 am

      Ah. Useful to bear that in mind. Thanks. I started spreadsheet using VisiCalc (how old am I?), where the updates only happened when you pressed the “recalculate now” button. On my MAC version of Excel at least, there is still the option to only update formulas manually. Maybe that’s the approach one should take if size becomes an issue.

      • iPullRank said:

        January 17, 2012 at 3:40 pm

        > Yep you can do that in Excel on the PC too.

  7. Mike Robinson said:

    January 19, 2012 at 5:26 am

    Impressive post. Seems like you and had a great time. And you earned it from that presentation!

  8. Niels Bosma said:

    January 19, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Glad you like my tool!

    I’d be happy to talk to you about integrating your APIs.


    • Dixon said:

      January 20, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      Great – Email is in the ether :)

  9. Barry said:

    January 22, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Was wondering if you have an audio or video recoding of your presentation because I feel like I can learn a tremendous amount from it as I was unable to go to the conference.

    • Dixon said:

      January 22, 2012 at 4:34 pm

      The sessions were filmed by SMX! You can try them