(The Hosting News) – Attention all US search marketing geeks: there is still time to enter — and possibly win — the 3rd annual SMX Biggest Search Geek contest sponsored by Marin Software, the leading provider of paid search management solutions for advertisers and agencies.
The current leader is Sarah H., with a score of 65% correct in 14 minutes, 1 second.
Winners will be treated to a free trip for two to SMX West in San Jose, March 8-10, 2011, and will be introduced to the search marketing community by Danny Sullivan at the conference. First, second, and third place winners will also receive a free iPad.
The quiz has been created to test the best and brightest minds in the search marketing industry. It tests not only how much you know about search marketing — but how fast you can answer the questions. Questions range from tactical, how-do-you-do-it types of questions, to statistical, historical, and esoteric questions that will challenge the most seasoned search marketers.
Search geeks one and all are invited to enter the contest at http://biggestsearchgeek.com
- The SMX Biggest Search Geek Contest sponsored by Marin Software is open to anyone with the mettle to answer 20 tough questions about the ins-and-outs of search marketing. The contest is accessible onhttp://www.biggestsearchgeek.com.
- The Grand Prize Winner will receive an iPad plus a free trip for two people to SMX West in San Jose, California, March 8-10, 2011. The prize includes round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, and two All Access Conference passes to SMX West 2011 for the winner and a travel companion.
- The winner will also receive an award on stage from SMX West chair and Search Engine Land editor-in-chief Danny Sullivan, and will gain national recognition as the Biggest Search Geek for 2011.
- The winner of the SMX Biggest Search Geek Contest will be chosen based on who answers the most questions correctly in the least amount of time.
Search marketing experts have until February 11, 2011 at 11:59pm PST to take the timed questionnaire. The winner will be notified on February 14, 2011. The top 50 runner-ups answering the most correct questions in the shortest amount of time will each receive a “Search Geek” recognition award from Marin Software.
About Marin Software:
Marin Software provides the leading paid search management platform for advertisers and agencies worldwide. The company’s flagship product, Marin Search Marketer® is designed to address the workflow, analysis, and optimization needs of enterprise-class marketers, saving time and improving financial performance. More than 500 800 brands rely on Marin Search Marketer to manage and optimize in excess of $1.8 billion in annual search spend. Leading advertisers and agencies using Marin Software include Razorfish, Neo@Ogilvy, University of Phoenix, Macy’s, KAYAK, PriceGrabber, Salesforce.com and Reply.
About Search Marketing Expo and Third Door Media:
The Search Marketing Expo – SMX conference series is produced by Third Door Media, Inc. Third Door Media’s mission is to empower internet and search marketing professionals by providing trusted content and community services they need to be successful. Search Marketing Expo conferences are held around the world and include: SMX West (San Jose, CA), SMX East (New York City), SMX Advanced Seattle (Seattle, WA), SMX Advanced London (England), SMX Munich, SMX Sydney, and SMX Stockholm. See the complete list athttp://searchmarketingexpo.com.
Third Door Media publishes Search Engine Land, the leading search marketing news and analysis site. The company also produces Search Marketing Now, a lead-generation marketing solution for suppliers of SEM-related products and services, and operates Sphinn.com, a social news site that allows search and internet marketers to share news stories, participate in subject-specific discussion forums, and build their professional networks.