PRWeb to Speak at SMX West 2010

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Panel Session to Explore Blended Search; Theatre Presentation to Offer Tips for Optimizing Online News Releases for Search, SEO and Social Media

The online news release distribution service of Vocus. Follow us on Twitter: @PRWeb

Blended search is an important concept because it represents multiple ways to obtain improved results in search beyond simply optimizing Web pages.

PRWeb, the online news distribution service of Vocus (NASDAQ: VOCS), announced today that it will speak on a panel session at the Search Marketing Expo (SMX) West trade show in Santa Clara, Calif.

PRWeb’s Director of Product Management, Jiyan Wei, will present on a panel session called “Universal & Blended Search Opportunities” along with four other panelists and moderators. The session, which is being held on March 3rd at 3:15 p.m., will cover how to optimize multiple types of “web assets” in addition to text-based Web content in order to gain more exposure on search results pages.

Separately, Wei will also provide an SMX theater presentation titled “Five Tips for Optimizing News Releases for Search, SEO and Social Media” beginning at 1:00 p.m., also on March 3rd. His SMX theater presentation will be held on the Expo Hall floor, where Wei will present case studies demonstrating how some successful online news releases have increased Web traffic by up to 50 percent and sometimes more.

“Blended search is an important concept because it represents multiple ways to obtain improved results in search beyond simply optimizing Web pages,” said Wei. “The opportunity to speak at SMX is chance for PRWeb to share some of the things we’ve learned to help customers create great content – and optimize that content for maximum visibility online.”

SMX West is being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center March 2-4, 2010. The convention center is located at 5001 Great American Parkway, Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, please visit

About PRWeb
PRWeb is recognized as a leading online news and press release distribution service worldwide. Since 1997, PRWeb has been changing the way businesses, marketing departments and public relations firms think about press releases. PRWeb was the first company to develop a distribution strategy around direct-to-consumer communication and to build and offer a platform for search engine optimized press release distribution. PRWeb is an online news distribution service of Vocus, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand public relations management software. For more information, go to

About Vocus
Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: VOCS) is a leading provider of on-demand software for public relations management. Our web-based software suite helps organizations of all sizes to fundamentally change the way they communicate with both the media and the public, optimizing their public relations and increasing their ability to measure its impact. Our on-demand software addresses the critical functions of public relations including media relations, news distribution and news monitoring. We deliver our solutions over the Internet using a secure, scalable application and system architecture, which allows our customers to eliminate expensive up-front hardware and software costs and to quickly deploy and adopt our on-demand software. Vocus is used by more than 4,400 organizations worldwide and is available in seven languages. Vocus is based in Lanham, MD with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit or call (800) 345-5572.

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