Calling All Search Geeks: Marin Software Sponsors SMX 4th Annual Biggest Search Geek Contest


Calling All Search Geeks: Marin Software Sponsors SMX 4th Annual Biggest Search Geek Contest

Biggest search geek will receive an all-expense-paid trip to SMX West 2012 and an Apple iPad

San Francisco, CA December 14, 2011 - Marin Software, provider of the leading online advertising management platform for advertisers and agencies, and Search Marketing Expo today launched the 4th Annual "SMX Biggest Search Geek Contest,” the popular quiz-based contest that lets search marketers enter for a chance to win a trip to SMX West 2012 and an Apple iPad2.

Key Facts:

  • The SMX Biggest Search Geek contest sponsored by Marin Software is open to anyone willing to test their SEM chops with 20 tough questions about search marketing on topics ranging from ad bidding, quality score, history of search, SEO, Facebook, mobile, and retargeting.
  • The contest runs from Dec 14, 2011—Feb 10, 2012 at 11:59pm PST. The first-place winner will win an all-expense paid trip for two to San Jose, California for the 2012 SMX West conference to be held February 28 – March 1, 2012.
  • The winner will be presented with an award on stage by SMX producer Danny Sullivan and Marin Software VP of Marketing Matt Lawson. This year, the winner will also receive an Apple iPad2. Second- and third-place winners will also win Apple iPad2s. The top 50 entrants will receive a search geek recognition award.
  • Last year, more than 1000 search marketing professionals participated in the contest. The winner of the contest won with a score of 82% with the runner up at 74%.


  • “We’re calling all paid search marketing experts to take the Search Geek challenge; this is your chance to showcase your SEM expertise and be recognized for it,” said Matt Lawson, VP of Marketing at Marin Software. “This year’s questions are tougher than ever, but as the $35B paid search industry has evolved, more and more people have learned the tricks to manage complex campaigns across millions of keywords, so we’re confident there are super-smart search geeks out there.”
  • “As the Winner of the 2011 Biggest Search Geek contest, I’m going to defend my title,” said Seungbok David Chung at Webmetro. “I’ve been brushing up on my algorithms, keyword optimization, and campaign management tricks, so I’m confident I’ll be back as the Biggest Search Geek this year.”
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