Are you an SEO/SEM in Mexico or Brazil?

I'll be visiting Mexico from Feb 16-24 and Brazil from Feb 24-Mar 3 for the purposes of meeting other SEO's, learning about the local search marketing environment and culture, and generally beginning to learn more about and promote those two countries as excellent SEO targets for international businesses.

If you live in either place (specifically Mexico City, Acapulco, Cancun, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro) I'd love to meet with you - I'm also looking for local contacts and sources, and can in turn introduce you to my other contacts and sources internationally. I'll buy the beer :)

And, just to make this post more interesting, I'm in the process of finishing up (finally) my book (International SEO) and I'd like to share with everyone the top 20 international SEO/SEM countries (there may be a few surprises in here for some people):

This list was created by comparing overall population, internet users, internet penetration, broadband subscribers, and user growth for 194 countries. Ranked in order of internet broadband users:

1. United States
2. China
3. Japan
4. Germany
5. Korea, South
6. United Kingdom
7. France
8. Italy
9. Canada
10. Spain
11. Brazil
12. Netherlands
13. Taiwan
14. Australia
15. Mexico
16. Turkey
17. Russia
18. Poland
19. India
20. Vietnam

I intend to meet with SEO's and other search marketers in every single country before publishing the book, hence my trip to Brazil and Mexico.

Cheers,

Ian

7 comments:

Lucas VGR said...

Hi Ian!
I´m Lucas from Brazil...
I always read your, he is excelent!
If you need anything here you can contact me, i live in Juiz de Fora, its about 3 hours from Rio de Janeiro.
i will add you on my twitter ok?!
Ps: Sorry of my english, he is rusty!
Best regards
Lucas

Ian McAnerin said...

Hi Lucas!

I'll be in Rio from Feb 24-28 - if you happen to be in the area, I'd love to meet you and learn more about the Brasil market, if you have time. 3 hours is a long way away, so I understand if you can't get the time off, of course. :)

Alexander said...

I find it so interesting that you are exploring the latinamerican market.

It's a shame you won't be here in Colombia. Believe it or not, SEO has been growing quite a lot over here in the recent years.

It's great news that you are finishing your book, I would obviously take a look at it ;)

Best Regards, and greetings from Colombia

Ian McAnerin said...

Hi Alexander! I'm very interested in all of Latin America - I'm starting with Brazil and Mexico simply because I have to start somewhere, but I'd love to learn more about the Columbia market.

If you are interested, please send me an email (mcanerin at gmail dot com) and perhaps we can talk about it.

I'm always looking for information and contacts in specific areas, and I firmly believe that the best SEO/SEM to use for Columbia is a Columbia-based SEO/SEM. Every area is different, and the locals know best.

I think the entire Latin American market is under-rated internationally, and I'm on a personal mission to help educate people and companies around the world to invest and market in the area.

Anonymous said...

I so jealous you're going to Mexico and Brazil. When is the next time you're going to visit Canada?

Alexander said...

Hello Ian! How did your trip went?

Ian McAnerin said...

It went really well, and I learned a lot I could not have from books, the internet, etc. Nothing beats being there.

I'll probably be back, and this time I hope to visit more countries. I'm considering attending the SMX Sao Paulo conference, as well.