SearchFest 2015

We’re getting ready for our ninth annual SearchFest conference. Save the Date!: Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Sentinel Hotel (formerly the Governor Hotel). Click the button below for more information.

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Become a Member

For the price of about 2 pints of beer per month, you could be an SEMpdx member. Members get access to Early Bird pricing for monthly events for only $20, they get 30% off SearchFest and more!

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Monthly Events

Each month from August through May, we hold educational internet marketing events in Portland. Typically hey are held on the second Tuesday of each month, with exceptions made for special events.

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Newsletter Signup

Add yourself to the SEMpdx email list, and we’ll keep you informed about upcoming events and other local news too. We respect your privacy and will not sell your company name or email address.

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Join SEMpdx

Find out more about becoming a member of the top internet marketing group in the Pacific Northwest. For the price of about 2 pints of beer per month, you could be an SEMpdx member.

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Featured Partner

Emma Marketing offers email marketing services to 40,000+ clients, and they are the official SEMpdx newsletter sponsor. SEMpdx members receive a 20% discount on new accounts.

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Members Only

Each year we have a members only event, that we present for no charge to our members.   We bring in a special speaker, food and beverages are included, and it takes place in May of each year.

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Charity Of Choice

We have selected Harpers Playground.  They inspire vital communities by creating innovative playgrounds for people of all abilities, building a more inclusive world, one playground at a time.

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Have you got an internet marketing job available? Are you looking for a job in the industry here in Portland Oregon? Visit our new job board to see what we  have available, or post one of your own.

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Members Get Discounts to Events

Members can enjoy thousands of dollars in discounts for major national conferences. Get SEMpdx member discount codes by visiting our member discounts page (Members can obtain the log in user ID and password by Contacting Us).

Business Community – Benefits of SEM

Did you know that search engine marketing delivers the most qualified leads at the lowest cost compared to all other traditional marketing media? Join today and learn how a strategic search engine marketing campaign can not only increase sales but also significantly increase your company’s profit margins.

Search Marketers

Expand your knowledge base, become integrated with Portland business owners, stay informed on the latest news and converse with fellow SEM specialists. These are only a few of the advantages of becoming a member of SEMpdx. Join today and start providing higher value for your current employer or clients.

Upcoming Conferences

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SEM Gems Coming to a Conference Near You at Bend WebCAM, Oct. 13-14

Bend, Oregon is Brewing More than Beer this Fall. Just a three-hour jaunt from Portland, Bend WebCAM offers a unique 2-day conference that unites creative crowds, techie types, andmarketing minds for dynamic conversation. Get the digital marketing trends you need while enjoying the fresh air and fresh brews of Oregon’s favorite getaway destination. This is a rare opportunity for respite from your day-to-day and a recharge on those creative juices.  So, what are you waiting for? A discount??

Well, we’ve got that too. Friends of SEMpdx save $129 on registration through October 9. At this price, your registration is about 1/5 the cost of other search marketing conferences. Need more convincing? Download the Top Reasons You Need to Attend and even a letter you can use to convince your boss.

Check out Bend WebCAM’s notable line-up of speakers + networking events and learn the latest tricks of the trade from industry leaders like Marty Weintraub from aimClear, who will be featured as a keynote and a workshop presenter with other SEM thought-leaders like Will Scott from Search Influence and Anna Sawyer with Guidebook. Plus, Mike King, the “Don Draper of SEO,” will return to explore the latest topics and innovations bubbling to the search marketing surface.

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Seattle Interactive Conference 2014 – Oct 15th & 16th, 2014

In 2014, the Seattle Interactive Conference will spotlight the Makers. We are in the midst of a DIY revolution. Commerce and culture are driven by innovation like never before. With easier access to tools, ideas are transformed into action faster. Digital artisans merge creativity with experience to develop new assets and opportunities. As a result, brands and businesses must leverage change at an entirely new pace. The Northwest is in a unique position to influence this conversation. Our thriving tech industry has always been driven by digital pioneers.

SIC 2014 will examine this evolving landscape by turning to those with firsthand experience redefining the industry. They are the Makers; thought-leaders who synthesize creative inspiration with the next big idea, and companies that successfully cultivate innovation and then translate it into commerce. What can we learn from their experience integrating new ideas? Is your brand positioned to leverage change? What are the critical new tools that you need, now?

Date: October 15-16, 2014

Times: 9am – 5pm (both days)

Location: The Conference Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA 98101

Register Now and Save $100 with code SEMPDX100

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60+ Sessions on SEO, SEM & More: Attend SMX East, October 1-3 in NYC – Save $100 with Member Discount

Search Marketing Expo – SMX East offers 60+ sessions covering SEO, paid search, local/mobile search, and more. You’ll appreciate the depth and flexibility the multi-track agenda offers, whether you’re new to search or a seasoned vet, own a small business or employed at a Fortune 500 company. Join us for 3 days of exceptional content and networking – just $1695 if you register by August 29 and use discount code “smx100sempdx”. Six in-depth workshops available on September 29th. For more info visit


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ClickZ Live Chicago – Nov. 3-6

Formerly SES Conference & Expo, ClickZ Live Chicago is the next generation digital marketing event, designed by digital marketers for digital marketers, which is taking place on November 3-6. This year’s agenda has been divided into 10 individual tracks to cover every aspect of digital marketing and leave no stone unturned. Conference tracks include: Data-Driven Marketing, Content Marketing Strategy, eCommerce Tactics, Next Generation Search and more! ClickZ Live events are upheld by two fundamental pillars – Education and Networking – therefore as well as delivering relevant and tactical content to enhance your digital marketing campaigns, we will keep you busy with a whole host of Networking events. To get more information about the event, please visit the event website and join the discussion on Twitter #CZLCHI.  Register with code SEM14CH and save $500 off the full price!