Search Engine Marketing conference to feature national thought leaders, workshops

Portland, Ore. – Nov.23, 2009 – SEMpdx is pleased to announce the launch of its fourth annual Search Engine Marketing conference, SearchFest 2010.

Joining the search engine optimization and pay-per-click tracks this year is a new category sure to be of interest to public relations, advertising, and other marketing professionals: Social media.

SearchFest 2010 takes place at the Governor Hotel in Portland, Oregon on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration is now open to the public ( and pre- agenda ticket prices are on sale at $139.

“Every year SearchFest enriches the pacific northwest’s business community by bringing together everyone from corporate executives and Web marketers, to traditional business owners and agency professionals,” said Ben Lloyd, SEMpdx president. “SearchFest is one of the best opportunities all year to learn new things and network with your peers. Attendees will not be disappointed.”

SearchFest 2010 will offer multiple informative learning tracks, workshops, and panels designed to provide insight into the most up-to-date strategies and technological advancements in online search marketing.

This year’s topics will include social media marketing, advanced search engine optimization (SEO,) local search, Web analytics, paid search marketing, future trends and more.

Past keynote speakers have included Danny Sullivan, editor-in-chief of Search Engine Land, and Rand Fishkin, CEO and Co-Founder of SEOmoz.

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About SEMpdx

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, SEMpdx is a non-profit dedicated to nurturing the development of search engine marketing (SEM) in the greater northwest.

SEMpdx provides a resource for local professionals and businesses interested in leveraging SEM to enhance their career and bottom line.

SEMpdx’s mission is to improve the quality of work and life for SEM professionals as well as elevate Portland’s profile on a national scale as a hotbed of SEM talent.

The organization hosts monthly educational and networking events where local businesses can get valuable tips on how to increase awareness and revenues via SEM and meet and share best practices with like minded professionals.

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