Local SEO – SEMpdx Event Recap

Local SEO – SEMpdx Event Recap February 13, 2018 – We welcomed local SEO expert Greg Gifford, Director of Search and Social at DealerOn, to speak at this month’s event.  Greg explained that ranking number one in search results is not where your primary focus should be anymore.  Thanks to personalization, localization and proximity, every user sees slightly different results.  Between signals you can optimize, signals you can’t optimize and changes Google makes, local SEO is not a simple process.  With that in mind, Greg discussed five signals that we can optimize and...Read More...

The Future of Digital Marketing – SEMpdx Event Recap

The Future of Digital Marketing – SEMpdx Event Recap January 9, 2018 – At this month’s sold out event, we welcomed a panel of experts to share their insights on the future of digital marketing.  Scott Hendison, Todd Mintz, Anna Hutson and Kevin Getch – all SEMpdx board members – hosted a generous Q&A session, providing their thoughts on all things digital.  Here are a few highlights from the night: Basic tactics are still working. Oftentimes, the problem companies face is not having a customer-centric strategy to work from. Continuing to focus on your overall content is important. Create...Read More...

Google Penalties: A Guide for Manual Action Removal and Recovery – 2017 Edition

Google Penalties: A Guide for Manual Action Removal and Recovery – 2017 Edition Receiving a Google Penalty can be a devastating blow for any website. Whether it’s a site-wide or partial match, manual actions applied to a domain by Google can see organic search traffic appear to fling itself off a cliff. Original source While the previous example is a reported penalty, recovering from an algorithmic penalty can sometimes be hard to diagnose. It can also be harder to recover from, as when a manual action is applied to a site you have a direct connection with Google to let it be known you fixed issues that they identified....Read More...

Multi-Channel Marketing – SEMpdx Event Recap

June 6, 2017 – The focus of this month’s event was multi-channel marketing, and we welcomed Dave Roth, CEO of Emergent Digital, who shared tips for successfully utilizing multiple communication channels in our campaigns. Understand your customer personas, including which channels and networks they are using. Use a single source of data to effectively communicate with the client. You can use other systems for intra-channel optimization, but commit to one source for client communication. Consider various modes of communication with your target...Read More...

Prioritize, Build & Measure Digital Campaigns – SEMpdx Event Recap

Prioritize, Build & Measure Digital Campaigns  – SEMpdx Event Recap April 11, 2017 – SEMpdx welcomed John McPhee and Ryan Campbell, both of Oregonian Media Group, to present at this month’s event.  Together, they shared their recommendations on how to effectively prioritize, build and measure digital campaigns.  Here are a few takeaways from the night: Building your marketing campaign is about prioritization. John likened it to a staircase, noting the first step is a good website and mobile experience.  Next is SEO, followed by email.  As you move up the staircase, build out your branded paid search, display...Read More...

SEO For 2017 & Beyond – SEMpdx Event Recap

SEO For 2017 & Beyond – SEMpdx Event Recap February 7, 2017 – SEMpdx welcomed two SEO experts to speak at our February event.  Kevin Chow, from Webfor, shared his insights on the future of local search, and David Portney, from 3Q Digital, discussed real-world SEO strategies and tactics that everyone can start implementing right away.  Following are a few key take-aways from the evening: Centroids are not always located downtown. With desktop search, the centroid is located where the cluster grouping is for each vertical.  With mobile search, the user is the centroid. When it comes to...Read More...