Why Become an SEMpdx Member?

Become a Member Today! For the price of about 2 pints of beer per month, you could be an SEMpdx member.

  • Get the best pricing for monthly educational events (just $20 as a member vs. $60 at the door).
  • Save at least $125 off the ticket price to the Engage conference
  • Attend Members Only Events (Members Appreciation speaker event in May, Members Engage conference Pre Party with Speakers & Sponsors)
  • Access to the Members Only Facebook Group
  • Access to the private SEMpdx Slack Channel
  • SEMpdx Membership Directory of all corporate and individual members with link to members web site

Be part of our vision to elevate Portland’s profile on a national scale as a hub for Search Engine Marketing (SEM) expertise. SEMpdx offers education and awareness programs, knowledge sharing, professional development and networking events for SEM professionals and the business community.

Membership is open to individuals and companies, including SEM firms and consultants, in-house marketing professionals, web developers, advertising agencies, students and the wider business community having an interest in organic search engine optimization and paid search strategies. There are three levels of membership and a wide range of opportunities to participate in the growth and direction of the organization.

Discounts to SEMpdx Members

Special discounts, advance invitations to events, and discounts for SEM training are offered to members. Details and Discount codes are listed on the SEMpdx Member Discounts page for members.

  • Receive discounts at industry events:
    • SMX
    • Pubcon
    • MozCon
    • Call to Action Conference
    • And other conferences
  • Complimentary subscription to Visibility Magazine.
  • 25% off Search Marketing Standard Magazine.
  • 10% off SEMPO Institute, a savings of from $50 to $225 depending upon which training program you take.
  • 25% off your first year of ranking reports at Authority Labs.

Education and Awareness

  • SEMpdx hosts monthly Educational events on the second Tuesday of each month with topics including local search, ppc management, improving analytics and social media. There are also networking events, some just for members only.
  • SEMpdx e-Newsletter keeps members up-to-date on the latest in Portland’s SEM community. Delivered bi-monthly, it includes event announcements, industry news, and informative articles written by SEM experts.
  • White Papers and Articles on SEM best practices and tips are available to members in the member area of the SEMpdx’s website.
  • Online Forum and Blogs enable SEMpdx professionals to learn from one another and share knowledge with the business community.

Networking and Professional Development

  • SEMpdx Networking events are held monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of each month connecting SEM professionals and area businesses
  • SEMpdx Member Badge to display on your site
  • Members can post resumes and job openings to a publicly-viewable job board
  • Special Events (including a Membership Appreciation Event) occur throughout the year and include guest speakers, workshops and other activities. Members receive advance invitations as well as discount pricing to these events


Here’s What Search Marketers Say:

“SEMpdx gives small businesses the insight and intelligence that they need to be competitive within the search engines. The tools, advice, and strategies shared within the SEMpdx community are valuable to new and seasoned Search Marketing professionals.”
Scott Fish
32 degrees digital 

“Not only does being a member of SEMpdx give you credibility it keeps you informed about the nuances our craft of SEM. Being a member of SEMpdx has paid for it self many times over.”
Gary Pool

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