I’m on the events planning committee for SEMpdx, and for the January 2011 meeting, I’m happy to announce that I’ll be one of the three presenters. If this seems a little self-serving, then I apologize, but I promise it will be a good one. With the radical changes in Google that have taken place in […]

This year’s Elite Retreat was every bit as good as last years, and again, i’m really glad I chose to attend.  It was great to see some friends from last year, and I also met some really amazing new attendees. Once again, I feel like I learned almost as much from other attendees as I […]

I’m leaving this moring for Elite Retreat, and I’m writing this in the airport because my flight is delayed. It occurs to me that I may not be able to productively fill all of my “one on one” time. Have you looked at who’s speaking at Elite Retreat 2009? Can you imagine not having an […]

Next Tuesday night, you’ll have an opportunity to hear two usability experts talk about real-life examples and case studies, and perhaps even some live reviews, (if you’d like to submit your own  site) in the February SEMpdx event. Instead of the usual Hot Seat panel focused on nothing but SEO, two new panelists will be […]

Believe it or not, the board of SEMpdx has been getting a number of emails asking us where to register for SearchFest 2009, coming up in March. So, I figured I would take a minute to point out the SearchFest registration, as well as the entire SearchFest 2009 agenda, and a link to our sponsors. […]

This year’s lineup at Elite Retreat promises to be another winner, and after Jeremy took my request to heart and invited Stephen Spencer to be a panelist, I couldn’t resist, and just signed up to attend again. Stephan (among other things) is the creator of the original SEO Title Tags plugin for WordPress. I’m also […]

I just spent nearly 2 1/2 hours on my 10 minute presentation for the East Portland Chamber of Commerce, tomorrow morning at Warner Pacific College. If you’re already a search marketer you probably won’t learn much, but if you’re a small business owner, it should be enlightening. My goal is merely to make the attending […]

Next week is an SEM Hotseat event geared towards beginners. Have you come to search marketing events before and been overwhelmed?  Do you have some SEO questions that you think are too basic?  This is your chance to get that added level of detail and attention you may have been craving at other events. Since […]

Next week’s SEMpdx presentation gets very specific regarding the local search ranking algorithm. SEMpdx is fortunate to have a new board member join us for 2009 who’s recently moved here from San Fransisco. His name is David Mihm, he’s an expert in local search, and he’s agreed to give a similar presentation to the one […]

I’m looking forward to next Tuesday nights meeting of the Oregon Computer Consultants Association.  The subject is going to be using open source software on your desktop as a replacement for Windows, whether personal use, business use or both. I’m so fed up with computer problems that I’ve actually considered buying a Mac, but I […]

In a word – yes. I finally just completed my post about attending the SMX Advanced conference in Seattle. It was long overdue, having been nearly a week since I returned, but I have lots of other priorities right now including wrapping up my end of month client reporting, and attending games and practices for […]

I’ll be on a panel at Innotech this year, because for the first time, there will be live website reviews taking place at the conference,  here in Portland Oregon. The entire conference is scheduled for next Wednesday, April 16th and Thursday April 17th,  but the live SEM Hotseat is Thursday April 17 3:30 PM in […]