Win Ticket ($499): 2013 Portland SearchFest @ Governor Hotel | Search and Social Media Conference, Duane Forrester of Bing

Portland’s SearchFest Conference is Friday, February 22, 2013 in downtown Portland. It is the top Search Engine and Social Media marketing conference in Oregon, and one of the top on the West Coast. Check out the agenda here. It includes top internet advertising agencies in our area as well as people from Bing, REI, aimClear, Disney Interactive and more. Whether you are promoting a company, yourself, or looking for new career opportunities, this is a great place to learn.

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From our partners at SearchFest:
SearchFest Portland 2012SearchFest 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Non-Member tickets are $499 | SEMpdx Member tickets are $374
More Info & Tickets:

The Governor Hotel
614 SW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97205
(503) 224-3400 | More Info:

SearchFest is currently the only search and social media conference organized by a nonprofit business organization (SEMpdx) in the Northwest — allowing tickets to be one-third of the cost of other conferences featuring the same caliber of speakers. Lower ticket prices paired with national experts has led to tremendous growth of the event.

With ticket sales up a dramatic 48 percent over what they were at this time last year, an expanded version of SearchFest will be able to meet an increasing demand.

“We listened to last year’s attendee feedback suggesting they wanted more time to delve into topics on a deeper level,” said Alan George, SearchFest Director. “The new bonus track will offer smaller class sizes that can be personalized through highly specific Q-and-A’s. Professionals will get down to the heart of the matter about why they are at SearchFest.”

Keynoting this year will be Duane Forrester of Bing (the search engine based in Seattle, Wash.) and Marty Weintraub of aimClear (an INC. 500-honored digital agency based in Minnesota). Additional companies represented at SearchFest include: Disney Interactive, REI, Rosetta and a variety of local, regional and national marketing firms.

The complete agenda covers a wide variety of online marketing topics, including: advanced analytics, social media strategies and analytics, advanced technical SEO, content marketing strategy, SEO for eCommerce, user experience optimization, link building, Facebook advertising, advanced pay-per-click techniques, and local/mobile strategies and tactics.