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Dallas Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing Association Ranks Top Organic Search Engine Optimization Indicators

On Monday night, January 21st, 2008 you need to be in Dallas at the Richardson Rennaissance Hotel if you’re looking for organic search engine optimization help. The Dallas/Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing Association (the association I founded) will present the findings–and experts will answer your questions–during the meeting.

Dallas is home to some of the world’s leading search engine optimization experts, and on Monday, you have the chance to come and here their opinions on what factors are the most important as far as natural search engine optimization is concerned.

On Monday, January 21, search engine marketing experts from the Dallas/Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing Association (DFWSEM) will present “Top Natural Search Engine Optimization Indicators By Importance.”

The board of DFWSEM has compiled and ranked the most important factors involved in search engine optimization and will present them in an open forum that is likely to initiate lively discussion. After the event, a full listing of the findings will be posted at

The networking event starts at 6:00 PM, and the speakers will begin at 6:30 PM, ending at approximately 8:30 PM. The event is open to all DFWSEM members and non-members, including marketing professionals and the general public. The event is free for existing members, and $20 for non-members.

Meeting location

The Renaissance Dallas-Richardson Hotel is located at 900 East Lookout Drive, Richardson, Texas 75081. The hotel is in the Richardson Telecom Corridor, on the east side of 75 Central Expressway, approximately one mile south of George Bush Tollway. The hotel phone is 972-367-2000.

About the DFW Search Engine Marketing Association (DFWSEM)

The Dallas/Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing Organization (DFWSEM) is dedicated to education and promotion of the Dallas/Fort Worth search engine marketing industry, conversing various topics related to search engine optimization (SEO) and pay-per-click search (PPC), as well as other emerging media. The group meets once a month at various locations throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area, and is open to anyone interested in search engine marketing, including in-house marketers, independent consultants, and agencies. Initially founded in 2003, DFWSEM is the oldest and longest running local search engine marketing group/meetup in the country. Member agencies include DexterityMedia, Vizion Interactive, iCrossing, Range Online Media, Key Relevance, MarketNet, AffGoo, Creative Support, Did-it, SearchDex, WrightIMC and Bridgepose.

Past presenters to the DFWSEM Association include Google, MSN, Verizon, ClickTracks, MIVA,, The Dallas Morning News, Dan Thies, AffGoo, Stephen Malouf, WebTrends, Catherine Seda / Seda Communications, Shari Thurow / Grantastic Designs, Vizion Interactive,, ClickAssurance, iMediaConnection, and many others. The DFW SEM Association welcomes requests to speak to the group at

Joining DFWSEM
Corporate memberships are $175 for the first year and include three seats to monthly DFWSEM meetings, and individual DFWSEM memberships are $75 for the first year. Additional seats for a Corporate membership are $50/year. Checks,MasterCard, Visa, Amex, and checks are all accepted. For more information, visit

The DFWSEM Association also maintains a blog to keep members and non-members informed of upcoming events. Visit for more information.

Sponsoring DFWSEM
DFWSEM Association members cumulatively represent over $90,000,000 in annual search engine ad spend, and sponsorship is a great way to get your message in front of this group of decision makers and key influencers. To find out how to sponsor a monthly meeting or other opportunity, contact Mark Jackson at

DFWSEM Association 2006/2007 board of directors
President, Rob Garner, iCrossing; Vice President, Tony Wright, Dexterity Media; Chairperson, Christine Churchill, KeyRelevance; Vice Chairman, Web, Bill Hartzer, MarketNet; Secretary, Jeff Martin,; Treasurer, John Cole; Vice Chairman, Mark Jackson, Vizion Interactive; Vice Chairman, Dan Sturdivant, Creative Support; Vice Chairman, John Bagwell, Bagwell Marketing

DFWSEM Public Speakers
Many members of DFWSEM are actively speaking at various interactive marketing conferences, including SMX, Search Engine Strategies, ad:tech, and WebmasterWorld, among many others. If you are looking for someone to speak about search engine marketing related topics, or would like to interview a member, feel free to contact the group for more information at 214.459.3241.

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