Scott Hendison 6 March 2008
SEO consultant, affiliate marketer, and founding member of SEMpdx.org
Scott Hendison is the CEO and president of Search Commander, Inc., offering all forms of search engine marketing services ranging from consulting to full development.
He’s also an affiliate marketer, and co-owner of Get WordPressed, focused on niche websites using the WordPress content management system.
He also operates Portland Technology Consultants, which is a webhosting and computer service company. Hosting servers are located in downtown Portland, and dispatch of computer and networking technicians is on both the east and west side, as well as into Vancouver Washington.
Scott was a computer retailer from 1997 – 2002, who built a successful on site repair business through Pay Per Click and organic search engine optimization. This early entry into search marketing enabled his own business to gain front page search results for computer repair, web hosting, and Internet consulting, establishing a foothold for many phrases that remain firmly entrenched in the top of the SERPS to this day.
In 2003, Search Commander was formed to focus exclusively on search engine marketing, and today they work with the decision-makers, marketing departments, web designers and IT staff at medium to large sized companies in 5 countries to maximize their search efforts though education and participation.
Scott is married with two kids, and active in his local business community, as a founding member of Search Engine Marketers of Portland. SEMpdx.org is a non-profit group offering monthly educational meetings, and guest speakers, and a large regional search marketing show called SearchFest that takes place in March each year, in Portland.
What are you up to?
I’m currently focusing on having less clients and more affiliate marketing opportunities in niche markets.
What are you into?
I’m into snowboarding and coaching my kids’ sports, when I’m not online. I used to play a lot of video games, but now I feel as if the ‘net is one big turn based strategy game, so I’m having a lot of fun at it.
What do you like most about Portland?
I like the diversity of climate (I grew up in So. Cal) and the change of seasons.
I like the small town feel, in a city with big time amenities.
I like being able to go Snowboarding in July all morning, and rollerblading in the afternoon at the waterfront.
I like the fact that it rains all the time, so more people don’t move here, and I don’t feel like I’m missing out on so much, huddled over my keyboard.
Why would Portlandonfire require so much information from new members just to participate in a new social community?
Because they’re trying to do it right, and if someone invests all this time in joining, they’re more likely to return.
What’s the most difficult job you’ve ever had?
A deckhand on the F/V Polar Lady – That’s a crabber out of the Dutch Harbor Ak. 1989 – 1991 – Yep, no sh*t