The fine folks over at Vertical Measures are feeling very gracious these days. In fact they are giving away $5,000 in link building services to the grand prize winner of a content they are holding called “Boost Your Juice.” There’s even a 2nd place prize of $1,000 in link building services.
It’s a pretty awesome chance for a business to take advantage of Vertical Measure’s premium link building strategies, all designed to improve site visibility for choice keywords in the organic search results.
I wrote last week about The SEMMYs, an annual awards event honoring the great content produced across the search and online marketing industry, in which a total of 9 posts from this blog or ones I had published at Search Engine Guide had been nominated in a total of 7 categories. While I felt it was quite an honor to have so many posts nominated, there was still many posts within each category until now where judges have selected the finalists. The good new is that we have had 4 posts selected in 4 separate categories.
The Semmys is an awards site that was put together by my good friend, Matt McGee, in which he has nominated a number of the best posts of 2007, all arranged by category (much like the Emmys). Categories include SEO, PPC, Small Business, Google, Analytics, Online Marketing/General, Blogs and Blogging, Search Tech, Reputation Management, Link Building, Rants and Viral Marketing. A total of 9 posts from this blog as well as ones I have published elsewhere have been nominated in 7 categories.
The results are in for Search Engine Journal’s 2007 Search Blogs Awards. This is SEJ’s third installment of this contest in which they nominated the best of the best in 18 separate categories. I had announced last week that we were nominated as one of the top ten SEO blogs which I think is an honor in and of itself. We didn’t win the number one spot in that category which is justifiable as there were much better SEO sites we were contending with.
It is the end of the year which typically brings out many online contests that look to define the best of the best, whether that involve products, technology, blogs or something else. One such contest is Search Engine Journal’s Search Blogs Awards of 2007 which aims to define the best blogs in a variety of categories. There are 18 categories in this year’s contest, one of which is the “Best SEO Blog of 2007.” This blog (SearchRank Blog) has won a nomination for that category. In fact, we are among 11 other blogs competing for the best SEO blog of 2007.
Earlier this month, Mike Blumenthal put decided to put together an awards contest to find the funniest search engine marketing posts of 2007. Our post, “10 Signs That You May Be a Blog Addict,” published in April of this year made the initial nomination list and now has made its way into the top ten.
Okay so I’m officially on vacation this week and trying my best to stay away from the computer. However I thought I throw a quick post up announcing a nifty little quiz Matt McGee put together of Small Business SEM. The quiz is called 2007 Search Marketing Quiz and includes 11 multiple choice questions related to the “industry” of search marketing, meaning it is not necessarily a test to test your knowledge of SEM but rather how familiar you are with the news and people related to the industry.
Many of the prominent SEOs/SEMs in the world of search have specific recognizable traits that they are well known for. These may involve fashion, what they like to drink or even things they have done at conferences. I thought it would be fun to put together a trivia game to see how knowledgeable the community is in recognizing some of these folks.