Rants – 2008 Winner
Let’s skip the corny, canned jokes and the awkward moments at the podium and just open the envelope, shall we? Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of the 2008 SEMMY Award in the Rants category is … drum-roll, please …
Web 2.0 & SEO: Must We Piss In Every Public Fountain?
Dan Thies, SEO Fast Start | 9/8/07
Congratulations to our winner! Here’s a choice bit from the winning post:
Imagine that you live in a village. The villagers need water. It’s a long walk to the river. So some of the village leaders get together and decide to dig a well. They create a public fountain, and everyone can get water from it. It’s a wonderful thing, until the village drunk starts pissing in the fountain.
Now replace the fountain with Wikipedia, and the village drunk with SEOs… and you have a perfect picture of why Wikipedia had to nofollow outbound links.
The top two runners-up in public voting were:
- Why The SEO Folks Were Mad At You, Jason
Danny Sullivan, Search Engine Land | 2/8/07
- SEOS: The Card Counters of the Internet
John Andrews | 9/9/07
The winner and runners-up are welcome to grab the appropriate badge — we have a badge for both winners and runners-up.
How the Voting Ended
Here’s a look at how each finalist fared in the public voting:
Thanks to all who voted, and congrats again to the winner, runners-up, finalists, and all nominees. We look forward to reading your acceptance speech soon!
Judged by Loren Baker and Andy Beard.