Blogs & Blogging – 2009 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 2009 SEMMY Award in the Blogs & Blogging category is … drum-roll, please …
Joost de Valk, Yoast | 6/10/08
Congratulations to our winner! Here’s a choice bit from the winning post:
In my opinion, auto generating descriptions is a load of bull, most plugins pick the first sentence, which might be an introductory sentence which has hardly anything to do with the subject, or another sentence with a keyword in it, which might be completely wrong to pick as description. Thus, the only well written description is a hand written one, and if you’re thinking of auto generating the meta description, you might as well not do anything and let the search engine control the snippet.
The top two runners-up in public voting were:
- TheLisa: Bringing Your Voice To Your Blog
Lisa Barone, Search Engine People | 11/12/08
- 4,439 Words on Driving Traffic to Your Blog
Glen Allsopp, PluginID | 12/8/08
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 Debra Mastaler, Lee Odden, and Chris Winfield.