SEO – 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 SEO category is … drum-roll, please …
12 Steps to Complete Search Engine Domination – From Zero to Hero in Just 6 Months
Gyutae Park, Search Engine Journal | 4/22/08
Congratulations to our winner! Here’s a choice bit from the winning post:
In order to stand out from the crowd, you must be remarkable (as Seth Godin puts it). Demonstrate your knowledge of the industry and strive to improve the lives of your target audience. This could come in the form of detailed how-to guides (like this one), a resource list linking out to the top content in your industry, a great tool that helps users find what they need, or anything else that tickles your readers’ fancies. Market research is key here and social media is a great way to obtain that information (we’ll discuss this later).
The top two runners-up in public voting were:
- How To Get New Web Sites To Rank Quickly
Aaron Wall, Search Engine Land | 7/31/08
- SEO Tips for Public Relations
Lee Odden, Online Marketing Blog | 2/13/08
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 Andy Beal, Donna Fontenot, and Michael Gray.