Google – 2010 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 2010 SEMMY Award in the Google category is … drum-roll, please …
Google Enables Real Time Spam and More
Rae Hoffman, Outspoken Media | 12/9/09
Congratulations to our winner! Here’s a choice bit from the winning post:
I think the aspect of this “real time search” that frankly, scared the hell out of me the most, is the ability for predators to reach out to children with no way to stop them. At this point, I see no way to remove real time search from showing in the results. Safe search, even on the highest setting, to date, does not remove them. Suddenly, anyone can talk to my child while they surf Google.
The top two runners-up in public voting were:
- Google’s New Search Engine Rankings Places Heavy Emphasis on Branding
Aaron Wall, SEO Book | 2/25/09
- Google Now Personalizes Everyone’s Search Results
Danny Sullivan, Search Engine Land | 12/4/09
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!
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