Two SEMMYs – Thanks, SEO Fast Start readers!

2008 SEMMY Winner times two!

 The final SEMMY results have been posted, and SEO Fast Start has won not one, but two… thanks to those readers who voted, and I’m sorry that I didn’t let you know about the voting until the last day. The winning posts, including mine:


Why Google Can’t Just "Dump" PageRank – Dan Thies, SEO Fast Start


Web 2.0 & SEO: Must We Piss In Every Public Fountain? – Dan Thies, SEO Fast Start

Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Ranking Factors Version 2 – Rand Fishkin, SEOmoz

Search Tech

Which Is Better For SEO: Shared or Dedicated IPs – Lisa Barone, Bruce Clay Blog


Optimizing Paid Search & Landing Pages for TV, Radio and Print Advertising – Greg Meyers, SEM Geek

Link Building

Help! I’m New, I Need Links, What Can I Do? – Debra Mastaler, The Link Spiel

Viral Marketing

Top 6 Ideas for Incredible Viral Content – Tamar Weinberg, Techipedia

Local Search

Anatomy & Optimization Of A Local Business Profile – Chris Silver Smith, Search Engine Land

Blogs & Blogging

The Blogger’s Guide to SEO – Aaron & Giovanna Wall, SEO Book

Reputation Management

Buzz Monitoring: 26 Free Tools You Must Have – Andy Beal, Marketing Pilgrim

Small Business

Branding For Small Business And Bloggers – Steven Bradley, TheVanBlog

Social Media

The Social Media Manual: Read Before You Play – Muhammad Saleem, Search Engine Land

Web Analytics

Web Analytics Demystified – Avinash Kaushik, Occam’s Razor

Online Marketing / General

How A Pretty Face Can Push Visitors Away – Bryan Eisenberg, GrokDotCom
(A must read, BTW – both this post and the GrokDotCom blog)

LOL Funny

9 Ways To Bore The Audience at SES New York – Lisa Barone, Bruce Clay Blog
(I voted for Ask’s "Google Pen" post, but Lisa’s post is very funny – frankly, it should have been the winner in the Rants category too.)

There’s gold in these posts!

If you want to learn a lot in a short time, and get some great ideas, you could do worse than to read every post that was nominated, especially the finalists. If you don’t discover several blogs that deserve a spot in your RSS feed reader, then you’ve either subscribed already or you’re smarter than I am.

4 thoughts on “Two SEMMYs – Thanks, SEO Fast Start readers!

  1. wow,
    I was hoping you get one, but two…thats great. I’m drinking a glass of my best burbon on this one. Cheers, you deserve it.

    with best regards,
    Ales Medvesek

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