It is that time of the year again and Search Engine Journal is holding the Search Blogs Awards of 2007 now. I cannot express how important these awards are to me personally, so please take the time to vote for the Search Engine Roundtable by clicking here.
We are up for nomination is five different categories and I, Barry Schwartz, am personally up for nomination in an extremely important category.
The categories we are up for nomination include:
- Best SEO Blog of 2007
- Best Search Industry News Blog of 2007
- Best Overall Search Marketing Blog of 2007
- Best Contextual Advertising Blog
- Best Search Conference Coverage of 2007
Again, personally, I am up for nomination in the "Most Giving Search Blogger" category. So if you feel I am the most giving of my time, energy, sleep and knowledge in the search blog world, please vote for Barry Schwartz. Also nominated are Search Engine Roundtable's Tamar Weinberg and my colleague at Search Engine Land, Danny Sullivan - all well deserving of the award.
As many of you know, I have spent a lot of time also writing at Search Engine Land, specifically on search news topics. Search Engine Land has some of the best names writing there both on news and columns. Danny Sullivan, Chris Sherman, Greg Sterling, Vanessa Fox and I all are part of the Search Engine Land team. I suspect Search Engine Land will win at least two awards, I am personally voting for Search Engine Land on the Best Search Industry News Blog of 2007 and Best Overall Search Marketing Blog of 2007 - along with the Search Engine Roundtable. Tamar runs Techipedia, where she shares some awesome gems on social media. Techipedia is up for nomination in the social media category, so make sure to vote for Techipedia also!
The Search Engine Roundtable is not just made up of my personal thoughts. It is made up of the thoughts from you guys. We report on search items from the search forums. The Search Engine Roundtable represents the search industry's views. Tamar, Chris, Ben, Kim and I all take our industry's thoughts and changes - be it happy, sad, excited, or disappointing and share it with the rest of the world. Not only that, our conference coverage is made possible by not just our authors but from friendly faces in the industry, such as cshel, Li Evans, Rob Kerry, Marty, DaveR, Justin Davy, Avi Wilensky, Debra, Steve Krull, Lee Odden, and so many more people. This is what makes us so special - having the search industry make up what we write about at the Search Engine Roundtable.
Why should you vote for the Search Engine Roundtable?
Best SEO Blog of 2007: Day in and day out we find new SEO topics to write about. Writing for five years now, every single work day, and we still find new SEO topics to write about. From link building to keyword research to the minuet changes at Google, Yahoo and Live Search - you know we will pick up on it faster and in more detail than any other SEO blog on the Internet. Best Search Industry News Blog of 2007: Honestly, Search Engine Land takes it for this. Yea, I know, I am biased, being the news editor. But Danny and I weed through thousands of news items each day and hand select the news stories we find to be the most relevant to our industry. The Search Engine Roundtable differs by watching the search forums to find which news stories are most important after it has been discussed by SEOs and SEMs. A cool, but unique angle. Best Overall Search Marketing Blog of 2007: Search Marketing is what we write about each day. It includes SEO, PPC, Social Media and more. Like I said above, with us it is more about our consistency in finding anything new, interesting and exciting that is out there - every day! Best Contextual Advertising Blog: Same with SEO, we cover the slightest changes in contextual ads. From Google changing the clickable area of those ads and how it impacting the typical publisher to Google sending out AdSense gifts. We cover contextual almost like no other blog out there. Best Search Conference Coverage of 2007: We pretty much invented search conference coverage. There is no blog out there that covers more sessions and search conferences each year than us. BruceClay does a great job, but we cover more sessions, in more locations than any other search blog on the Internet. It is the most tiring and exhausting thing we do, but we have been consistently doing it since 2003. We have covered over 30 search conferences, consisting of over 1,000 sessions.
Personally, I have been writing since 2003 on search. I have written over 5,000 articles here, but well over 10,000 articles and posts at blogs and forums across the Internet. For more on that see here and here.
Did we win enough awards? We have won six substantial awards in the past, but does that mean we shouldn't win this year - since we won already? I don't think so. In fact, winning these awards shows us that people find our content to be important in their every day SEO and SEM lives. Personally, I give my heart and soul to this industry every day, for the past five years. The awards mean so much to me, probably too much.
So please vote for the Search Engine Roundtable and Barry Schwartz and don't forget to vote for Search Engine Land and Tamar! With my deepest respect, thank you all in advance!
To vote click here, note that 5 is the highest vote, and 1 is the lowest.
Forum discussion at Sphinn (yes, vote for Sphinn also).