The 2008 SEMMYS Awards Are Open

The SEMMYS Finalists Are Ready, finally! Matt McGee has announced that we can now go over to The SEMMYS and vote for our favorite posts of the year. The voting starts at 12:00 pm ET (9:00 am PT) today. The finalists are listed over here for all 15 categories. Those that vote are expected to review each finalist and then click on the "VOTE NOW IN THIS CATEGORY" link under each of the 15 categories. A new window will open up, where you can place your vote for your favorite article/post of the year. You can vote until the end-of-day (PT) on January 30th. Eight Search Engine Land articles h [...]

SMX Search Bowl: Nominate Search Marketers To Take On Search Engines In Quiz!

For years, a conference idea banging around has been a trivia quiz involving the search engines. For our SMX West search marketing conference this Feb. 26-28 in California, we've got it happening! SMX Search Bowl will have teams from Ask, Google, and Microsoft competing against each other to test their knowledge of search and search marketing. I'm pretty sure Yahoo will be stepping up to take part, as well. The fifth team is being assembled right now. We're taking nominations for search marketers to be on that team to take on the search engines, so please help out! Rand and his team at SEOmo [...]

3rd Annual Yahoo Searchlight Awards

The Yahoo Search Marketing Blog announced the 3rd Annual Yahoo Searchlight Awards. The awards will be taking place on February 12th in New York City. At the awards, Rob Norman, CEO of Group M Interaction, will be giving a keynote address. One of the four panelists is our very own Greg Sterling. Here is the complete list of panelists: Abbey Klaassen - Digital Editor, Advertising Age Kevin Ryan - Global Content Director, Search Engine Strategies Greg Sterling - Founding Principal, Sterling Market Intelligence Brian Morrissey - Senior Reporter, Adweek If you have an outstanding Yahoo Search [...]

Results Are In For The 2007 Search Blogs Awards

The voting for the best search blogs of 2007 began December 28th. Loren Baker of Search Engine Journal held their annual search blog awards, and after two days of posting the results, all the results are finally in. We are proud to have won in three categories, best search news blog, best search marketing blog, and our Sphinn won best search community/forum. Plus, my Search Engine Roundtable won best SEO blog and best search conference blog. Here are all the winners: Best Affiliate Marketing Blog of 2007: ShoeMoney Best Link Building Blogs of 2007: Jim Boykin's Blog Dosh Dosh: Best [...]

Thank You For Voting Us “Best Search Industry News Blog of 2007″

Search Engine Journal has announced the winner of the Best Search Industry News Blog of 2007, and we are so delighted to inform you that we have secured first place! Thank you all so much for voting for us. It has been a wild year, and as you can see by Danny's Search Engine Land Stats: 2007, In Review, we have grown tremendously. We launched this site just a little over a year ago and to be voted the best in its category is really special to the whole team. Danny Sullivan, Chris Sherman, Vanessa Fox, Greg Sterling, and our contributing authors have been outstanding with the search news an [...]

The 2007 Search Blog Awards: May We (& Others) Have Your Vote?

Like the work we do here on Search Engine Land? Then we'd love your vote in the 2007 Search Blog Awards that Search Engine Journal is having. We're nominated in several categories, as are some of our people here at SEL. Here's a rundown on the awards overall: Best SEO Blog of 2007 (our news editor, Barry Schwartz, also runs Search Engine Roundtable, which is nominated in this category)   Best Search Industry News Blog of 2007 (Search Engine Land is nominated here, and your vote is appreciated!)   Best Overall Search Marketing Blog of 2007 (Search Engine Land is also nominated her [...]

Nominate Us For The 2007 Search Blog Awards (Please!)

Loren Baker and Search Engine Journal are once again holding nominations for the annual Search Blog Awards. The categories are below, and we'll happily accept your nomination for any you find relevant. In particular, if you'd especially liked a particular blog post on Search Engine Land, we'd encourage you to put that in the running for Best Search Blog Post of 2007. Plus, be sure to pitch your favorite blogs in some of the other categories: Best SEO Blog Best SEM Blog Best SEO Plugin for Wordpress Best Search Agency Resource Blog Best Link Building Blog Best Social Media Marketing or Opti [...]

Microsoft Launches adCenter Accreditation: adExcellence

Microsoft has announced the launch of adExcellence, their accreditation program to qualify companies and individuals as certified adCenter experts. Microsoft promised to launch this program in 2007, and they did so with a month to spare. To enroll in Microsoft adExcellence, visit If you become an adExcellence accredited company, you will be listed in the adExcellence Membership Directory and will receive an adExcellence logo. Also see Are You Endorsed By The Search Engines?, which covers similar and long-standing programs offered by Google and Yahoo. [...]

Are You Endorsed By The Search Engines?

Each of the major search engines has a certification program that an individual or agency can use to show their accreditation status to prospective clients. While it takes a bit of time and effort to achieve accreditation with Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft, there are several important ways in which these certifications can be used, and all have payoffs for those willing to go the extra distance. The first, and most obvious, is to showcase your company to prospective clients. Being able to claim that your analysts have been certified by Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft is a strong point to e [...]

Yahoo Celebrates “Ultimate Connection” Search Marketing Awards

Yesterday, the Yahoo Search Marketing team honored three small business owners at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ as part of the Yahoo! Ultimate Connection Contest. Of over 10,000 applicants, five finalists were chosen, and of those five, three special individuals, Glen Halliday of Kids Crooked House, Mike Willner of AlphaGrip, and Melissa Belland of Made in Heaven by Missy were selected as winners. I had the pleasure of speaking with Kristen Wareham of Yahoo who told me a little more about the contest and its impetus. With the launch of Panama in February, the compan [...]

Yahoo Searchlight Awards Last Night

I had the honor of being a panelist for the 2nd (now) Annual Yahoo! Searchlight Awards. Also on the panel were Brad Berens, iMedia Communications; Jon Fine, BusinessWeek and Brian Morrissey, AdWeek. The four finalists were: Sprint-Talladega Nights, presented by NeoSearch Special K, presented by Starcom Lexus All-new LS Launch, presented by TeamOne Chase Freedom, presented by Avenue A Razorfish All four agencies presented campaigns that contained elements of traditional media, online display advertising and search. Chase/Avenue A was the winner, mainly because their discussion of search was [...]

Search Engine Journal’s 2006 Blog Awards Announces Winners

Search Engine Journal has announced all the winners of the 2006 blog awards that we voted for a couple weeks ago. Here are the winners broken down: Best SEO Blog of 2006 goes to SEOMoz. 2nd place goes to Search Engine Roundtable and 3rd place goes to SEO Book. Best Search Marketing Blog of 2006 goes to Search Engine Roundtable. 2nd place goes to Marketing Pilgrim and 3rd place goes to Shoe Money. Best Search Blogger of 2006 goes to Matt Cutts. 2nd place goes to Danny Sullivan and 3rd place goes to Barry Schwartz. Best Search Engine News Blog of 2006 goes to Search Engine Watch Blog. 2 [...]

Search Blog Awards By Search Engine Journal

Loren Barker's Search Engine Journal is running his annual Search Blog Awards contest. You can vote for your favorite blog over here. The categories available for you to vote for include: SEO Blog of the Year Search News Blog Best Search Marketing / Contextual Ad Blog Best Link Building Blog Best Search Agency Resource Blog Best Search Engine Blogger of 2006 Best Social Media Optimization Blog Best Black Hat SEO Blogs Best Local Search Blog Best Affiliate Marketing Blog Best Web 2.0 Blog Best Search Engine Marketing Community / Forum What's your favorite Search Podcast? Now, Search Engin [...]

Get Our News, Everywhere!

Daily Email:

Follow Search Engine Land on Twitter @sengineland Like Search Engine Land on Facebook Follow Search Engine Land on Google+ Get the Search Engine Land Feed Connect with Search Engine Land on LinkedIn Check out our Tumblr! See us on Pinterest


Click to watch SMX conference video

Join us at one of our SMX or MarTech events:

United States


Australia & China

Learn more about: SMX | MarTech

Free Daily Search News Recap!

SearchCap is a once-per-day newsletter update - sign up below and get the news delivered to you!



Search Engine Land Periodic Table of SEO Success Factors

Get Your Copy
Read The Full SEO Guide