Nominations for Semmys and Thanks for SEJ Awards

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Initial nominations for The First Annual Semmys Awards, honoring individual blog posts & articles in the Search Engine Marketing Industry, came out last week.

2008 SEMMY Nominee

SEO by the Sea was honored with 14 nominations in 6 different categories amongst that initial group. The initial nominations will be reviewed by judges chosen from the Search Engine Marketing Industry, and reduced to a smaller amount.

From there, public voting on the finalists will happen. I don’t believe that any dates have been set yet for voting.

I’d like to congratulate everyone who has been nominated.

This is the first ever Semmys Awards. I like the idea, and hope to see these awards grow in the future. Matt Mcgee was the originator of the Awards, and he has some ideas on the Semmys about page on the direction that the awards might take after this year.

I’ve also been asked to be a judge for the Linkbuilding category. It’s a tough job, because there were 31 excellent nominations to review.

SEO by the Sea nominations:

Category: SEO

Mindmapping Audiences and Tasks for Category and Keyword Development
Bill Slawski, SEO by the Sea | 5/26/07

20 More Ways that Search Engines May Rerank Search Results
Bill Slawski, SEO by the Sea | 9/19/07

Category: PPC

13 New Yahoo Search Marketing Patent Applications
Bill Slawski, SEO by the Sea | 2/1/07

Category: Google

Google on Letting Searchers Remove Pages from the Web
Bill Slawski, SEO by the Sea | 2/22/07

Google Determining Search Authority Pages and Propagating Authority to Related Pages
Bill Slawski, SEO by the Sea | 10/7/07

Google Patent on Web Spam, Doorway Pages, and Manipulative Articles
Bill Slawski, SEO by the Sea | 11/27/07

Category: Local Search

Location Prominence and Differences in Local OneBox and Google Maps
Bill Slawski, SEO by the Sea | 2/8/07

Google Local Search Glossary
Bill Slawski, SEO by the Sea | 3/4/07

Google Reviews: Reputation + Quality + Snippets + Clustering
Bill Slawski, SEO by the Sea | 4/6/07

Yahoo tackles Geographic Challenges of Web Search Results
Bill Slawski, SEO by the Sea | 5/20/07

Girl Scouts with Guns: Geographic Coding in Google Location Searches
Bill Slawski, SEO by the Sea | 8/5/07

When Might Google Show Local Search Information in Web Search Results?
Bill Slawski, SEO by the Sea | 8/12/07

Category: Search Tech

When Choosing an eCommerce System, Remember the Search Engines
Bill Slawski, SEO by the Sea | 6/20/07

Category: Online Marketing/General

The Influence of Search Result Listings (Captions) on Clickthroughs
Bill Slawski, SEO by the Sea | 7/23/07

Search Engine Journal Awards

Search Engine Journal Search Blog Award for 2007

SEO by the Sea was nominated for a couple of Search Blog Awards for 2007 at the end of December – “Best SEO Blog of 2007,” and “Best Search Engine Research Blog,” and I was amongst the nominees for “Most Giving Search Blogger.”

SEO by the Sea was voted Best Search Engine Research Blog, and received a good number of positive votes in the Best SEO Blog. I also received a good number of votes for the Most Giving Search Blogger.

I’d like to congratulate the other winners and nominees in the awards. I’d also like to see the SEJ awards grow, and have a wider range of categories and a nomination process that enables recognition of a broader range of blogs in the future.

There are a lot of unsung heros in the search industry who don’t receive the thanks and the kudos that they deserve, and I’d like to thank those folks for all of their efforts.

I’d also like to thank everyone who nominated and who voted for SEO by the Sea and for me. The nominations and votes were very much appreciated.

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9 thoughts on “Nominations for Semmys and Thanks for SEJ Awards”

  1. Thx for the kind words about the SEMMYS, Bill. I’d really love to hear any ideas you and your readers have for making them more comprehensive next time out. Gotta start soon since we’re already a couple weeks into 2008!

  2. You’re welcome, Matt.

    Thank you for founding the Semmys.

    I’m going to be thinking of some ideas and suggestions for you over the next few weeks. I suspect that you will hear some from other folks. I’d love to see more thoughts on the subject from folks who read here, too.

  3. Thank you Mike and Christina,

    It was a nice surprise to see the nominations for the Semmy awards and the SEJ awards.

    I learn a lot about SEO whenever I visit your blog.

    The real reward is reading something like that Christina. Thanks!

  4. Congratulations, Bill. I learn a lot about SEO whenever I visit your blog. Glad to see that you are getting the recognition you deserve for the many thousands of hours you must spend researching and cranking out your quality posts.

  5. Congratulations Bill on your nominations — you provide a lot of valuable information to the search industry and its great to see you and your site getting the press it deserves. 🙂


  6. Every industry needs a technical guru. Is that a category? If it were, you would never have any competition.

    Good luck with your nominations.

  7. Thanks Paul and Terry,

    I’d love to see these awards flourish, and a wider variety of blogs and authors be nominated.

    I’m appreciative, but I know that there’s a lot of good stuff that’s been written over the past year by many folks who weren’t considered for recognition for their efforts.

    Personally, it’s led me to wonder if I should be doing some more linking out to stuff I run across and like. I’ve been more actively stumbling and sphinning those when I read them.

  8. Good to know we have our own official award ceremony. It must mean that SEO is a “real” job now. 🙂

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