Lee Odden

Blog Awards

Randy Morin ran his KBCafe Blog Awards again for 2006. In the SEO Blog category, Barry kicked ass again (while on vacation no less) as predicted. Thank you to everyone who voted for Online Marketing Blog, which was the underdog in every way. Of course, there should have been about 100 or more other blogs in this category besides ours.
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Surprisingly, Matt Cutts lagged way behind in the SEO category, but he did win best Google blog over the corporate Google blog. Jeremy Zawodny also beat out the Yahoo Search blog. Hmmm, do you think there might be a message there?

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Other winners in categories related to marketing or online included TechCrunch who blew away the Web 2.0 category. Darren Rowse of Problogger led the Webvertising category.

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Also, Seth Godin and Steve Rubel tied for “best marketing blog”. I think Duct Tape Marketing guru John Jantsch should have been included in that category. Hint hint Randy. :)

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There are many, many other categories unrelated to marketing, which you can check out on the voting results page.

What do these kinds of “awards” mean? Well, for the most part not a whole lot except in most cases, you get to find out about blogs you might not otherwise read about. I’ve found that the same blogs win year over year in these kinds of things (Marketing Sherpa, Search Engine Journal, Weblog Awards, etc) so finding new blogs is not as common – at least with these kinds of awards.

I’ve found that the best way of finding new blogs is by visiting the blogrolls of blogs you like, shared blogrolls/opml files and through services like MyBlogLog. Of course if you’re looking for blogs about search and online marketing, then look no further than the Big List of SEM blogs. :)

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About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Online Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on integrated content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely on a beach somewhere doing absolutely nothing.