Lee Odden

Rand Fishkin and his Super Proposal

Rand finally pulled the trigger and proposed to Geraldine, aka “Mystery Guest” through a commercial during her favorite show, Veronica Mars last night. While it wasn’t during the Super Bowl as was planned and hoped, I personally think this route was a lot better.

It was an interesting thing keeping this under wraps considering there was so much PR ala Greg Jarboe, Jamie O’Donnel and Joe Morin going on. In fact, because our posts on Online Marketing Blog about the super bowl proposal, and then the update rank highly for “super proposal”, we received a lot of referral traffic from Google when the commercial didn’t appear during the Super Bowl and were looking for it on the web.

Joe emailed me about it at 1am last night but I didn’t bring my laptop home so I just saw the video via Search Engine Land this morning. Pretty classy move, I have to say and it’s something the two of them (and many, many others) will remember forever.

I would be remiss not to mention the proposal of another popular figure in search marketing, Barry Schwartz, who proposed to his now wife, Yisha. Barry arranged to have the proposal appear when Yisha searched her name on Ask.com.

Here’s Rand’s proposal:

Here’s Geraldine’s response:

Congratulations to Rand and Geraldine!

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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.