Lee Odden

Reader Poll: Best Forums for Search Marketing Tips

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Search marketing moves fast. Keeping up to date can be a full time job so finding quality resources of information is critical to stay ahead of the game. Books (print) are often outdated by the time they hit the shelves and conferences are expensive.

Many newbies and experienced search marketers turn to forums as a way to share knowledge, speculation and socialize. But which forums provide good info and which are full of tin hats?

Which leads me to this week’s reader’s poll:

Update: I rarely add updates but this is important. Regrettably, I did not include Crea8asite Forums, which was purely an oversight.

What is your favorite SEO/PPC Forum?

  • WebProWorld (25%, 42 Votes)
  • High Rankings (19%, 31 Votes)
Lee Odden

Reader Poll: Best SEO SEM Conferences

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The winds of change are blowing in the search marketing conference scene this year with more offerings than ever. The big conferences persist, while new challengers as well as smaller and more practical seminars emerging.

SEO and Paid Search education is not limited to conferences with the DMA Search Engine Marketing Certification and the SEMPO Institute launching recently. However, conferences and seminars offer the added benefit of networking, prospecting and the kind of after hours education on topics that simply are not publicly available.

Which leads me to this week’s Reader Poll on conferences or seminars that offer search engine optimization and/or paid search marketing content.

What conference has been the best for gaining "how to" SEO/SEM knowledge?

  • Search Engine Strategies (49%, 44 Votes)
Lee Odden

Reader Poll: Social Media Usage

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Over the past 6 months we’ve been doing a bit of resource aggregation regarding social media both as a practical application for marketing client content online as well as reviewing research conducted on social media usage. There’s not a lot of research out there but here are a few interesting reports:

I am curious what kinds of social media that search marketers and readers of Online Marketing Blog use the most often, so here’s a poll for you.

What kind of social media do you personally use most often?

Lee Odden

Reader Poll Roundup

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We’ve been running polls the past month and I thought I’d share the results. Below are the past 4 polls we’ve run along with the number of respondents and the top 5 responses for each.

What do you like most about your search marketing job? (67)

  • You are truly appreciated for your expertise and contributions (21%)
  • The client projects are fun, interesting, challenging (19%)
  • Flexible hours, work from home or office (18%)
  • It���s all about the money (10%)
  • Fun atmosphere/environment at work (10%)

Money made a run for it early, but this one was nearly a tie between being appreciated, fun and interesting projects and flexibility.

What is your favorite marketing conference? (56)

  • Search Engine Strategies (46%)
  • WebmasterWorld Pubcon (27%)