TopRank Polls Archive

What is the best subscription based SEM community?

  • SEO Dojo (37%, 82 Votes)
  • SEOmoz Pro (24%, 53 Votes)
  • SEO Book Training (21%, 46 Votes)
  • WebmasterWorld Supporters (18%, 39 Votes)

Total Voters: 220

Start Date: October 27, 2009 @ 11:18 am
End Date: No Expiry

What 3 things most influence you to follow someone on Twitter?

  • Their Tweets (30%, 225 Votes)
  • Bio (17%, 130 Votes)
  • Industry Reputation (11%, 87 Votes)
  • Connected Elsewhere Online or Offline (11%, 83 Votes)
  • Follower Count or Follower/Following Ratio (8%, 59 Votes)
  • Web site Link (6%, 49 Votes)
  • Others that @reply the person (6%, 49 Votes)
  • Photo or Avatar (4%, 31 Votes)
  • Location (4%, 27 Votes)
  • Other - please explain in comments (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Background Design (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Gender (1%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 278

Start Date: September 30, 2009 @ 8:53 am
End Date: No Expiry

What are your top 3 methods of staying current in Search Marketing?

  • SEM Blogs (See the BIGLIST) (22%, 169 Votes)
  • Testing tactics on your own web sites (12%, 90 Votes)
  • Forums (WebmasterWorld, Search Engine Watch, High Rankings)) (8%, 58 Votes)
  • Observations & analysis of implemented SEM programs (8%, 57 Votes)
  • Community subscription (SEOmoz, SEOBook, etc) (7%, 53 Votes)
  • White papers, research, special reports (6%, 46 Votes)
  • Online groups (Facebook, LinkedIn) (6%, 45 Votes)
  • Webinars (6%, 44 Votes)
  • Email newsletter(s) (6%, 43 Votes)
  • The big conferences (6%, 43 Votes)
  • Personal network (5%, 41 Votes)
  • SEM Consultant/Agency Advice (3%, 20 Votes)
  • Books on SEM (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Print magazines (SES, Search Marketing Standard, Website Magazine, etc) (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Offline networking groups or meetups (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Industry specific (vertical) publications (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Niche or regional workshops (1%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 268

Start Date: August 19, 2009 @ 7:39 am
End Date: No Expiry

Please select the social media marketing tactics below that you consider "black hat".

  • Fake blogs (36%, 23 Votes)
  • Fake persona (27%, 17 Votes)
  • Creating accounts on behalf of clients (20%, 13 Votes)
  • Maintaining accounts on behalf of clients (17%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 30

Start Date: August 5, 2009 @ 6:00 am
End Date: No Expiry

At what level is your company engaging in social media?

  • We've been integrating social media with other marketing channels for some time (18%, 48 Votes)
  • Different departments are testing social tactics: blog, Twitter, Facebook, etc (16%, 42 Votes)
  • We're implementing programs at both corporate and product levels (14%, 38 Votes)
  • Some staff have started their own social accounts, but nothing "official" (9%, 23 Votes)
  • Developing a corporate wide social media strategy (8%, 22 Votes)
  • We're not engaging in social media (8%, 21 Votes)
  • Now implementing a corporate wide social media program (7%, 19 Votes)
  • Now implementing a social media program at product/service level (6%, 17 Votes)
  • Developing a strategy at the product level (5%, 13 Votes)
  • Just listening/monitoring our brand at the moment (5%, 13 Votes)
  • We're developing strategies at both corporate and product levels (4%, 10 Votes)
  • Listening and engaging 1-1 but not publishing (0%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 273

Start Date: July 15, 2009 @ 4:33 am
End Date: No Expiry