Archives for July 2005

Top 30 SEO firms

One thing I don’t do a lot of is shameless self promotion, but I just received an email from saying for the fifth month in a row, TopRank Online Marketing has been ranked as one of the top 30 SEO firms. Here’s the criteria:

“Every firm that is considered for inclusion into the Top 30 Directory is put through these set of questions.”

Customer feedback is a criteria that is evaluated in determining the rankings. In evaluating each applicant, considers the following key factors:

Online retailers test blogging

A NY Times article today covers how retailers are using blogs to give “their stores more personality and giving customers a reason to return even when they’re not in the mood to buy.” Full article

In the past 6 months we’ve noticed a significant increase in interest from online retailers that want to use blogs for a variety of purposes ranging from brand building to direct sales via RSS feeds. As a communications channel, blog and RSS offer excellent options for retailers to augment their current marketing initiatives.

It’s still early in the game though, and many retailers will be looking to early adopters for evidence of results.

Missing SEO Please help find Ian Turner

Update: Ian Turner has been found in Atlanta. He apparently had some issues with his passport. Glad to hear he’s safe. LOTS of support on this from the SEO/SEM community – well done.

Ian Turner, a SEO from the UK has gone missing after attending the WMW conference in New Orleans. If you’ve seen him, please find authority contact info here. More facts here.