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GrokDotCom Wins SEMMY for Best Online Marketing Post

By Robert Gorell
February 1st, 2008

SEMMY AwardsThe results are in: GrokDotCom has won this year’s SEMMY Award for Best Online Marketing Post.

Taking the top honors, Bryan’s post on “How A Pretty Face Can Push Visitors Away” captured a whopping 46% of the vote. Holly’s “Why Testimonials Do (and Don’t) Work,” meanwhile, came in at 2nd place with 22%.

Our sincere thanks go out to Matt McGee, Stoney deGeyter, Jennifer Laycock, and the other judges of the SEMMY Awards for nominating us (twice!), and for recognizing the work of bloggers who create valuable and researched content.

Most of all, thanks to you; for voting for, subscribing to, and reading GrokDotCom. Please do keep your pretty face tuned here.

GrokDotCom scores big at SEMMY Awards

Congratulations, Bryan and Holly!

[Deep breath.]

Now that our Halle Berry moment’s out of the way… here are the winners in each SEMMY category:

Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Ranking Factors Version 2 – Rand Fishkin, SEOmoz


Optimizing Paid Search & Landing Pages for TV, Radio and Print Advertising – Greg Meyers, SEM Geek


Why Google Can’t Just “Dump” PageRank – Dan Thies, SEO Fast Start

Viral Marketing

Top 6 Ideas for Incredible Viral Content – Tamar Weinberg, Techipedia

Link Building

Help! I’m New, I Need Links, What Can I Do? – Debra Mastaler, The Link Spiel

Local Search

Anatomy & Optimization Of A Local Business Profile – Chris Silver Smith, Search Engine Land

Blogs & Blogging

The Blogger’s Guide to SEO – Aaron & Giovanna Wall, SEO Book

Reputation Management

Buzz Monitoring: 26 Free Tools You Must Have – Andy Beal, Marketing Pilgrim

Small Business

Branding For Small Business And Bloggers – Steven Bradley, TheVanBlog

Social Media

The Social Media Manual: Read Before You Play – Muhammad Saleem, Search Engine Land

Web Analytics

Web Analytics Demystified – Avinash Kaushik, Occam’s Razor

Search Tech

Which Is Better For SEO: Shared or Dedicated IPs – Lisa Barone, Bruce Clay Blog

Online Marketing / General

How A Pretty Face Can Push Visitors Away – Bryan Eisenberg, GrokDotCom

LOL Funny

9 Ways To Bore The Audience at SES New York – Lisa Barone, Bruce Clay Blog


Web 2.0 & SEO: Must We Piss In Every Public Fountain? – Dan Thies, SEO Fast Start

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Comments (5)

  1. [...] GrokDotCom Wins Award for Best Online Marketing Post [...]

  2. Congrats to Bryan, Holly, and the rest of the winners – well deserved triumph for fantastic and informative writing!

  3. Congratulations, those articles were very well done.

  4. Congrats to all the winners! Thank you all for your helpful and valuable information for business.

  5. Congratulations, guys! you surely deserve all the success that comes to you for providing your readers with such great content! and I guess you had to beat some great contenders!

    Now, If only James D. Brausch was nominated, I would be completely happy! I m an avid reader of his blog. Maybe next time he will be nominated (i hope, he delivers world class content)

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