SEO SEM Training & Certification

March 26, 2007

SEM Scholarship – take two from Marketing Pilgrim

If you didn’t get a chance to follow last year’s SEM Scholarship contest, then you don’t want to miss this. Andy Beal’s pulling out all the stops and offering a scholarship worth more than $10,000.  That includes a full conference pass to Search Engine Strategies in San Jose, and the winner will have their article published in Search Marketing Standard, an sem industry magazine.

Last year’s winner Ben Wills wrote a great piece on social media and has been a busy guy since he won. The new  Marketing Pilgrim SEM Scholarship Contest is on again and “this time it’s bigger, better and badder than before!”

I entered this contest last year and really enjoyed the challenge of driving as much traffic in a week as I could. I finished 12th out of 48 entries and had a great time doing it. My entry was in the last week when other procrastinators like myself waited until the last minute. So we were competing against more weekly entries than the others.

This year all entries will be printed at the same time and there will be 5 finalists instead of the 4 last year. Contestants will also have 4 weeks to promote their story. The finalists are chosen based on the number of unique page views they have and then the excellent panel of judges picks the final winner.

The deadline for all entries is April 6, 2007.

  1. There will be ONLY ONE ROUND OF ENTRIES. Unlike last year – with four weekly deadlines – there will be just one chance to submit your article.
  2. The biggest suggestion from last year was that one week to build traffic to an article, really didn’t demonstrate the true abilities of a search marketer. This time around, you’ll have a full 4 weeks to spread the word, drive traffic, build links, etc.
  3. We’ll have five finalists this year, instead of four.

Once again the panel of judges is a who’s who list of the search marketing world.

Kim Krause Berg – UsabilityEffect.com
Jim Boykin – WebBuildPages.com
Rand Fishkin – SEOMoz.org
Andrew Goodman – Page-Zero.com
Michael Jensen – SoloSEO.com
Kalena Jordan – SearchEngineCollege.com
Jennifer Laycock – SearchEngineGuide.com
Todd Malicoat – Stuntdubl.com
Boris Mordkovich – SearchMarketingStandard.com
Lee Odden – TopRankBlog.com
Elisabeth Osmeloski – SearchEngineWatch.com
Neil Patel – PronetAdvertising.com
Barry Schwartz – RustyBrick.com
Brett Tabke – WebmasterWorld.com
Laura Thieme – BizResearch.com
Aaron Wall – SEOBook.com

This is one contest you don’t want to miss either as a participant or a reader. There were some great articles last year and I imagine this year there will be even more. 

If you don’t want to miss the contest updates and deadlines, subscribe to the RSS feed. Best wishes to all the contestants!

January 24, 2007

Search engine, search Engine

Filed under: search engine marketing,Search Engines,sem,SEM SEO Training,seo — David Temple @ 3:23 pm

This is a repost from earlier and no, I don’t think search engines are going the way of the dinosaur. This is more of a rant in the form of an anti ode and a way to call out search engines.  Change is in the air and search engines have to change.  Is Wikiseek the answer? I don’t know but you can bet someone will out google Google and we’ll be looking at a new way to find information on the web. What do you think?

Search engine, search Engine

Search engine,

search Engine

fell on your head.

Search engine,

search Engine

soon you’ll be dead.

All of those bad serps

from spammin’ and stuff

Search engine,

search Engine

when is enough?

Search engine,

search Engine

why all the ads?

Search engine,

search Engine

you’re time is in fads.

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October 8, 2006

Search engine, search Engine

Filed under: Search Engines — David Temple @ 5:13 am

Search engine,

search Engine

fell on your head.

Search engine,

search Engine

soon you’ll be dead.

All of those bad serps

from spammin’ and stuff

Search engine,

search Engine

when is enough?

Search engine,

search Engine

why all the ads?

Search engine,

search Engine

you’re time is in fads.


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September 15, 2006

360i adds 75+ Google Adwords Professionals

Filed under: Google AdWords Professional,Search Engines — David Temple @ 2:11 am

 360i  announced that more than 75 of its employees have been certified by Google as AdWords Professionals. That is commitment to your employees to provide that kind of training. Good job 360i!

“Having the greatest number of certified client services professionals in the industry underscores 360i’s commitment to excellence, and our depth in managing and optimizing client campaigns. Maintaining a healthy balance of strategy and technology is core to delivering exceptional service to our clients,” said John Ragals, SVP and Managing Director, 360i.

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