Unlike the other SEO and SEM blog categories, this one is a bit more broad, focusing on the blogs which brought us the most search engine news in 2006. Search Engine Journal is a Search Engine News Blog, but since we’re hosting the competition, we’re not in the running :)
Search Engine Watch Blog, which was captained by Danny Sullivan, Chris Sherman and Barry Schwartz (whose own blog was .05 points away from taking the prize!) during most of 2006 with the help of Bill Slawski, Phil Bradley, Brian Smith and Greg Sterling; was the winner of this year’s Search Blogs Awards. That old crew now steers the new Search Engine Land blog.
Now at the helm of Search Engine Watch are the very capable Elisabeth Osmeloski, Kevin Newcomb, Greg Jarboe, Frank Watson and Chris Boggs.
Here are the results of Search Engine News Blogs as ranked on a scale of 1 to 5 by SEJ readers:
Search Engine Watch 3.59
Google Blogoscoped 3.25
John Battelle’s Search Blog 3.22
Search Engine Guide 3.04
V7N SEM News (Peter Da Vanzo) 2.93
Search Views 2.77
Google Operating System 2.76
Search Engine Lowdown 2.63
Googling Google 2.5