Vote for the Search Blogs Awards of 2007

The nominations for the Search Blogs Awards of 2007 have been compiled and we’re ready to have you vote for your favorite Search Blogs, Communities and other search related categories for 2007.

This year, we have 19 voting categories and had to condense a few due to the new blogs and themes which have become common in our industry. We also have some new additions to the search communities and added search blog tools like WordPress Plugins into the mix.

We were going to host a vote for the best search marketing post of 2007, but after reading Techipedia’s post on the subject, we decided to give Tamar her due (don’t let this influence voting).

You can vote by using our form on SurveyMonkey, you’ll then be redirected back to Search Engine Journal when finished. Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed to be alerted of the winning blogs and voting results.

OK, so please vote for your favorite Search Marketing Blogs of 2007.

I also highly recommend you keep this page open in your browser, and follow the links on this page to the blogs and sites of the nominees.

Nominees for Best Search Blogs of 2007

Best SEO Blog of 2007

Best Search Industry News Blog of 2007

Best Overall Search Marketing Blog of 2007

Best SEO Plugin for WordPress

Best Link Building Blog of 2007

Best Social Media Marketing or Optimization Blog

Best Local Search Blog

Best Google Blog Not Owned by Google

Best Search Engine Corporate Blog (owned by the search engines)

Best Contextual Advertising Blog

Best Affiliate Marketing Blog

Best Search Engine Community/Forum

Best Search Engine Research Blog

Breakout Blog of 2007

Best Search Conference Coverage of 2007

Best Search Conference Coverage in Photos

Best Search Marketing Facebook Group

Most Giving Search Blogger

  • Bill Slawski
  • Aaron Wall
  • Charles Knight
  • Danny Sullivan
  • Barry Schwartz
  • Rand Fishkin
  • Kevin Newcomb
  • Tamar Weinberg
  • Lisa Barone
Loren Baker
Loren Baker is the Founder of SEJ, an Advisor at Alpha Brand Media and runs Foundation Digital, a digital marketing strategy & development agency.
Loren Baker

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77 thoughts on “Vote for the Search Blogs Awards of 2007

  1. .

    Some of the wordings have been changed since the original posts, thus biasing the results.

    Also, Link Bait Blog does not appear to have been added to the finalists – this was a good addition.

    Cutts’ blog certainly deserves more than a few categories – in fact looking at the Technorati top 100 popular blogs, just a few of the blogs on that lists have ever made it.

    There should be another category for non search or non advertising blogs.

    One should be Tech business and Another should be Tech Gadgets.

  2. Hey Loren, thanks for including TopRank!

    The blog post above does not include TopRank in the “Best Conference Coverage” category, but on SurveyMonkey where the voting happens, it does?

  3. Loren, thanks for running the contest, and many thanks again for the nominations. Being on this list is truly an honor.

  4. Loren & Lee, thanks for the compliments! I’ll do my very best to crank out more pamphlets in 2008.

  5. Loren,

    Thanks for including PageTraffic Blog this year too!

    Our blog name is PageTraffic Blog. I think it accidentally got listed as Pagetrafficblog.

  6. Loren,

    Thanks for including my blog in the social media marketing category. I noticed that you just listed the URL for my blog as “” … would you mind listing the name of the blog (Influential Marketing) instead of the URL as I think more people probably know it by this title? I’m looking forward to exploring some of the other blogs on the list!

  7. I think you’re gonna get some skewed results. I know a lot of people who didn’t understand the concept of how to vote…choosing 1 for #1 (best), 2 for 2nd-best, etc.

  8. Bummer, guess ReelSEO is probably too knew but these are great nominations. I would just like to say that as far as most giving search blogger…. I would like to call out Charles Knight. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Charles and he has been very giving and helpful in my blogging efforts.

  9. Loren,
    Thanks for including ResourceShelf given that it’s not a “true” SEO blog but more for our core reader’s, librarains and other researchers. In about two months we will celebrate our 7th birthday and now have a team working on both of our sites. In those seven years and much to my wife’s dismay, we have posted at least one new item everday minus about six. Tiring? Sometimes. Fun and hopefully useful, absolutely!

    We are honored just by the nomination.


  10. Hi Loren. Your’s are the big awards the SEO/M industry looks forward to. It’s late in the game (holidays!), but I wish to write-in my nominee, Jennifer Laycock, for “Exceptional Use of Social Media by an SEO blogger.”

    Jen Laycock’s going up against the pork industry by using her marketing skills to handle that situation in ways both sides could benefit from, represented the industry by putting into action a lot of what others just give lip service to.

    And, in a year where education was finally getting much needed attention, I’d like to suggest that a category for “Best in SEO Education” be considered for future awards. I would nominate Kalena Jordan for this because she started the Search Engine College years ago and has never been acknowledged by the industry for her efforts. She’s one of the first to understand the value of education and finding certification criteria.

    Thank you :)

  11. Loren, thanks for putting this out and it is great to have been nominated for best breakout blog.

    Forgive my post about it, I am me. Drunk and smartass, I don’t see that changing :)

  12. I have just finished survery, excellent categories, but still some good site name missing in survey.

    May some of wellknown sites getting more votes. Specially people awaiting result for last the question.

  13. Thanks Kim, yes, I’ll be throwing in some honorable mentions.

    I’ve read that there is some confusion surrounding the rating system. Each blog is to be rated from 1 to 5, 5 being the best. And if you don’t read the blog, you can skip it and not rate it.

    Yes, some of the bigger blogs get more attention, but that’s just the name of the game, which is one reason we spread out the categories and added the Breakout blog section.

    By most giving blogger, the purpose is to honor the blogger which gives time, information and other parts of their self and experience the most, in your opinion.

    You may feel that one blogger gives more because they write more. Another blogger may write less, but with lots of amazing material.

  14. Just a point to note some disappointment that never made the list in question # a community. :(

    I mod there, to be fair, but still… Was it simply overlooked or are we just seen as dead? I’m busy there every day, so I know there are plenty of new folks floating through asking questions…

    I also realize not every community could be included, but I’m trying to build a picture of how SEF is viewed these days – and no, I won’t suggest the question be edited. 😉

    Thanks for the chance to rank some of my faves, though, Loren. :) All voted up!

    Duane (SportsGuy)

  15. Great post! Not only do I see a lot of my favorites sites your post has helped me learn about more SEO resources I wasn’t aware of. Great job and great post. Thanks!

  16. This list has some really fantastic links, thanks for compiling it!

    The robots is really nice but it overcomplicates things maybe a little. That one would get my vote though for sure for the “seo plugin” category, its great.

    I’d say the Google 404 Seo Plugin was overlooked. It wasn’t purposefully made for SEO, but its still pretty cool!

    Google 404 Plugin