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Search & Social Awards Winners Announced!

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Search & Social Awards Winners Announced!

Ladies and gentlemen, can I have your attention please?! Will the real Slim Shady please stand up? Oh… wait. Wrong audience. Sorry.

The Search & Social awards results are now in! If you were entered in any of these categories, check to see if you made it into the top 3. We had A LOT of close calls with the results but I think many of you will be pleased 🙂 So take a looksie.

*ps: all results are out of 5, except for the ones in a percentage.

*pps: I KNOW you are all (secretly) wondering who the sexiest man in social media is. If you want to skip everything and go directly to those results, it’s under number 10.

…..DRUM ROLL PLEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE!


1. Best SEO Blog

  1. SEOmoz – 3.79 average
  2. Search Engine Land – 3.59 average
  3. SEO Book – 3.46 average

2. Search News Blog

  1. Search Engine Land 3.77
  2. Search Engine Journal 3.61
  3. Marketing Pilgrim 3.52

3. Favorite SEO tools suite

  1. SEOmoz Tools 3.73
  2. Raven SEO Tools 3.49
  3. SEO Book Tools 3.47

4. Best PPC Blog

  1. PPC Hero 3.26
  2. CLIX Marketing Blog 3.10
  3. Click Equations Blog 2.87

5. Best Analytics Blog

  1. Occam’s Razor w/ Avinash Kaushik 3.95
  2. Google Analytics Blog 3.13
  3. Web Analytics Demystified 3.06

6. Best Link Building Blog

  1. Debra Mastaler’s Link Spiel 3.52
  2. Wiep 3.40
  3. LinkBuildr 2.96

7. Best Hair in SEO or Social Media

  1. Chris Brogan 40.2%
  2. Chris Winfield 33.6%
  3. Jordan Kasteler 26.2%

I am partial to mohawks so I sadly cannot agree with this outcome. I am slightly jealous of Chris Brogan’s hair though, I must admit.

8. Best Social Media Optimization Blog

  1. Chris Brogan 3.60
  2. Techipedia 3.48
  3. Top Rank Blog 3.33

Chris Brogan again! Nice hair will take you far in the internet industry. Again- Jeaaaaaaaaaalous!

9. Best Local Search Blog

  1. David Mihm 3.77
  2. Blumenthals 3.32
  3. Small Business SEM 3.28

10. Sexiest Man in Social Media

  1. Pete Cashmore 53.7%
  2. Dave Snyder 46.3%

… this one was a close call. I think some girls in the office might be happy with the winner of this category. bwahahahaha. Dave is still a winner in our office! 🙂

11. Best Affiliate Marketing Blog

  1. AM Navigator 3.15
  2. 5 star blog 3.07
  3. Revenews 3.03

12. Best Conversion Rate Optimization Blog

  1. Get Elastic 3.54
  2. ROI Revolution 3.49
  3. GrokDotCom 3.35

13. Best Blogger’s Resource & Guide Blog

  1. ProBlogger 3.63
  2. Kikolani 3.43
  3. Daily Blog Tips 3.17

14. Best Copywriting Blog of 2010

  1. CopyBlogger 4.08
  2. Marketing Words 2.83
  3. Copywriting Blog 2.81

15. Best Webmaster Resource Interface by a Search Engine

  1. Google Webmaster Tools 4.01
  2. Yahoo SiteExplorer 3.25
  3. Bing Webmaster Center 2.94

16. Best Social Media & Networking News Blog

  1. Mashable 3.74
  2. Techipedia 3.61
  3. Read Write Web 3.52

17. Best Facebook Resource Blog

  1. AllFacebook 3.25
  2. InsideFacebook 3.21
  3. Facebook Fails 3.13

18. Best Twitter Marketing Blog

  1. Twitip 3.31
  2. Everything Twitter 2.80
  3. Oneforty 2.73

19. Best Online Reputation Management Blog

  1. Outspoken Media 3.68
  2. Personal Branding Blog 3.25
  3. Online Reputation Edge 2.91

20. Best Industry Infographic of 2009-2010

  1. Value Of SEO vs PPC 3.44
  2. The Journey Of A Tweet 3.06
  3. Visualizing 6 Years of FB 3.02

21. *BONUS* Best Search Engine Marketing Community / Forum

  1. SEOmoz 3.65
  2. Webmaster World 3.64
  3. SEO Book 3.52

So there you have it! The results of our Search & Social awards. We would like to thank everybody who was competing in the contest for having amazing websites/blogs/hair and/or being sexy. This was close for everybody and it’s nice to know there are some ongoing great resources out there to help educate and teach.

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Selena Narayanasamy

Selena Narayanasamy

President at Orthris

Selena is a "many-hat-wearing" digital strategist, consultant, and President of Orthris. She loves taking ideas from creation to execution, and ... [Read full bio]

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