Vote for the 2006 Search Blogs Awards!

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Voting for the Search Engine Journal’s 2006 Search Blogs Awards are now open.

Please take the time to rank and vote for your favorite search engine blogs and bloggers!

Vote Now!

In most of the categories, we ask voters to rank the Search Blogs which you read from 1-5, 5 being the best. One other category is voting for one entry. One is a write in.

Voting will be open until December 24th. On Christmas Eve we will close the voting and announce the winners after the holiday season is over.

We will also be issuing some Search Blog Achievement Awards to blogs and bloggers who we feel are special and do not fit in one certain category.

Here is a list for the nominated blogs in each category. Blogs were nominated over the past week by Search Engine Journal readers ((I’ll be adding in the links to these blogs over the next few hours).

SEO Blog of the Year

SEO by the SEA
SearchRank Blog
Search Engine Guide
Graywolf’s SEO Blog
SEO Disco
SEO Buzz Box
SEO News Blog
Unofficial SEO Blog
SEO Scoop
Bruce Clay Blog
SEO Book
Matt Cutts
SEO Egghead

Search News Blog

Search Engine Watch
Search Engine Guide
Search Engine Lowdown
Search Views
John Battelle’s Search Blog
Daily Search Cast
Googling Google
Google Blogoscoped
Google Operating System
V7N SEM News (Peter Da Vanzo)

Search Marketing / Contextual Ad Blog

Make Easy Money with Google & AdSense
Small Business SEM
SEM In House
Search Marketing Gurus
Shimon Shandler
Marketing Pilgrim

Best Link Building Blog

Jim Boykin
Link Building Blog
Text Link Brokers Blog
The Link Spiel

Best Search Agency Resource Blog


Best Search Engine Blogger of 2006

Take the questionairre to find out πŸ™‚

Best Social Media Optimization Blog

Pronet Advertising
Seth Godin’s Blog

Best SEO Black Hat Blog(gers)

David Naylor
SEO Black Hat
Biggnuts (Dax)

Best Local Search Blog

Greg Sterling’s Screenwerk
Small Business SEM
Understanding Google Maps & Yahoo Local
Mike the Internet Guy
The Local Onliner

Best Affiliate Marketing Blog

5 Star Affiliate Programs
Super Affiliate
SuperAff Blog

Best Web 2.0 Blog

ReadWrite Web
Somewhat Frank

*BONUS* Best Search Engine Marketing Community / Forum

Webmaster World
v7n Forums
Digital Point Forums
Search Engine Watch Forums
Web Pro World
Cre8asite Forums
iHelpYou Forums
High Rankings
SEO Chat

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.
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  • Claudia Hudson

    I vote for Search Engine Watch

  • Loren Baker, Editor

    Thanks Claudia, did you vote for SEW on the voting form/survey?

  • Loren Baker, Editor

    BTW, I spelled Rebecca’s and Todd’s last names incorrectly on SurveyMonkey. My apologies and I’ll try to fix this late in the evening.

  • Jarrod Hunt


    Thanks for including TLB on the list. I wish we had the time and resources to be half the blog that some of the others, on the list, are.

  • Chris Hooley

    Awe man! When this contest started, there was a “Best LinkBait” category. I had a shot at making a little buzz there, that was my one and only time to shine!

    Bummer πŸ™

    Voted anyways. Even though I also wasn’t included in the exhaustive list of search engine bloggers. πŸ™

  • Loren Baker, Editor

    Chris, you’re time is gonna come, don’t worry.

    There were just soooo many choices for categories and Best Linkbait should be a whole other award in itself πŸ™‚

    Best Linkbait of 2006 Nominations Now Open!

  • Kim Krause Berg

    Hey Loren, the how to vote instructions sorta disappear as you get near the end. Like for the forums, do you rate 5 of them or pick 1? A bunch of others are missing how you want the votes done…pick one, rate 1-5, etc.

    It “took” whatever I did, but I kept thinking it would throw an error if I guessed wrongly on what to do πŸ™‚

  • Loren Baker, Editor

    Good point Kim, I’ll see what can be done to add the extra directions.

  • Navneet Kaushal

    Hey Loren,

    Thanks for nominating us. It’s an honor to be listed along with the world’s finest SEO blogs.

  • Kim Krause Berg

    Loren, it would be helpful, for sure, but I wanted to add that part of my problem was that I followed a link directly to the voting page, rather than having arrived to this post first, that has more instructions. So it was user experience thing…I was the pain in the neck user. heh πŸ™‚

  • Loren

    Wow, who’d a thunk the master of usability is a pain in the neck user?

    Thanks Kim, Loren

  • Ben Pfeiffer

    Hey Loren, Thanks for including me and Seroundtable in the nominations. I think you have my last name misspelled. Its “Pfeiffer” with two ‘f”s.

  • Sander

    Hi Loren,

    One thing in the survey is that you cannot undo a click, anyway filled in everything:), good luck in 2007.

  • Jason Murphy

    Too bad we didn’t see Danny’s Search Engine Land nominated for any categories. I can understand because it’s very new, but he’s been rockin’ it since day 1. I’ll vote for it next year.

    This year, there are some tough decisions. Most of these are nothing short of fantastic reads! Kudos to ALL the nominees!

  • Loren Baker, Editor

    Too bad we didn’t see Danny’s Search Engine Land nominated

    Yep, Search Engine Land was out for about 4 days before nominations began and when voting for 2006 awards keep in mind, Danny & Barry were at the helm of the Search Engine Watch Blog for 99% of the year (since the last awards).

    Of course, the issue there is, who is the best search blogger of 2006? πŸ™‚

  • Jeremy Chatfield

    I’m disappointed – we were nominated by Rich Ball in the original list, but we’ve been dropped from these lists. Was there a requirement that we missed? πŸ™

  • Work At Homes

    I vote for SEOMoz and Matt Cutzz. The know thee rest I haven’t read their site but its a great list for me to go through to gain more knowledge. Thanks.

  • Chris

    Hi Loren,

    This is a wonderful job. This is a neat compilation of the best SEO blogs on the web. However, I am still waiting for you to add the links to these blogs as you promised. About many of the blogs I have not heard before and would love to have a look. Anyways thanks for the great job.

  • Mike Blumenthal

    Thank you very much. I appreciate your recognition.

    Mike Blumenthal
    Understanding Google Maps and Yahoo Local

  • sumit

    SEO Blog of the Year – SEOmoz
    Search News Blog – Search Engine Watch
    Best Search Agency Resource Blog – SEOmoz
    Best SEO Black Hat Blog – SEO Black HatBest Search Engine Marketing Community / Forum – iHelpYou Forums

  • Allen Stern

    Wow – I am honored to be nominated (CenterNetworks) with the other Web 2.0 blogs. Very cool πŸ™‚ Thanks everyone at Search Engine Journal and thanks to all the voters! I appreciate it.

  • Aditya

    I vote for Pronet advertising in the SMO blog of the year category.

  • Loren Baker, Editor

    Thanks Allen, I stumbled upon CenterNetworks after reading your coverage from the Chicago SES Show and really enjoy the blog.