Search Engine Journal’s 2005 Search Blogs Awards

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Search Engine Journal’s 2005 Search Blogs Awards

The Search Engine Journal’s 2005 Best of Search Blogs Awards nominations are in and its time to start voting (well, really rating) your favorite search engine blogs.

Some of these blogs you may read regularly, some you maybe have never heard of. If you are unfamiliar with some of the blogs, please visit them (we’ve listed all URL’s) and add their feeds to your reader if you like what you see.

Categories include Best SEO Blogs, Best Search Engine News Blogs, Best Blog Search Engine Blogs, and a couple of surprises which the search engine community should enjoy, including “Which Search Employee’s Blog Most Likely to Flame You For Spamming?

Here are the nominated blogs.

Best Search Engine News Blogs:

Pandia (
MarketingPilgrim (
Search Engine Lowdown (
Search Views (
John Battelle Search Blog (
Search Engine Watch Blog (
Threadwatch (
Google Blogoscoped (
Search Engine Roundtable (
Research Buzz (
Top Rank Blog (

Best SEO Blogs:

StuntDubl (
FishSEO (
SEOMoz (
SEO SpeedWagon (
TextLinkBlog (
SEO Black Hat (
SEO by the SEA (
Jim Boykin’s Blog (
Link Building Blog (
Stepforth SEO Blog (
Matt Cutts Blog (
Greg Boser’s WebGuerrilla (
SEO Book (

Best Search Engine Owned Blogs:

Yahoo Search Blog (
Ask Jeeves Blog (
MSN Search Weblog (
Google Blog – All of Them (

Best Search Engine Marketing and Contextual Advertising Blogs :

AdRants (
Did-It Frog Blog (
Got Ads? (
JenSense (
Google AdWords & AdSense Blogs
Marketing Vox (
ProBlogger (

And the Best Blog Search Engine Blogs : Blog (
IceRocket Blog (
Daypop Weblog (
Feedster Blog (
BlogDigger Development Blog (
blogpulse Newswire (
Blog Search Engine (
Technorati Weblog (

Update : January 7th, 2006. Happy New Year! The Search Engine Journal Search Blogs Awards have received great notice across the Searchosphere and results are in. Here is a list of each winner from this year:

* Best SEO Blog of 2005
* Best Blog Run by a Blog Search Engine or News Search Service
* Best Search Engine Community Blog of 2005
* Best Search Engine Marketing & Contextual Advertising Blog
* Best Search Engine Owned Blog
* Best Search Engine News Blog of 2005
* Jeremy Zawodny vs Matt Cutts : Who’s More Likely to Flame You For Spamming

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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  • David Temple

    Thanks for this excellent list of seo blogs. I’ve added those I didn’t have to my feed reader. Now if I can just find the time to read them!

  • Loren

    Thank you for the comment David, you also have a great blog at Multiligual-Search, but it’s so niche I couldn’t fit it into a general category. Which is actually a good thing and will benefit you all in the long run.

  • Bhawna

    Fantastic list of SEO blogs..I wish my blog was also nominated here…but anyways i’ll learn from blogs liste here

  • Bjorn Solstad

    How come I can’t just vote for 1 blog? I’m just reading 1 or 2 of the blogs mentioned, and know nothing about the rest..

  • Philipp Lenssen

    Why does the URL say “`&DO_NOT_COPY_THIS_LINK”?

  • Staci D. Kramer

    Loren, it would be great to have this as an OPML file.

  • Kal

    Nice list Loren, but where the f–k’s mine? 🙁

  • Jon Wright

    Great way to get some links Loren, really smart 🙂

  • Lyon

    That’s a really excellent list of links to a high quality websites in so many interessing subjects for webdesigners and seo beginners like me.

    Thank you so much for all this good intel and inteligent and usefull Pool.

    Merry Christmas to All!

  • sale

    Fantastic list of SEO blogs. Now if I can just find the time to read them!

  • sara

    Great list.

  • Gt

    Does are excelent websites.

  • Tim

    I like your site.
    Blogs with comments windows that you have to click to open keep the dialogue under wraps. Blogs like this one which string comments out in the open are much more proactive about sparking dialogue.

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    Hello, i am new with internet and i am tring to make a blog but its very hard. If anyone knows where to get information about this i would really apritiate it.

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    Great list, I read quite a few of this list, specially the SEO one’s and some of the news blog.

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  • Joel Chue

    Love the list of SEO blogs. Thanks a lot! You have any tips to help my 2 blogs get nominated?
    They are:

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  • mark

    Good list! I made some more additions to my RSS reader 😀

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  • Jayson

    just found this post off Matt’s blog – it looks like many of these blogs are still on top. Good lists

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  • Trinity

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  • Rick – Phoenix Real Estate

    Loren, thanks for putting this Great List together for us. I can’t wait to dig into the SEO blogs.

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  • robert

    Good list!
    I have bookmarked your blog for future browsing..thanks

  • Big Man

    Good infos.. everyone must try.

  • Wallace Nuanez

    Great reference guide to all the great blogs, I hit on a couple of them but need to come back and read more! There are so many! Thank You!

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  • meezwan

    Thank you for the list.I will go one by one.


  • Scoin

    Thanks…good list for explore..

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  • Phoenix Arizona New Homes

    Thanks for the great list Loren. It’s very helpful.

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  • Michael

    Thanks…good list for explore..

  • John

    You have a nice site..
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  • Ameer

    Some of the site I been there before ..lots of information there for newbie blogger like me..later will looks on other

  • nduy

    thanks for the SEO list bro i like it 🙂

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    Thanks for this excellent list of seo blogs

  • soyabean

    super cool list. anyone know the results?

  • soyabean

    super cool list. anyone know the results?

  • Brian Johnson

    Thanks Loren for you site recommendations above. Kind of weird though to see a blogspot blog like being in the top list. But i guess that’s the power of contents. It doesn’t matter if you build your blog using a free-hosted domain name or .com, but as long as you can build such powerful contents around your blog, you will definitely gain success eventually.