Battle Your Favorite Search Engine Founder With Search Engine Smackdown

I thought I’d lighten the mood some after yesterday’s post and send you out to have some fun. The guys at Pronet Advertising have released a very enjoyable game called Search Engine Smackdown in which you get to battle it out against your favorite search engine founders.
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In Support Of Kathy Sierra

This falls under the truly disgusting category. Yesterday Kathy Sierra posted that she has been receiving death threat comments on her Creating Passionate Users blog. Kathy has subsequently canceled speaking engagements and remains at home terrified with the doors locked. What ultimately “pushed her over the edge” were seeing similar “disturbing threats of violence and sex” posted on two other blogs.
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Should You Work For Clients Or Yourself?

Early last week Brian Provost of Scoreboard Media Group posted The First Question You Should Ask Your SEO Consultant. That question according to Brian is “If you can rank a site in lucrative markets, why would you do it for clients instead of for yourself?” It’s an interesting question and one deserving discussion.
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This Week In SEO – 3/23/07

It’s that time again and there was plenty to link to this week as always. I even found a guest post by Neil Patel on ProBlogger about using FeedBurner to improve your blog. Neil found through FeedBurner stats that link posts like this one on Pronet Advertising underperformed and were among the least popular. Seems like a knock against the linking out post. I’ve been noticing the opposite here. These “This Week In SEO” posts have been among the most viewed over the last month and have certainly been generating the most comments. I think it shows that the same idea can have very different results in two places. I’d like to think I’ve added a little more than the typical linking out post, but it could all just be coincidence.
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Marketing Pilgrim SEM Scholarship Contest: Spring 2007

About a month ago I mentioned the second Marketing Pilgrim SEM Scholarship was on it’s way. Earlier today Andy Beal made the announcement that it’s begun. You can start submitting articles now and have until 9:00 EST on April 6th to get one in. The prizes have increased from the last time and the prize package for this second contest is valued at $10,000

For the complete rules visit SEM Scholarship: New Contest Spring 2007
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