Posted August 5, 2009 12:27 pm by with 14 comments

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OK, I’ve made you wait long enough.

Here are the five finalists for our 4th Annual Search Marketing Scholarship contest. In no particular order:

We’ve heard back from all of our judges and I’m counting the votes. On Friday, I’ll announce our winner and also reveal the visitor, bounce rate, and time on page numbers for each entry.

That’s all! 🙂

  • Yes long wait indeed. But, happy to see the result.
    .-= Asif Anwar´s last blog ..Joomla SEO Checklist – Search Engine Optimization for Joomla =-.

  • Here is an order in terms of Total Bitly Traffic:

    15 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started as an Internet Marketer = Total Bitly Traffic 2,026

    How to Write Hundreds of Unique Articles from One Article with MS Excel – Article Theme Versioning = Total Bitly Traffic 2,289

    You Know You Work In Search When You… = Total Bitly Traffic 1,842

    9 SEO Tips for Attractive Search Engine Friendly Web Design = Total Bitly Traffic 808

    Holistic Online Marketing = Total Bitly Traffic 707

    These articles have more Bitly Traffic than other posts. Looks like Social Media Marketing (SMM) is the winner.
    .-= Asif Anwar´s last blog ..Joomla SEO Checklist – Search Engine Optimization for Joomla =-.

  • what a result published here!
    great judgment i think.
    “How to Write Hundreds of Unique Articles from One Article with MS Excel – Article Theme Versioning”
    —-this was huge effective for article submission.
    Thanks all.
    Best of Luck

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  • woot!, good to finally see the finalists
    glad to be included with a solid group of articles

    Thanks for the great contest Andy

    @Asif

    Yeah, social traffic seemed to be a huge factor. I tried to target some organic traffic, but 1 month isn’t a lot of time.
    .-= Justin Briggs´s last blog ..Writing Social Media Content for People Over 30 =-.

  • @Justin organic traffic is good in the long run. But, for one month, getting organic traffic is not possible. So, should this still be called SEM Contest 🙂
    .-= Asif Anwar´s last blog ..Joomla SEO Checklist – Search Engine Optimization for Joomla =-.

  • Awesome, happy to see I made the top 5. The judges Holistic Online Marketing are going to Holistic Online Marketing have a hard time Holistic Online Marketing deciding which article Holistic Online Marketing to choose. I Holistic Online Marketing hope mine wins.
    I think Holistic Online Marketing my next article will be on subliminal advertising.
    Good Luck to everyone!
    .-= Al Scillitani´s last blog ..Others Online Testing May Be Worthless =-.

  • @Justin & @Asif – totally agree on the social media front. For my article “You Know You Work in Search When” I worked a couple SM channels pretty hard including twitter, dzone, su, fb, linkedin, etc but I didn’t really bother with a link building strategy like a good seo should (and I’m normally a good SEO:-).

  • Congrats to all the finalists!

  • LOL @ Al

  • Asif –

    Congrats on being among the Top 5; best of luck in the final voting.

    Eric
    .-= Eric Miltsch´s last blog ..Make Clickable Twitter Backgrounds =-.

  • Congratulations Mr. Asif.. 🙂 Hope for the best.

  • Is that Search Engeen Marketting???

  • Robin Isteak

    SEM I mean it is search engine marketing. Thanks for share experience with us.