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New for SES – Search Engine Strategies Awards in August

Every time I see an awards announcement, I always make up categories in my head they haven’t bothered with, like “Best SEO Costume” and “Old, Loud Mouthed and Still Kicking Ass”. Today’s awards news comes out of the folks who run Search Engine Strategies conferences and their awards launch.

The San Jose conference coming up in August will host the debut of the Search Engine Strategies Awards

SES Awards Categories:

Best Search Engine Ad Platform
Search Engine with Most Relevant Search
Most Innovative New Search Engine
Best SEM Technology Platform for SMBS
Most Innovative Use of Search Engine
Most Innovative Paid Search Campaign
Best Multi-National Search Marketing Campaign
Best Social Media Marketing Campaign Technology Platform Search Marketers Can’t
Live Without
Best Business-to-Business Search Marketing
Best Use of Local Search
Best Integration of Search with Other Media
Most Effective Use of Web Analytics
Best Web Analytics Platform
Most Advertiser-Friendly Search Engine
Editor’s Choice

May the sexiest costume win.


  1. May 13, 2008    

    Your categories are way more entertaining and awesome than the ones SES came up with. ;)

  2. May 13, 2008    

    Heck yeah. I’d even consider getting stranded on my way to Chicago again just to try for the loud mouthed one :)

  3. May 14, 2008    

    Did you miss the part that you have to PAY 145$ to submit

    “Entrants may submit for multiple categories but each submission must focus on the four key areas of consideration. You may upload a document if you so desire. The application fee is $145 for each entry.”

  4. May 14, 2008    

    YES! Dang it. This vital info is hiding on the submission page. Pretty sneaky.

    If someone submits and withdraws, SES keeps $100 as a “processing fee”.

    In a way, I can see why. Asking for fees to enter contests is nothing new. However, I’m having trouble with the value proposition. It’s great for the winner but it’s a $145 gamble.

    Thanks SM for the heads up :)

  5. May 15, 2008    

    Good notice Shoemoney! However, you should always read everything when you sign for something!

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