Usability 14-Point Checklist for Success is SEMMY Finalist

The article I wrote last year for Website Magazine made the SEMMY Finals in the Design and Usability category. It’s time now for readers to vote on the 4 articles chosen by judges.

The article is Everyday Usability – 14-Point Checklist for Success

User behaviors change and evolve and it’s up to website owners to adapt. Constant attention must be given to how users and search engines interact with your site to ensure that you not only attract visitors, but give them reasons to come back. Because as every Web professional knows, the more users interact with your site, the better the odds they convert.

After reading the Design and Usability choices, here is where to vote. While there, why not browse and add your vote to the other categories too?

Also, stay tuned to Search Engine Land’s Just Behave column. My first article for 2010 for them is about chasing algorithms.

Cre8pc Article Nominated for a SEMMY

I keep forgetting to mention, that despite interrogating the founder of the SEMMYS, they somehow managed to nominate one of my articles.

While the SEMMY awards are targeted to the search marketing industry, there is a Design and Usability category. It is there that an article I wrote for Website Magazine, called Everyday Usability – 14-Point Checklist for Success has been nominated for inclusion.

Tomorrow, judges decide category finalists. Those finalists will be announced on January 25, 2010 and posted to the public so that they can begin their voting. Winners are announced on February 1.

Competition is fierce. Every single nominated article in all the categories is very good.

If you would like to stay on top of the voting and winners, you call follow the SEMMY Twitter account.

Good luck to everyone and especially the judges. They have a truly tough job.

Cre8pc on Reputation Management SEMMYS Nomination

What do you do when you’re nominated in a category that isn’t in your line of work?

Work harder.

My blog post, Online Reputation Management: What Goes Around May Be Total Crap, was nominated in the Reputation Management category.

Have you noticed how one dimensional social networking is? Or how the sense of Time feels awkward when you crank up Twitter and see comments from “0 seconds” ago, “4 hours ago” or the huge gaps of nothingness that occurs in Space when Twitter goes down and all is silent? You just know that in another dimension somewhere, somebody is trying to type into Twirl, only to get the message saying the message quota is on overload. We can’t see the people banging their desks, but we know they’re there.

And then I start talking about ethics.

Interestingly, after this post came out, I was accused of being unethical by someone.