SEO Personality 2012 ? Who would get your vote

by Peter Young on November 12, 2012 · 3 comments

About a week and a half ago, I attended the UK Search Awards the largest search only awards event in the UK (as far as I am aware of). Its an event dear to my heart having been involved in its early conception – and whilst my involvement over the course of the last couple of years has decreased its been good to see it go from strength to strength.

One of the categories from the UK Search Awards was that of the Search Personality of the year, something which this year was one by Majestic SEO/Receptional’s Dixon Jones. Dixon is a veteran of the UK scene and it has to be said one of the bigger profiles on the UK search scene.

Off the back of that I got thinking. One of the most successful polls we ran here at Holistic Search was that of the ‘30 Most Influential SEO’s‘. As such we have decided to revisit this poll in the lead up to Christmas to find the SEO personality of the year. As we did last time, I would suggest opening of the poll to nominations first of all – which we will then shortlist for the main poll which will close the 7th December 2012.

The current nominations are:

  • Rand Fishkin
  • Michael King
  • Danny Sullivan
  • David Harry
  • Alex Moss
  • Bas Van Den Beld
  • Johnny Scott
  • Martin McDonald
  • Joost de Valk
  • Dixon Jones
  • Richard Baxter
  • Andy Betts

Update 12/11/2012 – New Nominations

  • Dan Bell
  • Anthony Pensabene
  • Andy Heaps
  • Lisa Myers
  • Nichola Stott
  • Aleyda Solis
  • Jackie Hole
  • Jo Turnbull
  • Carla Marshall
  • Dixon Jones – Majestic SEO
  • Kev Gibbons
  • Kelvin Newman
  • Barry Adams
  • Aaron Wall – SEOBook
  • Rishi Lakhani
  • Mark Robertson – Reelseo
  • Neil Walker
  • Dan Alderson – though he did nominate himself
  • Paddy Moogan
  • Gary Taylor – TMW
  • Branko Rihtman
  • Dan Sharp
  • Dan Cohen
  • Dave Naylor
  • Danny Denhard

Update 13/11/2012 – New Nominations

  • Guy Levine
  • James Agate

Update 17/11/2012 – New Nominations

  • James Lowery
  • Lee Allen
  • James Carson
  • Mindy Gofton
  • Simon Penson
  • Paul Reilly
  • Sean Anderson
  • Judith Lewis

Update 20/11/2012 – New Nominations

  • Adrian Land
  • Will Critchlow
  • Jason Duke

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Adrian Land November 12, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Hey Pete,
any thoughts about [apart from Martin] doing client side lists too.

Maybe for innovative campaigns or the like. Otherwise it becomes a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy and rewards agency or suppliers who are able to talk as part of an indirect sales pitch. Just a thought from a neglected client-side guy ;-)

Anthony Pensabene (or Content Muse when dressed in costume) November 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Just wanted to say thanks to Pete for hosting, and to those, who whether due to jocularity or insanity, have included me on the list. There are a lot of incredibly keen and personable people on the list. Personally, I’m a bit disappointed more females aren’t present. Thanks again :)

Peter Young November 12, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Hi Adrian
At this side we are merely collating potential nominees. I think there are plenty of potential nominees in client side roles who are doing fantastic things at the moment (likes of Ben Mckay over at Moneysupermarket springs to mind) – not to mention your good self.

Last time I did this one of the main suggestions was to crowdsource the list – hence I have opened this up to the wider industry at this stage before drawing up the shortlist.

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