Aleyda Solis voted SEO Personality of the year

by Peter Young on December 21, 2012 · 18 comments

After a mad week of campaigning, bribery (not for me by the way – you know who you are :) ), and crowdsourcing – and over 2750 votes being case, we finally have a winner, and with it a years free access to the Searchmetrics Essentials Plus suite. Its been a very close run thing – and neck and neck right until the end with Paul Reilly from Mediaskunkworks running things close until the very last minute.

However it was my fellow State of Search blogger Aleyda Solis from Seer Interactive who prevailed in the end…

Below is a breakdown of the number of votes and the final standings

Final votes:
1 Aleyda Solis 584
2 Paul Reily 541
3 Dan Cohen 171
4 Joost De Valk 164
5 Barry Adams 132
6 Judith Lewis 104
7 Alex Moss 101
8 Kev Gibbons 86
9 Lee Allen 84
10 Bas Van Den Beld 68
11 Martin Mcdonald 65
12 David Naylor 61
13 Peter Young 60
14 Jackie Hole 58
15 Carla Marshall 53
16 Gary Taylor 48
17 Nichola Stott 46
18 Simon Penson 45
19 Adrian Land 42
20 Dan Sharp 21
21 James Agate 20
22 Dixon Jones 18
23 Andy Betts 15
24 Kelvin Newman 15
25 Rishi Lakhani 14
26 Lisa Myers 13
27 Will Critchlow 13
28 David Towers 12
29 Paddy Moogan 12
30 Danny Denhard 11
31 Ant Pensabene 9
32 James Carson 9
33 Richard Baxter 9
34 Dan Bell 8
35 Jason Duke 8
36 Rob Kerry 8
37 Branko Rihtman 6
38 Nick Garner 5
39 James Lowery 4
40 Shaun Anderson 4
41 Guy Levine 2
42 Jo Turnbull 2

In all likelihood this is my final post – on what has been a fantastic 2012. To everyone reading this – Have a Merry Christmas and a fantastic 2013!

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Aleyda December 21, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Thank you very much! I couldn’t be happier :) It has been an amazing year for me and this is a great ending. I wouldn’t have won without the help of many people, especially the great Spanish SEO community, the Madrid Geek Girls and my SEER colleagues: Thank you again for supporting my candidacy :D

Barry Adams December 21, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Thanks for running the poll Peter, quite a lot of fun to close the year off with and it certainly brought out the competitive streak in many SEOs. :) Aleyda is a well-deserved winner, one of the SEO industry’s true gems.

Daniel Peris December 21, 2012 at 3:24 pm

WOW ALEYDA !!!

COngrats !!! :D

Merry Xmas everyone !!!

Nick Wilsdon December 21, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Congratulations Aleyda – well deserved.

Goran December 21, 2012 at 7:36 pm

8. Kevin Gibbons

gcoma December 24, 2012 at 9:12 am

Congrats @aleyda.

gcoma December 24, 2012 at 9:13 am

Congrats @aleyda

Ava J. December 26, 2012 at 7:59 am

Congratulations Aleyda! A good and fair result I must say :)

René de Jong December 26, 2012 at 11:35 am

¡Enhorabuena, Aleyda! ¿Desde que te conozco ha resultado obvio, que te lo has trabajado!

René

Dario Cedeño December 26, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Great Aleyda, Congrats for the recognition. Greeting from Ecuador

Lucas December 26, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Congratulations! This year I have followed your articles and have given me good knowledge.
Good year for all !!!

Lyena Solomon December 27, 2012 at 7:28 am

I see so many deserving people on the list! Competition was tough. But I am very glad it was Aleyda who won because of her radiant personality – happy, funny, and cheerful. Now, add her strong SEO expertise and you have got yourself a winner. Literally. :)
Congratulations, Aleyda! I was rooting for you, lady.

Adrenalina December 27, 2012 at 9:21 am

Congratulations Aleyda, merry christmas and happy new year!

karthikeyan January 18, 2013 at 9:31 am

When you gonna announce the results. Am eagerly waiting to know the final result

Juan Carlos Pell August 26, 2013 at 8:29 am

Tarde pero seguro

Felicidades Aleyda

Un gran saludo

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