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Woo Hoo! Nominated In The 2009 SEMMYs!

2009 SEMMY Nominee
2009 sees round 2 of Matt McGee’s SEMMY Awards. I was totally over the moon to discover that 3 of my articles have been nominated in the Local Search Category of this fantastic and fun awards series. What an honor to be included amongst the pool of wonderful writers a second year.
I’m in super company in the Local category, with friends like Mike Blumenthal and David Mihm and a talented pool of other bloggers whom I’d love to talk to one of these days. There are some powerhouse entries in this category and I know I’ll have a hard time voting for the best of such excellent reading material.
Public voting begins January 28, after the finalists have been determined, and I highly recommend that anyone interested in Local matters spend a happy afternoon reading all of the entries. My 3 are:
Local SEO Interview Roundup!
This was the roundup for a series of 5 interviews it was my honor to do with Local SEOs. A couple of Local SEOs have since thanked me for getting them talking and for introducing them to one another and I’m really happy to think I might have helped contribute to the easy and pleasurable nature of conversation in the Local sphere.
10 SEO Copywriting Tips for Hyperlocal Bloggers – A 5 Part Series
This was my other big series of 2008, focusing on how to implement hyperlocal blogging strategies. What was most fun for me about writing this series of 5 posts was that I chose to set each one in a specific region of California, and tried to give region-specific suggestions for good, hyperlocal writing.
Where Do Real Estate Citations Come From?
In this post, I wrote about the fact that Google pulls address domain home listings as citations for the real estate firms representing the properties…even after the properties have sold. Some folks really thought this was interesting, and a few thought I shouldn’t have spilled the beans about a good thing going on. But, hey, if blogging isn’t a platform for sharing, I don’t know what is!
The winner of a SEMMY in the Local Search category can really be proud, with so many fine entries in the running. I am simply thrilled to be included and feeling very proud of everyone in Local Search today. Good luck, everybody!