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Randy Morin ran his KBCafe Blog Awards again for 2006. In the SEO Blog category, Barry kicked ass again (while on vacation no less) as predicted.

Thank you to everyone who voted for Online Marketing Blog, which was the underdog in every way. Of course, there should have been about 100 or more other blogs in this category besides ours.

Surprisingly, Matt Cutts lagged way behind in the SEO category, but he did win best Google blog over the corporate Google blog. Jeremy Zawodny also beat out the Yahoo Search blog. Hmmm, do you think there might be a message there?

Other winners in categories related to marketing or online included TechCrunch who blew away the Web 2.0 category. Darren Rowse of Problogger led the Webvertising category.

Also, Seth Godin and Steve Rubel tied for “best marketing blog”. I think Duct Tape Marketing guru John Jantsch should have been included in that category. Hint hint Randy.

There are many, many other categories unrelated to marketing, which you can check out on the voting results page.

What do these kinds of “awards” mean? Well, for the most part not a whole lot except in most cases, you get to find out about blogs you might not otherwise read about. I’ve found that the same blogs win year over year in these kinds of things (Marketing Sherpa, Search Engine Journal, Weblog Awards, etc) so finding new blogs is not as common – at least with these kinds of awards.

I’ve found that the best way of finding new blogs is by visiting the blogrolls of blogs you like, shared blogrolls/opml files and through services like MyBlogLog. Of course if you’re looking for blogs about search and online marketing, then look no further than the Big List of SEM blogs.

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Lee Odden is President and Founder of
TopRank Online Marketing, specializing in organic SEO, blog
marketing and online public relations. He’s been cited as a search
marketing expert by publications including U.S. News & World Report and
The Economist and has implemented successful search marketing programs
with top BtoB companies of all sizes. Odden shares his marketing
expertise at Online Marketing Blog offering
daily news, interviews and best practices.

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About Lee Odden
Lee Odden is CEO of TopRank Online Marketing, a digital marketing and public relations firm in Minnesota that specializes in search, social and online PR consulting and training for companies worldwide. Odden has been cited for his internet marketing expertise over the past 10 years by the Economist, Forbes and U.S. News and contributed a chapter to the book, "Online Marketing Heroes" published by Wiley. For the past 5 years he has also been the editor of TopRank's Online Marketing Blog, a Technorati 100 favorite blog and one of the top marketing blogs according to Advertising Age. WebProNews Writer
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