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The Economist Covers SEO

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This week’s The Economist magazine includes a feature called Technology Quarterly in which an article titled “Dancing with Google’s spiders” describes various aspects (good/bad) of search engine optimization including a few quotes from Matt Cutts of Google. (quotes at Threadwatch)

I was interviewed for the article as well and my search marketing agency, TopRank Online Marketing was also mentioned.

It’s always interesting to see what gets used in an article when you’re interviewed. In my case, the quote used was one describing an un-common event where one of our clients dropped a substantial PPC spend (prior to hiring us) in exchange for straight SEO. While that SEO campaign has been very successful, it’s more common and appropriate to run PPC in conjunction with SEO.

The coverage of search engine optimization by major publications over the past year has really varied – from SEOs as dirty rotten scoundrels to an appreciation of search as an important marketing channel. This particular article seems farily balanced. The online version of the magazine requires you to be a subscriber to read the article or you can get it in print.

Thank you to writer Benjamin Sutherland for the interview!

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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