US Search Awards Names Search Engine Land Best Blog Of 2013

US Search Awards 2013Last night, Search Engine Land had the honor of being named Best Blog of 2013 by the US Search Awards during the first annual search awards event hosted in Las Vegas.

The ceremony was held in association with PubCon and recognized leading organizations, agencies and individuals in the search industry. With more than 22 different categories, winners were selected by a panel of 15 search experts, including Moz CEO Rand Fishkin, Bruce Clay of Bruce Clay Inc. and Bing Webmaster Tools senior product manager Duane Forrester.

The Grand Prix award was given to Catalyst Canada (on behalf of HSBC CMB USA), and Best Agency Award went to Elite SEM. President of aimClear, and Search Engine Land contributor Marty Weintraub was named US Search Personality of 2013.

Our own director of audience development Elisabeth Osmeloski and Search Engine Land contributing editor Greg Finn were on hand to accept the Best Blog award.

US Search Awards 2013

Search Engine Land’s Elisabeth Osmeloski and Greg Finn accept the Best Blog Award from US Search Awards presenter Gareth Hoyle photo credit: Shane Borelli¬†

Full List of US Search Awards 2013 Winners:

Grand Prix: Catalyst Canada on behalf of HSBC CMB USA – Out of Home Search – Airports

Best Blog: Search Engine Land

Best Use of Search, Retail: Mannix Marketing – Rover Parts SEO

Best Use of Search, Finance: Havas Media – Aggressively Tackling the Competitive Financial Landscape

Best Use of Search, Travel/Leisure: Havas Media – Driving Growth in the Competitive Travel Market

Best Use of Search, Third Sector: Google Grants University: Matt Cardoni of Performics with the Marketing Academy of University of Iowa MBA program help 9 non-profits with free traffic and consulting

Best Local Campaign: Kenshoo – SIM Partners Velocity and Kenshoo Local Improve SEM ROI for Sonus Hearing Care Professionals

Best Low Budget Campaign: Advice Interactive Group – TryMunity – A Social Network for Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors

Best Use of PR in a Search Campaign: SEO-PR – SEO-PR / Get City Dealz / Business Wire Multimedia Press Releases

Best Use of Social Media in a Search Campaign: Nebo – P.L.A.Y. Rescue Pledge

Best Integrated Campaign: Overit – KnowTheOdds

Best PPC Campaign: Catalyst Canada on behalf of HSBC CMB USA – Out of Home Search – Airports

Best SEO Campaign: Geary LSF – MegaPath SEO Campaign

Innovation: Catalyst Canada on behalf of HSBC CMB USA – Out of Home Search – Airports

Best PPC Management Software: Kenshoo Search

Best SEO Software: Linkdex – Enterprise SEO Software for 2014 and beyond

Best In House Team: Rasmussen College

Best Agency: Elite SEM

Young Search Professional of the Year: Fil Lourenco – Catalyst

US Search Personality of the Year: Marty Weintraub – aimClear