TopRank’s Online Marketing Blog has published news, interviews, polls, conference coverage, tips and how-to’s as well as search/social/PR industry opinion since December 2003. All that hard work by the TopRank blogging team has paid off with recognition by Advertising Age as a top marketing blog and being listed in the Technorati 100, most favorited blogs (out of 100+ million) as well as kudos from industry observers.
A testament to TopRank’s commitment to the advancement of the search marketing industry, Online Marketing Blog has received numerous endorsements from some of the leading authorities in the internet marketing world. A few recent examples:
“… I admire the way that Lee has built his Online Marketing Blog into the leading reference site for our industry. The content is great and Lee is not only a top rated speaker at the Search Engine Strategies shows but a trusted adviser on all aspects of the business. Highly recommended.”
Rory Brown, Managing Director, Incisive Media
“Lee gets the space. His [Online Marketing] blog is a great read, and his coverage of digital marketing events is comprehensive. He picks up what the major press often fails to report on.”
Ron Belanger, Vice President, Yahoo!
“I have known Lee for a couple of years and have found him to be incredibly talented, personable, smart, hard working, well respected and an overall pleasure to be around. He is one of the superstars in the PR, SEO, SEM, Social Media space and has a must-read blog [Online Marketing Blog] and is a must-see (conference) speaker. His blog is also one of *my* must reads due to his and his team’s expansive and detailed conference coverage as well as their on-going thorough and insightful media coverage of the ever evolving online space.”
Melanie Mitchell, Vice President, AOL
“Lee Odden’s TopRank Online Marketing Blog is a fantastic resource for marketing and public relations professionals. Lee consistently provides tangible insight that is relevant, timely, and actionable. When a collegue asked me to recommend a SEO expert Lee was the on the top of my list — and he has proven to be a great partner for that project. I refer my staff and peers to his blog and to the PRSA professional development sessions that he presents and they always return energized, excited and ready to take on new ways to improve our communications and social media outreach.”
Barb McDonald, Vice President, Marketing, Public Relations Society of America
“Periodically, the time comes to prune one’s overstuffed RSS feeds. When that time comes for me, invariably there are a handful of blogs that simply cannot be cut from the reading list. Lee Odden’s ‘Online Marketing Blog’ is clearly in that category. It’s literally a must-read, not just for me but for every marketer I know… and it has been in that rarefied class for a long time.”
Todd Defren, Principal, SHIFT Communications
“OMB is the BOMB! Lee does an amazing job at bringing together interesting thinking, timely coverage and fascinating insights to the world of online marketing. His blog is a must read.”
Bryan Eisenberg, Co-Founder, Future Now, Inc.
“Lee is a mover and a shaker in the interactive/digital space, especially when PR, SEM/SEO or SMM is involved; even though he will never admit to it. He tirelessly keeps his tens of thousands of subscribers informed on best practices and industry news at TopRankBlog.com (#15 on the AdAge Power 150!), and he is a major draw when on stage at industry conferences and expositions. I look forward to working with Lee throughout my career and I want to take this chance to thank him for all his hard work, Thank You!”
Matt McGowan, Global Vice President of Marketing, Incisive Media
“I met Lee through Search Engine Strategies two years ago – having attended one of the presentations he did. I was lucky enough to run into him later that day, and get to know more about him and the Online Marketing Blog. I read TopRank Blog every opportunity I get, and have found those resources quite valuable. He really understands both the PR and social marketing space, and helps others understand it, too.”
Meg Walker, Online Marketing Manager, Network Solutions
Read even more endorsements of Online Marketing Blog from marketing industry leaders including:
- Lisa Merizio-Smith, Director, DMA
- Mel Carson, adCenter Community Manager, Microsoft
- John Jantsch, Owner, Duct Tape Marketing
- Sean X Cummings, Director of Marketing, Ask.com
- Mike Moran, Distinguished Engineer for OmniFind Search and Text Analytics Product, IBM
- Barry Schwartz, Executive Editor, Search Engine Roundtable
- Jeannette Kocsis, VP, Digital Practice, Harte-Hanks, Inc
- Laura Lippay, Group Program Manager, Search Strategy (SEO), Yahoo!
- Andy Beal, Internet Marketing Consultant, MarketingPilgrim.com
- Brandy Shapiro-Babin, President, WebmasterRadio.FM
- Eric Ward
- Michael McDonald, Director of Operations, iEntry, Inc publisher of WebProNews
These are endorsements are clear evidence of the impact the TopRank team has had in offering the search engine and internet marketing industry insights, news and information via the Online Marketing Blog.