Save Me: Vote For Someone Else

Ian Lurie

SEOMoz is holding voting to see who gets to go up against the search engines in SMX Search Bowl 2008.

Right now, I’m in first place.

If I win, I will be massacred by the likes of Matt Cutts.

So please go
here (Polldaddy Poll) and vote for someone else.

Ian Lurie

Ian Lurie is founder of Portent. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). Ian's recorded training for, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Ian is now an independent consultant and continues to work with the Portent team- training the agency group on all things digital. You can find him at

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  1. He’ll be fine, people. Vote for him anyways. =D
    (NOTE: I’m also taking bets on the inevitable Cutts vs. Lurie showdown. The line is at 9:5 Cutts because of Ian’s current lack of confidence.)

  2. I’m being accused of false modesty. So, here’s the whole story:
    When I heard I’d been nominated for Search Bowl, I sent an e-mail to my staff saying “Hey, this might be fun, vote for me”.
    Then I looked at the list of other SEOs. Too late.
    I have no business hopping up on stage with the likes of Aaron Wall, Andy Beal and other gurus.
    It’s hubris. I’ll be struck down for stepping into the Pantheon.

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