The end of the year is approaching rapidly so it is time to start counting down to the New Years. And I always like to do that in a special way. Because this blog is something special. Special because the authors of this blog are not only very smart people who write great content, but also very nice people who all have one thing in common: they have a specific drive and they are genuine.
It is time to give our bloggers some attention, since they provide us with so much great content. Today we welcome a brand new blogger: Samantha Noble
What post are you are most proud of this year?
The post that I have been most proud of is the YouMoz post that got promoted to the main SEOmoz blog which contained the Whiteboard Takeover video and blog. We uploaded it with the hope that it would get seen but weren’t convinced that they would allow it to go live but it had some great feedback and was promoted quickly. We even got a mention in Rands presentation at SearchLove in response to it J
What was your (personal or business, or both) highlight of 2011?
Being promoted in my role from Head of Search to Digital Marketing Director was a huge highlight for me. Following this would be the opening of our London office and having the opportunity to network with more great people in the search industry.
What are you ‘wishing’ for 2012?
Now that is a tough one! There are lots of goals and aspirations that I would like to work towards moving into 2012 but if I had to pick one it would be to start speaking at more conferences and seminars, getting the brand known more in the digital sector and in the public domain.
Wait, Sam Noble? “Koozai Sam”? Is she a blogger on State of Search? Well yes she is! Sam has done two guest posts, including the one which was part of our integration series entitled The Impact of Social on Search. And that was such a good experience we decided to keep her .
Sam is one of those people in the industry who could go high quickly. She almost runs Koozai and has knowlegde of the matter at the same time. That is a talent you don’t see very often. That also means she can take different approaches and that she therefor can do more than she even knows herself. I asked Sam to join our team because I think she is a perfect fit: young, talented, ambitious but also down to earth and very open.
Sam, welcome on the team, I am looking forward to your contributions very much and I want to wish you a very good 2012 which will be a great year for you I am sure!