I want to thank everyone who entered and I received alot of clever and funny stuff. I received one that was more interesting than the rest, and was incredibly cool.
The winner is Steve Cantrel. Please contact me and I will set you up with the info you need to attend.
He is interested in local search from an entirely different angle than most of us, and in a way that parallels many efforts I am making. He is not pimping his own websites or interests, he is (as a employee of a cultural affairs organization) tasked with pimping….
His straight forward, professional entry eloquently described some challenges that museums face in the search engine world, and they are very similar to the challenges faced by the non-profits and NGO’s that are my passion. Local search does indeed play a large role in the solutions to those challenges. SMX Local is the best place to learn about those solutions.
I was not expecting to choose a professional letter, I usually don’t like professional anything. I was going to pick whatever entry made me laugh until I farted. But Steve’s was just to interesting to me. I had to pick it.
It was such a random thing to receive this entry, that I will probably end up working with him some to create some documentation and “how-to”‘s for museums and other things in the public sector (if he is okay with such a thing), who truly do not have the budget or personnel to stay competitive in search.
As an example, a large percentage of international tourists come to New York for museums, or the statue of liberty (Ellis island) yet when searching in Google for “NYC Attractions” you are not going to find the museum sites or the Ellis Island website are you?
Thanks to all who entered, there were alot of funny entries and I loved them.