Today marks the start of the first round of articles submitted for reader voting for the Search Engine Marketing Scholarship Contest, sponsored by Marketing Pilgrim – Internet Marketing Consultant, Andy Beal

Writing styles and topics are varied. Subjects sought after include search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click advertising (PPC) or social media optimization (SMO). Contest entry articles can submit tips, advice, tricks or “secret tactics” that readers would find “useful”.

One entry is aimed at the SEO industry itself, asking how much SEO’s are worth. Others are written from the heart. Some portray what the writer knows about the industry or how they came to learn their skills. (I can’t link to any of them because I am a judge in the final round.)

Voting is determined by the post that has the most unique visitors .

You’re invited to read and vote for the contest entries for this first week at:Search Engine Marketing Scholarship Contest Entries – October 9th

Andy Beal writes,

Click, read, forward, blog your favorite entry and help them advance to the final judging.

Week two, for submissions, opens today! If you feel inspired to submit your own article, you have until 6pm Saturday October 14th.

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Kim Krause Berg’s long background in web design, SEO and usability includes software application functional and user interface testing, accessibility, information architecture and persuasive design. She shared her passion for Usability and SEO through her site and private consulting at Cre8pc for 17 years. Kim founded Cre8asiteforums in 1998. In the fall of 2012 she sold her forums to Internet Marketing Ninjas and retired from private consulting to join their Executive Management team where she continues her work in usability testing, customer experience and conversions design.

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American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)

Information Architecture Institute

Usability Professionals Association (UPA)