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It’s March 31st, which means National Women’s History Month is coming to a close. What a perfect time to talk about our 2012 Top SEO Women awards 2010, 2011! First, though, an introduction for the top 2012 SEO women nominees – add your voice now!

Interesting Facts About Women Online

A while back, we came across some amazing statistics. As women, they made us feel all warm and fuzzy in side. As marketers, these statistics made us set up and pay attention. The foundation of these statistics is… (drum roll please) women rule the Internet.

Now, the last thing we want to do, especially on a post about the Top SEO Women of 2012, is wave the whole “race of the sexes” thing around. However, the statistics discussed in an article by Aileen Lee on Tech Crunch, Why Women Rule the Internet, are worth paying attention to.

Here’s an overview (you can read the whole article by clicking on the above link):

  • The majority of social networking users are women
  • Women spend 30% more time on these sites
  • Women are responsible for 55% of mobile social network usage
  • Gilt Groupe estimates women drive 74% of revenue to the company
  • The U.S. Census says over 80% of consumer spending can be attributed to women
  • When it comes to the consumer web of the likes of Facebook, Zynga, Groupon and Twitter, women are the majority of users

In fact, the sites listed above, as well as Opentable, Yelp, Docstoc, Flickr, Myspace, Ning, Bebo and others, women rule the space. In online marketing, social media marketing and SEO, women are slowly but surely taking over spaces traditionally “ruled” by men.

We now return to our regularly scheduled program…

Top SEO Women of 2012 – Nominees

Our nominations are open until April 30th, so you still have an entire month to nominate your favorite female SEO. We’d like to have a list of 20 – 25. So far, your nominees are:

  1. Linda Sevier of Pagetender LLC
  2. Raquel Franco from SEO femenino
  3. Heather Lloyd of SEO Copywriting
  4. Anne Handley at Marketing Profs
  5. Melanie Nathan of Canadian SEO
  6. Vanessa Fox of Nine by Blue
  7. Lindsay Wassell at Keyphraseology
  8. Ana Martins with SEO Debrigadeiro
  9. Chiara Marsella Working out of Rome
  10. Gabriela Mori  from São Paulo Brazil
  11. Renata Tibiriçá from Brazil
  12. Kathryn Katz from Florida
  13. Maria Pia De Marzo with Web In Fermento
  14. Leslie Carruthers at The Search Guru
  15. Manuela Sanchez with Elink Builder in Brazil
  16. Mindy Gofton of I-com.net
  17. Jennifer Horowitz from Ecombuffet
  18. Lisa Myers from Verve Search
  19. Joanna Buttler from Search Engine Chocolate
  20. Hannah Rampton from Browser Media
  21. Julie Joyce from Fish Media
  22. Julie Cheung from ManualLinkBuilding
  23. Sadie Sherran from SEO Creative
  24. Kaila Strong from Vertical Measure
  25. Eren Mckay from Embracing Home
  26. Joanna Lord from  SEOMoz
  27. Patti Fousek of Creative Mind Search
  28. Michelle Robbins of Third Door Media

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!
Please visit 2012 Top SEO Women Finalists for a complete list and to vote for your favorite!

2010 Top SEO Women

Bonnie Burns
Donna Fontenot
Ann Smarty
Dana Lookadoo
Judith Lewis
Angi Nikoleychuk
Christine Churchill
Meaghan Olsen
Anne Kennedy
Alysson Fergison

2011 Top SEO Women

Lyena Solomon
Kim Krause Berg
Melissa Fach
Michèle Ménard
Nichola Stott
Jill Whalen
Rebekah May
Debra Mastaler
Aleyda Solis