Mr. SEO August 2006
I'm proud to announce that Rand Fishkin of SEOMoz is our first official Sexy SEO Boy of the month.
Lisa, from Bruce Clay was lucky enough to be seated next to Rand at the blogging panel at SES San Jose.
"I must be careful to maintain composure, Rand Fishkin and his yellow pumas are sitting four seats to my left."
Tell me about it! The thought of being so close to such SEO sexiness gives me butterflies. I don't know if I could handle being four seats away. It's kind of obvious why Rand makes me randy (sorry, couldn't help it), but in case you need reasons on why Rand is hot stuff:
1. It's in the genes
Mom and dad are a serious part of the SEOMoz mix. It's one thing to learn how to work the SERPs, it's another to have the genetics to naturally master it. Just think, if I were to marry Rand we'd have cute little SEO babies. We could decorate the nursery in fun primary colors, and baby's first word would be "gooo...gle" or something. Or maybe "yahoo" when baby has the sniffles. Sorry, I've gotten ahead of myself here, but you get the idea.
2. He says all the right things
I love guys who know how to give a compliment. Not your usual "nice backend (database work)" or "you're a 10 (SERP results winner)" type compliments either. Earlier this month, Rand shared some of his feelings about Danny Sullivan:
What I think is so incredible about Danny is his amazing ability to be down-to-earth. In a recent conversation, we spent almost an hour talking about making the decision to get married. Danny approached that topic with the same logic, empathy and tact that he does when talking about the latest Google foible. Unlike so many people in the business world, there's nothing two-faced about him - what you see is what you get, no matter the topic or the crowd.
I'm proud to say that Danny is the representative of my industry, proud to know him and grateful for his leadership. Without him, I think that the world of search marketing would be vastly changed for the worse. Danny's actually more than just a hero to me - he's a role model, someone I aspire to be.
Rand, no! I'm the one for you! I've got orange pumas and the same interest in search that fuels your fire. If you decide to ignore fate and walk down the aisle with that girl you live with though, good luck and congratulations. Just know she'll never be half the nerd I am!
3. He makes fashion statements
In a space where very few embrace their icon status, Rand proudly displays his trend-leading style. Madonna had crosses, Gwen Stefani has her red lipstick,
Congratulations to Rand of SEOmoz, or Sexy SEO Boy of the Month!
I'm too cheap to buy an award for you or anything, but email me and I'll buy you a drink - no link necessary. Just for fun: drinks for links
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