ProBlogger Birthday Bash Winner

by derek on October 3, 2007 · 16 comments

Darren Rowse from ProBlogger is currently giving away over $54,000 worth of prizes in his Birthday Bash celebration.
The first giveaway to kick off the prize bonanza was for 12 random winners to receive a copy of Aaron Wall’s SEO Book.

After reading so many positive reviews of this book, I had asked my wife to purchase a copy of the book as a birthday present for me. Needless to say she did not purchase the book for my birthday so I still had the book on my wish list.
When I saw the contest over at ProBlogger, I figured that I would submit a comment to enter the contest but did not think that I would actually be selected as one of the winners. Much to my surprise, I received an email a few hours later indicating that I had won a copy of the SEO Book and would be receiving an email from Aaron Wall with further instructions.
Late last night I received the email from Aaron and immediately downloaded my copy of the book. Thanks to both Darren and Aaron!
Initial Thoughts of SEO Book
The book currently checks in at 331 pages (although Aaron’s site indicates 328 pages) which would be pretty daunting to try and read and comprehend all at once. The great thing is that Aaron has provided a nice summary at the start of the book that includes Do-It-Yourself SEO Tips and an SEO Quick-Start Checklist to help get you started.
From what I have read of the summary thus far and the few sections I skimmed last night, I think this book is well worth the $79 price tag. As an added bonus, Aaron provides free lifetime updates to anyone that purchases the book as well. Given that search engine optimization often seems to be a moving target, being able to receive up-to-date information is invaluable.
If you have found yourself asking any questions about SEO or how to build a successful website/blog that receives volumes of traffic, you might want to buy a copy for yourself!
Over the next few weeks I will be digesting the book and putting the information to good use!

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45n5 October 3, 2007 at 6:19 pm

cool, congrats on the win and enjoy the book.


Jake October 3, 2007 at 6:29 pm

Didn’t you win something else from John Chow recently? Some people sure do win often. 🙂


derek October 3, 2007 at 8:50 pm

@45n5 :: Thanks, I’m loving it so far but there is so much information in there I need to pace myself.
@Jake :: I won a Lego flash drive from John awhile back. And I’ve won a few t-shirts, most recently from Stephen Fung. I’ve had some decent luck with the blog contests.


Darren October 3, 2007 at 9:47 pm

glad to hear that you’ve found it useful – it is a rather overwhelming book in many ways – so do pace yourself and keep coming back to it. I found implementing one thing at a time worked best – I did one thing every week or two til I got through it all.


derek October 3, 2007 at 10:03 pm

Darren, thanks for stopping by! The approach that you mention is exactly how I plan to get the most out of this book. Break it apart into pieces and implement one thing at a time.
Thanks again Darren and Happy Birthday!


Hack Windows Registry October 6, 2007 at 12:26 pm

Really, I didn’t think it was “overwhelming” at all – although I did take a lot of notes….
I think it’s a great book and I definitely suggest that every webmaster/blogger read it!


betshopboy October 4, 2007 at 9:06 pm

Congrats on your win! Some guys just have all the luck!LOL!!
This special book is way up there on my wishlist.


Ventrilo October 4, 2007 at 9:23 pm

Aaron Wall has a lot of good info, anything he writes is worth the read


knupNET October 4, 2007 at 11:09 pm

Congrats! Spread some of that luck my way 🙂


Hoto October 5, 2007 at 3:08 am

i have signed in already and i want to win somethink nice too. good luck.


paul October 8, 2007 at 4:04 pm

Thats the best SEO Book Ive read. 🙂


derek October 8, 2007 at 7:16 pm

@betshopboy :: It deserves that spot on your list, I am loving it so far. Thanks!
@Ventrilo :: The interview that Darren did with Aaron was outstanding as well. Hope you checked that out.
@knupNet :: Thanks, I’m doing my best to spread some of that luck around.
@Hoto :: Thanks and good luck to you.
@Paul :: To be honest I haven’t read that many SEO books as most of the info I read is various websites but I am very impressed thus far with the quality.


Nick October 9, 2007 at 10:06 am

Hey congrats! You will have to share some of those tips with us as you plow your way through the book.


derek October 9, 2007 at 11:38 pm

I’ll do my best to share along the way!


Peter October 10, 2007 at 10:47 am

Sounds like an interesting book but did you actually learn something? Your book review was quite short. Sorry but it sounds almost like you just say the book is good because you like the guy.


derek October 10, 2007 at 11:18 am

Peter, when I posted this I had just received the book and hadn’t done much more than read through the summary and skimmed the book.
This was not intended to be a book review but more a mention that I had won the book as part of ProBlogger’s birthday bash and that I felt the book lived up to what I had read about it based on what I saw in my initial pass.


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