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What all the cool kids of search want for Christmas (or Winter Holiday)

December 20th, 2005 Tony Leave a comment Go to comments

amazon wishlistToday I was having a hard time updating my Amazon wishlist so my family can buy me gifts that I actually want. So I decided to get ideas by looking up Amazon wishlists that my friends created. Then it occurred to me that it would be fun to see what folks in the SEO/Search industry wanted in their stocking this Christmas.

Jim BoykinHis wishlist
Jim has a nice list of books including the obligatory Seth Godin “Unleashing the Ideavirus”. Looks like Jim is looking for help executing on ideas and on being a better manager.

Andy BealHis wishlist
Andy’s wishlist is devoid of business publications. Who would want to read more about search or marketing when you digest as much as Andy does each day? :) Andys’ looking for the perfect colors for his home.

Aaron WallHis wishlist
Damn Aaron! You win the award for the biggest wishlist with 198 desired items. Looks like Aaron is trying to build on his prior investment success with his Google stocks as well as brush up on his grammar for all that heavy blogging.

JensenseHer wishlist
Jennifer is a fan of the soap opera All My Children. Come on Jenn! If you’re going to spend an hour watching soaps its gotta be Y&R! We all could use some business tips from Victor. :)

Matt CuttsHis wishlist
Matt wants to unwind with some heavy riffs (Great choice BTW. Loads of fun.) Also it looks like Mr. Cutts is suffering from disorganization, and has a soft side for his kitty. It’ll be interesting to watch this wishlist and see how many people attempt bribery through Amazon gifts. :)

Jason DukeHis wishlist
Spammers need gifts too! Looks like Jason is dabbling in a bit of code hacking as well as mind hacking. No surprise there. Did you ever notice how JasonD takes the Matt Cutts approach and avoids the sauce while everyone else is pounding down beers? Big question Jason: SEO for Dummies??!!

Todd MalicoatHis wishlist
Todd shares Aaron’s interest in Al Franken, as well as my desire to pick up The Tipping Point. And it looks like Todd is working on his abs.

Chris PirilloHis wishlist
Not much insight with this short wishlist. Chris seems to be a big They Might Be Giants fan.

Sergey BrinHis wishlist
Sergey wins the prize for the most expensive item ($10,995.00) on a wish list for some kind of wakeboarding machine that he can cruise around Google lake on.

Jeremy ZawodnyHis wishlist
Jeremy is looking for the best strategy to deal with all of his Yahoo stock options and he shares my love for John Cusack movies and David Sedaris humor. BUT Jeremy wins the award for the most interesting item on a wishlist. Looks like Mr. Zawodny wants to learn more about the mysterious workings of the female clitoris.
Update : Jeremy trimmed back his list including ‘Clitourist’. I didn’t mean to embarrass you too much Jeremy. Anyway, screenshot.

If you are somebody in the search industry and I failed to find your wishlist send me a comment.

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  1. December 20th, 2005 at 22:58 | #1

    Mrs. Beal got a big kick out of that. I could try telling you that she was the one interested in that book, but I doubt anyone would believe me. ;-)

  2. December 21st, 2005 at 01:22 | #2

    LOL, I didn’t even know I had a wishlist. I do remember that soap opera book because I was planning to get it for my mom a couple years ago. I haven’t watched a soap opera since high school, although I do admit to watching the occasional Maury if I’m taking a break ;)

  3. December 21st, 2005 at 07:57 | #3

    LOL Tony, you’ve been a busy beaver mate.

    I forgot all about the wishlist thing on Amazon, but as to the SEO for Dummies book, well I suppose it comes down to scoping out the competition :D