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Rand and the rest of the Mozzers have released their long awaited SEO/SEM industry survey for 2008. Check it out and complete the 51 questions for a chance to win an iPhone or $400.00 from Amazon.
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from BrianL 2420 Days ago #
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Would be great if their site loaded... :)

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from randfish 2420 Days ago #
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Sorry about that - we’re back up now, just a touch slow. We had an IP address from France hammering our tools and several thousand simultaneous connections to the survey at launch. Next time we’ll do a bit better planning. Really thrilled that this is going to be so popular, though!

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from 97thfloor 2420 Days ago #
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Sick quiz Rand and crew really cool data to find out.

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from Wiep 2420 Days ago #
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Sorry about that - we’re back up now, just a touch slow.A touch? It took me over half an hour just to reach Q32 :P

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from randfish 2420 Days ago #
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Really? Half an hour?! OK, I’m going to dig in and see if we can figure out what’s going on - there appears to be a bit of inconsistency with the server. It’s loading quick for me here in Seattle, but I’m worried about global load times. Luckily, we’re about to switch to a load balancing system with a server on both the west coast and east coast (probably 60 days away).

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from Rhea 2420 Days ago #
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Ditto on ridiculous load time. In the future it might be better to have a "soft release" to counteract any issues. As someone with a busy schedule, but lots of respect for SEOmoz I wanted to take the quiz, but got so frustrated that I abandoned it and probably won’t have time or the memory to attempt it again.

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from planetc1 2420 Days ago #
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Just completed the survey. Figured it would be faster after you all went to bed. :)

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from evilgreenmonkey 2420 Days ago #
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I think that there was a soft release Rhea, I tried to complete the survey on the train into work a few weeks back but ran out of time/track. Would be cool to be able to save your answers and come back later :o)

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from annie7 2420 Days ago #
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@planetc1: you bet! 6 a.m. and the pages fly! :)

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from iBrian 2420 Days ago #
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Completed it (I think) but after the last question, moved into Ajax loading mode but wouldn’t refresh saying was completed. Figure all data saved anyway, as a browser refresh went back to square one (please, everybody, Ajaz is not that great for users!).Reasonable questions for a snapshot, but a little clunky in places - for example, asking how many employed made no distinction between company employees and freelancers employed, plus sometimes the director/CEO was counted as an employee, but on the following question did not appear to be. Also, past work history - well, past few years have been a CEO - but then the question following seemed to imply that looking at work experience before became CEO, not just what I’d been doing for the past few years.I guess that’s an overall issue with questionnaires, that there will also be a sense of the generic and lack of clarity as to how some people will read some questions.Overall, interesting - but all the time I was filling it in, I kept wondering what the actual purpose was. A snapshot of the SEO industry - sure - but it seemed focused on demographics and structure, and it was only in the last few questions that it seemed to be moving into interesting territory outside of a standard set of application form answers.Not intended as a criticism of the survey, as much as niggles that came to mind.Hopefully some of the overall results will be interesting. :)

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from Rhea 2419 Days ago #
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@evilgreenmonkey - well, aren’t you special.  ;-)

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from TimDineen 2419 Days ago #
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I haven’t taken the survey yet... "SEO industry survey" doesn’t tell me enough about why I should bother answering 51 questions and spend 15 minutes doing so.

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from TimDineen 2419 Days ago #
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@evilgreenmonkey - PS: that headline isn’t spammy? Seems like something an editor should, umm, edit.

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