How to SEO a Pumpkin


What happens when SEO and design geeks get together for Halloween? Well, this year it resulted in a contest to see who could carve the best jack-o-lantern – but not your average, run-of-the-mill jack-o-lantern. Instead, we decided to carve the likeness of a few of the top SEO gurus that we follow. Check out the SEO pumpkins below.

Naturally, SEO pumpkins aren’t complete until they’re ranked and we need help with our ranking algorithm. So, to see which pumpkin should get the top spot in our pumpkin results page we’ll leave it up to you.

Vote for the SEO pumpkin that you think deserves to be at the top. We’ll tally the votes and release the results after Halloween.

 Here are the pics we based the stencils from and accompanying bios:

Rand Fishkin – SEOmoz
CEO and Co-founder of SEOmoz, Rand is a thought leader and author in the SEO industry. He is responsible for the production of some of the best SEO tools around such as Open Site Explorer that we definitely recommend.


Scott Gallagher – Local Marketing Source
Scott has used his expertise and skills to help countless small and medium-sized local businesses. His Local Marketing Source course is a critical resource for running a internet marketing agency. His webinars for subscribers are packed full of industry news and developments.

David Mihm – David Mihm Inc.
Local SEO and marketing guru, David Mihm is a go-to source for the latest in local marketing and Google Maps optimization. His annual “Local Search Ranking Factors” is a must read for any SEOs that have local business clients.


Dan Thies – SEO Braintrust
Writer, speaker, & instructor, Dan Thies has been in the SEO game from the beginning. Thies has helped countless students up their SEO game through his courses. A personal favorite around NuArtisan, his link liberation campaign gets into the specifics of link building.

(We’ll also be following up with an extensive how-to guide with photos if you’re interested in carving your own)