Happy 1 Year Birthday aimClear Blog!




March 2008 marks the 1 year anniversary of aimClear Blog and WHAT an amazing year it’s been! We covered 7 major SES, SMX, and PhocusWright shows, immersed in Sphinn, I became an ongoing contributor to SearchEngineWatch Blog and recently posted my inaugural article regarding reputation management in SearchEngineLand.

This year we took on StumbleTrolls, discussed social rock star rules for little people, mingled with giants, discussed the evaporating yellow line between SEO & social media, and learned the ropes from consummate professionals. Tamar taught me not to Pee in the Pool.

As a company, aimClear is growing quickly-our client base expanding in a measured way. We’ve mined buzz pockets, made new friends, helped save Christmas, fell in love with StumbleUpon, and were accused of being “craven whores.” Holy smoke Batman, WOW, what a year! (Hey we even have the organic #2 right now for “craven whores.”)

Thank You
The entire aimClear family of employees and strategic partners is grateful to SearchEngineLand, Sphinn, SEO RoundTable, and SearchEngineWatch communities for support, provocative dialog, links, blogging lessons, press passes, interviews, ideas and pure expressions of SEM guile. Thanks to our wonderful readers. You are priceless to us.

We’re truly humbled for the privilege of sharing. THANK you to our amazing clients who put trust in us every day. You guys ROCK!



  1. Mike on March 28, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Happy first birthday, Marty! Well I mean Happy Birthday aimClear, of course. I’m guessing you’re older than one, right?


  2. Marty Weintraub on March 28, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    @Mike: Yup, a “tad” bit older :)

  3. Derek on March 28, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Marty – and everyone else at aimClear – congratulations on this milestone and all of the accomplishments thus far!

    My personal blog also reached the 1 year milestone in March so I will re-light the birthday candles and sing a little diddy for you as well.

    Looking forward to everything that lies ahead!

  4. SexySEO on March 28, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Happy 1 year anniversary, Marty! And all the best :)

  5. Marty Weintraub on March 28, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    @Derek: Right back at ya’ pal. I appreciate your friendship and having you in these threads.

  6. Marty Weintraub on March 29, 2008 at 2:26 am

    @SexySEO: Aw shucks… :)

  7. Kristen on March 29, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday Marty! Here’s to another successful year for AimClear!

  8. David Temple on March 30, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Happy Birthday aimClear. Great job Marty, you’ve accomplished a lot in just one year. Keep up the good work!

  9. Marty Weintraub on March 30, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    @David: Thank you. It’s a pleasure to have you in our community.

  10. Zak Nicola on March 31, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    You’ve done a lot in a years time, I’m looking forward to your next! Congrats again Marty!

  11. spostareduro on April 1, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    I’m a little bit late it seems..but happy birthday to your blog and Happy April Fools Day too! :-)

  12. Marty Weintraub on April 1, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    @Zac: Thank you for the kind words
    @spostareduro: It’s never too late to visit :)

  13. MikeMarshall on April 2, 2008 at 12:11 am

    Wow Marty, you have come an amazingly long way in 1 year. It was almost this time last year (May, I think) that I cold called you and you told me I had a “wicked cool” product, but you could couldn’t talk right now because you were about to go fishing :) Ironically, that day you sold me the aimClear blog.

    From my time spent surfing the blogs, you’ve gone from a relative obscurity to a respected authority. Your achievements are an inspiration, even if you are about to go fishing.

  14. Marty Weintraub on April 2, 2008 at 1:02 am

    @Mike: Thank you. Your friendship and participation has really mattered to the evolution of this blog. You were among the first to engage in comment threads here and your contributions of insight and energy have been much appreciated.

    I WISH I had time to go fishing this Spring. :) The Minnesota Canoe Boundary Waters (BWCA) beckon as the ice breaks. Honestly you could drag an old SOCK behind a canoe and pull a 10 LB Northern out of Lake Sagnaga along the Canadian border.

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