SEO Poetry with Powered by Search

Guest post by Troy Boileau, a SEO & Inbound Marketing Consultant at Powered by Search, a  Toronto SEO agency.

A couple of weeks ago, Kelsey Lehnertz and Zen Media helped me and Powered by Search out with an awesome, practical post on which 3 tools SEO experts would use if they couldn’t use any other tool. Out of that one project this one flourished: SEO Poetry!

I pitched a couple of extremely excited friends and partners from other companies in the niche: Could you pretty please write me a Haiku or a Limerick about SEO?

Though I was excited about the idea (compliments of one of my colleagues, Marc Nashaat, thanks Marc!) I still hadn’t expected the great result. It was fun seeing the poems come in or who the poem-writing was delegated to and imagining how that process went; Hey, Powered by Search wants a Haiku! Who’s our company poet?

Laura Atkins bullied Steve Atkins into writing theirs; James Agate immediately went to Anthony Pensabene. Kelsey says she wrote Zen Media’s limerick but it’s too good not to have had editors!

And because of this excitement, before I let you get into reading through some awesome poetry from the likes of Mashable, Yoast and even our own Powered by Search’s poetry division, I pose to you, the reader, a challenge. I want to see your Haikus under the Twitter tag #SEOPoetry, and your Limericks on Google+ under #SEOPoetry as well!

Again I want to thank Kelsey Lehnertz and Zen Media for letting Powered by Search and I abuse the Zen of their website for this article. I especially want to thank all of the wonderful, creative people who sent me poetry knowing that I was going to expose it to the cold, uncaring warm hearts of all of you readers.

Without further ado, some poetry!

Tamar Weinberg, Mashable

SEO is a great little tool
You can get found online - it's cool.
Once you are ranked
You money is banked
And your competitors will come out being fools.


Jeremy Rivera, Raven Tools

Get On Google Plus
Shares, and Plusses impact SERPs
Not just for Geeks now


Thijs De Valk, Yoast

Ranking in Google is what you want
Your website number 1 just to flaunt
More traffic from search
Do you feel the urge
To be out of stock from demand


Kelsey Lehnertz, Zen Media

Authority inspires SEOs to stand tall.
Google spiders yearning to seamlessly crawl.
Persistence, though valuable, may cause fatigue.
Staying true to relevancy and human intrigue.
Alas, quality link building - Let's throw a ball!


Alessio Madeyski,

SEO is not dead
SEOs are alive and well
Complain less and do more
Use some magic and be strong.


Matthew Gratt, BuzzStream

Google is Fickle
But I am like a ninja
Search dominance soon


Tadeusz Szewczyk, OnReact

when building links
remember the foundation
are people


Viktar Khamianok, Link-Assistant

A man from the island of Cryse
Could not pay the AdWords price
He tried SEO
And his pizza - whoo-ho -
Now sells at 10 dollars per slice


Alexandra Shkalikova, WebMeUp

Don't cover your backs
With one anchor - Penguin pecks
Google birds are angry


Marc Nashaat, Powered by Search

Below the fold
Away from eyes
if this is you it's your demise


Steve Atkins, Word to the Wise

This SEO bard, rhapsodist
Jongleur, composer, lyricist
Author, versifier,
Writer and rimer
Also a poet. That's the gist.


Ian Lurie, Portent

A CEO named Frank was sad,
Profits were down and sales were bad.

The web site in wilderness languished,
The marketing team was anguished.

They needed a boost RIGHT NOW,
Or they were headed for a big boardroom row.

"SEO!" said one brilliant woman,
And soon the business was boomin'.

Their widgets they sold left and right,
Their ROI was flat outta sight!

So remember, everyone, don't panic.
Keep an eye on your traffic organic.

On visibility and relevance focus,
You'll see SEO ain't hocus pocus.


Anthony Pensabene, Skyrocket SEO

There was a young man from England
who dreamed of good link intention.
He invoked his insight
with posts epicly tight.
Now, clients' sites optimized right.

I hope you’re inspired! Remember to add your own SEO Haikus on Twitter and Limericks on Google+ under the hashtag #SEOPoetry!

About the Author: I go by Troy “Fawkes” Boileau and I’m a SEO & Inbound Marketing Consultant at Powered by Search, a successful and quickly growing Toronto SEO agency. I enjoy meeting new people, content marketing and working on exciting projects. I would love to hear from you if you have any other fun ideas!


She is the founder & CEO of Zen Media. She has been named the “Zen Master of Marketing” by Entrepreneur Magazine and the “Millennial Master of the Universe” by Forbes, Businessweek, and Inc have all recognized her as one of the Top 30 under 30 entrepreneurs in the field of marketing. Shama has built a global audience and is known for helping brands succeed in the digital age. She is a bestselling author, an international keynote speaker, and has been named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Marketing for four years in a row.



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