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Trond Lyngbø
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Recognized industry expert

  • Featured on Forbes more than once
  • Featured on Search Engine Journal
  • Co-author of Google It: Total Information Awareness (2016)
  • Top listed columnist on Search Engine Land 5 years in a row, and 50 published columns.

Forbes omtaler SEO-konsulent Trond Lyngbø fra Search Planet AS i Oslo, Norge.
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My expertise and experience

I’m an industry expert with two decades of experience. I’ve been an official judge for many leading global industry awards. Some of them are listed below:

European Search Awards

The European Search Awards reward and celebrate the very best companies and people working in PPC, SEO, and Content Marketing across a variety of business sectors, in a shifting digital landscape which inspires innovation, creativity and connectivity. Attracting hundreds of entries from leading search and digital agencies and professionals from across Europe.

Categories:

  • Best SEO campaign (large)
  • Best SEO campaign (small)
  • Best use of search – Retail / eCommerce (SEO) (large)
  • Best use of search – Retail / eCommerce (SEO) (small)
  • Best use of search – B2B (SEO) (large)
  • Best use of search – B2B (SEO) (small)
  • Best use of search – B2B (PPC) (large)
  • Best use of search – B2B (PPC) (small)
  • Best use of search – B2C (SEO) (large)
  • Best use of search – B2C (SEO) (small)
  • Best use of search – Finance (SEO) (large)
  • Best use of search – Finance (SEO) (small)
  • Best use of search – Retail / eCommerce (PPC) (large)
  • Best use of search – Retail / eCommerce (PPC) (small)
  • Best use of search – Travel / Leisure (SEO) (large)
  • Best use of search – Travel / Leisure (SEO) (small)
  • Best use of search – Travel / Leisure (PPC) (large)
  • Best use of search – Travel / Leisure (PPC) (small)
  • Best use of search – Gaming (large)
  • Best use of search – Gaming (small)
  • Best use of search – Third sector / Not for profit (large)
  • Best use of search – Third sector / Not for profit (small)
  • Best use of search – Health (large)
  • Best use of search – Health (small)
  • Best use of search – Automotive (large)
  • Best use of search – Automotive (small)
  • Best use of search – Real estate & property (large)
  • Best use of search – Real estate & property (small)
  • Best use of search – FMCG (large)
  • Best use of search – FMCG (small)
  • Best use of search – Fashion (large)
  • Best use of search – Fashion (small)
  • Best local campaign (SEO) (large)
  • Best local campaign (SEO) (small)
  • Best local campaign (PPC) (large)
  • Best local campaign (PPC) (small)
  • Best low budget campaign (SEO) (large)
  • Best low budget campaign (SEO) (small)
  • Best low budget campaign (PPC) (large)
  • Best low budget campaign (PPC) (small)
  • Best integrated campaign (large)
  • Best integrated campaign (small)
  • Most innovative campaign (SEO) (large)
  • Most innovative campaign (SEO) (small)
  • Most innovative campaign (PPC) (large)
  • Most innovative campaign (PPC) (small)
  • Best PPC campaign (large)
  • Best PPC campaign (small)
  • Best Pan-European campaign (large)
  • Best Pan-European campaign (small)
  • Best use of content marketing (large)
  • Best use of content marketing (small)
  • Best use of PR in a search campaign (large)
  • Best use of PR in a search campaign (small)
  • Best use of social media in a search campaign (large)
  • Best use of social media in a search campaign (small)
  • Best use of data (SEO) (large)
  • Best use of data (SEO) (small)
  • Best use of data (PPC) (large)
  • Best use of data (PPC) (small)
  • Best software innovation
  • Best SEO software suite
  • Best PPC management software suite
  • Rising star award
  • Best in-house team
  • Best start-up agency (less than 2 years old)
  • Best large SEO agency
  • Best small SEO agency
  • Best large PPC agency
  • Best small PPC agency
  • Best large integrated search agency
  • Best small integrated search agency

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Global eCommerce Awards

The Global eCommerce Awards are the ultimate accolade for eCommerce businesses.  Large or Small, Global or Local, these awards only recognise excellence from around the world. These Awards recognise, reward and celebrate outstanding eCommerce creativity, ingenuity and innovation.

Categories:

  • Global ecommerce website of the year
  • Global ecommerce search campaign of the year
  • Global ecommerce innovation award
  • Global ecommerce large agency of the year
  • Global ecommerce small agency of the year
  • Global payment solutions technology awards
  • Global ecommerce software or extension of the year
  • Global beauty, health & well being ecommerce website of the year
  • Global DIY, home, furniture & interior design ecommerce website of the year
  • Global sports, leisure, toys ecommerce website of the year
  • Global travel & tourism ecommerce website of the year
  • Global telecommunications ecommerce website of the year
  • Global broadcast ecommerce website of the year
  • Global ecommerce startup website of the year
  • Global ecommerce mobile site of the year
  • Global ecommerce social campaign of the year
  • Global customer service initiative of the year
  • Global app of the year
  • Global customer service team of the year
  • Global ecommerce in-house team of the year
  • Global ecommerce developer of the year
  • Global ecommerce rising star award (under 30 years old)
  • Global covid-19 outstanding response award

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Global Marketing Awards

The Global Marketing Awards recognize and celebrate the world’s very best marketing agencies and most innovative campaigns across all marketing channels, regardless of where an entrant is located across the seven continents.

Categories:

  • Global marketing agency of the year (large)
  • Global marketing agency of the year (small)
  • Global B2B campaign
  • Global B2C campaign
  • Global digital campaign
  • Global integrated marketing campaign
  • Global finance campaign
  • Global eCommerce Campaign
  • Global health / beauty campaign
  • Global education campaign
  • Global not for profit / charity campaign
  • Global low budget campaign
  • Global SEO campaign
  • Global PPC campaign
  • Global use of data campaign
  • Global influencer campaign
  • Global social media campaign
  • Global biddable media campaign
  • Global crisis management campaign
  • Global in-house marketing team
  • Global search agency
  • Global social media agency

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Global Content Awards

The Global Content Awards celebrate excellence in content marketing and rewards agencies and in-house teams across the world who are creating high quality, valuable content which attracts, informs, engages and retains an audience to ultimately deliver traffic and profit.

Categories:

  • Global content strategy of the year
  • Global large content marketing agency of the year (21 or more employees)
  • Global small content marketing agency of the year (less than 20 employees)
  • Best global platform / technology / tool for content
  • Global integrated content campaign of the year
  • Best global content series
  • Global ROI content campaign of the year
  • Global retail content campaign of the year
  • Best use of data in a content campaign
  • Global outreach campaign of the year
  • Global social media content campaign of the year
  • Global travel / leisure content campaign of the year
  • Global not-for-profit / charity content campaign of the year
  • Global B2B content campaign of the year
  • Global B2C content campaign of the year
  • Global FMCG content campaign of the year
  • Global health content campaign of the year
  • Global video content campaign of the year
  • Best global audio campaign of the year
  • Global influencer/celebrity campaign of the year
  • Crisis response content campaign of the year
  • CRM / email content campaign of the year
  • Best global internal content campaign of the year
  • Global rising star in content
  • Global in-house content team of the year

Meet the judges

European Content Awards

Celebrating, recognising and rewarding Content Marketing agencies and in-house teams who are creating outstanding marketing campaigns across Europe. Read more.

Categories:

  • Content strategy of the year
  • Best use of data in a content campaign
  • Retail content campaign of the year
  • Podcast / audio content campaign of the year
  • Finance content campaign of the year
  • Travel / leisure content campaign of the year
  • Entertainment content campaign of the year
  • Not for profit / charity content campaign of the year
  • Public sector content campaign of the year
  • Media / publishing content campaign of the year
  • B2B content campaign of the year
  • B2C content campaign of the year
  • FMCG content campaign of the year
  • Fashion content campaign of the year
  • Health content campaign of the year
  • Property & construction content campaign of the year
  • PAN-European content campaign of the year
  • Social media content campaign of the year
  • Video content campaign of the year
  • Mobile content campaign of the year
  • Integrated content campaign of the year
  • Low budget content campaign of the year
  • Influencer / celebrity campaign of the year
  • ROI content campaign of the year
  • Outreach campaign of the year
  • Crisis response content campaign of the year
  • CRM / email content campaign of the year
  • Sponsored / advertising content campaign of the year
  • Collaborative content campaign of the year
  • Best content series
  • Internal content campaign of the year
  • Multilingual content campaign of the year
  • Best platform / technology / tool for content
  • Rising star in content award
  • In-house content team of the year
  • Best start-up agency (less than 2 years old)
  • Small content marketing agency of the year (less than 20 employees)
  • Large content marketing agency of the year (21 or more employees)

Global Digital Excellence Awards

The Global Digital Excellence Awards celebrate the very best in digital excellence across the globe. Big or small; local or international – it isn’t about the size, the awards recognise and celebrate innovation, creativity, engagement and success.

The accolades are awarded for creative thinking in the production of websites, innovative use of data and technical implementation across campaigns, pioneering tools that research, personalise and optimise, game changing technologies and teams who are developing to ensure growth and profitability.

Categories:

  • Global ecommerce website of the year
  • Global B2B website of the year
  • Global B2C website of the year
  • Global travel & leisure website of the year
  • Global public sector / not for profit / charity website of the year
  • Global SEO campaign of the year – B2B
  • Global SEO campaign of the year – B2C
  • Global PPC campaign of the year – B2B
  • Global PPC campaign of the year – B2C
  • Global integrated campaign of the year – B2B
  • Global integrated campaign of the year – B2C
  • Global biddable campaign of the year
  • Global organic content campaign of the year
  • Global paid content campaign of the year
  • Global organic social media campaign of the year
  • Global paid social media campaign of the year
  • Best use of Twitter
  • Best use of Facebook / Instagram
  • Best use of snapchat
  • Best global digital PR campaign
  • Best global audience engagement campaign
  • Best global social influencer campaign
  • Best global outreach campaign
  • Best global interactive campaign
  • Best global low budget campaign
  • Best global charity / not for profit campaign
  • Best global crisis communications campaign response to covid-19
  • Global ROI campaign of the year

Global Business Tech Awards

The Global Business Tech Awards recognise, reward and celebrate all things technical in the business world – tech is what keeps companies running. With the world becoming ever more virtual, tech developments are even more important to developing the future, than they have been in shaping the past. The Global Business Tech Awards will be looking for tech that has added tangible benefits to customer experience, management systems, marketing and sales information storage and data tracking.

Categories:

  • Ecommerce company of the year
  • Healthtech company of the year
  • Fintech company of the year
  • Edtech company of the year
  • Manufacturing tech disruptor of the year
  • Transport tech company of the year
  • SAAS company of the year
  • Ad tech company of the year
  • Property tech company of the year
  • Hosting company of the year
  • Cyber security company of the year
  • Best application of tech – security
  • Best application of tech – public sector
  • Best use of data
  • App of the year
  • Best use of innovation
  • Tech deal of the year
  • Transformation through technology
  • Tech for good award
  • Best tech accelerator
  • Best tech recruiter
  • Best tech start-up (within 2 years)
  • Most impressive growth
  • Digital agency of the year
  • Tech company of the year – small
  • Tech company of the year – medium
  • Tech company of the year – large
  • Tech entrepreneur of the year

Global Agency Awards

The Global Agency Awards is recognising and rewarding the work of agencies who are transforming businesses through innovative engaging strategies across multiple marketing media. The Judges are looking for agency expertise across SEO, content, social, branding, PR, advertising and paid media. An agency that has got to know their clients’ brand and vision, created a strategy and is maximising their influence and dominating the market.

Categories:

  • Digital agency of the year
  • Marketing agency of the year
  • Integrated agency of the year
  • Multi-territory agency of the year
  • Best small agency of the year (up to 25 employees)
  • Best large agency of the year (26+ employees)
  • Creative/design agency of the year
  • Media buying agency of the year
  • Advertising agency of the year
  • CRO agency of the year
  • UX agency of the year
  • Innovative agency of the year
  • Independent agency of the year
  • PR agency of the year
  • B2B agency of the year
  • B2C agency of the year
  • Ecommerce agency of the year
  • SEO agency of the year
  • PPC agency of the year
  • Integrated search agency of the year
  • Social media agency of the year
  • Best new agency (under 24 months old)
  • Best global campaign
  • Best agency culture
  • Best marketing campaign
  • Best integrated campaign
  • Best social media campaign
  • Best SEO campaign
  • Best PPC campaign
  • Best PR campaign
  • Best not-for-profit campaign
  • Best event
  • Best new business campaign
  • Best crisis communications or response campaign
  • Campaign effectiveness award
  • Covid business continuity award
  • Covid outstanding response award

US Agency Awards

The US Agency Awards celebrate everything that makes an Agency amazing. From creativity and design to digital and technology; from marketing and advertising to public relations and media – we reward exceptional agencies, campaigns and talent.

Categories:

  • Digital agency of the year
  • Best large agency of the year (26+ employees)
  • Best small agency of the year (up to 25 employees)
  • Integrated agency of the year
  • Innovative agency of the year
  • Independent agency of the year
  • Advertising agency of the year
  • Marketing agency of the year
  • Social media agency of the year
  • Integrated search agency of the year
  • PPC agency of the year
  • PPC agency of the year
  • B2B agency of the year
  • B2C agency of the year
  • Best social media campaign
  • Best SEO campaign
  • Best PPC campaign
  • Best integrated campaign
  • Best new business campaign
  • Best crisis communications or response campaign
  • Campaign effectiveness award
  • Best local campaign
  • Best agency culture
  • COVID business continuity award
  • Rising agency star award

Meet the judges

UK Digital Growth Awards

The UK Digital Growth Awards are recognising, rewarding and celebrating website design, digital campaigns, application of tools and data, technologies and agencies working in the UK – a country with an outstanding digital reputation.

Categories:

  • B2B website of the year
  • B2C website of the year
  • B2B ecommerce website of the year
  • B2C ecommerce website of the year
  • Travel / leisure website of the year
  • SEO campaign of the year (B2B)
  • SEO campaign of the year (B2C)
  • PPC campaign of the year (B2B)
  • PPC campaign of the year (B2C)
  • Integrated search campaign of the year
  • Social media campaign of the year
  • Best use of research
  • Best use of data
  • Best use of CRM
  • Best use of personalisation
  • Best use of conversion optimisation
  • Innovation award
  • Best start-up agency (less than 2 years old)
  • CRO agency of the year
  • Social media agency of the year
  • SEO agency of the year
  • Small integrated digital agency of the year
  • Large integrated digital agency of the year
  • In-house team of the year

UK Dev Awards

The UK Dev Awards showcase all things digital. They are a celebration of the teams that communicate digitally to grow business – the UX people, the technical SEO/PPC teams, the content writers and the marketers. The Awards belong to those of you who are optimising user experiences, improving accessibility and smashing technological limitations.

Award categories celebrate work across websites, apps, CMS systems, and coding and recognise agencies, teams and individuals achieving success in digital.

Categories:

  • Dev agency of the year – large
  • Dev agency of the year – medium
  • Dev agency of the year – small
  • Employer of the year – large
  • Employer of the year – small
  • Retail / ecommerce website of the year
  • Fintech website of the year
  • Travel website of the year
  • Third sector website of the year
  • B2B website of the year
  • B2C website of the year
  • App of the year
  • Best deployment of an ecommerce platform
  • Best deployment of a CMS
  • Project of the year
  • Best site migration
  • Best use of attribution
  • Innovation award
  • CRO Award
  • UX Award
  • Platform / tool of the year
  • Best short course (1-3 days)
  • Best training programme (3 days plus)
  • Coding initiative of the year
  • Remote working initiative of the year
  • Dev team of the year
  • Project team of the year
  • Remote team of the year
  • App dev agency of the year
  • Hosting company of the year
  • Developer of the year
  • Rising star award
  • The all-round hero
  • Freelancer of the year

Meet the judges

Gulltaggen Awards

Gulltaggen  is Norway’s biggest conference on digital communication.

Categories:

  • Activation

Northern Digital Awards

The event attracts substantial numbers of entries each year and over 400 guests attended the 2020 event including many of the North’s leading digital marketing professionals. The Northern Digital Awards recognise the very best in digital marketing campaigns and talent in the region and reward websites across a number of sectors to reflect the online world that public, private and third sector organisations now inhabit, trade and communicate in. The awards celebrate exceptional agencies, teams, campaigns and talent across a number of categories.

  • Best digital marketing campaign – retail
  • Best digital marketing campaign – finance
  • Best digital marketing campaign – travel / leisure
  • Best digital marketing campaign – entertainment / sports
  • Best digital marketing campaign – third sector
  • Best digital marketing campaign – public sector
  • Best digital marketing campaign – health & beauty
  • Best digital marketing campaign – FMCG
  • Best digital marketing campaign – B2B
  • Best digital marketing campaign – B2C
  • Best affiliate campaign
  • Best low budget campaign
  • Best integrated campaign
  • Best PPC campaign
  • Best SEO campaign
  • Best use of social media
  • Best use of video
  • Influencer/outreach campaign
  • Best website
  • Best ecommerce website
  • Best app
  • Best martech
  • Best digital tool or software
  • Digital marketing in-house team of the year
  • Search agency of the year
  • Integrated agency of the year
  • Social media agency of the year
  • CRO agency of the year
  • Diversity & inclusion award
  • Rising star award
  • Best small digital agency of the year
  • Best large digital agency of the year

MENA Agency Awards

The MENA Agency Awards reward creative, design, digital, marketing, advertising, media and public relations agencies across the Middle East and North Africa.

  • Digital agency of the year
  • Best large agency of the year (26+ employees)
  • Best small agency of the year (up to 25 employees)
  • Covid outstanding response award
  • Best social media campaign
  • Best SEO campaign
  • Best PPC campaign
  • Best PR campaign
  • Best not-for-profit campaign
  • Best marketing campaign
  • Best integrated campaign
  • Best event
  • Best new business campaign
  • Best crisis communications or response campaign
  • Campaign effectiveness award
  • Best local campaign
  • Best agency culture
  • Covid business continuity award
  • Rising agency star award
  • Best new agency (under 24 months old)
  • Media buying agency of the year
  • B2B agency of the year
  • B2C agency of the year
  • Ecommerce agency of the year
  • SEO agency of the year
  • PPC agency of the year
  • Integrated search agency of the year
  • Social media agency of the year
  • Marketing agency of the year
  • Creative/design agency of the year
  • Advertising agency of the year
  • CRO agency of the year
  • UX agency of the year
  • Independent agency of the year
  • PR agency of the year
  • Innovative agency of the year
  • Integrated agency of the year

I win awards too

Nordic Search Awards Winner: Trond Lyngbø, Senior SEO Konsulent i Search Planet AS i Oslo, Norge.

I don’t focus on winning awards. I judge them. However, at Nordic Search Awards in 2019, I got this recognition. I didn’t submit any entry, so it was an unexpected win. Want me to join your judging panel? Send me an e-mail at trond.lyngbo@searchplanet.no or reach out to me via LinkedIn.

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