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Cast Your Vote!

Posted on Thursday, May 27th, 2010 by Print This Post Print This Post

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You’ve seen him around.  Standing off to the side, eyes averted, huge head, no neck, chicken legs.  Who is he?  And where did he get that sweet fedora?

Now it’s time to find out.

The original Search Agent celebrated his first birthday on Monday and we’ve decided to give him the greatest gift of all… the gift of life.  We have five finalists in our “Give-A-Search-Agent-an-Identity” contest.  And you, the fans, will decide who he really is.

Take a look at the choices below. and then VOTE!  No hanging chads, no write-in candidates.  Simply type the name of your selection in the comment box at the end of this article.

Voting will close at midnight PDT, Wednesday, June 2.

And the nominees are….


As an infant, Agent Algo had a speedy crawl rate and showed an early interest in dayparting. His youth was spent in the silos, where he labored over the long-tail and lived on a sparse diet of cookies and breadcrumbs. With time, his white-hat work ethic and desire to improve usability gained him notoriety in a variety of verticals.  Focused on relevance and revenue, Algo decided to become a search agent. As his multivariate talents and link popularity grew, he developed a unique, cascading style that earned him plenty of impressions. Though he’s flattered by impressions, Agent Algo prefers results.



In the heart of USA
toiled a bright young man named Joe by night and day.

He displayed a curiosity for the internet,
in the vast confines of the World Wide Web,

Ever since Google & Yahoo ruled the roost,
he developed skills on SEO & SEM that made his wallet boost.

He developed tools better than the Iron man,
and his pace of growth was better than that of Superman.

His spiders crawled through the web like there was no end,
better than the Aztec civilization which eventually reached a dead end.

Ever since Google & Yahoo ruled the roost,
he developed skills on SEO & SEM that made his wallet boost.

He dressed and acted differently and lived a life without a single inhibition,
as his world opened up, he consistently beat out his competition.

Standing sideways, eyes averted, fedora and coat in tow,
Joe would change the world and put on a show.

As he focused on giving search technologies a new face,
the world knew a revolution in the World Wide Web was taking place.



Agent SAM
Mystery man
Was born a Southern Hick,
Then went to school
In Liverpool
Where he studied Pay Per Click

Agent SAM
Humble man
Doesn’t ask for thanks,
Only cares
For gummy bears
And top page Google ranks.

Agent SAM
Inpatient man
He hates a site that lags,
He’ll toil at night
To make it right
With well positioned tags.

Agent SAM
Renaissance man
Success is no surprise,
Fedora skewed
And attitude
Your site he’ll optimize

Agent SAM,
Trendy man
Who wears an orange trench,
Helping some
To number one
He’ll always be our mensch.



They call me Spector, for I am “IN” the know
on all things SEM and SEO.

Repping for my colleagues at TSA
They manage campaigns The right way.

Been on the block for 7 years strong
Campaign life, we’re sure to prolong.

Dedicated to optimization, they’re constantly Searching for clues
This Agency – is full of real gumshoes.

So you out there, looking for the real deal
Search Engine Marketing is this Agent’s meal.



Full Name:  Thomas Sven Aguilera

AKA: Orange Hat, Spider King, Silver Bullet, Searchlight, Turbo Speed Abacus

The original search agent lives alone in Los Angeles, loves surfing, collects spiders, and has many “friends” online who are unaware of his true identity. His father was in the U.S. Special Forces and his mother was a dancer-turned-milliner who loved the color orange. He first worked for the Internet Engineering Task Force but left after a dispute over their website’s Meta data. Forever pursuing the best in SEO and SEM, he is currently investigating social media ROI, linking ethics, and PPC campaign finance reform.


His fate is in your hands.  Do the right thing, cast your vote in the comment box below!

About Alec Green

Alec serves as Mother Hen of The Search Agents, making sure contributors mind their P's and Q's and never write the seven words you can't say on television. He's been called a "social media hater" who longs for the days of door-to-door selling and advertising in the phone book.

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207 Responses to “Cast Your Vote!”

  1. Undertaker says:

    Ma vote goes to Agent Joe…!

  2. Kishor Kumar says:


  3. Sameer says:


  4. Sana says:

    my vote goes for Agent Joe….

  5. Shradha says:

    i likey AENT JOE

  6. Roshni says:

    Agent Joe

  7. Michael Jackson says:

    Agent JOE…!!!!

  8. nazeef says:

    vote for agent joe!

  9. Me says:

    ok thumps up for Agent Joe.. :)

  10. Nitin Alfred says:

    Vote for Agent Joe!!

  11. divya says:

    Agent Joe! 😀

  12. Aparna says:

    Reach for it Agent Joe!!!!

  13. Vinny says:

    Rockstar Agent Joe!

  14. sudeep says:

    Vote for Agent Joe :)

  15. Don Philip says:

    Agent Joe \m/!!!!

  16. James says:

    I like Algo

  17. Salvadora says:

    My vote goes to agent Joe

  18. Sudish V says:

    Agent Joe rocks!

  19. Kevin says:

    Agent Algo

  20. Veronica says:

    Agent Algo

  21. Daniel says:

    Agent Algo

  22. leo says:

    Agent Algo

  23. Suzanne says:

    Agent Algo

  24. Koby says:

    Agent Algo

  25. Thisby says:

    Agent Algo

  26. Owen says:

    Agent Algo

  27. spectator says:

    My vote is for Agent Algo…

    Cousin Aldo

  28. Maurice Kerr says:

    agent algo

  29. Maurice Kerr says:


  30. Fritz says:

    Agent Sam !!!

  31. Marty Martin says:

    Agent Tom (although it’d be cooler if his name was Major Tom) 😀

  32. Kimberly Cayce says:

    Agent Tom!

  33. Derek says:

    Agent Tom

  34. Jennifer says:

    Agent Tom Sven

  35. Tom says:

    My namesake, Agent Tom

  36. Don says:

    1/2 Agent Tom, 1/2 Agent Sam

  37. Josh says:

    Tom Aguilera

  38. Sutton Fannon says:

    Agent TOM

  39. Cathy Zee says:

    agent algoooooo!!!!

  40. Katie says:

    Agent Algo!

  41. SiriusA says:

    go! go! ALGO!!!!!!!!!! (voting for Agent Algo!)

    Agent Algo keeps an eye
    on all the things that bring folk by
    and keeping notes he knows what’s what:
    taking names and kicking butt!

  42. o'neal says:

    Agent Algo, damn you supa fly!

  43. jerkfaec says:

    Agent Algo.
    Makes it (and you guys) sound smart.

  44. mubina says:

    Vote for Agent Joe


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