The shopautodotca seocontest is a clever contest to determine who can rank first in the search engines for the search phrase shopautodotca seocontest. This will probably be relevant to a few of you rather than many, but if you know a thing or two about search engine optimization, why not give it a shot?
To win the $9,000 prize, you must have a website that places 1st in Google / MSN / Yahoo for the term “shopautodotca seocontest” and have a link back to shopauto.ca with keywords used cars, used car classifieds targeted.
In order to qualify, the page must have a link back to shopauto.ca home page. Participants who don’t maintain a link will be disqualified. ( No specification of link required, other than the promotion of used cars or used car classifieds being linked to www.shopauto.ca)
If you’d like to see who is ahead in the rankings, just go ahead and search shopautodotca seocontest in Google, Yahoo or MSN. There are many factors that cause a page to rank well in search rankings, so don’t think that just pumping the phrase shopautodotca seocontest into a page 100 times will do the trick.
For example, search algorithms will factor in things like the density and prominence of the phrase shopautodotca seocontest to see how significant the phrase is on that page. Similarly, sites that link to the page using the phrase shopautodotca seocontest will be a major factor.
I’m a big fan of contests like this because I’m interested in search engine optimization. One problem it does create however, is comment spam. I’ve had to watch this site carefully for people trying to throw a link to their site using the link text shopautodotca seocontest. We’re always happy to hear from visitors, but those links are self-promotional and really don’t add much to the conversations on the site.
I just did a quick scan of the big three search engines and this page is ranking 6th for the phrase shopautodotca seocontest. Not bad, but that cached version was indexed before I had put any meta information in, so hopefully we’ll see some improvements from a new header and description that have the phrase shopautodotca seocontest featured prominently.Expires June 16, 2007
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