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A New Competition!
Well, a proposal anyway....

 2:44 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

Following on from the "gimzo quiz" search and Oilman being up at number one on the big G, could we take it a step further?

How about WW members competing on a keyword to see who can get up top each month on a Google search.

Naturally, the keyword would have to be some piece of nonsense that nobody actually searches for (so we dont infringe on anyones business).

Also, it would have to be a page on our own site (one site per member!), which would mean (and this is the hard part) that the member has to intergrate that keyword into his or her sites theme and content in order for it to be relevant.

As the page would have to be linked to from another on your site in order to be indexed, we have another reason for it to be relevant (otherwise it would reflect badly on the rest of the site).

Googles ranking system would ensure that no-one cheated! :)

Any thoughts?




 2:46 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

I like the plan dozens of pages all optimised for the same keyword we could see the onsite layout that works the best but...

.. some user here have PR9 sites they may have a tiny avantage!


 2:47 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

I really dont think PR plays that large a part in it, and if it does, we would see to what extent! :)


 2:49 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

OK, but that keyword must be " http ".

[edited by: Macguru at 2:51 pm (utc) on Nov. 13, 2002]


 2:50 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)


no problem!

I was thinking of "travel" or "people" though...


 2:52 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

Frankly JOAT, I am afraid we cant do that. I am smelling a dropfest.


 2:53 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

could we not use a goggle whack word


 2:54 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

Ah good point!

Didnt think of that.... :(

Ah well...


 2:59 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

Is anyone going to go to the extent of optimising a page for a word, no one but other webmaster world user's, are going to search for, just so they can drop their URL a few times?


 3:06 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

If you where going to do it why not help a charity like breast cancer or world hunger?


 3:13 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

I could definatly swing a charity page on my site!


 3:15 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

I was thinking more along the lines of a random key phrase that would be of no benefit to any site.

On the URL dropping side, only the top few URLs are likely to be known. If anyone were to optimise a page for this term for the sole purpose of URL dropping here, then they face pretty much the toughest competition in the world.

Lets face it, we compete with many web designers, but there is only a small number of WW-quality SEO/webmasters competing in any one keyword.

Trying to win a competition such as this would for a marketing bonus would be pointless, as the benefits are greatly outweighed by the competition!

Its all about the honour of being number one and being worshiped by your peers! ;)


<added>If we compete on charity brands, then we will just have a lot of optimised pages pushing charity pages down in the SERP's and that aint going to help. However, if we got their permission first and promised to link to them...</added>

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