Sulumits Retsambew

Sunita on March 19th, 2009

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Okay.. I’ll be somewhat serious (at least I’ll try) and formal in coming posts. It’s easy to get freaked out when entering an SEO competition but it is all fun and learning when we enter any such contest. Just do a simple Google search to discover that you have more than a thousand opponents, many of them with a whole arsenal of SEO tools. It’s intimidating, to say the least. But if you’d still like to join, here are the rules for the Sulumits Retsambew competition, better explained than my last post.

Sulumits Retsambew

The whole contest is pretty simple, really. You just have to get your site to the first-, second- or third-ranking search result for the keyword. When the contest ends on August 15, Will Spencer will do a Google search himself to determine the winner of the contest.  And he assured that he’d prefer using Google.com to avoid any regional bias of results

Aside from that, there are no rules you’ll have to strictly follow, no methods or guidelines you’ll have to observe. If you think about it, that’s really the whole point of the contest – to see which SEO techniques are the most effective with Google’s current algorithm. It looks like there’s no secret to winning the Sulumits Retsambew contest; you just chuck all the SEO methods you know and then hope that they work.

Just remember to post your domain on the NetBuilders.com forum if you’re entering the competition. The organizers require the entries to be posted there so that they can keep track of everyone who’s vying for that $1,000 prize.

The organizers aren’t sure which domain names have an advantage in Google over others, so there aren’t any rules about that yet. You could actually get multiple domains of different kinds and then use various SEO techniques on them. You don’t have to submit a single site; the search result at the #1 position should just be yours. Going on a shopping spree at GoDaddy (or other registrars) won’t affect your chances – in theory.

Of course, it’s implied that only white-hat SEO techniques should be used for the contest. The organizers won’t be able to tell if you’ve used a link farm or two, but it’ll be Google that will be doing the punishing for black-hat methods. You’ll just be making the #1 spot even harder to reach for yourself if you use black-hat, so it’s pointless, really.

Each domain can claim just one prize, and those indented search results won’t be counted by the judges. But the rules don’t say anything about a person winning multiple times, so you could actually win two or all three prizes if you’re that good. That’s all for now, I’d be back with some more interesting posts.

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Sunita on March 16th, 2009

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hstiepodi hytsiotnsy ndgtreot. Finding it weird? Yes, for a fraction of second, I felt the same when read – SULUMITS RETSAMBEW -  for SEO contest at NetBuilders.org, but the next moment, I found myself so dumb for not understanding it. Yes, it was keyword we were waiting for. Reading backward, it was “webmaster stimulus”. Interesting indeed.

To be very honest, I was blank for a while and confused about how to deal with this keyword. What would it actually mean.. and even if it means, how far it would go. But yes, I had to kick off my mind and it splurged many ideas. I’m happy, comfortable and all set to compete with my other contestant friends.

seocontestI’m writing this first post on this domain (sp. registered for the contest and I hope I would take it to some good level even if I don’t win) not just to fill it up with fluff but with some nice ideas too. The first thing, why did I choose this domain. Well, not to deny I want the exact keyword and at the same time, I was sure somebody must have picked it while I was in dreamland (Damn this timezone) Anyways, thought of grabbing SULUMITSRETSAMBEWNO.COM (On Webmaster Stimulus – read it backwards too, guyz) that would discuss the stuff about contest, about SEO, about what I’ll be doing, about latest SEO news, about whatever I’ll feeling on my first contest throughout these 3 months. I hope it’d come up with something interesting and valuable for others as well.  The slogan speaks it all.

Now about the keyword and contest, Thanks to Chris, for the idea, to Will for running this contest, to contestants who will try to beat me up, and to me..lol.. for trying to beat all of them.

Now about SULUMITS RETSAMBEW.. err.. webmaster stimulus.. What does it mean in my perspective. Stimulus – something that causes response; something which influences or assists a performance. Webmaster Stimulus – Some strategy  that would influence a webmaster and make him to go ahead or withdraw. 90% of the webmasters will/do follow certain trends. I don’t think they can have this webmaster stimulus. It is for someone who tries to create new trends in SEO, promotions, marketing or just anything related to web. Webmaster stimulus would provoke new idea no matter the stimulus is positive or negative. It’d end up giving a new idea, a new trial.

This contest should (as I think) highlight some new trends, some new strategies and some new failed as well as successful experiments after the winner is declared. Of course on a sound ground of seo skills and stratgies, some new ideas and steps will be combined. I just noticed that many people would be experimenting with blogspot, wordpress hosted blogs. Great effort and experiment for not choosing the private domain name. I wondered at testing and jumping in with twitter profile and squidoo lens. Definitely a wonderful experiment it’d be and it may lead to some new seo ideas and trends.

I myself have not come up with something solid yet but yes, many things are crawling in mind.

May be, I’m going to read Matt Cutts with more interest or would stick to Aaron’s posts 18 and half hours of the day :p. I may keep sitting at search engine roundable for some unread and unexplored posts  more hours.. kicking my mind to come up with better seo tactics to beat my friends :p I’d like to read more of blogs I’m fond of. William Slawski, Michael Gray and David Naylor are few to name.

I was just thinking if every participant would keep his strategy, a secret, for next 3 months. It may limit this webmaster stimulus to some extent and if the strategies and plans are disclosed, may be the competition would become even fierce or thin. Well.. lot of stuff to be seen around. For now, I’m finding this post more of a fluff but yes, something to start with and something that’s far better than “Hello Word”. Once again, good luck to all!

Chill & cheers!

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