Sulumits Retsambew

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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