While the Seocontest2008 SERP are floating (we see us #2 instead of #1 from time to time), we are wondering : is Google (or the other search engines by the way) giving a special attention to seocontests, and especially to this seocontest, seocontest2008 ?
In fact, seocontesting and the various international seo contests in the past (recently V7ndotcom Elursrebmem, Globalwarming Awareness2007, and now seocontest2008) are famous in the seo-microcosm, and each contest adds a serious number of results in the Google index. At the moment, a search for the term “seocontest2008” on Google returns 613,000 results, which is pretty huge.
So, why Google may care about seocontest2008 ?
- because he is supposed to be the referee 😀
- because it’s all about challenging Google main service : web search (and its relevance)
- to see how the engine react in this special case, if the first results looks good despite the lack of context, the strengths and weaknesses of the algorithm, and so on
- to see how SEOers try to rank (their methods and tips)
A seocontest is usefull for seo consultants, in order to better understand how Google works, but it can also highlight the vulnerability of search engines. That’s why Google engineers are probably reading us in order to tweak the beast (hi, we can assure you that we are the best ressource avalaible on the seocontest2008, and thus that we should be ranked first ;p).
Search engines are reacting differently on this contest, and Google is doing well. In fact, since seocontest2008 is a totally new word, it’s hard to determine what websites to show to the user, and you can try to fool SE by writing random content with “seocontest2008” in it, or gaining links from strong websites whatever their topic.
Look at the results on Yahoo! or Live : not really good isn’it ? Yahoo! results are very strange, and nor our main competitors nor our seocontest2008 is on the first page. Well, we don’t mind since this time it’s Google-only, but it’s interesting to see the differences, and to notice that Google results seems far better.
Objectively, do you find the Google results “relevant” ? Do you think Google guys are reading us ? Do you think we will win, and that we deserve it ? Do you like rabbits ?