This is a white hat V7ndotcom Elursrebmem SEO Contest page,
managed by Jim Westergren.
Latest news in the V7ndotcom Elursrebmem Contest
- This contest has now ended on the May 15. I came to the second place – unbelievable, but ok. Here are the results. The winner gives 50% of the prize money to charity so that’s a good thing.
I was holding the number 1 spot for weeks and weeks but then Alek (WPD) boosted the site of Chris ( V7ndotcomElursrebmem.net ) with PR8 and PR7 links that shot his site to the #1 spot. I was at that time on vacation and when I came back home I was surprized. My counter actions was executed right away after coming home last friday but sadly the SERP update did not reach all the datacenters in time, only to 6 of them. When John Scott checked the standing in Google.com a non-updated DC was served which displayed Chris site as #1.
15 minutes later he checks again and this time I am #1, see here. Google is serving a datacenter that is most freed up at the moment of search and at that exact moment it happened to be a non-updated one. So this was quite some luck in the end, to say the least.
Well, life continues!
But what is V7ndotcom Elursrebmem?
V7ndotcom Elursrebmem is a term used for a SEO contest started by John Scott from v7n Networks.
V7ndotcom stands for V7N.com and Elursrebmem is backwards for members rule.
The winner of this contest will be the one that rank as number one on Google when searching for v7ndotcom elursrebmem on May 15, 2006, 12 PM pacific time.
The total prices are over $9,000, hundreds are competing and this is the biggest SEO contest ever!
V7ndotcom Elursrebmem Contest rules clarified
Link back is no longer needed but you have some other choices to make. Read the keyword announcement post for full details.
Strategy for this page to win the V7ndotcom Elursrebmem SEO Contest
- Take my domain that ranks best with Google (domain age, TrustRank, PageRank) and before the start of contest increase the link popularity gradually by placing permanent links using my link building team. Done
- Prepare the blog post with a valuable resource of the contest as a link bait and make it all ready so I just have to replace the KWs.Done
- Right after KW announcement, blog the post and submit to digg.com. Done
- Put an internal link in the footer so that PR from all posts flows to this page. Done
- Get enough diggs to get on the front page and ignite the big increase of natural backlinks.
Failure, non-SEO diggers reported the submission even though I got 56 diggs.
- Follow up the increase of backlinks by simulating a natural gradual increase using:
- (This data was deleted, sorry)
V7ndotcom Elursrebmem Contest Timeline
December 20, 2005
- Contest announced.
December 28, 2005
- I was searching on Google for a webmaster forums in which I could look to buy a site and somehow or another I stumbled on the SEO contest thread.
I had had been waiting for such a contest ever since I read about the Nigritude Ultramarine and so I decided to promote it. I made this thread on DP forums, asked dazzlindonna to put it on SEO Scoop and also posted about it on a swedish webmaster forum.
December 29, 2005
WebGuerrilla (Greg Boser), got wind of the contest but didn’t like the fact that the contest pages had to link to V7N. The thread from John Scott that announced the contest was vague about this but in fact you were not required to pass pagerank.
Greg didn’t see that and so he posted on his blog that he was giving the same price money for the winners if you did NOT link to V7N but instead linked to Matt Cutts blog with the non-www version (try to create a canonical url problem – a joke they play on Matt Cutts.)
- graywolf posts about it at threadwatch
December 30, 2005
- John Scott locks the SEO Contest thread and starts a new thread in member only private forum section.
- One of the friend of WebGuerrilla, Oilman, blogs that he will support WebGuerrilla by donating $1000 for his part of the rules.
- Another friend of WebGuerrilla, Mike Grehan, puts another $1000 for the non-v7n link rules.
January 2, 2006
- G00gl3r.com decides to donate a 30GB iPod to the winner that follows John Scotts rules.
- WoW and Skaffe.com Directory pitch in another $1,000 to the 1st place winner of the V7 network competition compliant with the V7 guidelines.
January 3, 2006
- John makes the rather funny note:
“And here I was thinking it was going to be a little friendly SEO contest with 10 or 12 people involved.”
January 9th, 2006
- Jeremy Schoemaker (shoemoney) donates $2000 to the winner that follows the V7N version of the contest.
- John Scott together with some other guys issues a press release.
January 14th, 2006
- John Scott now fully clarifies that a link back is now NOT required.
- Nintendo tries to confuse people that V7N supporters get’s the keywords one day earlier.
January 15th, 2006
- John Scott starts a thread here to track the contest:
- WoW Directory will not be sponsoring the SEO Contest due to management changes. It will be instead be sponsored by Skaffe.com Directory and Sporge Directory for the $1,000
- At exactly 12 PM pacific time, John Scott released the keyword to be v7ndotcom elursrebmem and with an update of all rules. The thread is here.
- All domain names were taken within seconds. Several people including me registered V7ndotcom-Elursrebmem.com on Godaddy only a few seconds after the KWs came out but got an e-mail back that the domain was already taken and we will get a refund.
- According to the Google Blog Search there was 99 blogs with the word V7ndotcom Elursrebmem within the first 12 hours.
January 16th, 2006
- Yahoo! has now indexed 130 pages with V7ndotcom Elursrebmem and is the first search engine to list sites.
January 17th, 2006
- MSN Search for Sweden shows 2 792 results for V7ndotcom Elursrebmem
- Oilman entered the contest (I noticed he didn’t write that he supports V7n, lol).
- Google shows 12.600 results for V7ndotcom Elursrebmem
- I have listing number 11 and 19 so far. It will be better, I promise …
- On number 11 I have this junk site. How is it possible? I think it is the fresh filter that gives boost to new sites.
- Estimated number of contest pages so far: 100?
January 19th, 2006
- 246,000 results from Google when searching on v7ndotcom elursrebmem! More than Nigritude Ultramarine – and not even 100 hours into the contest.
- A black hat SEO team (Taggle Team) from france has entered the scene with about 25 people competing. I have already seen software spam coming from them.
- New domains are in the top 5. I am 90% sure this is the fresh filter that I have observered before. Usually new domains ranks very well for the first about 2 weeks and then they hit the sandbox ….
- Wikipedia have written a V7ndotcom Elursrebmem page but they are discussing wether they should delete it or not. As they have a link on it to V7N, it qualifies for the contest and might be a major player …
January 22, 2006
- In some language specific Google, the results for V7ndotcom Elursrebmem has shown 2,390,000!
- Google now shows 607,000 results for V7ndotcom Elursrebmem on this DC which I have found is the most up to date DC. This is more results then what showed for Nigritude Ultramarine at the end of that contest which officially means that this contest is already the beiggest contest ever.
January 24, 2006
- Google Blog Search shows 1,498 results for v7ndotcom elursrebmem. Blog spam? Or is there really so many blog posts already on those two words v7ndotcom elursrebmem?
January 26-29, 2006
- New $14,000++ SEO Contest by Car Casher just released.
“… main objective is to find the best SEO expert on the Internet”.
Ok we know it is a V7ndotcom Elursrebmem copycat and they do it in order to promote their own site, but what the hell – I will join this one as well!
Most probably they got inspired from Mike as can be seen here.
February 1-4, 2006
- This page took the number 1 position.
- Matt Cutts spoke at WebmasterRadio about the V7ndotcom Elursrebmem contest and that part of the show can be heard on this link.
- In the 3,28 M update we see V7N.com ranking number 6 for V7ndotcom Elursrebmem however the only place that term is on the page is in the form of a link – nothing else. John Scott has admitted in his forum that it is because of Google Bombing Ã¯Â¿Â½ (as per this post) but his entry will not count in the contest.
February 5-8, 2006
- John Loch releases the ranking badges (below button).
- John Loch announced his V7ndotcom Elursrebmem Movers & Shakers, a very nice resource that is updated every 6 hours.
- MSN shows 4,582 V7ndotcom Elursrebmem Contest web pages that links to the home page of V7N.com – talk about link bait!
February 8-15, 2006
- A reported from Wall Street Journal called me up and interviewed me. There will be an article coming soon, more info later.
- Forum Battle: Taggle Team vs Netsearch – full attack. The conspiracy revealed, placing competitors links in the worst areas they can find – or? Was it a wrong assumption? Lol.
February 15-20, 2006
- Just released: the article from Wall Street Journal about the V7ndotcom Elursrebmem contest, it mentions me quite a bit. For the record I just want to say that I told him “about 100″ not “hundreds”.
February 27 – April 5, 2006
- I had a rest from the contest and was working with clients instead. My rankings also dropped down to 8 or something and I was not updating this site.
April 5-10, 2006
- I am back in the V7ndotcom Elursrebmem Contest!
- On April third a new SEO Contest started from Webmaster-Talk.com, release thread here.
- On April first there was a site up in the #5 position that could impossible be, I assume it was a joke by Google. See here for more info on that.
April 10 – May 15, 2006
- National Swedish Radio session scheduled for monday, 4 minutes on air.
- New article all about me in Swedish newspaper, here.
- New article about SEO, the contest and me in Washington Post, here.
- I am helping my friend Marcus Westberg to arrive to the #2 spot and it is going very well. He has also teamed up with other contestants that are doing 301 redirect to his contest page.
Other sites that follows the V7ndotcom Elursrebmem SEO contest
Tactics used in the V7ndotcom Elursrebmem SEO Contest
- The first 8 hours we see about 5 digg.com submissions. 10 hours later about 10 more. None made it to the front page – not even mine that had over 50 diggs. Reason? The non-SEO digg users reports all of them.
- Charity as link bait?
Yes, that is popular and I have seen 4 of those so far I think. Links will come later on.
- Sites such as V7ndotcom Elursrebmem.com that was leading the contest for a long time was also using a postal adress on the page to add the trust and even had the V7ndotcom Elursrebmem in it, I quote:
The Grand V7ndotcom Elursrebmem Hotel
Strong players in the V7ndotcom Elursrebmem Contest
- Alek made an contest page on a PR6 domain for charity and is getting friends from DP to team up with him. His site can be seen here. He also submitted to digg and is using various incentives to get people to link to him.
- Oilman who is one of the top SEOs and sponsors the contest.
- Michael Gray’s Wolf-Howl website. A top SEO guy, contest page on a strong established domain, charity as link bait and top SEOs such as Randfish is supporting him.
- Taggle Team. Black hat SEO team from france with many players cooperating and spamming.
- John Loch with his V7ndotcom Elursrebmem Movers & Shakers, and badges that worked as an excellent related link bait and boosted him in the SERPs.
Useful/interesting V7ndotcom Elursrebmem Contest links
- Search for V7ndotcom Elursrebmem on all Google datacenters at the same time.
- Search for V7ndotcom Elursrebmem on Google Blog Search
- Search for V7ndotcom Elursrebmem on MSN Search
- Search for V7ndotcom Elursrebmem on Yahoo
- Search for V7ndotcom Elursrebmem on Technorati
Black hatters in the V7ndotcom Elursrebmem contest
- French Taggle SEO Team
V7ndotcom Elursrebmem resources
Link exchanges with other V7ndotcom Elursrebmem contest pages
- V7ndotcom Elursrebmem
- V7ndotcom Elursrebmem by Marcus Westberg
- V7ndotcom Elursrebmem by Steven Hargrove
- V7ndotcom Elursrebmem by Karol
- V7ndotcom Elursrebmem by Nikke Lindqvist
- V7ndotcom Elursrebmem
- carcasherdotcom seocontest
- carcasherdotcom seocontest
V7ndotcom Elursrebmem contest SERPs as of 05-15-2006, 12:15 PM
- V7ndotcom Elursrebmem
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www.marcuswestberg.com/v7ndotcom-elursrebmem/ – 67k – 14 May 2006 – Cached – Similar pages
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V7ndotcom Elursrebmem Contest statement: We support v7n.com
If you have any news or other useful information about the V7ndotcom Elursrebmem contest for me to update please comment here, thanks!
I see you in the SERPs!