What is SEO contest?

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An SEO contest is an activity awarding prizes that challenges search engine optimization (SEO) practitioners to rank themselves among the major search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and MSN using certain keyword(s). This type of contest is controversial because it often leads to massive amounts of link spamming as participants try to boost the rankings of their pages by any means available. The organizing body of an SEO competition may hold the activity without promotion of a product or service in mind; or they may organize a contest in order to market something on the Internet. Participants can showcase their skills and potentially discover and share new techniques for promoting websites. An example of this contest is Hectic Capiznon Bloggers 2009. This is a new Inter-School SEO contest. This Search Engine Optimization (SEO) contest exclusive for students, teachers and graduates of Capiz was launched last January 23, 2009. The participants are given a two month period of optimizing the keyword phrase “Hectic Capiznon Bloggers 2009” in Google Search Engine. With a total of P10, 000.00 of prizes at stake, Prizes will be awarded to the contestants whose site/blog ranked 1st, 2nd and 3rd for the “Hectic Capiznon Bloggers 2009” keyword phrase on the finish date on Google. We should all be proud as Capiznon.