Small business SEO competition, 2012
"Want to be recognized as the best SEO, 2012?" The inaugural small business SEO competition 2012 is the ultimate opportunity to prove that you really are the best at creating SEO content.
Entry into the SEO competition is completely free. The competition is open to small businesses, SEO consultants, SEO companies, Internet marketers, bloggers and anyone else who thinks they know SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
The Small business SEO competition, 2012
In order to provide a completely fair and accurate assessment of how well competitors can create SEO enhanced content, all articles will be posted to the same website - seo entrepreneur, a PR (PageRank) 5 blog.
How the SEO competition works
The small business SEO competition is easy! All you have to do is post one or more articles (see "How to enter" for more info) on the following topic:
"small business SEO"
Promote your article like crazy to help it up the Google rankings.
The winning entry:
appears highest in the Google rankings for the search term 'small business seo' at the close of the competition towards the end of the year.
SEO competition dates
The competition is open for new entrants until October 31st, 2012.
It is important to note that earlier submissions will have the benefit of more time to promote and market their content, and drive it up the Google rankings.
The earlier you submit, the greater the SEO advantage!
The winner, "best SEO 2012", will be announced one month after the closing date for entries on November 30th, 2012.
How to enter the SEO competition
Entering the small business SEO competition is easy:
- Create an account on seo entrepreneur
- Fill out your profile information
- Submit your blog post for publication
- Promote your article upon publication
You will be notified if your entry has or hasn't been accepted. Please ensure you follow all applicable SEO competition rules (listed in "SEO competition rules") in order to avoid disappointment.
SEO competition prizes
The winner of the small business SEO competition will not only walk away with the title of "Best SEO, 2012", but also:
- Paid press release and social media blasts announcing the winner
- Comprehensive review of winner's site/service/blog posted to leading business and SEO blogs
- $200 Amazon gift voucher courtesy of seo entrepreneur
- Additional prizes for winners and runners-up to be announced
There will also be a number of spot prizes, honorable mentions for outstanding posts, as well as prizes for the runner-up.
Benefits of entering the SEO competition, 2012
Whether or not you win the competition, you stand to benefit greatly by taking part. In particular, you will:
- Gain exposure from a wide audience
- Show off your SEO and writing skills to potential clients
- Gain permanent backlinks from a high quality blog
- Learn from other highly skilled SEOs
SEO competition rules
Please ensure that you follow these guidelines to avoid disqualification:
- No links within the body of the article (backlinks are added to your entry via your profile information)
- Entries must be unique and original and unpublished elsewhere
- No foul language or hate speech
- Images must be provided with permission
- No more than 3 entries per person/company
Note that any decisions the judges make in regards to eligibility, and the winning entry, is entirely at their own discretion. Judges decisions are final, and no correspondence will be entered unto.
Want to sponsor the small business SEO competition, 2012?
There are numerous opportunities to derive great exposure by sponsoring prizes and supporting the small business SEO competition, 2012. Sponsors will all get backlinks and visibility in, on and around the SEO competition, its marketing and advertising.
If you are interested in providing prizes or other support for the competition, contact David directly.
Articles and resources to help SEO competition entrants
If you are taking part in the small business SEO competition, 2012, then you might want to read up on a few SEO tips, tricks and techniques to help add a real SEO sparkle to your entry. The following SEO and blogging articles for small business will help you create the best possible submission:
- What is SEO? Here's the ultimate small business SEO guide
- Five top SEO tips for small business bloggers
- Small business SEO & Internet marketing strategy guide, 2012
- Google's Panda and Penguin updates are great for bloggers, marketers and business
- Anatomy of a blog post: How to get more traffic and social engagement from your content
- Three laws of blogging that get traffic and maximize ROI
Best of luck to all our entrants!
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