Why I am not participating in this Seo contest

Why I am not participating in this Seo contest

Promojunkie has announced the keyword phrase and the rules for their next SEO contest, starting the 18th December 2009 and finishing the 18th March 2010. I was actually looking forward to it. I mean, it would have been great fun to actually start at the start and not 3 weeks close to the dead line 😉 But there are a few points that prevented me from submitting my entry.

Your mileage may vary, so if you want to try to catch the $1000, that they offer as first price, start here: PromoJunkie SEO Contest

In case you are still in doubt, here my some of my main and minor reasons not to participate in this seo contest:

The keyword phrase does make sense.

Now, that sounds like an advantage at first sight. Instead of . . . → Read More: Why I am not participating in this Seo contest

How not to win a SEO contest

So, now it is official, I didn’t win the Oes Tsetnoc Seo Contest, instead I ended up on place 21 (give or take a few, depending on your Google location). Before writing up my mistakes, failures and shortcomings, first of all my sincere congratulations to the three winners:

First Place: Handsome from http://www.oestsetnoc.com/

Second Place: Hellas from http://www.oestsetnocs.com/

Third Place: Phreakaholic from http://phreakaholic.com/indonesia/oes-tsetnoc/

And obviously also a special Thank You to decipher from PromoJunkie for running the contest. I benefited enormously from participating in it. Not only by getting more back links to my blog in general, but also by observing and learning more about SEO.

It all boiled down to content+back links in the end. Here some interesting stats:

My entry: Content, hence also indexed in Google: 1 meagre page, back links to that page . . . → Read More: How not to win a SEO contest

Seo Contest and Health Update

Health Update

Thanks again to everybody that left a comment on my shortest blog post ever (I was really not in my sane mind as I posted that one, I even messed up the url ;-() It turned out not to be the real flu (thanks God) but “just” a very nasty cold. I am feeling better by now and managed today to approve / review / answer all comments on my blog. Next thing, after publishing this blog post, is to visit all my favourite blogs and catch up with things in the blogosphere! So, yes, I am back 😉

Seo Contest Update

Regarding the Oes Tsetnoc, I am still lingering around on place 20 and, bearing in mind that the contest finishes tomorrow, I have a very slim chance to win anything unless Google does one of . . . → Read More: Seo Contest and Health Update

Update image captcha

Hi, I am back home and can you update now on the captcha situation that caused the problem so that nobody was able to comment on my blog.

First of all I am sure imHuman captcha is based on a great idea and the malfunctioning was most likely caused by an incompatibility with one or more other plugins I am using. And there is the catch for me! This blog is about blogging, tech stuff included. I often use plugins and then write a blog post about them as I did here: Blogging Tools. And that involves installing and using and testing and evaluating new plugins I come accross and that might be useful for my readers — you. So, I simply can’t risk that a new plugin upsets an old one, the plugin that doesn’t play well along with the others gets send outside until it learns to . . . → Read More: Update image captcha

Thanks again!

Thanks to everybody that alerted my by email etc to the fact that the captcha didn’t work properly again and didn’t let you post! I will write personal thank you emails etc later, have to run now. SY

PS Promised, this captcha is gone for good!

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Time to say Good-Bye

Time to say Good-Bye!

No, not to blogging nor the oes tsetnoc contest (I am now on place 21 btw ;-(), but to my latest plugin! Remember the cute images you had to select to verify that you are a human and to be able to submit your comment? I discovered this morning that it stopped working, reason being the plugin site itself was down. So I disabled it and waited patiently.

Some hours later and Elxsy was up again. No, nothing on their blog what had happened and no answer to a comment I made on their own blog. Now, if a plugin only works, when another site is up, then something is not right in my books. Especially as this malfunction meant, that nobody was able to post any comments until I disabled the ImHuman plugin. I tried, as the plugin site came . . . → Read More: Time to say Good-Bye

How to get rid of blog spammers? SO!

They are gone, they are really gone!

Some days a go I started a draft with this words:

To say I am furious is putting it mildly, I am steaming, boiling, fiery furious! Yesterday evening I did a bit of research to find out in how many dofollow lists / directories etc this blog shows up. The result was rather frightening! But what really got my blood pressure up to life-threatening heights were comments like the one below:

“Thank you for list! I am going to send this list to immediately to my outsourced comm net spammer in [country removed]!”

I swear, at this moment I was really one millimeter from setting this blog back to nofollow or even worse to not allow links in comments at all. But that wouldn’t be fair to those who actually read my blog posts and leave valuable comments! My readers 😉 So, I . . . → Read More: How to get rid of blog spammers? SO!

Do you want to help me?

Hi guys, do you want to help me to win the Oes tsetnoc Seo Contest? How? Read here: Oes tsetnoc, thanks, SY

PS Just (28th November) posted an update 😉

No Blog Posts

I will be away most of October, so no new blog posts during that time. 😳 Also comments have to wait until I have, occasional, internet access. All should be back to normal in November. If you don’t want to miss anything, just subscribe, for free, to my blog (top right corner) and new posts will be delivered directly to your inbox, free and without spam. SY

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