Yes we did it.

Let’s stop the endless questionning about this funny adwords campaing. Nothing was false in it, we did it.

We advertised for Busby SEO challenge and for Pogung.

We wanted to test some things.

The urban legend that adwords have an impact on ranking … you know the ” I’ll get more visits, and Google will know it, and it will rank me better, because my site is better”.

Come on guys… Matt Cutts said it several times, Adwords have no impact. Do you really think Google, with all its technical power, is not able to tell these very visitors came from Adwords and exclude them from stats?

So we did it. And very officially, with our name on it.

Strange that people are so suspicious they think about the theory of the third guy.

Why did we do it like that?

Well… we like Pogung, on one hand, that was being nice for him, and on the other hand, we’re sure that will have no impact but visits. Because nobody out of this competition will see the add. And within people looking for Busby SEO Challenge those who wanted to link him had already done it.

You see, we’re plain and simple. We abide the rules of the competition, no hidden practice, no black hat. We say what we do and we do what we say.

We still have some things to test with this ad, but it is only on the behaviour of an adword campaign. So we’ll do another one, but on our site, so that we can track the results. After having proved that it has no impact on ranking.


  1. Pogung177 said,

    July 13, 2008 @ 4:12 am

    Yesterday my cellphone ringing many times, my friends call me to confirms, did I make I campaign on Adwords, which the ads appear on Australia region ? I said NO, I never make campaign like Sphere Team. The answer has explained by this post, Sphere Team did it.

    Frankly, I don’t like what you have did. I just follow his challenge for fun, don’t care what you will do to defeat other contestants

  2. Surabaya said,

    July 13, 2008 @ 12:54 pm

    Don’t try to fool everybody, like that. I’m sure you pretend this as part of your psychological plan, your tone seems uncertain to me…
    I really don’t believe you, and I’m not the only one ! *_*

  3. Eclipsis said,

    July 13, 2008 @ 5:57 pm

    Ah ah, Pogung, it’s the first time I see someone who doesn’t want a Adwords campaign… Haven’t you seen this, as a friendship mark, for us to say “hi” to our Indonesian competitors ;) (since France and Indonesia are sharing the 1st page).
    Are we still friends ? ;)

    Surabaya > Think what you want, it doesn’t change anything… Except if YOU did this, how could you be so sure, it’s not our signature ?
    For you, who could be behind all this ? Pogung ? No, he just told he wasn’t behind, so, it can only be… us ;D

  4. IMFreakz said,

    July 14, 2008 @ 6:33 am

    Finally. Is this official confirmation :D

  5. Eclipsis said,

    July 14, 2008 @ 6:22 pm

    Yes, Imfreakz… If you need some help too, just tell us, we’ll see what we can do for you ;)

  6. Bertimus said,

    July 15, 2008 @ 1:08 am

    Pogung, how can you put dedicated cool messages to Sphere Team in you blog title and refuse an Adwords campaign?

    I mean, I thought you were our funniest competitor, and we just wanted to wink at you (not to give you bad backlinks – take a look at ours before thinking about that…).

    Well, you just disappoint me, yes really :(

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