The tricks of a SEO competition

Not too much, not too little…
That’s what the motto of a good web optimizer, and that’s what we have to do in this Busby challenge

What would be too much ? Blog that would speak only of the keyword, not a spark of something else. Parroting is not ranking, parroting is not genuine content. And in that respect, it’s interesting to see who are the competitors ranking the highest.

Content is king, isn’t it ?

What would be content in this challenge ?

We can speak of the different meanings of the term Busby, and that’s what we did. But is that really content ?
But if we don’t speak about it, then we don’t rank, and our pages go deep down in the abbyss of SEO and SERP.

The semantic of ranking, of positionning a web site high on a word is quite specific. And I think it was not so necessary to refuse websites with any of the words Busby SEO challenge in the domain name.

Come on, we know now for long that the advantage linked to the domain name is just the natural anchors, the one people make just with you site name. And would we have such anchors in this Busby competion ? No, everyone knows how to link on the right words.

Therefore, whatever the domain name, we’d be equal, methink.

Open Busby competition

The nice thing with the rules is no black hat. So everything my competitors do, I can have a look at it, find it if I’m clever, and use it to pass them on the magic words Busby SEO challenge

Nevertheless, it is necessary to be clever. SEO is not only “one” thing, it’s a lot of actions together. And copying one of them without understanding the global figure might put a Bubsy challenger deep down the list.


  1. renan said,

    July 3, 2008 @ 6:37 pm

    I am also a participant for busby seo challenge i join the contest not for money and not for seo because in not an seo expert ill join to discover how to be an seo experts i give you a comments to give me some tips how to become an seo experts..I hope you could help me..thanks and good luck for the contest..thanks

  2. Busby SEO Challenge said,

    July 4, 2008 @ 12:44 pm

    How about use AdWords to improve SERP?
    Natural traffic is fair, isn’t it?

  3. seo-wp said,

    July 4, 2008 @ 9:24 pm

    you are rock! i am monitoring who is on the top day by day, i think you have a different view about what seo is. you right, everything must be natural to make our blog on a highest performance..

  4. Gwaradenn said,

    July 5, 2008 @ 4:03 am

    AdWords was fun, isn’t it? :p

    Thank you for your comments.

    @renan: we are not all of specialists seo, little go of define so.
    You can come on the sphere to speak, no problem.

    Good Busby SEO challenge :)

  5. Zepo said,

    July 11, 2008 @ 4:08 am


    I’m SO BAD …. We’ve loose about 15 000 bl by my spammy fault.

    Sorry The team … I’m banned from some socialbookmark and diggs

    I’m really a goret … But one good news : not all my profile was deleted … the best stays ! ( I hope so but if they restist still now they will restist util the end .. wish it)

    see u later big bizald

  6. naomi said,

    July 11, 2008 @ 6:41 am


    I discovered that content is definitely not the king. I myself am participating in an seo contest on the word “clifinar”, From what I understand, the most important parameter is links directing to your site. If you thinks differently, I’d love to hear.

  7. Eclipsis said,

    July 11, 2008 @ 8:57 pm

    You are mostly right, naomi… Incoming links still have a lot of impact on SEO contest results. The question is not to find which is better between links and content, you have to have both, and quality ones, and that’s it :)
    I hope you did well on this israeli contest. See you around ! Bye

  8. Marie-Aude said,

    July 11, 2008 @ 9:50 pm

    Hi Naomi, like Eclipsis said, both are important.
    I would be totally stupid to imagine it is possible to win a SEO challenge without links.
    But content is also very important.

    In real life, I’m doing SEM, and in commercial areas, it is difficult to get quality links (means “in context”, not footer). I realized that it was possible to rank high with good content, and basic linking.

  9. bbmarket said,

    July 15, 2008 @ 8:11 am

    @Marie-Aude and Naomi
    I really agree with you : good content and basic linking “in context” are the basis for a high ranking and it is often very efficient !!

  10. SEO-Challenger said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 5:46 am

    Content is the king and links are the soldiers you can’t win the game without both …..The Army together with the king and soldiers will win !!

  11. Geansai Gorm said,

    November 19, 2008 @ 6:57 am

    Content is of course vital for any site but in an seo competition I think making your content different to others can assist in picking up links more easily.

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