Coming August 1st: Domaining SEO Contest!

I am excited to announce that this weekend I will be unveiling my first Domaining SEO contest. This contest will not be about luck, but instead focused on skill! I’ll be giving more details in my video this weekend but here’s the idea:

– Contest will be open to all Domainers
– Contestants will submit one domain they have NOT yet developed (as has not been previously developed)
– Goal of the contest will be to have your domain ranked in the #1-3 spot in Google in 2-months from the contest start date (Aug 1st)
– Prizes to be announced this weekend

This will be a very interesting contest as it will come down to selecting a domain you think will be able to get strong Google rankings – quickly. On top of domain selection you will have to build a targeted mini-site that allows the domain to rank well very quickly (unless you have another strategy in mind).

There are a lot of dynamics to this competition and many ways to get to the top so I’m excited to see what strategies people employee. I’ll be sending out an SEO strategy guide with some tips before the contest starts on August 1st.

So put on your thinking cap folks because this just might be the first contest of its kind!

{ 3 comments… add one }

  • Rosco July 22, 2009, 7:43 pm

    Great idea, but I have my doubts about it.

    Wouldn’t it be better to give us a random term and then it will be race between us to register a .com, .biz, .info, .org, hyphen domain names and everything else under the sun. Then is will be a good measure of skill.

    Otherwise going along with your plan if someone registers a domain name with hardly any competition they may rank in the top spot within 1-2 weeks with out any seo needed.

    Just my thoughts,


  • Mark Fulton July 23, 2009, 11:30 am

    I’m totally in on this! Sounds fun. Great idea Morgan. I’m curious to hear more details, will check back this weekend.

  • John Martel July 25, 2009, 3:02 pm

    Sounds like a lot of fun… getting a bonus for something I should be doing anyway. But yea, like Rosco said, it’s not very hard to do if you pick a simple term. Of course I want to develop a good name I already own but haven’t built yet… so it would be a decent competition term. Just don’t be surprised if more than 1 winner emerges.


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