Contest Apex Forum SEO Competition - Who is the Best SEOer? ($17,761.03 in Prizes)

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  1. cardine

    cardine Administrator Staff Member

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    After a lot of deliberation, Apex Forum is ready for its first ever SEO Contest!

    Each entrant will be trying to rank for the same keyword, and the SEOer who ranks the highest (over 90 days) for that keyword on Google will win! This competition is open to absolutely everyone (with zero entrance fee!) and we will, with the help of some awesome sponsors, be providing over $17,000 in prizes to the top participants!

    Before we get into the rules, here are the prizes:

    1st Place Prizes:
    $1,000 in CASH
    Microsite Masters Agency Plan - 1 Year ($1,799.40 Value)
    Ahrefs Standard - 1 Year ($1,788 Value)
    Arctic Hosting Package 3 - 1 Year ($1,199.64 Value)
    Proxy-Hub 30 Dedicated Private Proxies - 1 Year ($660 Value)
    DomainsRForever - 3 Free Aged Domains With Backlinks ($500+ Value)
    FCS Networker Lifetime ($449 Value)
    GSA Search Engine Ranker, Captcha Breaker, URL Redirect PRO, SEO Indexer, and Proxy Scraper ($400 Value)
    WordAi - 1 Year ($347 Value)
    Article Forge - 1 Year ($347 Value)
    Scrapebox + All Premium Plugins ($194 Value)
    The glory of winning a huge SEO contest ($?,???,??? Value)

    That's $8,684.04 in prizes for the winner!
    2nd Place Prizes:
    $250 CASH
    Microsite Masters Affiliate Plan - 1 Year ($599.40 Value)
    Arctic Hosting Package 2 - 1 Year ($539.40 Value)
    Proxy-Hub 20 Dedicated Private Proxies - 1 Year ($480 Value)
    WordAi - 1 Year ($347 Value)
    Article Forge - 1 Year ($347 Value)
    DomainsRForever - 2 Free Aged Domains With Backlinks ($200+ Value)
    Scrapebox ($97 Value)

    That's $2,859.80 in prizes for the second place finisher!
    3rd Place Prizes:
    $100 CASH
    WordAi - 1 Year ($347 Value)
    Article Forge - 1 Year ($347 Value)
    Arctic Hosting Package 1 - 1 Year ($299.40 Value)
    Proxy-Hub 10 Dedicated Private Proxies - 1 Year ($240 Value)
    Microsite Masters Mom's Basement Plan - 1 Year ($239.40 Value)
    DomainsRForever - 1 Free Aged Domain With Backlinks ($100+ Value)
    Scrapebox ($97 Value)

    That's $1,769.80 in prizes for the third place finisher!
    Side Prizes:

    Person who does the best in the first two weeks wins...
    WordAi - 1 Year ($347 Value)
    Article Forge - 1 Year ($347 Value)
    Arctic Hosting Package 1 - 1 Year ($299.40 Value)
    Microsite Masters Mom's Basement Plan - 1 Year ($239.40 Value)
    Person who does the best in the last two weeks wins...
    WordAi - 1 Year ($347 Value)
    Article Forge - 1 Year ($347 Value)
    Arctic Hosting Package 1 - 1 Year ($299.40 Value)
    Microsite Masters Mom's Basement Plan - 1 Year ($239.40 Value)
    Person with the most days spent in the top 5 wins...
    WordAi - 1 Year ($347 Value)
    Article Forge - 1 Year ($347 Value)
    Arctic Hosting Package 1 - 1 Year ($299.40 Value)
    Microsite Masters Mom's Basement Plan - 1 Year ($239.40 Value)
    Person who is ranking the highest 2 months after the contest ends wins...
    One of each Essential Pumpers link building package ($739 Value)
    Person with the least points (more than zero) wins...
    A mystery package mailed to them ($9.99 Value)​


    So if any of those prizes interest you, read on for exactly how this contest will work!

    • If you are interested in joining the contest you must post in this thread at any time before Monday March 21st saying you plan on entering.
    • The contest will begin on Friday March 25th and it will go on until Wednesday June 22nd.
    • On Tuesday March 22nd we will tell each contestant the keyword that they will be ranking for. During the contest only contestants will know the keyword to prevent any tampering. The keyword will be a real keyword that we consider to be low to medium difficulty.
    • Each participant must register a brand new domain name after March 22nd and privately message me that domain name before the contest starts so that I can track your performance. You are not allowed to use a parasite, a dropped domain, or a domain you registered before March 22nd.
    • Each day during the contest each candidate who is ranking in the top 100 will get "100 - their position" number of points. So if you are ranking #1 you will get 99 points, if you are ranking #10 you will get 90 points, if you are ranking #50 you will get 50 points, and if you are ranking #99 you will get one point.
    • We will be tracking everyone's results with Microsite Masters and at the end of each week we will show everyone's rankings for that week, how many points they got that week, and what their cumulative total is.
    • At the end of the contest the person with the most cumulative posts wins!

    I also highly recommend users log any progress in this thread. I will not be participating in the contest, but I will be freely giving away any advice to anyone who asks for it publicly here. Also for anyone who does win a prize we ask that you do a post documenting what strategies you used so that others can learn from your performance (plus you get to bask in your glory!)

    tl;dr
    Apex Forum has an SEO contest where anyone can enter for free. Participants try to all rank as high as possible for as long as possible and the winners get over $17,000 in prizes. If you are interested post below (if you don't have an Apex Forum account you can create one here) and you will be entered into the contest and contacted privately with the keyword that everyone will be ranking for!


    Good luck everyone, and I look forward to seeing some awesome SEO on display! :)
     
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  2. cardine

    cardine Administrator Staff Member

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    And of course a special thanks to everyone who contributed to the awesome prizes we are able to offer:
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  3. emp

    emp Senior Member

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    Wooot!
    I'm in... Not sure if I'll be able to compete... But I am in.

    ::emp::
     
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  4. Anaconda

    Anaconda Established Member

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    Ohhhhh - you pick the keyword ... and we all have the same keyword ..... ohhhhh ..... must have skipped that bit. LOL

    That makes it more interesting and more challenging. So the pre-competition research I've been doing with a keyword in mind, I'll just go and make a site then LOL

    So we are not giving out tactics and strategies until the end and only if we are winners?

    That's an impressive prize list! Thanks to all the companies involved :)

    I'm limited with time so we'll see how it goes but I'm in.
     
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    Finally!
    I'm in.
     
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    cardine Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah, it would have to be everyone ranking for the same keyword. Otherwise someone could pick a really easy keyword and do far better than someone who picked a much harder keyword.
    I would highly encourage everyone to give out tactics and strategies both during and after the competition. If you win, we humbly ask that you do so before receiving your prize, but we would love to hear from every participant about what worked for them and what didn't!
     
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  7. Anaconda

    Anaconda Established Member

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    I'm good with that - it's about learning and being accountable from my perspective. Let people laugh at my strategy - maybe they'll give me some sympathy help LOL
     
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    Karthik Raja New Member

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    I am in :) Notice me senpai
     
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  9. Joey George

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    I am in too, whats to lose? $10 on domain?
     
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  10. Bryan St. Armand

    Bryan St. Armand New Member

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    Count me in! I love competitions! SEO for fun, gotta love it! Great idea guys! Oh and the cool part is it begins on my birthday!
     
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    Count me in!
     
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    I'm in!
     
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    Count Me in! =)
     
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    I'm in!
     
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  15. Steve Olivares

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    I´m In!
     
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  16. miedy

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    This is gotta be exciting. Just registered just for this. Count me in.
     
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  17. Andy Drinkwater

    Andy Drinkwater New Member

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    This sounds like fun - Not got a huge amount of free time, but count me in :)
     
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  18. Fred Thompson

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    This sounds like a great idea. Please count me in.
     
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  19. Kelvin

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    I'm in...would most definitely be a great way to try out all I've learnt lately
     
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    Sounds intriguing, I'm in :)
     
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