What are the rules to play? Participants must link back to www.v7n.com, the contest host, in any way they like (that includes the “nofollow” way). Instead of a link, they may also include a banner or a plain text note reading “We support v7n.com”.
So what do the contest keywords mean? Well, the contest host is V7n (dot-com). And the second word, if you read it backwards, results in: members rule (this is in appreciation of the V7n web development community; John Scott, who announced the contest, says “Several of the members here have been steadfast friends, with whom I discuss personal issues that I’d never discuss with people who I didn’t consider to be true friends.”).
At the moment, there are 0 results for the search keywords. Let’s check in another week to see if this contest takes off. I believe people were growing tired of SEO contests – I was – but this one may get popular with some. (Will I be participating? The answer is no. I’ve had bad experiences with these kind of contests in the past... if you’ve been reading along for some time, you probably know what I’m talking about.)
[Thanks to Alek – he’s also participating, and wants to give everything to charity.]
Update: Now that’s an interesting result: only AdWords, and no organic results.
Update 3: The first SERPs are in, at least for some; I see 12,600 results for V7ndotcom Elursrebmem.
Update 4: Today’s January 24, and there are 750,000 result pages in Google for the competition keywords. In the meantime, the Wikipedia article on V7ndotcom Elursrebmem has been removed and now redirects to the SEO contest entry.
Update 5: The winners are announced.
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