GoogleDance has started a Canadian SEO Challenge for the phrase Xoduszero. So far there are few contestants, unlike Dark Blue's SEO challenge, won by Anildash with the key word Nigritude Ultramarine. You can see how Anil used a blog based site to win the challenge. Some noteable comments on blog bombing and how Google, despite its efforts, have little control over blogs' power to manipulate search engine results. You can find out why blogs were so effective in this SEO challenge - here
Once again, it seems blog’s have manipulated Google’s algorithm - check out Ree’s blog for the term Xoduszero. Currently he is the number #1 spot, and ironically enough, has little content optimization for the keyword Xoduszero. In spite the fact I'm competing with him, I wouldn't be upset if I lost to him. He has been generous enough to donate some of his winning to VCN (Vancouver Community Network) and CC (Creative Common). I used to work for VCN, and I know that they are a non-profit organization and every little bit helps. Perhaps I will donate a bit of cash if I win. What goes around comes around – right?!
At this point I doubt I will become the Canadian SEO champion, but it's a great learning experience; and by the end of the contest I hope to have a better understanding about Google's Algorithm and how seach engine result positions are affected by not only content, but back links, clean html and well written meta tags.