I’m so happy with how many Mad SEO Scientists brewed up a post for this contest!
Just one quick note before we get into the contest results: As you probably know, we did this contest to kick start our new SEO Community, MySEOCommunity.com, where SEO professionals can find and submit useful content related to SEO, as well as network with other SEO professionals. So if you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for free for our awesome community!
Also, we’re happy to announce that for those of you who didn’t win one of the six main prizes, we still have something special for you just for participating in the contest…
Now, for the contest results!
1st Place – $1000 + a Lifetime Premium Membership to MyBlogGuest.com:
2nd Place – $600 + 1 Year Membership to The SEO Training Dojo:
The Ultimate Guide to Link Diversity by Ben Jackson
3rd Place – $500 + Link-Assistant.Com SEO PowerSuite Enterprise License:
4th Place – $400 + 1 Year Business Hosting from Hostgator.com
Use Yahoo Finance to Track Google by Pete Wise
5th Place – $200 + 3 Month Subscription to SEMRush.com:
How to Dominate Local Search with Social Media by Mitch Monsen
6th Place – $100 + 1 Year subscription to WebSEOAnalytics.com SEO Toolbox
A big congrats to all of our winners!
Here’s a brief explanation of how we judged the contest entries:
We had three independent judges who scored each individual post on style, usefulness, being on topic and providing useful or actionable tips. For any tie breakers, we added up the number of social votes and real comments. Then the one with the highest social score won the tie. We had four people tie for places #5 and #6, so this metric was very handy for settling those ties.
If you’re one of our top 6 winners, please email your PayPal ID to me (gweber at sem-group.net) so I can hook you up with your cashola and other prizes.
Finally, something special for all the participants who entered but did not win. You all get a 30 day free premium membership to MyBlogGuest.com and a 30 day free membership to the SEO Training Dojo! For MyBlogGuest, email Ann at “seosmarty at gmail.com” and for the SEO Dojo, please email “admin at seotrainingdojo.com”.
I want to give a special thanks to all the sponsors, contest media partners, contestants and judges who donated their free time to help out with the contest. You rock and none of this would be possible without you guys.
See you all next time!