I made a site for stats on the Redscowl Blusingsky contest. Its located here

Basically every 4 hours it queries multiple data centers takes the averages for ranks with safe search set to off, removes duplicates per domain or sub domain and produces the TRUE STANDINGS.

This of course is not the “official results” page but I also put in some extra stuff like Yahoo! back links. Yahoo back links seem to show up almost instantly unlike Google where it could take 2-3 months to see a publicly displayed back link.

So what are we learning from these results?

There are many many many well respected and what should be highly weighted domains that made pages to see where they would rank for this contest. Digitalpoint, V7n, Threadwatch, just about ever site that should rank for any term has made some sort of entry.

Look at the results and what do you see though? All of these new domains (registered just mere months ago) are outranking all these supposed “authority” sites. Also all of of the top results are spam stuffed keyword domains.

To the people who really understand how it works this is nothing new but to the newbies seeking the truth the proof is in the pudding. Here are some myths this shatters.

  • Domains have to be registered at least 2 years to rank in serps
  • Domains that use anonymous registration information will not rank well in serps
  • Domains that are new can’t out rank old ones
  • Domains with keywords in url don’t count much (lol)


To learn more about the Redscowl Bluesingsky contest check out seologs here 

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15 thoughts on “Seo contest lets rankings speak for themselves”
  1. I don’t think all of the myths are shattered when you look at some of the more competitive keywords. These contests do have value but I wonder if it applies broadly.

  2. I agree…on an unknown keyphrase, anyone can rank…try that spammy stuff for huge terms and it won’t get you anywhere.

  3. I think the sandbox/trustbox/age filter kicks in when optimizing for the more competitive keyword phrases. Google never had a record of the contest keyword before so I think it’s only now that they’re realizing how ultra competitive this keyword is gonna get.

    Jeremy, BTW sent you an email.


  4. How about this: it makes no difference whether a domain have the keywords seperated by dashed or now πŸ™‚

  5. Domains have to be registered at least 2 years to rank in serps

    i dont think its the registration date in whois info thats important, i think its the date when google first crawled (spotted) your home page.

  6. Thanks!

    If alexa would update there stinking images… should be like any hour literally till they are all updated

  7. If that was true then all these domains that have some age on them would blow the ones away that have only been reged a month.. no?

  8. I’m sure in about 3-4 months we will see a whole different set of results. Remember: the majority of old ones are not really trying, or so it seems.

  9. As stated by some others … the real problem with these seo contests is that they pick terms that have no competition. Do a competition for something like “Home Loans” and then we’ll see some serious sparks fly! And some seriously pissed SE engineers too!

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