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Directory Contest is now on!!!

Discussion in 'Design Contests' started by Blogmaster, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. #1
    OK< after a little delay, the contest is now up and running. The basic rules are outlined on the official blog which is
    http://www.directorycontest.com
    In order to win, you simply add this blog to your own directory.
    The first 10 directories showing up in Google for http://www.directorycontest.com on February 6th 2007, 10 AM P.S.T. will win prizes.
    I have already listed cash prizes for the first 3, but there are massloads of non cash prizes which I have not yet listed, as well as others who have committed to cash prizes without revealing the amount yet.
    SEMrush
    The goal is to find the strongest directories which benefit the submitters the most.

    More prizes will be listed tomorrow. Good luck to all :)


    Mike

    The first 3 directories will get $1,200, $400 and $200 as well as many non cash prizes.
     
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  2. britishguy

    britishguy Prominent Member

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    #2
    Right lets get started Mike :)

    This will add some sizzle to the Directory Market ;)
     
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  3. Blogmaster

    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    #3
    May the strongest directories win!
     
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    banless Peon

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    #4
    I'm in on this, index-it.net ranks pretty well for a few of the domain names listed. But can you provide a title and description for the site. Also, just to be clear, what is the exact phrase in order to win? Is it the domain name, or the keyword directory contest?
     
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  5. Blogmaster

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    ! Ask ! Peon

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    #6
    I think is a very good idea, but I am against the possibility of building links to the category the listing is on, because it will became a SEO contest.

    In the site says that “If you want to get links into your category with the listing, you are free to do so. We believe that it will be hard to control otherswise,” I think is very easy to control, you just request a listing at yahoo with links pointing to the category and see the anchor text they have.

    But I will enter the contest it Ask Directory even not agreeing very much with the rules.
     
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  7. Blogmaster

    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    #7
    I'll be happy to take any suggestions you guys may have, there is still time to adjust some of the rules. :)
     
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    GFX^^ Well-Known Member

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    #8
    I didn't really understand, so can we build links to the detail page?
     
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  9. Blogmaster

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    #9
    I personally am against it, but don't see how someone can keep anyone from blogging about the contest using some of the directories as examples.
     
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    GFX^^ Well-Known Member

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    #10
    so that means we can build links and this becomes a seo contest?
     
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    britishguy Prominent Member

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    #11
    OK Mike keep your finger on the button re the rules as I know you will

    Thanks for your efforts they are appreciated :)
     
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  12. Blogmaster

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    #12
    No, it won't be an seo contest. So here is the deal: no links! :)
     
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    #13
    I think the rules are fair. But I would not point links to the page that the listing is going to be on, the reason being is because I think what they want to see is which directory can rank under that phrase just by have one link in the entire site. I have to admit that this is pretty hard but not impossible. My other question though is will directorycontest.com be included? The reason I ask is because that domain will out rank everyone thus leaving only a prize for 2nd and 3rd place. With that said, as long as that domain name is not allowed to win then I think it fair.

    Hey "ASK" have you typed in "ask directory" into google lately? If you do you will see that your featured listing page from index-it.net already ranks #6 out of 151,000,000 results not bad for a page that is less then a month old.
     
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    GFX^^ Well-Known Member

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    #14
    ok, and what happens if someone links to the entry ?
     
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    wwws Notable Member

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    #15
    I agree with banless, could you clarify on what we need to do for the contest. Do we simply add http://www.directorycontest.com/ in our listing and it not be sitewide or be frontpage listing, only they be a regular or featured? or can it be a news blog as i'm about to write a news/blog about this contest.

    I think i already know who will win.....Forums.DigitalPoint.com;)

    Thanks!
     
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    banless Peon

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    #16
    Good point. I think that no other site should be able to win unless it is a directory. All other sites not included.
     
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  17. Blogmaster

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    #17
    If someone does get links to rank for the term, that is disqualification.
    The directorycontest.com site needs to be listed, but can be listed with any keyphrase. If you blog about the contest and then add the name of our site and the name of your directory, that is ok. Just don't link to your directory using the name of our site as anchor :)
     
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  18. Blogmaster

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    #18
    Yes, only directories can win. DP can rank all it wants, the top 10 directories are going to win, no blogs or forums :)
     
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    #19
    I think that links to the detail page shouldn’t be aloowed and also links to the category that include this wordings “http://www.directorycontest.com/” or “directorycontest.com”

    Yes, Banless I did a search the other day, and I got real impressed that your detail page ranks 6 for the “Ask Directory” search term, very good job.
     
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    #20
    but.. what if for example I link to another directory.. that is not mine to get them dicualified...
     
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