The 2nd Annual Bad Ass SEO Guest Blogging Contest Is Here!

Sep 7, 2011   //   by Gerald Weber   //   blogging, Contests, SEO Blog  //  39 Comments

It’s time for the 2nd Annual Bad Ass SEO Guest Blogging Contest!

This year’s Donkeys Behaving Badly event is being held In partnership with If you would like a free Blogengage account (normally $29.99 but free for contestants, simply email admin@blogengage dot com with your desired username: and e-mail and your contest entry URL and Brian will hook you up with a FREE account) so you’ll be able to reply to comments you receive (see contest rules below). Blogengage will automatically syndicate your contest entries into the Blog Engage community and their portfolio of social media websites such as Blog Serp, Top Blogged, RSS Leak, Blogger Ink, Tag Serp and Blogger Tag.

Also all contest entries will be automatically submitted to Blokube is another up and coming social voting community for bloggers and it’s free to join, so go ahead and register on if you want to keep up with your submission there. Keep in mind social engagement at both blokube and blogengage will count towards your social engagement score. Again social engagement is a metric we use to settle any tie breakers in this contest.

What is the Bad Ass SEO Guest Blogging Contest?

It’s that time of the year when the donkey starts misbehaving. All joking aside, the contest is (now) an annual contest for SEOs and Internet marketers to showcase their awesome guest blogging skills.

The contest will start today (9/12/11) and last until October 12th, 2011. Acceptable guest post topics include anything related to SEO, Internet marketing or social media Uses of Facebook etc. Although we may extend the publishing duration of the contest to get all the entries published, we will stop accepting entries 30 days from today. Email your contest entries to gweber at, please include any images you would like to use as well as any image credit (if applicable)

What’s In It for Me?

  • Cold Hard Cash
  • Very Cool SEO Related Prizes
  • Increased Exposure for Your Content
  • The Potential for More RSS Subscribers
  • Networking with Other Like Minded Individuals
  • Did I Mention Cash?

What Exactly Can I Win?

  • 1st place: $1000. Cash + a Lifetime “PREMIUM membership” to
  • 2nd place: $500. Cash + a full years membership at The SEO training Dojo.
  • 3rd Place: $350. cash + Link-Assistant.Com SEO PowerSuite Enterprise (max. functionality license)
  • 4th Place: $250. cash + 3 month subscription to
  • 5th place: $175. cash + 3 month subscription to Raven Internet marketing tools
  • 6th Place: $100. cash
  • 7th place: $75. cash
  • 8th place: $50. cash
  • 9th place: $50. cash

Now check out all the awesome sponsors that made all these prizes possible!

Contest Media Partner

Contest Media Partner Blogengage

$500 Sponsors Affordable SEO

$300 Sponsors

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Daniel McGonagle Link Building Professional link building SEO Company

$150 Sponsors

Thesis Skins

Hesham Zebida Thesis Skins

$100 Sponsors

Simple Weight Loss Tips

Scott Bradley Simple Weight Loss Tips For Entrepreneurs

Milan Matchev Health Directory

JobMob Job Search Tips

Jacob Share JobMob Job Search Tips


Ileane Smith Blogging Tips

Search Engine Marketing Group Logo

Search Engine Marketing Group

SEO Workers Logo

John Britsios

Magento Developer

Doc Sheldon’s Clinic Critical Thinking for the Discerning SEO

$50 Sponsors

Vertical Measures Internet Marketing Services

Whitney Michael Segura Greenhouses for Sale

Butch Segura Wholesale Greenhouses by EarthCare

Whitney “WeedyP” Segura Internet Marketing Blog by Whitney Segura

Ernest Segura Greenhouse Supplies @

Raxa Design Houston Internet marketing

Ana Hoffman – Traffic Generation Cafe Web Traffic

James Brown James Brown

Anwar Barake Wholesale Herbal Incense

Understand Technology with TechFume

The Tech Blog TechnoZeast

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Sales Nexus online CRM

SEO Prize Sponsors

The SEO Training Dojo

David Harry A full years membership at SEO Dojo, a value of $250.SEO Training Dojo

Lifetime membership to: My Blog Guest. is the free guest post exchange community where users meet to exchange guest posts and network.

Link-Assistant.Com SEO PowerSuite Enterprise (max. functionality license) SEO tools – the best tool to spy on your competitors ($210 value)

3 month Pro subscription to Raven Internet Marketing Tools ($297 value) Raven Internet Marketing Tools

What are the Rules?

  • Register for a SEM Group user account so you can submit your post for review. Please fill out all of your profile information. If you don’t have a Gravatar, please get one. You may have up to 3 links in your bio. If you have already published a guest post on this blog, there is no need to reregister. If you’re in this situation but aren’t sure about your login, just send me an email and I’ll let you know your existing login information.
  • You must submit your post by October 12th, 2011.
  • Your post must be original content that you personally wrote.
  • You must have a paypal account (as that is how we will be paying the winners cash)
  • On the day your post is published, you must write a post on your blog about the contest that contains a link to the official contest post and links to all of the sponsors. Click here for a pre-formatted text document of the contest sponsors. It’s ok if you hotlink the image from my server.

Post Guidelines

  • Guest posts must be at least 500 words. While they can be as reasonably long as you’d like, please don’t write a book! Please take a moment to review our guest posting guidelines
  • You can have as many links as you wish in the body of your content (Please keep this within reason). However, please limit links to your projects or websites to your bio. No affiliate links!
  • Your bio must have a Gravatar. Please use a picture of yourself, as opposed to a logo.
  • Keep your post relevant to the overall theme of this blog. SEO, link building, Internet marketing, PPC, social media and blogging tips are all acceptable topics.

How Can I Win?

  • Write a promotional post about the contest to help spread the word in the blogosphere.
  • Add Sponsors’ links to your promotional post. The sponsors are the ones making the cash prizes possible, so please show them some love!
  • Your contest submission will be judged first and foremost on the quality and style of your content. Usefulness etc
  • A high value is placed on the number and quality of comments you receive on your guest post. Be sure to interact with and respond to your commentators, because this will help you win in the event of a tie breaker. Keep in mind that ambiguous and/or spammy comments will not help you.
  • Spread the word about your post through all of your social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Sphinn etc). A high value will be placed on your entry’s number of Tweets and overall social media promotion.This will help you win in the event of a tiebreaker! (We had about 3 tie breakers last year so social engagement REALLY can help you win. Also keep in mind the social engagement (comments, tweets etc) for your post on Blogengage also count towards your overall social engagement score!
  • Keep in mind that the sooner you submit your post, the more time you’ll have to promote it. The contest early bird will likely get the worm!
  • Feel free to use the donkey image in your post.

    Special Thanks

    A few of my friends, who are also sponsors, went WAY above and beyond to help me promote this contest:

    Ann Smarty, Ana Hoffman, David Harry, Brian Belfitt – These friends all helped out by mentioning the contest in their newsletters, putting contest banners on their sites/blogs and allowing me to write blog posts about the contest on their web properties. I REALLY appreciate you guys & gals!

    If you have any questions about the contest feel free to contact me directly. I’m searchengineguy on skype and thegman on Blogengage and of course @the_gman on Twitter. You can also email me at

    Release the donkey! Let the games begin!

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  • Ty Banfield says:

    Wow, that’s a lot of great sponsors. This contest is going to generate some excellent entries!

    • Gerald Weber


      I’m certainly looking forward to it. We also tend to continue getting sponsors once the contest has started, so I’m sure it will continue to go up quite a bit.

      I hope you have time to compete in this years contest!

  • David Leonhardt

    Best of luck to everybody. And have some fun!

  • Hesham

    Yet another cool contest, I wish you good luck Gerald, this is going to be a lot of fun.

  • Ileane

    Hi Gerald,
    How exciting. I’d love to be added as a sponsor! I just sent you an email. This is going to bring out the best in everyone!

  • Ileane

    Hey Gerald, I did a post and it’s in my CommentLuv link below. I also added the banner to the sidebar on Basic Blog Tips!

  • bbrian017

    Hi Gerald! I think out of anyone on the internet you’re the only one who can throw a bigger contest then I Congrats on all the sponsors. I’m excited about being part of it and look forward to syndicating the contest article into the blog engage community.

    I hope all the contestants enjoy their free 29.99 value Blog Engage account and who know perhaps they will become engaging and active members of our growing community! I got the banner in my sidebar and I have the contest article up helping you promote! Good luck to everyone joining!

    • Gerald Weber

      Thanks for your help and support Brian.

      I’m also excited about the contest entries being syndicated. It’s also very cool that you are giving the contestants all a few blogengage account!

      Very awesome!

  • Melvin

    Cool! I think I was one of the winners in this contest last year but was NOT the top winner. I will definitely try it again and see how I can include it in my ever busy sched.

    How many winners are there gonna be and how’s the structuring of prizes btw?

  • DiTesco says:

    Congrats for putting up such an interesting contest. Best of luck to you and all participants. I can’t wait to start reading the entries. This is my favorite topic 🙂

  • Awesome 🙂 I am sure we’re going to have great stuff to read soon. BTW, Gerald, I sent you an email for sponsorship. Looking to hear soon.


  • lewis austin

    wow this sounds like a great contest, ive been working on something for a while and i think i have finally found a home for it, can’t wait to enter, good luck to everyone =)

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    Great contest, you should get my submission tomorrow!

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    Ooo, tasty. I’ve got a post I’ve been working on for a while. What it lacks in usability and practicality, it makes up for (hopefully) with passion and interesting… ness. I will send you the submission shortly!

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    This contest is rapidly shaping up to be an ass-kicker, alright, Gerald! I guess one of these days, I’m going to have to break down and throw a contest too. There’s certainly plenty of great bloggers out there, ready to compete.

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  • LogicalJack

    Have signed up to My Blog Guest before with a simple account. I have always wanted to enter a little (or big) contest, and with those prizes how could I not?

    Time to brush off the old research hat and get to work

  • Hi Gerald,

    I had emailed you a while ago about a guest post for this contest. I was cleaning out my spam folder and noticed that you had written me back. Unfortunately, I noticed it just as the page was refreshing and my spam was gone.

    Do you mind digging through your sent mail to resend the email you sent me? That way, I can mark it as NOT spam.

    Thanks and sorry to inconvenience you.


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