The Bad Ass SEO Guest Blogging Contest

Aug 2, 2010   //   by Gerald Weber   //   blogging, pay per click, SEO Blog, Social Media  //  36 Comments

Yes, you read correctly, it’s time for The Bad Ass SEO Guest Blogging Contest. For the next month, I’ll be accepting guest posts right here on my blog. As you can see below, the top guest bloggers are eligible to receive cash prizes (current pot is $2100.) cash and there are a couple non-cash prizes.

To clarify, you don’t have to actually be a bad ass SEO (although it wouldn’t hurt) to enter the contest. The general theme is SEO and the contest itself is bad ass since we have several generous sponsors that put up cash and a few other prizes.

What is the Bad Ass SEO Guest Blogging Contest? Blogging is always fun, but it’s even more fun when there is cold hard cash involved. Starting today (August 2nd) until September 2nd, you can submit guest posts to my blog. I’m pretty flexible as far as acceptable topics as long as they fit within the general theme of this blog. So, anything from SEO to blogging to social media will do.

How long does the contest last? The contest starts today August 2nd and ends September 2nd You must submit your post between these dates in order to be eligible to win. The winners will be announced 15 days after the contest ends. This will allow us ample time to publish any remaining posts and to judge all contest entries.

What can you win? Take a look at all the sponsors, cash and other prizes!

$200. Prize Sponsors

Daniel McGonagle Link Building

BestTravelWebsites.com Best Travel Sites

ArrangeYourVacation.com Vacation Rentals

$150 Prize Sponsors

Candy Store

$100 Prize Sponsors

Alisa Bowman Marriage Advice

Vertical measures

Internet Marketing Services

SEO Software

SEO Ottawa

Virtual Assistants

Hesham Zebida Thesis Skins

Gerald Weber Houston SEO

Toni J Young Network Marketing Training

Quillcards Distinctive Ecards by Quillcards

Ghostwriter Dad Ghostwriting services

$50 Prize Sponsors

Whitney Segura Whitney Segura’s Internet Marketing Blog

James Brown James Brown

Raxa Design Houston web design

Eric Brantner Freelance Copywriter

The Servant Media Houston Business Development

Ana Hoffman, Traffic Generation Cafe Increasing Targeted Website Traffic

The Lane Real Estate Team Kennewick Homes

Other prizes: Non-Cash Sponsors

Hostgator.com 1 year Business Hosting plan. Includes toll free phone number and SSL $179.40 value Business Web Hosting

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

Link-Assistant.Com SEO PowerSuite Enterprise (max. functionality license) $599 worth with a life-time Live! Plan subscription. SEO tools

Special thanks to the contest media partner: My Blog Guest. MyBlogGuest.com is the free guest post exchange community where users meet to exchange guest posts and network.

What are the rules?

  1. Register for a user account with SEM Group so you can submit your post for review. Please fill out all of your profile information and if you don’t have a Gravatar please get one. You may have up to 3 links in your bio.
  2. If you have already published a guest post here in the past there is no need to register. If this is the case and you aren’t sure about your login just send me an email and I’ll let you know your login credentials.

  3. You must submit your post by September 2nd 2010
  4. Your article must be original content, and it must be written by you.
  5. 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. A You can get the code to link to all of the sponsors here

    $200. Prize Sponsors

    Daniel McGonagle Link Building

    BestTravelWebsites.com Best Travel Sites

    ArrangeYourVacation.com Vacation Rentals

    $150 Prize Sponsors

    Candy Store

    $100 Prize Sponsors

    Alisa Bowman Marriage Advice

    Vertical measures

    Internet Marketing Services

    SEO Software

    SEO Ottawa

    Virtual Assistants

    Hesham Zebida Thesis Skins

    Gerald Weber Houston SEO

    Toni J Young Network Marketing Training

    Quillcards Distinctive Ecards by Quillcards

    Ghostwriter Dad Ghostwriting services

    $50 Prize Sponsors

    Whitney Segura Whitney Segura's Internet Marketing Blog

    James Brown James Brown

    Raxa Design Houston web design

    Eric Brantner Freelance Copywriter

    The Servant Media Houston Business Development

    Ana Hoffman, Traffic Generation Cafe Increasing Targeted Website Traffic

    The Lane Real Estate Team Kennewick Homes

    Other prizes: Non-Cash Sponsors

    Hostgator.com 1 year Business Hosting plan. Includes toll free phone number and SSL $179.40 value Business Web Hosting

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

    Link-Assistant.Com SEO PowerSuite Enterprise (max. functionality license) $599 worth with a life-time Live! Plan subscription. SEO tools

    Special thanks to the contest media partner: My Blog Guest. MyBlogGuest.com is the free guest post exchange community where users meet to exchange guest posts and network.

  6. You can be either a sponsor for the contest or you can compete in the contest. Unfortunately you can’t do both.

Post Guidelines

  1. Guest posts must be at least 450 words, not to exceed 1000 words.
  2. You may have as many links as you wish in the body of the content. However, please limit links to your projects or websites to your bio. Absolutely no affiliate links allowed.
  3. Your bio must have a Gravatar. Please use a picture of yourself and not a logo.
  4. Keep your post relevant to the overall theme of this blog. SEO, link building, internet marketing, pay per click, social media, blogging tips are all acceptable topics.

How to win

  1. Write a post about the contest to help spread the word in the blogosphere. Your post (contest submission) will be judged First on quality of the content and style of the post.
  2. Add Sponsors links to your post using the correct anchor text and make sure the links are do-follow. This is extremely important and your post won’t be eligible to win if you haven’t fulfilled this requirement. The sponsors are the ones making the cash prizes possible, so show them some link love.
  3. A high value is placed on the number of and quality of comments received on your guest post. Also, be sure to interact with and respond to your commentators. This will help you win! Ambiguous and/or spammy comments will not help you.
  4. Spread the word about your post through all your social media channels: Twitter, Facebook, Sphinn, etc. A high value will be placed on number of Tweets and overall social media promotion.
  5. Keep in mind, the sooner you submit your post the more time you’ll have to promote it. So the early bird gets the worm!

Also feel free to use the donkey image in your post. You can get the code here

Also feel free to upload the image to your server if you like.

IF you have any questions feel free to contact me. Also you can contact me on Skype, I’m searchengineguy.

Let the blogging begin! Woot!

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  • David Leonhardt
    Twitter:
    says:

    Thanks for setting this up, Gerald. These contests are always a lot of fun and generate a lot of excitement.

  • David Leonhardt
    Twitter:
    says:

    Thanks for setting this up, Gerald. These contests are always a lot of fun and generate a lot of excitement.

  • Gerald Weber
    Twitter:
    says:

    You're welcome David,

    Also thank you for your sponsorship support.

    This is definitely exciting. My first time hosting a contest. I can already tell you it's going to be a hoot! :-)

  • Gerald Weber
    Twitter:
    says:

    You’re welcome David,

    Also thank you for your sponsorship support.

    This is definitely exciting. My first time hosting a contest. I can already tell you it’s going to be a hoot! :-)

  • Thos003 says:

    So are you posting all the guest post? So either way if the content is good enough I get a post? So it is more like win, or win big?

    • Gerald Weber
      Twitter:
      says:

      I’m posting all the guest posts as long as they meet all the guidelines. Right now I’m posting 1 per day. Not every contestant will win. There will most likely be a 1st 2nd and 3rd place but we might do 1st through 5th place. We haven’t decided for sure on that yet.

  • Thos003 says:

    So are you posting all the guest post? So either way if the content is good enough I get a post? So it is more like win, or win big?

    • Gerald Weber
      Twitter:
      says:

      I'm posting all the guest posts as long as they meet all the guidelines. Right now I'm posting 1 per day. Not every contestant will win. There will most likely be a 1st 2nd and 3rd place but we might do 1st through 5th place. We haven't decided for sure on that yet.

  • Nate Moller says:

    Game.On! Thanks for the fun contest. I'll probably throw in something about my New York Yankees too :)

  • Nate Moller says:

    Game.On! Thanks for the fun contest. I’ll probably throw in something about my New York Yankees too :)

  • Andrew says:

    Gerald,

    I just posted my entry for review.

    Thanks for the great contest.

    Andrew

  • Andrew says:

    Gerald,

    I just posted my entry for review.

    Thanks for the great contest.

    Andrew

  • Hesham
    Twitter:
    says:

    Gerald, it's great to see the contest up and running! I wish you good luck , and all my wishes to participants!

  • Hesham
    Twitter:
    says:

    Gerald, it’s great to see the contest up and running! I wish you good luck , and all my wishes to participants!

  • Gerald Weber
    Twitter:
    says:

    Thanks Hesham,

    Also thank you very much for all your help and for you sponsorship. :-)

  • Gerald Weber
    Twitter:
    says:

    Thanks Hesham,

    Also thank you very much for all your help and for you sponsorship. :-)

  • JoeColleen says:

    Hi Gerald,
    Are sponsorship spots still available, and if so, how/where do we apply?

  • Gerald Weber
    Twitter:
    says:

    Thanks for the support Dennis! :-)

  • Gerald Weber
    Twitter:
    says:

    Yes you can still be a sponsor.

    I just sent you an email with the details.

    Thanks

  • Kayla Walter says:

    I also wanna participate, If sponsorship spots still available.

  • Gerald Weber
    Twitter:
    says:

    Yes you can still be a sponsor.

  • Aziz says:

    i think great research u will have to done before this posting…
    good social media Hertfordshire

  • Dennis Edell says:

    No problem my friend, anytime you hold a cash inclusive contest, let me know. :)

  • Melvin
    Twitter:
    says:

    Hi Gerard, I'm super interested in joining this contest. I have a couple of questions though as Im a bit confused. First, how many winners are you going to have? Second, is there a hardened-fast percentage on the metrics you've given above? I mean quality of content is what percent? no.of tweets, no of comments? Lastly the end date for the contest is by Sept.2 right?

    Btw, i have added you to my Skype and please delete my other comment in this post.

  • Xmcdeltat says:

    thank you for this… finally my first step into learning SEO…

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