Wow…I have to say this contest has lived up to its “Bad Ass” name. I am honored to have so much awesome talent on my blog. And I’d like to really thank each and every bloggers that took the time to write their “Bad Ass” posts.
I’d also like to thank all of the Kick-Ass Sponsors that made the cash (and some non-cash) prizes possible. You can check out the full list of sponsors by clicking here.
Let me briefly explain how we came up with the winners. I had several independent judges (some of which are professional writers) that were asked to rate each post on a scale of 1 to 10 based its overall quality and creativity. I averaged all of these scores to determine the winners. Number of comments, amount of ReTweets and general social engagement was also looked at as a secondary metric that we used to determine the tie breakers (which there were several)
The Winners Are…:
1st place Reasons You Should Blog Drunk by Jennifer Van Iderstyne $325.
2nd place 9 Search Optimization Tips with Benefits for Your Visitors by Kristi Hines $300.
3rd place 6 Shocking Truths About Internet Marketing by Mark Thompson $275
4th place Little Things Bloggers Crave And Most Never Get by Andrew Rondeau $225.
5th place How to Stop Competitors Copying Your Links by John McElborough $200.
6th place The Number One Keyword Metric: Profit by Jason Capshaw $175.
7th place 5 Ways to Get Great Results from Your Social Media Efforts by Onibalusi $150.
8th place Is it Time to Rethink Where You Have Your Social Time Invested? by Kaila Strong $125.
9th place SEM, SEO, Social Media and their Connection to Each Other by Melvin Dichoso $100.
10th place How to Get Blog Ideas – A very effective way to conquer blogger’s block! by Gloson $75.
11th place 6 Kick-ass Ways To Market Your Blog by Devesh $75.
12th place Regular Coffee or a Latte? Which Keywords Do You Want to Rank For? by Kristin Page $75.
13th place 3 Tips for Effective ‘Link Luv’ by John Landells Prize, Link-Assistant.Com SEO PowerSuite Enterprise (max. functionality license) life-time subscription.
14th place The Value of In-Content Keyword Links by Carol Wiley. Prize, A full years membership at David Harry’s SEO Training Dojo
15th place Email marketing that works by Denise Gabbard 1 year Business Hosting plan from Hostgator.com
If you were a cash winner, please send me your Paypal address to htownseo at gmail dot com, immediately so I can hook you up with your loot!
Congratulations to all who participated. Everyone did a wonderful job!
I’m sure we will have another one of these contest the next time the donkey misbehaves