1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Fun SEO contest idea! 10 SEO experts and 10 complete newbies needed

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by 2011nfl, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. 2011nfl

    2011nfl Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    1,223
    Likes Received:
    5,955
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    Home Page:
    I had an idea that I thought would be a very fun learning experience for many. I want to try to find 10 SEO experts, that will each take 1 complete newbie under their wing, and teach them SEO. My idea is to have those 10 newbies each create a website in a hard niche, and their teacher will teach them (but not do it for them) At the end of the contest, the team with the highest page rank for their main keyword would be the winning team. This would be a very good learning experience for the newbies, would be fun for the experts involved, and would provide suspenseful entertainment for everyone else. I will post a few basic guidelines below, and anyone can feel free to contribute to the list. And hopefully some SEO experts will step up to the plate and pick a newbie to train :D

    Basic Guidelines
    1: 30 days start to finnish
    2: Trainee must do all the work
    3: Newbie must know nothing about SEO at the beginning
    4: Open for suggestions!
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  2. moose123

    moose123 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2011
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    86
    Occupation:
    selling/wholesale/dropship
    haha thats a good idea man
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. Corrupt

    Corrupt BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011
    Messages:
    805
    Likes Received:
    412
    You one of the 10 newbies?
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 5
  4. 2011nfl

    2011nfl Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    1,223
    Likes Received:
    5,955
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    Home Page:
    Not at all. SEO isn't my thing :D

    I just think it would be fun to follow and watch the outcome.
     
  5. lilmasta

    lilmasta Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2009
    Messages:
    2,158
    Likes Received:
    955
    Occupation:
    IM
    Location:
    sydney
    count me in the newbies :p
     
  6. johnmancho

    johnmancho Junior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2011
    Messages:
    137
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    the net
    I would like to participate as the "newbie"
     
  7. manjeet036

    manjeet036 Elite Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2011
    Messages:
    2,103
    Likes Received:
    410
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Government Job
    Location:
    Dad's Home
    count me in for newbies
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2012
  8. SEOZONE3

    SEOZONE3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2011
    Messages:
    1,681
    Likes Received:
    198
    Occupation:
    WEBMASTER, IM, BUSINESS, ONLINE MARKETING Expert
    Location:
    I'm here for U always...
    Home Page:
    Old Idea...And very funny too... I dont think - you'll find anyone who can fulfill your dreams!!! Good Luck.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  9. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Messages:
    2,034
    Likes Received:
    1,690
    Location:
    I come from a land downunder
    doesn't sound like great "fun" to stop working and earning for a month
     
  10. Kharis

    Kharis Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2009
    Messages:
    274
    Likes Received:
    1,325
    Location:
    Down Under
    i somehow don't think this will get off the ground, but if it does, count me as a noob...
     
  11. CloneX

    CloneX Power Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2012
    Messages:
    597
    Likes Received:
    228
    How can pagerank be a measure of the efforts of someone? How can PR be the measure of anything?
     
  12. skynet7

    skynet7 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Indonesia
    Lol...

    what's the prize man? is that the PRO must leave his SEO Project for 30 days teaching a newbies without a prizes.

    Maybe you can get that in your dreams man
     
  13. 2011nfl

    2011nfl Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    1,223
    Likes Received:
    5,955
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    Home Page:
    Just an idea... it would be fun to watch how it works, and I didnt mean stop working, just in spare time. And as far as the whole page rank thing, like I said, SEO isn't really my thing so I don't know what really counts, thats where the experts come in. For the others, im just trying to think of something fun, no sense in turning it dramatic. If you don't think it would be fun, that is fine. And even if it never did go any further than this conversation, it can still be a fun conversation. :D
     
  14. GroovinMind

    GroovinMind BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2012
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    23
    This is cool!

    I would like to nominate myself as a noob for this.
     
  15. 2011nfl

    2011nfl Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    1,223
    Likes Received:
    5,955
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    Home Page:
    Or we could go another route, and the newbies who want to compete can just use what is here in the forum already, but atleast would need an expert SEO help figure out the guidelines??
     
  16. Ryna1

    Ryna1 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2012
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Alberta
    I like the idea.

    I would like to put my name in as one of the newbies. I can create a site, but know nothing about SEO so far.


    Maybe the "pro's" would be willing to give an hour a day only for training. no more , no less. Can bank up to 3 hours if you can't connect on a day.. .but not banking more than 3 hours. That should be no more time then reading and replying to posts on a daily basis.

    U could also set some limits on "help"

    such as
    - max number or type of document guides
    - paid tool access ( or make a list for the contest , a list of tools you are allowed to use and that is it . )
    - I don't have a clue what else you would help with anyways.

    Make the niche medium'ish ?

    newbies must already have hosting ( or that would slow someone down if they didn't )

    Site must be able to be monetized for the newbie to help them out later.

    just my thoughts.


    REALLY love your idea man.
     
  17. KeijoKala

    KeijoKala Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Messages:
    568
    Likes Received:
    120
    Ok, to make it even little bit more realistic, every team should target to exact same KW. KW should be something that generates money for newbie, but also to pro if they starts to see some traffic....
     
  18. coolcat2011

    coolcat2011 Newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2011
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    1
    I like competition idea and sure we have to record the progress right? So that other newbies can learn from it too. Count me in as newbie :) Any expert onboard yet?
     
  19. Iconoclast

    Iconoclast Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2011
    Messages:
    454
    Likes Received:
    49
    Occupation:
    PPC ads
    Location:
    Cyberland
    i am a newbie and i want to be included in the contest


    thanks
     
  20. W9go

    W9go Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2011
    Messages:
    3,380
    Likes Received:
    632
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    chasing girls
    Location:
    chasing girls
    you will find a lot of newbes and no pros for that ;)