Roxas City, Capiz – A new Search Engine Optimization (SEO) contest exclusive for students, teachers and graduates of Capiz was launched last January 23, 2009. With a total of P10,000.00 of prizes at stake, the participants are given a two month period of optimizing the keyword phrase “Hectic Capiznon Bloggers 2009” in Google Search Engine. The contest will start on February 3, 2009 (12:00nn) until April 10, 2009 (12:00pm).
The rule is to set up a new blog hosted by any free blog host such as blogger, wordpress, tblog, blogsome or any free hosting blogs. Domains must not include the key phrase in any form. Owned Domains or Sub domains are not allowed to join. This SEO contest was sponsored by OptiRed. Prizes will be awarded to the contestants whose site/blog ranked 1st, 2nd and 3rd for the “Hectic Capiznon Bloggers 2009” keyword phrase on the finish date on Google.
Capiz Inter-School SEO Contest Prizes
1st Prize P 5,000.00
2nd Prize P 3,000.00
3rd Prize P 2,000.00
For more information about the rules and mechanics of the said contest, you can visit Hectic Capiznon Bloggers 2009 – Capiz Inter School SEO contest website.
Majority of schools, students and graduates of Roxas City and Capiz are expected to join this contest — namely Filamer Christian College (FCC), Hercor College (HC), AMA-CLC, DAV-C, PACE Computer College, Capiz State University (CAPSU), Colegio dela Purisima Concepcion (CPC), Capiz Institute of Electronics (CIE), College of St. John and others. Capiz Bloggers are very keen to expand their knowledge and learn more in search engine optimization and marketing; and blogging.
Blogging and Search Engine Optimization was already part in the lessons of mostly IT schools in Capiz. Seminar workshops, training and lectures are conducted on some of the schools in Roxas City about such topics.
Despite of the hectic schedules, Capiznon bloggers really captivated Search Engine Optimization by winning local and international competition last year and this year 2009.
Some of the remarkable and proud Capiz bloggers and SE Optimizers who won SEO contest and promotes blogging are the following:
- Felix a.k.a. Bleuken – Busby SEO Test Top 20 Finalist, Winner “Srednarb Promotional Gift Item”, 1st – Cebu SEO Contest, 2nd – Arlo Gilbert SEO contest
- Duane a.k.a. SeoRed – 1st – Arlo Gilbert SEO Contest, Pioneer in SEO in Capiz
- Joselito a.k.a. Mingoton/Clawid – 1st – Captivating Capiz SEO Contest
- Renan a.k.a. RenanTech – 3rd – Captivating Capiz SEO Contest
- Shiella a.k.a. Pwengbee – Making Money Online
- Reggie a.k.a. Rein Valdez/Pangayaw
- Jason a.k.a Kyubz – TV series Episodes
- Martina a.k.a Byterslair – Teacher’s Pet Corner
Such contest really enhanced and developed the skills, knowledge and attitudes of Capiznons. New techniques and strategies where developed in battling the search engine algorithm and to be on top in SERP.
Unfortunately, some of this SEO contest created hatred arguments, destructive criticisms, unethical SEO techniques and strategy, comment spamming and even “hitting below the belt” among fellow Capiznon bloggers “just” to win the contest.
I do hope that in this new “Hectic Capiznon Bloggers 2009” SEO contest, participants would really learn new knowledge and honed their skills especially in blogging and search engine optimization in a proactive and ethical manner.
Lastly, I pray, that this competition may not create conflicts, controversy and disputes among participating schools, students, teachers and graduates; and indeed build up friendship and camaraderie among them.
We must all be proud of being … Capiznon.