Who was top for Nigritude Ultramarine on Google on 7/7/2004 9am GMT
My Nigritude Ultramarine page that got 10th in the world
Top of Google for Nigritude Ultramarine? I first saw the SEO competition Nigritude Ultramarine on the Digitalpoint thread Nigritude Ultramarine on 9 May 2004. The worldwide Nigritude Ultramarine SEO competition runs from 7 May to 7 June, and 7 July 2004. Will a domain name like Nigritude-Ultramarine.biz or win or pages on an established site like Time2Dine.
Update 2004-07-06 - The Time2Dine Nigritude Ultramarine entry is continuing to show itself high in the competition SERP's - 8th for Nigritude Ultramarine. I continue to be neck and neck with Relaxzoolanders www.nigritude-ultramarine.com entry (we enjoy the same Digitalpoint forum). At times every day, there are still the same duplicate listings on Google between the first second and third listings of 10 on the SERPS, but at this moment my Time2Dine listing is only listed on the first ten.
First Stage Winner 7 June 2004
Merkey won the first stage 7 June 2004 with his Nigritude Ultramarine entry from forums.merkey.net. Well done Merkey.
The Time2Dine entry was around 26th as at the moment of the 7 June GMT. However, in the day following, I have ranged from 8th, 13th, to 28th out of over 500,000 mentions of Nigritude Ultramarine on the net.
Dine in the Ultramarine Light of the Nigritude
In the vivid blue ultramarine light of the Nigritude stands New Zealand's best kept secret, the Nigritude Ultramarine. Start your gourmet dining experience off with brilliant pure blue Nigritude smoked salmon and finish with fine powdered purplish lapis lazuli salad! The feasts are prepared by the World renowned New Zealand Chef, Michael Brandon, the founder of the Nigritude Culinary Institute.
After dining at the Nigritude Ultramarine, take a walk along the shores of the Nigritude. The romantic light of moon glows luminously off the ultramarine waters. It is not hard to see how the moonlight on the Nigritude provided the inspiration for the ballad "Blue Moon" many years ago.
For reservations, visit the Nigritude Ultramarine website or call 0800-NIGRITUDE and ask for the Ultramarine Operator. Thanks to Webstractions.com Web Design & Development (Ronnie T. Dodger) for the Dining Blurb (link on supporters page) - what community is all about. He linked to my site. I saw the click throughs, found the site, got permission, live on Time2Dine 23/05/2004.
Time2Dine Nigritude Ultramarine entry copied, spammed and cloaked 19/05/2004 +12hrs GMT
Until 19/05/2004 Time2Dine had been in the top three since the competition started!!! However, the Time2Dine Nigritude Ultramarine entry slipped due to spamming and cloaking by one of the competitors. This was reported to Google and on the WebProWorld forum (Nigritude Ultramarine. Please see the following Nigritude Ultramarine against cloaking page for further information.
Update 22/05/2004 10:00am +12GMT - I received the following url via Google Alert for Nigritude Ultramarine - Garrett French's article on how the Google API was used in the SEO War. I have since seen the offender remove his pages, although I have yet to see my top rankings return.
Lets see whether Time2Dine can get back to the top, and prove that the Time2Dine Online Restaurant Booking entry has great SEO, and networking abilities. Go New Zealand!!!
Update 23/05/2004 10pm +12GMT Time2Dine now getting back to its true position - currently 20th. The competition used to have no rules, now has rules that include no porn, racial hatred... and does not invade "another person's privacy or property rights or is otherwise illegal"... so the competition has certainly progressed in the last week. Thanks Darkblue.
Time2Dine Nigritude Ultramarine in the forums and the news
Wow, wow, wow!!! I may have been dealt with severely by the copy and cloaker, but it has got my entry worldwide publicity and heaps of additional links. Just noticed two more articles on the web about me today that have brought a number of visitors. The latest is entitled Protect your company from Google Bashing 1 June 2004 by Brian Livingston of itmanagement.earthweb.com where he mentions my case and links to this page. Thanks Brian.
I have spent countless hours in the Search Engine Forums keeping up with the latest in the SEO world. Here are a few of my postings and Time2Dine / Nigritude Ultramarine in the News. I go by the name of T2DMan in the forums.
What does it take to get to the top of the Google alternative Negritude Ultramarine. While a mention on this page got high SERPS for a short time, a special page was needed.
Nigritude Ultramarine keyword tracker
See how well the top entries are doing on the Digitalpoint Nigritude Ultramarine keyword tracker graph.
Some of the Nigritude Ultramarine Competitors
Check out some fun Nigritudinal Ultramarining entries on my Nigritude Ultramarine directory page.
Google Rankings & murmurings as the Nigritude Ultramarining competition unfolds
- Nigritude Ultramarine Google ranking 2004-05-11
- Top of Google for Nigritude Ultramarine 2004-05-11 11:40am +12hrs GMT
- Third on Google for Nigritude Ultramarine 2004-05-11 18:17 +12hrs GMT
- Second on Google for Nigritude Ultramarine 2004-05-12 9:30am +12hrs GMT after wavering between Second and Third for Nigritude Ultramarine for most of yesterday
- Due to site copy, cloak and duplicate page penalty, went from 3rd to 103rd and 112th from 19/5 to 22/5, now back to 20th 2004-05-23 10pm +12GMT. The cloaking site has taken off all its content. Publicity has worked. Thanks Google. Ye ha!!! And got me some sympathy and more links.
- The business laptop's been in for repair for the week, bust motherboard, extended warranties are great, so I have not had all the normal software for the screendumps, or not been bothered to find another way of doing it.
- Watch out guys, new links have a wonderful way of being found by Google over days, and edging a person up the rankings. Just when I start to run out of ideas, another brainwave and set of links pops up.
- I'm glad the competition is only 2 months, not 4 till September like the Spanish Telendro.
- Sixth on Google for Nigritude Ultramarine 2004-06-21 9:57am +12hrs GMT
- 2004-06-23 Interview published on Dark Blue (see Nigritude Ultramarine news) - I may not be the top, but I have the honour of being the second to have an interview published
- 2004-07-06 8th for Nigritude Ultramarine at almost the end of the competition.
Official challenge website/blog SEO Challenge
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Everyone knows that Google has changed the way they rank sites. Now that the algorithm's changed and everyone is competing again can you take a page to #1? More importantly, can you keep it there? Together with SearchGuild.com, we’ve put together a competition titled "SEO Challenge" to sort the Players from the Stayers.
DarkBlue.com is giving away an Apple Mini iPod™ and a Sony Flat Screen Monitor to any Webmaster or SEO who can take their page to #1 for the non-commercial, non-sensicle search term Nigritude Ultramarine. The term [was] announced on the official competition thread at SearchGuild on 7th May at 9am GMT.
The competition is judged at two different stages and prizes will be awarded to the Player and the Stayer.
The competition runs from the 7th of May to the 7th of July.
The Player prize goes to the page that is ranked #1 for Nigritude Ultramarine, one month after the competition commences. They will receive an Apple Mini iPod™ valued at $249 shipped to them within 72 hours of judging.
The Stayer prize goes to the page that has the #1 ranking on the 1st of July. They will receive a Sony Flat Screen Monitor valued at $549 shipped to them within 72 hours of judging.
If you're the winner of the Player's competition and the winner of the Stayer's competition you walk away with both prizes.
Other Search Engine Optimization Competitions - Sorcier Glouton from March 2005
Other Search Engine Optimising Competitions - Seraphim Proudleduck
The Seraphim Proudleduck competition finishes on the 1st Jan 2005. My links to the competition have been rather late in the piece, but I thought I would help out in return for some links to my other sites.
Other Search Engine Optimising Competitions - SEOMaker
The SEOMaker competition finishes on the 18th Jan 2005. My links to the competition have been rather late in the piece, but I thought I would help out in return for some links to my other sites.
Other Search Engine Optimising Competitions - French Eater of Stork Mangeur de Cigogne
Other Search Engine Optimising Competitions - Spanish Telendro
- A number of the Telendro Spanish competition pages.
The Spanish SEO competition to get to the top of Google for Telendro. A rather long competition, running over 4 months till 26 September 2004. I like the Nigritude Ultramarine competition in that it is over in two months.