As I’ve mentioned previously, I think that
most an awful lot of people in the Search Engine Optimization “industry” are lowlifes*, spending an inordinate amount of energy to game the systems used by the big search engines, so that their less-than-useful pages rank high in popular searches in order to rake in ad revenue.
But, as with anything, there are a few exceptions. (The exception proves the rule, of course.)
One such is “Hulkster”, a hobbyist who is using his site to enter these various SEO contests in order to raise money for charity. Specifically, the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research. I posted about his efforts in the last contest, where he ended up raising over $5000 for the Center. (It’s rather convoluted how it worked out. You should read his “V7ndotcom Elursebmem for Celiac Charity” page for more details. It’s an interesting look at SEO from someone who isn’t in it for his livelihood.)
In any event, there is another SEO event going on. The rules are slightly different, but Hulkster’s goal is the same: Raise money for Celiac Research. He has created a new page: carcasherdotcom seocontest. As before, he is looking for people to link to his page. In exchange, PR5 and higher sites get a permanent backlink from him, and he’s auctioning off some of the prizes.
If you have a site, please consider linking to his page. Links are pretty painless, and it’s all for a good cause.
* You know the ones: Splogs, comment spam, “made for AdSense” sites, and so on. Are there honest SEO “professionals” out there? I suppose so, but their black-hat brethren are making them look bad.