When I saw Ryan Stewart post about the Flex SEO contest this morning, I could not wait to get home to start working on this. The trouble is: we are currently working really hard to get a project out and I don’t really have time… There is always ways to find time, but taking crystal meth is not the best one. Since this is something I really do well I think I am going to put some energy into this.
I have written some SEO post in the past and I am way better at programming Flash then Flex but Ryan mentioned the possibility to win a pass for MAX, the Adobe conference, which I would really like to attend, so I think this is worth it. The goal of the contest is to create a Flex application that Google will index as the first link for the search terms : fleximagically searchable.
In order to do this I bought a domain name which has some advantages and some disadvantages. The domain name is http://www.fleximagically-searchable.com. Well the advantages are quite obvious, the domain name contain the search terms. This domain name also has a disadvantage, since it’s a new domain name, Google will sandbox it, meaning that it won’t be really searchable until about 6 months. You’ll be able to find it if you enter the exact address in Google, but it won’t have much weight against older site. I think I might try this on another domain name that I possess and is out of the Google sandbox, but for now, I’ll just try with this one.
Right now there isn’t much on the website but I will soon put the flex application there. I wanted to create the pages and this post now because the age of a page is one of the factor that Google uses to rank pages.
I find the rules for the contest not so clear, I don’t really now what I can and what I can’t do, but I’ll try stuff and we will see what happens. I will keep you posted on this.