I will participate to the Flex SEO contest

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.

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  1. #1 by Evan Mullins - July 9th, 2008 at 14:59

    it looks like your domain is showing up already in the search results! Congrats!

    http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Fleximagically+Searchable%22

    Good luck… It’s on!

  2. #2 by dgelineau - July 9th, 2008 at 23:28

    Thanks, I have already made some updates on the page, let’s see what happens.

  3. #3 by seo consultants experts - October 15th, 2008 at 14:26

    I just searched for that site and it came up in the GOOG

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