Update on the SEO contest

I have set my self up for Flex application development and thanks to this post about how to use Flash Develop and Flex, I was able to do so quickly.

Yesterday I had simply created the HTML pages that would hold my application, today I created the application itself. It is quite a simple application and it is clearly a Flex one because of the skin of the components ( a button and a textarea). This will serve as a base for what is to come. The next step is to create the deep-linking. It has already some kind of deep-linking in the sense that you can go directly to this Fleximagically Searchable page. This page loads exactly the same swf than the page at the root of the domain, but I pass it a variable using SWFObject to tell it to load the content. If Google find any searchable content in any of those two pages, it means it comes from the dynamically loaded content because I removed everything in the HTML code except for the title of the page.

From what I did yesterday I am already getting some results, the new domain name I bought is scoring a ten (it is the tenth page for the term Fleximagically Searchable) and all the pages before it are blog posts (including one from this blog) that will not count in the contest so I guess I have my chances. Let’s see how it all evolves.

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  1. #1 by seema - July 10th, 2008 at 01:15

    Hi

    Thanks for such a informative n helpful blog…..keep it up.

  2. #2 by gooswa - July 10th, 2008 at 14:10

    So isn’t registering the domain name fleximagically-searchable.com almost cheating in a way? I mean I thought that term was suppose to complete indepently dynamically loaded, not the actual domain name, since the domain name value in search engines is really high. Just thought it would make it too easy that way.

  3. #3 by dgelineau - July 10th, 2008 at 18:32

    Ryan Stewart, the maker of the contest, stipulated that it was ok to use the domain name, so I’m covered in that way. But I would tend to agree with you about the fact that this contest won’t really measure how to reference swf content.

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