Search On for Biggest Search Geek

Looking for early morning news and tidbits for you guys today I ran across a contest for SEO’s that looked interesting. Since all the top dog SEOs are here at SEJ at one time or another anyway, I figured; “Hey, why not?” “The Biggest Search Geek Contest” offers a trip to SMX West and other cool prizes for the veritable King Kong of search.

Search Geek Contest

The contest is pretty simple, whoever answers the most questions correctly, in the least amount of time via the website, wins the competition. The Top SEO expert goes to SMX West with an iPad Mini, while the next two competitors take home an iPad Mini each as well. And, the top 50 competitors get a T-shirt for stepping up to face SEO legends. Well, at least that’s the possibility. Will Aaron Wall and Danny Sullivan, Greg Boser, David Naylor, or maybe even Stephan Spencer wade in?

A tip from me, before you click “start the clock” – the test is not so easy. 20 questions, expert depth, and the current leader (Chun Wong of switched on media) completed them 43% correct in 5 minutes and 36 seconds. I’m not the SEO expert in the family, but I’d say even Danny Sullivan would need to lace up his SEO track shoes to go faster.

DO NOT, ask my score. Please do, however, let us know yours if you do well. The contest is sponsored by Marin Software Incorporated.

Phil Butler
Phil Butler is theEditor at Everything PR, Argophilia Travel News,  and Senior Partner at Pamil Visions PR. He’s a widely cited authority on beta startups, search engines and public relations issues, and he has covered tech news since 2004. Phil wrote in the past for ReadWriteWeb, Mashable, Profy, SitePoint, Search Engine Journal, AltSearchEngines. Follow Phil on Twitter or send him an email at phil [at] pamil-visions [dot] com.
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7 thoughts on “Search On for Biggest Search Geek

  1. I used to work with Chun, hes a very smart bloke. The test does lean massively towards Adwords. I only spotted 1 SEO related question. but still managed to get 25%. It was fun, and certainly a great piece of PR for Marin.

  2. This is a SEM based test, I think their was 1 SEO question I saw, which most SEM people should know, also watch the timer too, I was doing the test and then some one came to ask me questions, I then came back to it and it skipped 5 questions LOL…