SEO offers $10,000 to bloggers to subvert the A-List

Filed as News on March 2, 2006 7:30 pm

by Duncan

SEO John Scott, widely known more recently as the man behind the v7ndotcom elursrebmem SEO contest at v7n, has thrown down the gauntlet to bloggers to subvert the A-List.

Loren Baker writes at Search Engine Journal that Scott feels that the blogosphere is being controlled by a clique of A-list bloggers “who are sitting on top of their blogostools, and adding to their perceived level of divinity by playing link grabass with each other” and thinks that bloggers don’€™t link enough.

From Scott’€™s Internet-Marketing-Blog :

I challenge every blogger to post links to new blogs, unknown blogs and blogs not in the Technorati’€™s Top 100. And I’€™ll pay out a total of $10,000 to those who participate.

All I ask is that you announce on your own blog your intentions to blog about newer, less known blogs, and post your blog URL here in the comments. ( A link would be appreciated but is not required.)

In six months time, I will make a list of all the blogs participating – the ones who have followed through and blogged about unknown blogs – and I’€™ll let the readers here vote and choose a winner.

Grand prize is $3,000. The top 70 runners-up will receive $100 worth of schwag or cash or gift certificates

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  1. By Ken posted on March 2, 2006 at 7:38 pm
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    Wow. 6 months is a long time. Hmmm….
    I’ll be back!

  2. By Cary posted on March 2, 2006 at 8:36 pm
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    Excellent…I’ve actually been doing this on my own for the last five or six months. Most of the time, the smaller blogs are more interesting anyways!

  3. By Anthony posted on March 2, 2006 at 9:22 pm
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    I just love the phrase playing link grabass with each other

  4. Un blog con floggera » Blog Archive » ¿Quieres ganar $3,000?March 2, 2006 at 9:50 pm
  5. By John Scott posted on March 3, 2006 at 12:12 am
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    Anthony – I love that too. Loren has a great way with words. He could write about paint drying and make it interesting. :)

  6. By Tommy at Dodoskido.com posted on March 3, 2006 at 9:12 am
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    I’ve mainly been keeping up with the bigger blogs, but this sounds like a cool opportunity to take a look at what’s new in the blogosphere and make some moola doing it.

  7. By Jinger Jarrett posted on March 14, 2006 at 7:59 am
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    I’m always looking for great blogs on internet marketing to write about. Any type of valuable information I can provide to my readers is always needed.

    I think it’s terrific that someone wants to share the wealth.