Okay, I know, I’m probably doing something I said I wouldn’t be doing. But I have to admit, this is already pretty cool.
When I put out my first post a couple of days ago, I shot to the top of a list of one for “Yoshirolla Kilomantra”. Google indexed my site right away, and I appeared on the other SERPs pretty quickly. Cool, but in the grand scheme of things, really dull — what fun is a competition of one?
So now we’ve got others in the mix putting their own sites up. I still say I won’t do a linking campaign (putting links to my entry from other sites) as I’m also a judge. But I’m still loving the fact that we’re seeing all sorts of people put their stuff in.
Added bonus: Because this is a small contest (Critical Mass staffers only, please), we have the luxury of learning what Google, Yahoo, MSN, and Ask are doing when they index the sites. We’re seeing some pretty mixed (and messed-up) results so far, and we’ve still got over 2.5 months until the end.
This is gonna be neat.