It’s Monday again which means we are ready with yet another weekly report on the ongoing DollarShower SEO Challenge ’09 blog competition. We have just completed Week #4 and this time around there’s absolutely no change in the top five leading teams except for the massive percentage gains in search traffic that they continue to receive. And my dream of seeing a 500% search traffic gain has already been met by the topmost blog in the competition!
The following are the five blogs that are leading at the end of Week 4 based on the average number of daily visits the past 42 days (from Dec 22, 2008 to Feb 01, 2009):
Please check out the our live scorecard for more details.
Week 4 Highlights
It is really amazing to see how the search visits can grow by five fold in a matter of just a month. I wish my stock portfolio grew the same way When I took a look at their blogs, I figured out that most of them – technology and otherwise – are writing more about the current hot topics and are doing extremly good keyword research. Two out of the top three are also updating their blogs more than twice a day!
I get a feeling that apart from the the top 8 or 10 blogs, the others are not really doing anything focussed to increase their search visits. Or is it that the top five is far too ahead?
SEO Strategies Used
Unfortunately, I did not get any strategies from anybody this week. Ryan of Geek Speak was trying to do more research on the All-in-one SEO plugin last week but as it looks, he has not reaped the benefits yet. This time, I request the top five blogs to talk about their strategies as comments here as we have got a lot to learn from you guys
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Good luck for the next week! (I am having some issues with my broadband connectivity and now blogging using a data card. Please expect delays in moderation)