Who’s Winning Wix’s SEO Hero Contest?

3.30 – Ordo Ab Chao ⚡ SEO World Champion

3/30/17 – CEO at Mrkt360 Inc. and designated SEO Hero Judge, Eran Hurvitz―officially announces the white hat world champion of the WIX SEO Hero contest! The contest ended up being the ole typical, who’s got the biggest pee-pee… The contest was, “a complete pissing contest,” SEO Hero from Ø.

Nevertheless… We came in 4th worldwide and #1 in the USA!

The 4th SEO Hero might forget the ALT text!

HQ now computes SEO Hero Competitors Rankings

January 15th, 2016 – The Official SEO Hero HQ Heroes Competitors Rankings added to our blog yesterday. The SEO Heroes competitors ranking blog includes a top ten heroes section and highlights fifty top heroes websites entered in the Wix Contest.

SEO Hero HQ's Official SEO Heroes Competitive Rankings Blog! Are you a Top Ranked Hero?
SEO Hero HQ’s Official SEO Heroes Competitive Rankings Blog! Are you a Top Ranked Hero?

Wix plays their home-field advantage for seo hero

December 26th, 2016 – Ahrefs ranks Wix.com #98 out of 1 million websites worldwide. Right now, Wix.com is in the top 100 websites online with over 819,269 domains linking to their website 114,205,473 times. Recent incognito searches for seo hero yielded 3 of the top organic positions going to:

  1. https://www.wix.com/support/html5/article/wix-seo-hero-contest
  2. http://www.wix.com/wix-lp/seo-heroes
  3. http://www.wix.com/wix-lp/seo-heroes/faqs

Wix’s ratings are amongst what SEO Hero HQ would call, “the untouchables.” With the website’s superhero SERP status and powerful domain/trust authority, a link from Wix’s blog is a bid deal! Especially in the eyes of the search engines and when it comes to “SEO Hero,” the other most referenced word by SERP is “Wix.”

December 22nd, Wix released a fully optimised blog article about their seo hero challenge submission website, seoheroschool.com. The article features 8 Amazing backlinks with all the right anchor terms including:

  • SEO Hero
  • The SEO Hero School
  • 2nd mention of SEO hero (this time “hero” is not capitalized)
  • SEO Villains? Anyone?
  • course list
  • SEO Hero Blog
  • helpful posts
  • 3rd mention of SEO Hero (this time bolded in a h3 title tag)

Needless to say, this should give the school for gifted optimizers a great boost in search rankings for the seo hero contest. In fact, the SEO school’s Ahrefs rank metric improved by 58 million and some change today (see Fig. 1-schooled-all). When it comes to PageRank manipulation, is utilizing optimized anchor text links within press releases, or other sites against Google Guidelines?

Grey area for sure, but Google says yes if a webpage was created for this sole purpose, but is that what Wix did? We’re no JUDGE SEO HERO, however, our opinion is Wix was adhering to Google Guidelines and has every right to create educational/related content on their own blog. Yes, it’s all legit.

Are 8 optimized text links too much for a single webpage? Are the powers of Wix too powerful for SEO Hero HQ? Will Professor F overpower all other SEO heroes with their authority blog Kryptonite? Continue reading on HQ’s WixiLeaks Forum!

Fig. 1-schooled-allOverview of seoheroschool.com on Ahref's Site Explorer, increasing by over 58 million in Ahref's Ranking today, December 26th, 2017!Overview of seoheroschool.com on Ahref’s Site Explorer. Seo Hero School increasing by over 58 million in Ahref’s Ranking metrics today, December 26th, 2017!

A month has now passed since the onset of Wix’s SEO Hero Challenge. Who’s winning the contest? Clearly and unequivocally, nobody yet! Unless you consider page ten search results superstar SEO, it seems Ole’ Googly Eyes does not pay much attention to newly submitted websites no matter if your seasoned & published SEO bloggers, elite SEM firms, or even SEO wizards’ websites like Rand Fishkin’s SEO Hero School for Gifted Optimizers (see Wizard Fig 1a). seoheroschool.com Cool site, we dig it!

Google where art thou?

Google is where it has always been and will always be—on the front lines of nearly every person’s Internet searches. Google frequently updates their search algorithm to make their displayed results safer and more accurate for the searcher. However, the search engine has always stayed true to their founding fundamentals.

Currently, if you search “SEO Hero” in incognito mode you will not see any eligible SEO Hero contest websites until about 100th place. For the first 3 weeks of the Wix Challenge there were a couple of newly created Hero sites that even made the top 5 organic listings.

Now that Google has caught on that the keyword “SEO Hero” has more value than it did a month ago, the bar has been obviously raised. But.. We are only talking about a keyword that generates an insignificant 200 monthly searches! It really doesn’t get weaker than that; it’s almost like the English language just discovered the word “seo hero.”

It seems some of the leading contestants cracked up a little over the recent SERP shuffle. Be an SEO Hero’s blog recently posted about their recent displacement from Googles top 10 positions.

The beanseohero.com author recently blogged about how they lost their top position and how the first dozen pages of results are being swarmed with social network profiles, social network fan pages, and even a well ranked GoDaddy parked page with the only content about SEO Hero being the title. The beanseohero.com blog even went as far as Chicken Little.

Yes, Chicken Little (see Chicken Beans Fig 1ahB). As in “the sky is falling!” Or, rather; they exclaimed, “Google doesn’t care about your content or on-page SEO!” Holy *%#t Batman—Get a grip! Beans even went as far as listing their spectacular SEO Hero contributions within the “5 weeks in” phase of the challenge.

Bean goes on to say, “I have daily rankings, news, contest updates, competitors and their strategy, useful research, and even information on different ways people are cheating.” Well, we have a Hulk! Please allow SEO Hero HQ to clarify a few claims made on be an seo hero’s blog.

We Have a Hulk

SEO Hero HQ expected SERP shuffles and hierarchy changes as soon as we began developing SEO Hero HQ. In the past not all of our client’s web projects have been aged authority domains that bang out gold to the SERPs 3 minutes after the writer clicks send. Although, admittedly we have our fair share of those too. Allow me start at the beginning…

Back in November I was reading a subreddit about SEO and became privy to the Wix contest. I browsed over the condensed version of the Wix rules (see SEO Hero Condensed Wix Rules Fig. 1b) and initiated a plan to completely dominate the online branding presence of “SEO Hero.”

Is Domain Age a Ranking Factor?

This is where beans and HQ butt heads. Be an seo hero blog questioned if domain age is a ranking factor and if domain age was influencing the search results, “Is it domain age?” and claimed that, “Google says they don’t take that into account.” Not sure why the blog author came to this conclusion. Au contraire mon frère!

Domain age is a common sense ranking factor Google has in place to protect searchers. Due to our awareness of this 4-6 month Google sandbox period of sorts and because SEO Hero’s HQ (SHHQ) first inclination to compete in the SEO Hero challenge was derived from the “condensed Wix Challenge Rules,” we mistakenly began development of a pre-existing domain that we knew would rank well before we even began building content. Clearly not stated in the condensed wix rules is information regarding utilizing aged domains for the contest.

With several hours of research, we found a domain that “just went away” a few years back and didn’t have a terrible link profile. The top level domain even had the competition’s keywords in the url structure. Currently, there are less than 300 words and barely any targeted use of the keyword “seo hero” on the live domain. Only a cool, mostly visual interconnected theme that illuminates to the viewer the existence of alternate realities.

Without any further efforts, the themed domain currently fluctuates between page 2 or 3 consistently utilizing incognito Google searches for the term “seo hero.” To further our point, what does the Bossman have to say about domain age? “The difference between a domain that is 6 months old and a domain that is 1 year old really is not that much. So, as long as you’ve been around for at least a couple of months, a few months, you should be able to make sure you are able to show up in the search results.”

The Bossman Matt Cutts on Domain Age & Authority

And… This is where the SEO Hero HQ team whole wholeheartedly agrees with Be an SEO Hero. In a way beans right. Google doesn’t pay much attention to brand new sites with zero history, even if the content of the new sites far exceeds the perceived value of all the one liner sites with thin content that currently dominate the keyword’s top results.

In our experience it takes roughly 4 months to efficiently compete for keywords that hold moderate value. For major search terms, exempli gratia, search terms that have at least 100,000 monthly searches, a 1 year waiting list to reach prime search visibility is possible.

SEO Hero HQ has nearly 45,000 words written to date of unique seo hero content. Since our developers began our HQ mission almost a month ago, we have averaged nearly 20 hours daily of SEO Hero virtual building. Beans right, it’s a little disheartening to clearly have more valuable content than the current droves of ranking authority fanpages that have been spammed to oblivion with low quality and deceptive backlinks that are driving them to the top of Googles SEO Hero search results.

The social network fanpage authority sites are soaking up thousands of low quality backlinks like a sponge. These backlinks are the exact kind of backlinks that would quickly trigger a new domain to be penalized by Professor Wix’s Waddle of Penguins! This too shall pass. We should start to see seo hero rankings get a little more interesting in just a few more weeks!

Wizard Fig 1a

SEO Hero Condensed Wix Rules Fig. 1b
Wix.com Wix SEO is the best now’s your chance to win $50000 FAQs

Chicken Beans Fig 1ahB

Come on bro, I’ve got Tiger Blood! & Good Luck—More to come!