SEO Contest UWelcome2019

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Update: Monday, April 8, 2019

End of Week Five Results
Positions (looking at contest domains only)
Someone finally hit 1st position!
contest10 – Chetan – 1
contest9 – Hassan – 36
contest8 – Duane – 37
contest3 – Andres – 38
contest1 – Francisco – 39
contest5 – Tatiana – 41
contest4 – Sachin – 42
contest6 – Lauryne – 46

Update: Monday, April 1, 2019

End of Week Four Results
Positions (looking at contest domains only)
Fluctuations are happening!
contest9 – Hassan – 7
contest1 – Francisco – 29
contest10 – Chetan – 30
contest8 – Duane – 31
contest5 – Tatiana – 33
contest4 – Sachin – 34
contest3 – Andres – 38
These are our semi-finalists! Let’s see how the the next 4 weeks play out for all of our contest entrants. We wouldn’t recommend making any big changes!

Update: Monday, March 25, 2019

End of Week Three Results
Positions (looking at contest domains only)
Getting closer to the finish line! Everyone else has disappeared!
contest9 – Hassan – 11
contest1 – Francisco – 26
contest10 – Chetan – 29
contest4 – Sachin – 31

Update: Monday, March 18, 2019

End of Week Two Results
Positions (looking at contest domains only)
contest3 – Andres – 17
contest1 – Francisco – 34
contest4 – Sachin – 38
contest10 – Chetan – 40
contest5 – Tatiana – 41
contest8 – Duane – 46
contest6 – Lauryne – 49

Update: Monday, March 11, 2019

End of Week One Results
Positions (looking at contest domains only)
contest4 – Sachin – 8
contest3 – Andres – 22
contest6 – Lauryne – 23
contest5 – Tatiana – 24
contest5 – Tatiana – 25
contest8 – Duane – 26
contest10 – Chetan – 27
contest1 – Francisco – 28

About The Competition

Established in 2019, the SEO Contest Uwelcome2019 is an internal competition that awards and promotes contemporary search engine optimization and excellence in all forms of whitehat and blackhat techniques – including all of the shady things that we’re bound to learn from Frankie.

The contest invites SEO’s to tell a story of how they managed to beat their peers in a competition based on ego; h1s, metas, titles and links that make our lovable organic search results quintessentially Googlian. It may be a blog, online store or web 2.0.

There are many ways to interpret this brief, but we are after your perspective on contemporary SEO, your tactics, your theories, your own personal abilities, your inabilities, and jokes. We want the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful and the everyday. Entries are NOT restricted to Google.

The Uwelcome2019 contest is committed to supporting the specialists in our pod and the art of SEO. A first prize worth fifty thousand play money dollars ($50,000) is awarded to the winner with $1,000 of play money awarded to each finalist. Setup of your hosting and basic wordpress installation is also paid for by contest staff. All semi-finalists are published on and will be promoted through private slack channels.

The Uwelcome2019 prize is acquisitive and the winning specialist immediately becomes the bragging rights holder of our internal team, to be held and exhibited permanently as part of the endless chirping that we will do.

How to Enter Uwelcome2019

Participants are given a blank domain and hosting to be used for the competition. Using the provided domain, create a website with the intention to rank for the term “SEO Contest UWelcome2019”. A successful submission will appear in the Google SERPs.

SEO Contest Rules

  • No more than $300 USD to be spent on any activities relating to your contest entry
  • No intentional Negative SEO to be done on your fellow competitors
  • Anything that you choose to do must be similarly available to other competitors (no abuse of personal connections or unfair advantages). Please document your process so that others may learn from these steps.
  • Play fair and have fun :)


Main Prizes – $60,000 play money prize pool with the winner awarded $50,000. All 10 finalists will each receive $1,000 of play money.

Important Dates

Entries Open March 4th, 2019

Entries Close May 4th, 2019

Semi Finalists Announced April 1st, 2019

Finalists Announced April 25th, 2019

Exhibition Opens at May 4th, 2019

Winners Announced May 4th, 2019

Panel of Judges for Uwelcome2019

Joey Coxs
Michael Hunt
Alika Alot

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the entry fee?

  • There is no entry fee for the specialists entering this contest.

I am a specialist currently working at home or remotely. Do I have to be in office to be eligible to enter the competition?

  • No, you don’t. You need to be an on staff specialist or resident troll for the past 12 months preceding the entries close date.

Is there a maximum number of entries?

  • No, but only the first one is free.

Is the prize open to amateurs as well as professional SEOs?

  • Yes, it is.

Can I submit an online store to the competition?

  • Yes, you can as long as it represents the unique nature of our SEO Contest Uwelcome2019

Can I enter a work that has been manipulated?

  • Only if you share how you’ve done it.

Does my website have to be in colour?

  • No, your entry can be Black & White, Sepia or any other tone desired

What is the maximum word count for the specialists description?

  • We prefer 500 – 800, with a maximum of 10000

The SERP doesn’t show my submission to the contest. What does this mean?

  • It probably means you’ve got some more work to do before the deadline. Consult your resident professor for assistance.

Can I enter a work that has already been entered into another competition?

  • You may not. We are seeking wholly original works for this SEO Contest Uwelcome2019. Entries from other sources will be automatically disqualified.