Holy cow, I wrote a book!
There is a Canadian web site that is running a contest to see
who can get their web site to rank highest for the terms
There's $14,000 in prize money at stake (presumably in Canadian dollars),
as well as a contract as the company's SEO manager.
Since the contest rules do not rule out spam as a mechanism for
improving search rank,
this web site (and no doubt others) are getting hit with
comment spam from people trying to get their site to rank higher.
(I sent a message to the contest organizer last month, who wrote back,
"we will investigate."
Haven't heard anything since then.)
Just to see if I can stick it to them, I'm posting this article
a week before the contest ends.
This web site has a Google page rank significantly higher
than the current contest leader,
and I think it would be a nice touch if I, as one of the victims
of their antisocial little contest, ended up winning it.
(But since this page doesn't link back to the contest sponsor,
I won't actually win anything.)
Of course, it may also mean that Google's ranking algorithm
will decide that I'm just a source of web link spam and blacklist
this web site.
It's a big risk, and I may end up paying dearly for it,
but I'm just pissed off enough to give it a try anyway.