Day 29 – 14/12/16
SEO Hero Enters Google global trending searches of 2016 at number 9
1. Pokemon Go
2. iPhone 7
3. Donald Trump
5. Penrod Shero
6. David Bowie
9. SEO Hero
10. Suicide Squad
Day 30 – 15/12/2016
Wix SEO Hero at The Super Bowl
“Following the successes of its first two Super Bowl appearances, Wix.com Ltd. (Nasdaq: Wix) today announced that it will return to the Super Bowl marketing lineup with a new TV spot airing during the FOX broadcast of Super Bowl LI, Sunday, February 5, 2017”
Will the Wix Super Bowl ads feature a SEO Hero?
“The Super Bowl is an important ingredient in our marketing mix as it reaches our fans, potential new customers and more than 100 million viewers who are joining together for the spectacle that is game day. The Super Bowl exemplifies the Wix ideals of fun, excitement and passion. We are thrilled to have the privilege to be part of something so huge once again.”
Source: WiX press release
Sorry, we cannot reveal yet whether Penrod Shero will be making a guest appearance, all we can say is Watch This Space…
Go Penrod Go – Go Penrod Go
Day 31 – 16/12/2016
Can we judge how many Wix SEO Hero Competitors there are from our SEO Hero reference numbers?
Assuming that the Wix SEO Hero Challenge reference numbers started from zero does this mean that we can work out approximately how many competitors there are in the competition?
With my reference number being wx164 are we safe to assume that there are at least that many validated entrants?
Ha anyone been assigned a number higher than 164, if so, what is your number?
Have the people who registered early on in the competition got lower numbers than those who signed up later?
Wix SEO Hero Confirmation letter and reference number
Day 32 – 17/12/2016
Using the SEO Hero Challenge to test new ideas and experiments
As the SEO Hero Challenge lasts 3 months from today I see it as a great way of testing out new ideas 😉
I’ve been experimenting with my WordPress alternative on and off for a couple of months now and have decided to set it up on Gerald Duck and use the SEO Hero Competition as a way of testing it.
Most of the content I post on Gerald Duck will be copied from, or based around, the content from Penrod Shero.
This may have a negative effect on both sites, but that’s what experiments are for.
SEO Hero Updates – Are you Fully Aware of the SEO Hero Rules?
Meanwhile back in SEO Hero Land.
I had another read of the rules last night and advise others to do so before February.
Most will be aware that we have to set up Google Analytics, set up a Google Search Console account and grant the SEO Hero moderator full admin rights to both.
Something to bear in mind is ensuring you have adequate privacy policies and cookies information when using Analytics as this could be used as a way of disqualifying entrants from the competition.
There are lots of other things in the rules that people need to be aware of and adhere to throughout the competition.
I strongly suggest that everyone reads them thoroughly so you don’t give WiX any excuse to disqualify you.
Maybe this should be a post on it’s own – Anybody?
I decided to set up a new site for SEO Hero 😉
Fortunately, it looks like I may have registered this after 16th November, no idea if it was previously registered or not though, I just liked the name 🙂
Is this website the only website that has any possibility of winning the Wix SEO Hero Challenge?
Rules is rules 😉
I’ll probably find now that it was a previously registered domain 🙁
Day 33 – 18/12/16
Playing With Gerald
Did very little today other than playing with the SEO Hero section on Gerald Duck.
I’ve just about got the page editing system set up and have also included an image upload system that creates a gallery which can then be used to select images from.
All a bit basic but does exactly what I want it to do 🙂
Day 34 – 19/12/16
Wix SEO Hero Forum Wix create new forum for SEO Hero Challenge
It looks like Wix may have acted upon my suggestion that they create an SEO Hero Forum – A Suggestion to WiX about the SEO Hero Challenge
It appears they are now working on an SEO Hero forum on their site http://www.seoheroschool.com/forum/
“What’s the Wix Forum?
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Wix Forum is the perfect tool to connect with your site visitors, build a community & drive more traffic to your site! Have something to say? Click Create New Post to start your own discussion.
What else can you do with your forum? Give it a catchy name, create unlimited categories and choose from beautiful layouts like Card or Classic.”
They obviously have a bit of work to do on the styling but hopefully it will be live soon.
Just hope they move it to a neutral domain, being on seoheroschool.com may stop people engaging due to the fact they may get a big benefit from it.
It looks as though you can sign up, create avatar and add a hero image – Watch out for the T-Rex 😉
Tricky to edit though and it uses what you put in front of your email address as your displayed name – so be careful.
That didn’t last long – Wix have removed their SEO Hero Forum
If the Blog and Courses are anything to go by, it will probably return soon as /seo-hero-forum 😉
Hope my T-Rex is still on there when they bring it back
SEO Hero Referrer Spamming and 302 Redirects
Seeing more and more SEO Hero Referrer Spamming occurring 🙁
Not sure if it’s SEO Hero competitors, affiliates or just people using the SEO Hero Competition as a way of promoting websites and services.
The last site I noticed was registered after 16th November, I dare say we will see soon if this is a competitor or not as at the moment it is using a 302 redirect to semalt.
Bunch of Bandits
Day 35 20/12/16
Condensed all my daily SEO Hero posts in to weekly posts
With the competition lasting 4 months I decided daily posting was getting too much and creating too many pages, with that in mind I have condensed the daily SEO Hero posts in to Weekly posts