Posted April 4, 2007 5:29 pm by

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Since we’re on a Spanish kick this week, I thought I’d give this a mention: We have yet another SEO contest upon us. (‘make noise’) launched a contest on Monday for the term ‘habitaquo.’ Rather than an ongoing contest like many English language SEO contests, this Spanish language contest is set up to be a one-time thing.

The judgment day is set for May 23. The #1 Google result for habitaquo will win an Apple MacBook 1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor with 512 MB RAM. #2 gets a 30 GB iPod.

In addition to the best search engine positioning, HazRuido also has a category for best viral marketing, to be determined by judges (50%) and Technorati links and site visits (measured on May 20) (50%). The grand prize for best viral campaign is a week-long trip for two to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, to be used in June 2007. Second place gets a weekend trip to the Canary Islands.

I’ve already begun seeing the term around, like in the comments of this Search Engine Journal post. Get ready for an influx.

I gotta say, the prizes are probably the best I’ve seen for an SEO keyword contest. Yes, the site (or at least the page in the SERP), must be in Spanish to be elligible to win, but entries have already closed to the contest. (You have to register with the site to be considered elligible.)

Disappointed? You can still enter the Second Marketing Pilgrim SEM Scholarship Marketing Contest with $10,000+ in prizes! But hurry—the deadline is Friday. (PS: we prefer English)

  • Hey Jordan!

    I didn’t know this kind of contest in Spanish and I think that it’s a great opportunity for people who makes SEO in this language.

    By the way I’m going to participate, I know that the prizes are only for people that resides in Spain, but I’m going to do my best from México.


  • Hi Jordan. About 300 people are participating in the contest. I am sure you know that “habitaquo” is the top search in Technorati. And Google is giving is giving more than 14,000 results.

    It isn’t unbelievable.

    Kind regards!

  • I would like see the people unaware of this spanish contest seeing the strange term “habitaquo” in the technorati search top, and none in a google search.
    Right now google has about 14.400 entries with habitaquo.


  • This word still growing in google, now they have more than 47k result for the word Habitaquo, should be great to have bigger prices for the contest.


  • Jordan McCollum

    I’m sure it will continue to grow for quite some time to come. But just so you guys all know, our comment links are nofollowed. We do have a plugin to enable our most active contributors to receive ‘real’ links, but keywords in author names violate our comment policy.

    Don’t make me close comments on this post.