SEO Hero

Picture of a SEO Hero

Am I a real SEO Hero ?

Of course not (I'm not even SEO). My name is Julien Naufaulo and I am currently working as a web developer for a digital publishing company. I have been coding many websites for several years - for me or for my clients.

I have always been fascinated by the world of digital and more specifically the web. Within seconds, we, as simple human, can create and send informations into this abstract, insubstantial place, and make them accessible to the whole world.

This link between us and the world has been facilitated by what we call search engines. Google is the best known of them and owes its success to its web pages ranking algorithm which is still today one of the most relevant.

This ability to evaluate the relevance of an object in an algorithmic way is absolutely fascinating. Do you realize that a digital entity, devoid of all consciousness and intelligence, is responsible for sorting, classifying and penalizing digital documents to show you the best one ?

Documentation

I recently decided to build some projects in Nodejs (which is server side Javascript). I heard a lot of positive thing about that technology so I wanted to have a look on it to make my own opinion about it and its performance.

I created a small script I called seo hero to get the top 10 google.com results on any query. Its implementation was very interesting to execute and performances are quite impressive in terms of speed (compared to a similar script made in PHP for instance).

Below you can find some sample code to retrieve the datas.

Installation

You can use seo hero in your project by installing it using the node package manager (recommended) :

	
	npm install seo-hero --save
	

Getting Started

Once you have got seo hero into your project using the method outlined above, we're ready to go !

	
	var HeroScraper = require('./seo-hero');

	HeroScraper.scrap("seo hero", function (error, result) {
		console.log(result);
	});
	

which will return you this objects array composed of the 10th first search results :

	
	[
	    {
	        title: 'Wix SEO Hero Challenge - Can You Outrank Them?',
	        url: 'https://www.seroundtable.com/wix-seo-hero-challenge-23020.html',
	        description: 'Nov 21, 2016 ... To combat that negative branding, Wix launched a contest where if you outrank \nthem         for the term [seo hero] in Google, they will give you...'
	    },
	    {
	        title: 'Wix SEO Hero Contest | Support Center | Wix.com',
	        url: 'https://www.wix.com/support/html5/article/wix-seo-hero-contest',
	        description: 'We\'re going to create a new Wix site optimized with the search term “SEO Hero”. \nYou\'re invited to create your own site (you can use any platform). If your site...'
	    },
	    {
	        ...
	    }
	]
	

Feel free to download it if you want to give it a try. Here is how you can do it (you need to have NodeJS installed on your computer) :

News

Final Stretch

March 02, 2017, 3:25 pm

There are about ten days left before the end of the seo hero competition. The ranking begins to sharpen and some websites start to stand out.

A good example is my compatriot Walid who just came out of the sandbox and ranks directly on the front page of the search results. Good job ! You have just dethroned Patrick S. who was the number one since the beginning of the event and who is still stuck in sandbox.

How to explain this movement? Regular and consistent work on content and backlinks undoubtedly explain this rise in power. The strength of his website is that it offers an original and useful tool for SEO. People did not hesitate to talk about him and to create backlinks to make it discover to their community.

Let us not forget that there are still 10 days left before the closing. SEO who are still in competition will all give the maximum to try to catch up. Everything can happen. Good luck and good luck to all! May the best seo hero win !

In my case, I think that my performance is not that bad for the moment (I'm in the first-half of the participants' results which was my primary goal \o/). I almost did not work on my website mainly because of a lack of interest. SEO is not my job and I found it difficult to find the motivation to work seriously on this.

The world of web has many different trades (graphic designers, developers, writers, SEO, etc ...) and I am convinced that it is by drawing upon the experience, thoughts and work of others for inspiration, ideas and methods that we can improve ourselves in our job. Atleast this is what I tried to do by participating to this seo hero event as a web developer and I think I have achieved my personal goal.

Competitors' feeling

February 14, 2017, 11:00 pm

Cinemagraph seo hero

© giphy.com Cinemagraph hero in jail

Well, this is actually how I feel and how I felt during all the event. Stuck beyond the tenth page without being able to move.

All participants are parked as criminals in a black area and the only thing we can do is wait. Wait until we can get out, wait until we can finally breathe and see the sunlight (the poetic way for "getting out of the sandbox").
Our patience is strained and I had the impression at some point that we were closed to the riot ...

Go to prison if a crime has been committed is called justice. But what if we did nothing ? The only thing that can be criticized is that we only wanted to play. Sounds more like a regime where all powers are concentrated in the hands of only one entity which does not like that we try to understand how it works. What an atmosphere!

SEO Hero definition

February 08, 2017, 7:45 pm

There is two ways of describing a hero :

  • A person who can distinguish himself by his bravery and his exceptional merits ;
  • The main character of a literary, dramatic or cinematographic work

Basically, the winner of this contest is going to be the second point : the main character of this dramatic and lethargic event. Congrats to him.

The first point describe actually pretty good every participant of this SEO contest. If you have not already given up, you are a real hero, you distinguish yourself by your bravery, your merit and your patience in face of all the filters implemented by the search engine to completely froze the contest.
Even if you are not the main character, you can be proud of you.

An intimidating coldness

January 20, 2017, 5:10 pm

It's winter, it's cold and it's snowing in my country. An atmosphere which can be compared to the bleak one on the seo hero contest.

Search results on this query are totally frozen since the beginning of the event. Aside from Stox who does appear sometimes on the 1st page, I do not see anyone actually pulling out and getting out of the waiting area that seems to start from the 7th page.

The search results have turned into a real directory of spots (more or less relevant) and the euphoria generated by this contest has completely disappeared.

I wonder if this nothingness is due to a manual or automatic action from Google:

  • Google has manually taken control of SERP and has totally blocked its evolution ;
  • this simultaneous creation of a large number of sites optimized to rank exactly same expression has triggered several filters which automatically slow down the evolution of the results

Your opinion interests me. What do you think about it ?

State of play

December 17, 2016, 6:45 pm

More than a month has passed since the launch of the SEO Hero event. I have not seen many websites on the first Google SERP pages (but a bunch beyond the tenth page).

This is what happened to me : I bought the domain name seo-zero.com and then I realized that this one has a past (it has links from Asian sites) which is a disqualifying rule in this contest. I got a little too rushed and I made a beginner mistake by buying this domain name too fast. I asked the contest administrator if it was possible that I would try again by buying a new domain and he told me it was possible. This time I took my time and I looked at whether the domain name was truly virgin of any passive. So I bought naufaulo.net and made a 301 redirect from seo-zero.com to this one. The redirection took more than three weeks to be taken into account, but I went from page 2 to page 12 (the new site had exactly the same content as the old one). Hard.

Can we deduce that expired domain names have a kind of boosting power that allows them to move faster than new ones? Probably. I do not know how I am going to go up the slope. I do not have time to make "legitimate links" or to write daily interesting content. I think the contest is over for me.

My involvement in this competition

I read for many years a lot of articles on the search engine optimization subject and I think it's time for me to try not to become the greatest seo hero of all time but at least to improve myself in this discipline in order to extend my personal knowledge on this subject and see what this challenge could bring me in my job as a developer.

Good luck, have fun !

If you are currently reading this page, you are probably part of this SEO contest. I wish you guys to have fun. May the best SEO Hero win !

Vote for me as the real SEO hero !

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Reviews about the Wix SEO Hero's Contest

Ok
from India

Your site is ok

Michal
from France

I wish you all the best in this competition. PS: If you saw who stole the orange, just tell me, please.

Dmitriy
from Ukraine

Hi, I create http://seoheronews.com. I think you still have a chance and your website near the top 100.

John Doe
from England

Looks like you've been blacklisted or something. Bad luck.

Dam
from France

Rules are pretty ambiguous.. I wish you good luck, ciao

Clément Francky

I started the contest 2 weeks ago and nothing happens ! My website is not even indexed :( WTF Google ?!

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