Wix SEO Hero Contest
Wix is giving away $50,000.
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On November 15, 2016 everything was normal at the Wix offices in Tel Aviv. The SEO Team was busy at work, checking the latest time-on-page stats in Google Analytics and making sure users were taking advantage of the new advanced SEO features of the Wix blog. Coffee was brewing in the Keurig, emails were being sent, page titles were being optimized and life was pretty good. Until November 16 rolled around and Wix launched a brand new, groundbreaking Wix SEO Hero Contest.
How the Wix SEO Hero Contest Works
To win, you need to create a new website and have it rank first for the term “SEO Hero” in four month’s time. Of course, we’ve entered too: We also built a Wix website, optimized for the search term “SEO Hero.” But if your site ranks first on Google come March 16, 2017, we’ll give you $50,000. (Here’s the fine print)
What’s the Cause of Commotion?
Why on earth did we disrupt the beautiful rhythm of our daily grind with this doozy of an SEO contest? We heard the rumors. We know the power of perception and we know people have been saying our SEO is something less than stellar. Which isn’t cool. Wix has helped millions of small business owners create a stunning online presence and we’re proud of the SEO capabilities we offer. So we decided to tackle this reputation problem head on and prove, once and for all, that Wix SEO isn’t just good, or good enough...
Wix SEO is AWESOME.
We want to make sure that the world hears this, loud and clear. When March rolls around, we may win or we may lose. But let there be no doubt: Wix websites can compete for any term, in any market.
We believe anyone can rock at SEO. The world of SEO is cloaked in mystery and a lot of times it seems SEO experts prefer to keep it that way. Black hat. White hat. Penguins. Pandas. (Tomato soup and half a sandwich, if we’re just saying words). Spend 5 minutes talking to an SEO expert and you’ll be wondering if they spiked your coffee.
But while the world of SEO can get kinda complex and super geeky, super fast, here at Wix, we like to keep it simple for our users. And you know what, we think anyone can successfully optimize their website. Why do we believe this so strongly? Because while optimizing a website and outranking competitors takes hard work, persistence, creativity and a good dose of patience, anyone can do it. At the end of the day, good SEO is about combining the right tools with the right know-how. At Wix, our platform offers both.
What’s the Hero Stuff All About?
Well, we wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate the unsung heroes of SEO and honor the day-to-day life of SEO experts around the world. The ones protecting the Internet on a daily basis. But we all know, a true SEO hero doesn’t leap to the top of a SERP in a single bound. It takes continuous hard work writing compelling content, optimizing heading tags, targeting high traffic keywords and checking rankings hour after hour, and day after day for weeks on end. So all you SEO heroes already out there, we want to give you a big ol’ Wix ShoutOut and virtual hug. Especially you, Rand Fishkin.
Rand Fishkin Who?
Ten years have passed since Wix was founded, but we still have the same mission to help make the web a more free and open space. Like our intuitive website builder, our SEO features are designed to help anyone optimize their site
After launching the SEO Hero contest, our Wix SEO team put their heads together to brainstorm the concept of the SEO Hero website. It didn’t take long to choose our featured hero as the one and only Wizard of Moz, Rand Fishkin, AKA Professor F. So we sent him a friendly email asking if he’s cool with it. With his blessing, we set forth on our mission to dominate the ranks of Google for the search term “SEO Hero.”
For us, Rand is truly the embodiment of an SEO Hero. Like Wix, he has spent his career trying to make tough, techy concepts accessible to everyone. His company, Moz, has helped countless people learn about SEO and understand how they, too, can optimize their website. In fact, on any given day you can hear our SEO team quoting lines from their favorite Whiteboard Friday or trying to twist their facial hair to match Rand’s.
An SEO Hero is Born
Everyone Can Be an SEO Hero
We give Wix users all the tools they need to boost their websites to the top of any SERP. From optimized URLs to an advanced mobile editor, we provide the tools you need to rank. In case you’ve missed it, here are just a few of the SEO-related features we offer at Wix.
Clean URLs, free of hashbangs and page IDs
Advanced SEO features on our blog including a customizable URL for every post, customizable title tags, meta descriptions, mobile title and excerpt.
Optimized H1 heading tags for every page on your site
Customizable meta tags
Mobile optimization with our built-in mobile editor
Specialized Apps designed to help users with SEO
Integration with Google Analytics & Google Search Console
Meet Our SEO Heroes
Perhaps, you, too, will be inspired to join their ranks and sign up for a class with Professor F. It’s a scary world out there on the WWW. We need SEO heroes everywhere to join together and help make the web a more accessible place — one search phrase at a time. Meet the heroes and maybe you'll become an SEO Hero!
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