Yes, fellow Filipino Benj Arriola wins the first ever SEO World Championship and takes home a brand new Citroen C2! The list of official winners is now up at the contest site, confirming the results. His entry named “GlobalWarming Awareness2007” bagged the topmost prize, besting the most popular SEO professionals from all over the world.
Benj proudly credits the SEOPhilippines forums for his win, saying it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of countless individuals in the local SEO industry.
He shares with us the lessons learned from this contest:
- Content is still king! Good content keep people stay, come back and spread the news in a natural manner.
- Design is still important. Not that it has to be really superb, but at least it does not look bad that people will not trust you nor trust the content of your website. Make it clean and presentable to help drive more traffic, world-of-mouth promotion and more effective website link baiting.
- And SEO is a pay-it-forward type of industry. The more help you give out to other people, the more help you receive when you need it.
Mabuhay! Yes, that’s a car for all his efforts!