Ok, a lot have happened the first 6 days in the Globalwarming Awareness2007 SEO contest. I will try sum up the things I have noticed.
Google was the fastest SE to catch up on the results, then came Yahoo and MSN as the last one.
Right now around 600.000 pages have been indexed for the search term. Wow
I made my first mistake at launch day, as I was too impatient with my host to get the domain ready. So I just sneaked a couple of backlinks in to my new domain from my directory Global Web Links.. Big big mistake!
Google got a hold on the link from my directory 25 minutes after I set it up and that resulted in Google tried to crawl my new non-existent contest page, returning a DNS error to Googles crawler.
Ugh. That put my www. domain in a holding line for so far 6 days, and I am the only one to blame. Grrr, damn impatience.
The 17th Google found my GlobalWarming Awareness2007 subdomain, crawled and indexed it, but after 1 day, it got removed from the SERPs again.
The 20th Google decided to give my www. domain a new chance, crawled all my pages, and indexed my http://www.globalwarming-awareness2007.dk/globalwarming-awareness2007.asp page as the only one, even though I had 6 pages crawled from the www. domain.
Now today the 21th I realised the last indexed page have also been removed from the SERPs. But I surely expect it to be temporary and all my pages should show up soon, and hopefully rank well.
But lesson learned - Never ever promote a domain where the DNS isn't setup yet. I've never really had a use to do this in the past, and now I sure know not to do it in the future as well 🙂
Would have been fun to be among the first to rank well, but I buried myself on this one.
The initial pages have been setup and I will now keep the focus on backlinks
Update 2 hours later:
Ok things happen fast here, and I'm back into the serps.
Directorylink, just for the link love of it 🙂 Global Warming Awareness2007
My entries on the score card: (http://www.clausheinrich.com/ is not competing)
Jan 21 2007
Jan 23 2007