Revealing Wix’s Very Own SEO Hero
***Update 03/30/2017*** The results are in! The winner of our SEO Hero competition is: seo-hero.tech! Congratulations to all of our top 5 ranking websites:
Special thanks to Eran Hurvitz, CEO of MRKT360 who served as the contest’s moderator.
Have you heard about the Wix SEO Hero challenge? Earlier this winter, Wix sent out a call for SEO enthusiasts everywhere to compete in the biggest search engine competition to ever hit the Internet! The challenge was simple: we’d build a brand new Wix website optimized for the search term “SEO Hero,” and you were invited to do the same. If your brand new website (built on any platform) ranked highest on Google for the search term “SEO Hero” in four months time, you’d wins $50,000! *see terms and conditions here. Sounds like fun, right?
Since we launched this contest back in late November, people have been bombarding the Wix team with questions about this contest. Most notably, they wanted to know why on earth Wix would bother running an SEO contest and why we would put our reputation on the line and open it up to any platform on the web.
The answer is quite simple: Wix has the best SEO for your website- and we’re confident about that! Wix has everything you need to not only create a stunning website, but we also provide you with the tools to manage, promote and of course optimize your website all in one place. Sure, SEO can be challenging, but with great content and a little optimization magic, we’ve seen countless of Wix users top the ranks for keywords in their search terms. But as the old saying goes, haters gonna hate – so we decided to take matters into our own hands and put our money where our mouth is (literally). And now, without further ado, we’d like to reveal our very own submission!
Introducing the SEO Hero website, our submission for the SEO Hero challenge!
SEO professionals can be a misunderstood bunch (or at least, that’s what our in-house team would have us believe). Undervalued for their influence in the online world, some people call this group “the unsung heroes of the world wide web.” With that motto as our starting point, our own Wix SEO team created a website to salute heroes everywhere the only way they know how… by turning them into a group of crime fighting superheroes!
The SEO Hero website is inspired by another group of x-traordinary superheroes that had to learn to adapt their abilities for the sake of a greater good.
Meet Professor F
Professor F is an homage to our own personal SEO Hero, Rand Fishkin. Rand is the closest thing to a celebrity that the SEO world has; he’s the mastermind behind a website called From Moz. From its humble beginnings as an SEO consulting company, to the go-to place for learning anything about SEO, Moz has simplified the process of search engine optimization for web marketers everywhere (including us!).
Rand has been an SEO guru for many of us here at Wix (even if he didn’t know it), so he felt like a natural choice to be appointed our own SEO hero. We eagerly reached out to Rand, and thankfully, he agreed to accept the title. *cue sigh of relief*
Meet Fishkin’s Gifted Optimizers
Fishkin’s SEO Hero team includes: Quickloader, a hero who possesses supersonic site-loading abilities. But wait – what good are a group of heroes without the important task of warding off SEO Villains? While on the site, beware of dangerous criminals like Tagmeto and Spamtinels who have been known to conduct shady practices like duplicating content, keywords stuffing, masking content and wreaking havoc in Google search results.
The SEO Hero website features what we could only imagine to be our dream reading list in its featured on the boot camp page. While you’re on the site, you’ll also want to check out the SEO Hero blog, where our protagonists lay out their innermost secrets about life with super search engine capabilities.
The secret behind the SEO Hero website is that it’s powered by Wix’s own SEO-obsessed team. Not only are they proficient at SEO puns, (making this website so much fun to browse), they’re also kind enough to share their extensive search engine expertise with the world. Our own team of superheroes have taken time off from achieving organic market leadership for websites in over 16 different languages to inspire a new generation of search engine optimizers. Read these helpful posts on outreach and negative SEO to soak up their knowledge.
Of course, we’re not the only Wix website in the challenge:
Since we launched the SEO Hero challenge, thousands of SEO enthusiasts from all over the world jumped at the chance to flex their search engine muscles. Websites built on any platform were eligible to participate, including of course, our very own Wix! Check out these awesome Wix websites in the running to be crowned SEO Hero:
Wix SEO Expert: A Wix Website Designer by day (and would-be SEO Hero by night), the SEO Hero site was created by Idelle Fisher. Idelle is the owner of Pickle-Wix Web Design and holds a Wix webmaster certification from Wix Ed. What we love most about this SEO Hero website is that Idelle has taken the time to share her passion and knowledge for all things SEO with site-viewers, including this great piece of advice: “SEO is all about writing new, original content and becoming an online expert in the keywords you want to be found for, So write!”
SEO Hero – The Search Engine: Created by another Wix Certified Webmaster, turned SEO Hero in the running – this website was created by Rossane Costa, from Ilhabela São Paulo, Brazil.. What we love most about this website is that it goes the extra mile by including a rich blog filled with SEO tips that anyone could appreciate! As an added bonus, Rossana also offers a free 30 minute SEO consultation for anyone looking to soak in more of her SEO expertise.
Atlanta SEO Hero: Hailing from the great city of Atlanta, Georgia, this SEO Hero website was created by Simone Leo. Simone runs a Wix web design agency called Pixlrabbit, and uses her vast knowledge of Wix websites and SEO to create a site that both looks stunning and lays down some serious intel on SEO best practice.
By Nathaly Myers
Community & Social Media Manager