Feb 12, 2008
Greatest Real Estate Agent in the World

I’m throwing my hat into the ring for this one! I came up with the idea, but Morgan Carey from REW has the clout to make it happen. Take a look at the rules for the Greatest Real Estate Agent in the World contest. I’m planning on using a combination of social media campaigns, traditional article campaigns, and some good, old fashioned blogging to make this happen! I will update this blog w/ commentary on techniques other agents/brokers are using to go after this keyword, and I what I think of their techniques. For now:

1) Eric Blackwell – this is viral at its best. He’ll have to continually promote this, but if/when he catches a foothold with it (and he has the microphone to do so) he stands a huge chance of winning. After all, a team of agents working is much better than just one. They have a great chance of winning the Greatest Real Estate Agent in the World competition!

33 comments so far
  • Tue Feb 12, 2008 at 9.31 am


    Thanks for informing us of this contest. I am going to get started right away!! Thanks again.


  • Tue Feb 12, 2008 at 11.05 am

    Damn you Eric Bramlett. I thought I was the greatest Realtor in the World!

  • Tue Feb 12, 2008 at 3.35 pm

    I’m such an idiot for not taking advantage of the free templates Webmaster offered in Dec. son of a gun!

    Maybe I’ll aim for it this way, but I can tell the competition is going to be tough….


  • Wed Feb 13, 2008 at 10.10 am

    Jay, I’m in the same boat. Right after the deadline I decided I should work on three other sites. So I need this free one :)

    Some I’m hoping Eric and Eric are to busy with work to play this little game!

  • Thu Feb 14, 2008 at 8.31 am

    Nice entry Eric. I am sure you are stirring up your huge pot of SEO skills and will be a ruff competitor for the field. Best of luck.


  • Thu Feb 14, 2008 at 9.38 am

    Are your ears ringing Eric? I blogged about ya today at REW! ;)

  • Thu Feb 14, 2008 at 9.39 am

    Thanks Joe! Checking now!

  • Thu Feb 14, 2008 at 9.23 pm

    Good luck, sir Bramlett… but I sink that I may have the advantage of zee moustache!

    May ze best man vin!

  • Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 3.56 am

    Great idea to have a contest like this. Will there be a dedicated blog or site for the contest where people who joined the contest can interact to each other. I think that would be easy for the contestants who wants to join.

  • Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 8.52 am

    Allan, I have the dedicated “OFFICIAL BLOG SITE” for the competition ;) It’s a .ORG so you know it must be official ;) Make sure you link to it all you can… The more links the better. Truth be told it’s not the official site but come take a peek. Click on my name to teleport yourself to the best of the greatest sites!

  • Tue Feb 19, 2008 at 11.20 am

    Man, this looks like an awesome contest, I know I have only had my license for a month, but hell I’m in.

  • Diego
    Tue Feb 19, 2008 at 4.20 pm

    So now what is this contest supposed to accomplish, finding the greatest agent in the world, or the greatest Search Engine Optimizer in the World?

  • Tue Feb 19, 2008 at 7.39 pm

    No, it’s certainly not to find the greatest agent. How would you judge that? Most customers Served? Most homes sold? No, this is a significantly more important title – Person most likely to waste a ton of time and effort for a ridiculous SEO title.

    Did you guys notice I’ve got a site at 12th place now? Youtube’s definitely got some power behind it. I don’t know how long it will last. SEO Nicks myspace site was like a shooting star, there one minute gone the next.

  • Tue Feb 19, 2008 at 7.45 pm

    We’re going to see a ton of bouncing around for the first month – it will be a lot of fun to watch, but it’s not really going to mean much until the SERPs start settling.

  • Tue Feb 19, 2008 at 7.47 pm

    Yeah, bouncing around is an understatement. I suspect domains will be purchased and links redirected in the ‘last hour!’

  • Wed Feb 20, 2008 at 6.26 pm

    Where’d you go? I can’t figure out why your ranking dropped so much… Any ideas?

  • Wed Feb 20, 2008 at 6.37 pm

    It’s called the Google Dance, my man! There will be a LOT of shaking around initially, and things will start settling in a few weeks.

  • Wed Feb 20, 2008 at 6.49 pm

    Did you guys notice Ardell’s post is no where in sight? I checked, and it’s on page 5 on my datacenter. Folks were joking in her comments about how her page was ranking with no seo. Well, I guess it shows that ranking is indeed about seo, not just a site’s authority.

  • Thu Feb 21, 2008 at 4.34 pm

    Come on Bramlett, I know if I am beating you then you have put little to no effort into this:) Are you holding back or what? I haven’t had a ton of time to dedicate to this, but it looks like Blackwell and Ryan are staying strong.

  • Thu Feb 21, 2008 at 7.38 pm

    I know, I know. I actually have some link building ready to go. I’m going to be banking big time on a couple of linkbait pieces that I have in the works.

  • Thu Feb 21, 2008 at 10.47 pm

    Hi Eric and fellow competitors,

    I’d like to say thanks for coming up with this contest. I think if anything, we should learn quite a bit as we strive to improve our SERPs. I agree.. the competition is tough and I’m willing to bet some of you pros have got some tricks up your sleeves! Did I hear someone mention link bait?? LOL!

    Anyways.. I hope to see everyone leave their blackhats at home and for all to run a clean race!

    Good luck to all!

  • Wed Feb 27, 2008 at 10.45 am

    Eric, from what I have read so far on your site with regard to SEO (love the do-follow list), I have a feeling you are going to give this contest a run for its money. But I read a post on Ardell’s site and that one is perplexing. How can someone make one simple post and turn it into a number two on google? Is it because it’s a controversial post? Either way it was a smart move whether she knew it or not. What are your thoughts?

  • Wed Feb 27, 2008 at 10.55 am

    Hey Holly – much of SEO boils down to links. Ardell wrote a controversial piece that naturally garnering a bunch of links. If the links weren’t there, the site wouldn’t rank. Ardell doesn’t know much about SEO, and her claim that “I simply wrote this post & it ranked” is complete BS.

    I actually wrote a piece about it here. Take a look at the link to Matt Cutts’ blog on linkbaiting – it’s a good read.

  • Wed Feb 27, 2008 at 3.25 pm

    Holy Cow Eric. I am humbled in your presence. ;) I didn’t realize how serious this was. I’m obviously still learning so much about SEO and it’s nice to have people like yourself out there helping the cause. I hope to be able to contribute in a constructive way sooner than later. I’m doing okay it seems since my site lingers in the top 5 for my area, but I’m trying to be more proactive and get it to the top 3 steadily which means I have alot of work to do. So thank you, again, for your contributions. It means a great deal.

  • Thu Mar 6, 2008 at 4.50 am

    good luck with this competition it sounds like its going to take a lot of work to win. i’m not a real estate agent so i’m not in this competition but i may write a post in my blog just to see how well it does in google.

  • iyinet seo
    Sun Mar 9, 2008 at 7.10 am

    Checking now, thanks for all Eric.

  • Tue Mar 11, 2008 at 10.09 am

    Great to see you moving up, Eric. About time. :)
    Yeah, you can do a lot with just writing a post. Or keep the comment section going by stirring up more and more.

    Question is how many enemies are you willing to make to win a contest.

    We all want to be up there when the hammer hits, but I rather play nice and keep my reputation. :)

    ~ Mike

  • Tue Mar 11, 2008 at 12.02 pm

    Wow Eric! You really are moving up! The last time I checked the stats you were on page 2. Way to go! You’re doing something right. Keep it up!

  • Tue Mar 11, 2008 at 3.49 pm

    I must be on the wrong DC, because here in Costa Rica he shows as number 1 :)

  • Tue Mar 11, 2008 at 4.01 pm

    Yeah Mike, I’m not sure which DC you are using but I just checked about 27 of them and he is either number 10 or not on page 1, it’s about 50/50. Which brings up a good question. Which DC is the determining data center for the contest? That could get a little tricky. Maybe someone’s already answered that I don’t know.

  • concerned citizen
    Tue Mar 11, 2008 at 4.02 pm

    Hey Holly –

    If there are diff’t DC results, then it’s whoever has the greatest # of DC’s as #1.

  • Tue Mar 11, 2008 at 6.40 pm

    Morgan gave me that answer as well, but not sure which mathematical formula will be used to accurately determine the REAL winner. ;)

  • Crystal Point
    Tue Apr 1, 2008 at 10.04 am

    Should be an interesting contest….

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