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Link to Elfpack competition

http://www.elftown.com/_Medieval%20Ranks http://www.elftown.com/_Advanced%20Pirate%20Lingo http://www.elftown.com/_playgans


Other Elfpack Contests

This is a competition for those of you with web-pages, and especially professional webmasters. The goal is to have the highest rating web-page that points to Elfpack and the prize is that you will get a link from <URL:start.html> to your web-page for an entire year.

Rules


§ 1 Your webpage should come as high up as possible on http://www.google.com/search?as_lq=www.elfpack.com on the 2006-12-31 when [Hedda] looks at it.

§2 Restrictions of the page. The page must not:
a) Be an Heddate-site page or an Elfwood page.
b) Be racist, contain illegal material or otherwise be something that I refuse to link to from Mainstuff. Note: I will accept pages that are describing how much Elfpack sucks.

§3 The prize will be a link from the calendar-note about this competition for year 2007. That link will be there for the whole of 2007 in it's entirety! There will also be links from this page to all the previous winners as long as Elfpack is running, and here you can also add a short note about what the page is. This is very valuable for your site! 

The second and third place will also get links from this page.

§4 One page can only win if it hasn't won the last 5 years. "Similar" pages will also be excluded. That includes all personal pages of one person, different main pages on the same site (that is: If someone wins with a MySpace address, then a MySpace address can win next year too, but www.xnetz.com/kalisoniclilo/ can't win if www.xnetz.com has won before, because these pages both belong to [Hedda]) and other attempts to go around this rule.

§5 I'll do my best to find the winners, but please feel free to give me a hint if (and only if!) your page is high up in the search. Non-Elfpacker pages that happen to get high up in the search will be considered as not part of the competition, at least until they come here and tell me that they want to compete.


Hints


So how do you make your page? Well, first you have to have a web-page that Google can read (Like a MySpace-page, a normal website or something like that) and find. Google will find any page that you've linked to from a page that Google has read. And then, of course, you have to have a link to www.elfpack.com
If you write in HTML, this is the code: <a href="http://www.elfpack.com/">www.elfpack.com</a>

After doing that, you have to wait and wait and wait... It takes at least 2-4 weeks before Google's computers are updated generally speaking.

But to get first, you have to have a high rating on your page. One way to get a good rating is to make the page very popular so that many people link to it in their blogs.

Please note that Google has some tricks to ignore things like 400 links that suddenly appear, and things like that can actually damage your rating, at least for a while. It's also better to have links from pages with high ratings and it depends on where on the page the link is.

See also: http://www.elftown.com/_Link%20to%20Elftown%20competition


Current status 2006


Currently (2006-06-07) there are no valid pages in the search! The first page is made by [Hedda] and he's of course not allowed in this competition:
www.xnetz.com/kalisoniclilo/

Update 2006-06-27 Still no valid pages are found. It might take time for Google to update its caches, so you should start linking now even if it's 6 months left.

http://search.msn.se/ gives this:
http://foxchild.spaces.msn.com/
http://thenorevardstruelegacy.spaces.msn.com/
http://www.freewebs.com/evankid/
and much more.

Update 2006-07-15 One link found, but that didn't have any link to Elfpack. I conclude that Google's link-to-search isn't working, or working at 5% or so.

Winners 2006-12-31

Winner: http://vampirefreaks.com/u/Lavender-Chaos-Angel [Sonya Blue]
Follow ups:
http://worthlessragdoll.deviantart.com/?offset=75 [The Darkest Star.]
http://teenagers-world.tripod.com/id2.html (Unknown)
http://www.freewebs.com/gashnau/ (Also unknown)


Winners 2007-12-31!!!

http://en.netlog.com/Carny_ belonging to [Fairyland Fanfare] is the only page I can find and I had to do a search for "Elfpack site:www.elfpack.com" on search.live.com to find it as it's not a normal link straight to Elfpack. It's never the less a working link, so she'll win.

Searching for "www.elfpack.com" get some working links however, so these will be secondary winners:
http://www.glee.com/Skittles254/ Is that [Skittles 254]?
http://www.truechristian.com/askpastorjim1105b.html [Nekko fox] sent a nice mail to the pastor... Good work including the link!
http://www.bluesoulsearcher.com/generallinks.html [bluesoulsearcher]'s site's linkpage.





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2007-08-19 [FireGypsy]: I can never find any sites when I search. [Hedda] are you coming up with anything?

2007-08-20 [Hedda]: This Google search is ust working very badly. <img:mood8-gif.gif>

It's only the MSN-searches that work.

2007-08-20 [FireGypsy]: I tried that one too though O_o

2007-11-17 [FireGypsy]: I think I see a turn around, Google is working again, and MSN isn't. Google works if you go to advanced search, and put www.elfpack.com in the "don't list any pages from this site" and then type www.elfpack.com in the search.

2007-11-18 [Hedda]: But that lists pages with "www.elfpack.com" in them, and that's mostly Elfpack images.

2007-11-18 [FireGypsy]: When I do it I get nothing from www.elfpack.com, including images, and I get pages that have the words "www.elfpack.com" in them, which are usually links.

2008-01-04 [Hedda]: http://en.netlog.com/Carny_ belonging to [Fairyland Fanfare] is the only page I can find and I had to do a search for "Elfpack site:www.elfpack.com" on search.live.com to find it as it's not a normal link straight to Elfpack. It's never the less a working link, so she'll win. <img:dand-gif.gif>

2008-01-04 [Hedda]: But as that is a page she doesn't use, the prize is quite useless... Hm... I can of course do the www.elfpack.com search. <img:br2N-gif.gif>

2008-01-04 [Hedda]: There... Winners declared. I hope Google get their search working so that I don't have to cheat to get some winners.

2008-01-09 [Skittles 254]: Hello everyone.....

2008-01-09 [FireGypsy]: Pity, because my page is the first one to come up if you go to google.com and search www.elfpack.com and then doing advanced options and making it so no pages FROM www.elfpack.com show up. And then all the pages linked to elfpack but not elfpack show up. I have never found a page to come up by searching for the link. It just doesn't work.

2008-01-09 [Hedda]: [FireGypsy]: Have you tried to delete your Google-cookies? Google remembers that you usually click that link, so so it will be first in your list.

For me www.myspace.com/elfpack is the first link after Elfpack itself when searching for www.elfpack.com

And then some Heddate-places and search engine spams.

2008-01-10 [FireGypsy]: Hmm, you may be right. I haven't tried it after deleting cookies. But there is always next year =)

2008-01-11 [Hedda]: Google also sends different answers in different parts of the world. As written in the rules here, it's what I see that counts. <img:BR-GIF.gif>

2008-01-12 [FireGypsy]: Google sucks <img:zabuN-gif.gif>

2008-12-29 [Hedda]: Grrr! Google can't find any new links at all now. <img:Br23-gif.gif>

2009-05-22 [kittykittykitty]: Hmm that is strange... Google is only showing elfpack pages :s

2009-05-24 [Hedda]: Yes, this function on Google sucks.

2011-11-07 [Stephen]: So does that mean that this contest is no longer valid?

2011-11-09 [kittykittykitty]: Well , I'm seeing 7 links on the search right now. Weird that those show up and no others.

2011-11-09 [Stephen]: Weird.

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