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.
§ 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:
Be an Heddate-site page or an Elfwood page.
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.
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:
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.
and much more.
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.
[The Darkest Star.
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.