Today marks the beginning of the week-long Performancing Treasure Hunt. Let the SERP hunting begin.
Clue #1: “sleazy link-whoring tactics”
Ok. So what are you supposed to do with the clue?
Well, here’s a 4 step algorithm for how to use the clue.
- Do a Google search on the exact clue phrase.
- Visit any page on the Internet that shows up in the Google SERPS for that phrase.
- Once you are on the page, find only the *outbound* links in the article.
- Write down the first letter of the domains of any *outbound* links.
So that’s how you get started. The earlier you start searching, the better, because the less chance there is of SERP corruption by mischiefs;-)
Once you’ve collected all the letters for a clue, try to unscramble them into a word.
Each clue represents one word.
If you need confirmation that you’ve found the *official* pages of the Treasure Hunt, send me, Ryan a private message.