Clue 5 In the Performancing Treasure Hunt

Better late than never. Performancing has been encountering some terrible server issues over the last 3 days…catastrophic issues that we simply could not prepare for in advance. That’s our excuse. Take it or leave it. But please do send us your sympathies for 72 hours worth of massive “what the hell” headaches.

Back to the treasure hunt. We’re now four clues into the Performancing Treasure Hunt where you can win up to seven great prizes. For the last four days you’ve been searching around for Clue 4. Hope everyone has found it by now;-)

Before introducing Clue Number 5, let me just put in a huge plug for Brian Clark’s Teaching Sells program. I’ve heard so many good things about Brian’s program in the last month or so, that I’ve stopped counting. Suffice it to say…if you want to learn how to build a membership based site, look no further than Brian’s guide.

Now you all know that I love Brian…right? So let’s get on with the clue:

Clue #5: “Brian Clark teaches wannabes”

What? “I thought you just got done saying that Brian’s program was top notch…now you’re insulting him?” Nah…I’m a Brian Clark wannabe. I personally think that Brian has had the single most positive and lasting influence on the blogosphere through his site Copyblogger….period. I think everyone should want to be a Brian Clark wannabe.

Ok. So what are you supposed to do with the clue?

Well, here’s a 4 step algorithm for how to use the clue.

  1. Do a Google search on the exact clue phrase.
  2. Visit any page on the Internet that shows up in the Google SERPS for that phrase.
  3. Once you are on the page, find only the *outbound* links in the article.
  4. 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. All the clues together will represent a phrase. The first person to identify that phrase wins the grand prize.

If you need confirmation that you’ve found the *official* pages of the Treasure Hunt, send me, Ryan a private message.