Finishing Off The Performancing Treasure Hunt With Clue Number 6

The Performancing Treasure Hunt deadline has been extended to Monday November 26th. Remember, the first person to find the “treasure chest” wins. In this case, the treasure chest is represented by a six-word phrase. The phrase MUST be an exact match.

The winner of the contest gets the following prizes:

  1. 1 hour free consultation with Chris Garret (value $150)
  2. Free custom logo from Randa Clay (value $350)
  3. 1-year free Professional MegaEdition subscription to PMetrics (value $99)
  4. Professional linkbait service – 1 linkbait plus promotion (value $2,000)
  5. Blog Reboot – a step-by-step report on how to improve your blog (value $500)
  6. SEO Reboot – free keyword research report + SERPS analysis (value $350)
  7. Custom tweak / install of Brian Gardner’s Revolution theme (value $500)

So today we’re ready to announce the final clue. But before we do that, let’s review the first 5 clues:

Clue #1: “sleazy link-whoring tactics”
Clue #2: “All the SEO girls want Rand Fishkin”
Clue #3: “Is Matt Cutts the link nazi”
Clue #4: “PageRank epicycles are chinks in the Google armor”
Clue #5: “Brian Clark teaches wannabes”

Each of these clues are meant to help you spell a distinct word (one word per clue). So far, there are 5 words represented by 5 clues. Now we just need to finish off our target phrase (the treasure chest) with the last clue:

Clue #6: “John Chow looks great in his bath robe”

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

Well, here’s a 4 step guide 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