New SEO Contest: Seraphim Proudleduck

Now that the Nigritude Ultramarine SEO contest is history, it was only a matter of time until copycat contests emerged. Here's a new one: rank tops for "seraphim proudleduck" on Google and win $1,700.

Only days old, the term that formally had no matches on Google is now up to nearly 14,000 pages. Nigritude Ultramarine was another term that formerly had no matches. After the contest, it gained nearly 200,000 matches.

I spotted the contest via the Google Blogoscoped site, which wants to win. Enticement to gain links? Any winnings will be distributed via a lottery to those who register inbound links with them.