“The impetus (was) for me, on a fluke, to say, ‘Hey, I don’t want these guys who do link spamming to win the contest,’” said Dash. “I figured that people would be fighting the contest the whole month and coming up with new and innovative ways to get their page ranking up, but it didn’t happen.”
Indeed, according to Brandon Suit, the first-round winner, Dash’s victory was a fait accompli from the moment he entered the competition.
Suit said he conceded to Dash a month ago, paraphrasing a consolation message he got from a friend, “Anil’s entry into this contest (was) like a NASCAR driver entering a Go-Kart race.”
Dash stated that he hopes his win will prove to people trying to spam comments to get ranking that writing good content instead is the way to go. I agree, but if that sort of thinking prevailed, the pop-up ad would have gone away a long time ago.