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5 things you should do before SEO Contest uWelcome2019

As the final date approaches, many competitors start getting anxious about the SEO Contest uWelcome2019. How to prepare for a tournament? Generally, those who ask themselves this question are not dedicating plenty of time in the preparation. They practice and study in their spare time but when the tournament is approaching they look for some sorcery that will release their internal Berseker and turn them into competitive mode quickly.

Of course, there is no magic trick and only hard work pays off in the end. Ideally, the best for an SEO Specialist is to make training a part of their everyday life; it’s easier to improve your SEO skills if you practice regularly.

Still, when a big event like SEO Contest uWelcome2019 is coming, we need to gear up and prepare to give our best performance. We have elaborated a short list of the things you can do in order arrive in the sharp mode to your competition.

Follow the tips below for an effective tournament preparation.

1. Have your SEO strategies on point

It seems obvious, but if you haven’t been in a tournament for a while the best thing to do in order to warm up is to practice with new case studies.

Check for recent algorithm changes that could impact your outcomes. Some techniques you’ve been using for years may not have the same effect anymore. In fact, they may not work at all.

This will also keep you on the loop and boost your confidence.

2. Openings

Review your repertoire and check where your weaknesses are. Openings are important these days, too important. Don’t invest too many hours looking for an advantage in a certain line, because everything will be crazy and chaotic after a certain time. Choose the strategy you’re going to play, and stick to it until the end. This will save you energy and time on the clock which is vital to play well in the middlegame afterward.

3. How fit are you?

Are you physically prepared to not lose your composure during the contest? Matches can take up to 6 hours or more, depending on your initial skill. The mind needs a fit body in order to work well. If you are unable to resist hours of tension sitting on a chair for 9 days you’re likely to succumb to blunders. Do what you can to solve this issue – long walks, yoga, and crossfit are effective methods.

4. Do the best with what you have

Pick up some theoretical techniques that you must know. Refresh the basic concepts of rookies. Very likely you will have a few macthes in which this knowledge will be of vital use in order to survive or even bring home the full point.

5. Inspiration!

This is more of psychological advice. Do not be stressed about your event. Find your source of inspiration. It could be another SEO expert or it could be the work of your favorite expert. It could even be your own work from past events where you have performed well. It’s important to be positive and drop any negative feelings and nerves that you may have, as they certainly don’t help.

As you can see, preparing for a tournament is not only dusting off your over the board skills, but there is also a lot to do mentally and physically-wise.

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What does SEO stand for?

Simply put, SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization.

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But what does it actually mean?

Among some of the ambitions of any Digital Business, is to be at a top position in search engines like Google, Bing, Yandex, and Baidu. In a competitive market such as the one we live in, it isn’t sufficient only to be found online: it is critical to be discovered by consumers and become a mention in the electronic world.

Right, but how can I rank higher?

There are lots of optimization techniques you can use to make your articles a better experience for your readers. In this post, we’ll detail everything you need to know to excel in the SEO world and attain much better outcomes for your sites, without spending any money on ads. Sounds impossible?

What is SEO?

SEO is made up of a group of methods to optimize the content and other technical aspects of sites, blogs, and other internet pages. This optimization intends to enhance the positioning of articles in search results, which creates more visitors and authority to the site.

This technique is vital to creating prominence and visibility to your brand, and fulfill the best approaches of Digital Marketing.

What are the benefits of SEO strategies?

Now that you learned what SEO stands for, let’s take a look at what the benefits of this technique would be. The optimization of articles on sites and blogs with the use of search engine optimization techniques has very important benefits.

It’s known that the overwhelming bulk of folks who execute a Google search simply click on the very first results that appear on the top of the results page. This usually means that when your content has been optimized and also has a fantastic position in the search position, odds are it will probably be found by many people!

When more people get to your website, you’ve got more chances to draw leads, clients, and more sales for your company. This way, SEO’s most important objective is to grow the quantity of traffic that is organic, ensuring greater visibility to your business enterprise.

What affects rankings?

To understand how to reach the very top of Google search, you have to know what would be the Google ranking elements. Here we reveal the vital items that need to be considered when you optimize your page.

The principal variables are the ones which should be worked inside your site and webpage, and that’s the reason why they’re known as On Page. They’re crucial for search engines to realize their content matches exactly the conditions which are expected by the user.

Here are the crucial points on Page:

Content Quality

There are two chief elements which affect Google positions: Link Construction and content quality. Considering that Google launched Google Panda, the business’s algorithm describes content that’s low-quality to maximize outcomes for the general public.

This usually means that the better your content, the more opportunities it must look in the very first search rankings.

Content Size

The dimensions of your articles directly affects Google ranks. Search engines search for the very comprehensive articles, which can be more inclined to describe user doubts, and that’s why lengthier texts are usually better rated. Caution: this isn’t a rule!

It’s very important you know the way your users feel about long content. If they feel frustrated and leave because the content is too long, then be objective in your articles and explain everything in a couple of words.

Internal Title

The inner name of your articles is your one that the user will see when they open your articles. It doesn’t have to be different from the title tag (search engine optimization name), which should create interest from the reader so it enters your site or blog.

How to choose a compelling Title?

The most important thing about titles is that it should capture the users’ curiosity. You should present the advantages of the content in few lines.

Meta Title

The Meta Title or Search Engine Optimization name is what appears in the research results of this Google and goals to select the consumer to your articles. It’s but one of the most essential aspects for the positions and for attaining a high number of clicks in your own articles.

Here are the crucial Facets of a great Search Engine Optimization name:

  • Roughly 65 characters
  • Keyword placed to the left
  • Human Friendly URLs

The more straightforward and easier it’s, the easier it’ll be for visitors to click and then be led to your webpage. It is important your URL includes as few components as possible contrary to your own keyword.

Did you know all the great things SEO was about? With these tips, you will have the ability to craft an interesting and attractive content and attract a lot of readers!

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SEO & Chill

SEO can be very stressful sometimes. You are working hard to climb the rankings, improve your discoverability and conquer more and more keywords. And out of nothing, Google releases an algorithm update and your traffic goes down the drain.

Yep. We’ve been there too.

Thinking about providing our competitors and attendees with a great event experience – because we know, user experience matters – we came up with SEO & Chill, the one and only relaxing grounds for some chill time and networking between matches. Come and check why SEO Contest uWelcome2019 is the must go event of this season!

Arcade Arena

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Sponsored by our friends from Rec Room, 75 arcade machines will be available for some relaxing gaming time between SEO matches. Are you tired or searching for keywords and checking 404s? Challenge your peers for an old fashioned Street Fighter match!

Fossball and Ping Pong Arena

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Foosball and Ping Pong tables will also be available for those who want to be more active. Many SEOs work in great offices with all sorts of perks, so we wanted to reproduce this cool atmosphere. Ping Pong, also known as mini tennis, is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table using small rackets. Much like SEO, where you are competing with many strangers for the best strategy.

3D Printing

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3D printing is any of various processes in which material is joined or solidified under computer control to create a three-dimensional object,[ with a material being added together (such as liquid molecules or powder grains being fused together), typically layer by layer. 3D printing techniques were considered suitable only for the production of functional or aesthetical prototypes and a more appropriate term was rapid prototyping.

Got an idea in your mind? Ready to launch your side hustle startup but needs a prototype? Worry no more, as SEO Contest uWelcome2019 got you covered!


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If you still can’t relax with all of that, you can try our Massage stand. Our certified therapists will take good care of your stiff shoulders (caused by hours and hours doing keyword research), and can also provide mental advice, in case you are having a burn out.

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The Venue

We couldn’t be more excited to announce the Metro Toronto Convention Center as our venue for SEO Contest uWelcome2019.

The Metro Toronto Convention Center (MTCC) is spread through 700,000 square feet and is home to the John Bassett Theatre.  It’s the biggest venue of its kind in Toronto and it has helped us on our way to becoming the biggest Search Engine Contest event in the world.

The venue is connected to the Union Station and accessible via the underground PATH system, for those cold winter days.

We’re expecting 4000 attendees to join us for the competition.  We’ll have at least six rooms with capacities over 800 people, equipped with big screens, and the main auditorium.

We also have an SEO & Chill space to do stuff that other SEO events don’t have, such as arcade machines, table football, toy hacking, massage and 3D printing.

This is a big part of what makes us special and we’re pleased to have the room to do it! You can find out how to get to the venue:

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How to start your career in SEO

Maybe you think that SEO Contests are only for very experienced SEO experts, but hey, everyone started somewhere. If you are still not very confident about your skills or if you have absolutely no idea what all this is about, here is a quick guide on how to start your career in SEO.

As Digital Marketing advances, the market of action for the specialized work in its branches starts to get more and more promising. One of these areas is Search Engine Optimization, that is, a set of techniques used to make sites rank better in search results (from Google, Yahoo!, Bing, and so on).

Optimization is the act of making a website and its pages easier to be found by the search engines and with that, rank among the best results to reach the target audience.

Where can I learn about SEO?

SEO can be very useful not only for marketers but also for journalists and advertisers or anyone who is involved in creating and disseminating content on the web. Here are some courses and tips that you can use to become a SEO expert:

– If you do not have any training, opt for a digital marketing course. This can also be a specialization for someone who is already formed and it will be important for your career;

– Understand the basic of HTML, search for courses, including online, that can help funders to use the programming language to develop websites;

– Content Marketing or Inbound Marketing;

Best SEO Resources to Learn SEO

There are many many sites and resources to learn and be on the loop about the last algorithm updates. Some are more technical, but in general it will be a great learning resource for SEOs in any level. We would definitely recommend:

Search Engine Journal


Search Engine Land

Search Engine Round Table

The SEM Post

Best SEO courses to do Online

Also, for a more formal training, there are many good online SEO courses. With the dedication of few minutes per day, you can learn all the basics about SEO with one of these 3 courses:

Complete SEO Training for WordPressh

Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialization

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Behind branding decisions: Why uWelcome2019?

There are many ways to say it: uWelcome2019, You Welcome, u welcome 2019, urwelcome2019…but what is behind the choice of such a peculiar name for this contest?

In this article, we analyze the decision process of the creative team for choosing the iconic name that will shape a generation of SEOs.

What uWelcome actually means?

The name uWelcome, or simply, “You’re welcome”, is a polite answer said when someone thanks you for doing something, according to the Cambridge Dictionary. In the SEO world, it is used in many situations, especially when you are taking credit for teaching something.

How to choose a good SEO Contest name

First, let’s think about how brand names are usually defined.
If you need to brand name for your product, service or business, we start by considering the importance of the name in your branding efforts.

The brand name should be an extension of your brand, and it can reinforce the value you provide or distance you from it. When you’re developing a name for a business, a product or a service, we have a number of options:

  • Use the founder or inventor’s name (Hewlett-Packard)
  • Describe what you do (Southwest Airlines)
  • Describe an experience or image (Sprint)
  • Take a word out of context (Apple)
  • Make up a word (Google)

From all these ideas, the only one that truly matters for an SEO Contest is to show up on Google. Therefore, it had to be a fairly new keyword, with low competition. And to reduce the noise of other random sites competing with our players, the creative team decided for a keyword that had no results.

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5 tips to prepare for SEO Contest uWelcome2019

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If you have been thinking about competing but don’t know where to start, we put together a quick list with the most important tips to succeed in SEO Contests.

Getting more and more popular, SEO Contests like uWelcome2019 are becoming the next step of hackathons. Event organizers create a space where SEO specialists from all over the world can compete, showcasing and implementing the best ranking techiniques, and pushing the industry standards to a whole new level.

How can I compete at SEO Contest uWelcome2019?

SEO is serious business.

So if you want to compete, and make your SEO career out of it, what does it actually take? A lot of dedication, according to SEO Legend Barry Schwartz. “It takes a lot of your life up, but when you’re in a one-site-versus-another-site situation and you know what card to pla, you realize all the practice has paid off,” Barry said. He added that many SEO Specialists — or at least himself and the SEOs he knows — suffer from “a lack of sleep.”

How to prepare for SEO Contest uWelcome2019

SEO takes time, skill and determination to win in today’s competitive search results. If you’re up for the challenge, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Pick your search engine. And by “pick” we mean Google. No, don’t lose your time with Bing.
  2. Stay motivated. Winning and money are big motivators for SEOs, so are family and passion. Don’t forget to call mom after spending 5 hours doing link building.
  3. Practice. Study the best tactics, watch a ton of Neil Patel videos and learn how to lose rankings. It’s going to happen, it’s a fact. Even when you lose, you’re practicing, and practice really makes perfect.
  4. Gear up. You need equipment that allows you to properly test your skills against the competition. It might be nice to have the hottest PC, but the most important thing is to choose one with the right performance that suits your lifestyle. A highly customizable desktop will help ensure that you have the most up-to-date hardware for your ever evolving Google algorithm. It doesn’t matter if you have a Microsoft or Apple, you’ll be able to compete.
  5. Be Patient. SEO takes time. Sometimes a lot of time. Sometimes things you optimized today will only show up after weeks, and sometimes the changes you made a bringing great results, just to be destroyed with a single blow of a Google algo update. Brace yourself and don’t let the bad times discourage you.

Bonus tip: Join the community. As much as SEO is about individual talent, it’s also about the community and being a team player. Before starting, get to know the rules of being part of a particular community.

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The Best SEO Contests to Attend in 2019

Attending SEO contests will help you improve your SEO skills and test the limits of your mental health.

Also, SEO contests are a fantastic way to connect with peers and create that family bond necessary to any successful team. All of this can happen during working hours or sometimes even at a pub or restaurant after hours.

Whether you want to seek out help or inspiration from SEO masters, exchange ideas with colleagues, or discover some new tactics that you can implement, there are plenty of SEO contests to choose from.

Here are the best contests to test your skills (and learn more) in 2019.

SEO Contests 2019

SEO League Premier

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SEO League Premier is a semi-professional SEO competition and the top-level championship for clubs in North America. In the 2019 season, nine teams will compete: eight from the United States and one from Canada.

SLP began its first season in 2018 as an initiative of the American SEO community in partnership with private investors. The Toronto Geeks joined the league in 2019 season as the first Canadian team in the league. Two further American clubs are set to begin to play in 2021.

SEO Grand Slam

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The SEO Grand Slam is comprised of five events over five weeks, where SEOs from all over the world can participate. The events are released every Monday live on Twitch, and competitors have a week to accomplish the task. The events could be related to keyword research, ranking, content optimization or social media.

The announcement will take place at a different location each week, and two professional SEO specialists will give a brief explanation of what is expected from each exercise. After the event is released, any competitor registered for the SEO Grand Slam will have until 5 p.m. PT on the following Monday to submit their results online.

SEO Global Invitational 2019

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The SEO Global Invitational is a competition in which the SEO specialists who are competing are limited to those who have been personally invited to play, or who have met pre-set criteria that automatically qualified them to receive an invitation.

The Global invitational is reserved to more experienced SEO Specialists, recognized by their peers by their knowledge and technical skills.

SEO Stars League

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Differently from all the other contests where the individual technical skills are tested, SEO Start League is a teams competition. Divided in teams of 3 people, SEOs must use their combined talents to rank websites as high as possible in the least amount of time for given keywords. The competition lasts 30 days and a new set of keywords is announced everyday. 5 teams compete simultaneously in this tournament.

SEO Contest uWelcome2019

Last but not least, our traditional SEO Contest uWelcome2019. As a game of skill, SEO Contest uWelcome2019 is known for its challenging events and complex strategies. While the objective of an SEO Contest is to challenge the skills of each competitor, this contest goal is to ensure that everyone have fun and learn in the process.

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As a game of skill, SEO is enjoyed for its complex strategies, unexpected change in algorithms, and atmosphere of friendly competition. While the objective of an SEO Contest is to challenge the skills of each competitor, our ultimate goal is to ensure that every participant have an excellent learning experience. It is this attitude that SEO Contest uWelcome2019 wishes to emphasize during the 2019 season.

Regardless of the size of the prizes on the line, adherence to the Spirit of the Contest helps to ensure that all participants, including competitors, spectators, and event staff have an enjoyable experience. This spirit should guide the conduct of competitors as well as SEO Professors as they interpret and enforce the rules.

The SEO Contest uWelcome2019 comprises the following tenets:

Fun: SEO is an art, and as an activity that demands technical knowledge but also a lot of creativity, it should be fun for all parties involved.

Fairness: Contests cease to be fun when competitors break the rules to achieve victory. An honored SEO specialist should prefer to lose the competition than to win by cheating.

Honesty: Competitors should strive to act honestly while participating in the competition. If a competitor inadvertently breaks a rule during a competition and becomes aware of the error before their opponent or a judge does, that competitor should make the opponent and the judge aware of the misplay.

Respect: Competitors, spectators, and staff should be treated with respect. No bullying (on-line or off-line) will be tolerated during the competition.

Sportsmanship: Winning or losing with grace is vital to the enjoyment of the tournament.

Learning: Competitors should strive to help each other increase their skills. Discussing strategies, offering tips, or constructively critiquing their decisions after the competition has ended helps both participants to become better players.

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Wondering what prizes the champions of SEO Contest uWelcome2019 will enjoy? This year, we prepared something very special for our competitors:

Attend the largest SEO Conference in BALI

The DMSS is one of the biggest conferences of its kind. It will talk about everything Digital Marketing, including Social Media and SEO strategies. You’ll have fun all the time because:

  • The topics are attention-grabbing & the presenters entertaining
  • The stuff you’ll learn is fascinating and applicable
  • The peak performance activities might transform how you experience life
  • Afterparties & networking events will create unforgettable memories
Enjoy the world most luxurious SEO conference paid by SEO Contest uwelcome2019.


to the BALI SEO AWARDS for 2 people

Meet your favorite SEO Legends

Walk down the red carpet of the Search Engine industry

20,000USD to expend in anything you want

Luxurious resort where the winners of SEO Contest uwelcome2019 will chill.