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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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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.