SEO Computer Games: Madoogle & Donkey Cutts

Feb 17, 2014 • 8:35 am | comments (14) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Search Engine Industry News

This must be a new trend, SEOs making SEO games for the SEO community. Good link bait? Yes. Fun, somewhat.

We have two games:

(1) Donkey Cutts - a play on Donkey Kong, but the characters switched to be personalities in the SEO space. Including Matt Cutts, Pandas, Penguins, links, social, and much more.

(2) Madoogle - a play on Angry Birds, but the birds change to the faces of SEO personalizes and you hit black hats.

Here are pictures of both games:

Donkey Cutts


It is hard to know exactly who the personalities are in Donkey Cutts, outside of Matt, but here they are:

Donkey Cutts SEOs

Steve Webb thinks they are Danny Sullivan, Rand Fishkin, Wil Reynolds, and Barry Schwartz (me). I am not 100% sure.

In the other game it is easier:

madoogle SEOs

You have Matt Cutts, Rand Fishkin, Lisa Barone and myself.

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PM Fiorini

02/17/2014 02:54 pm

Soon, this may be the only way to increase SERP positions. Sad, but true.


02/17/2014 02:59 pm

If you're a big brand, you win every time

Aston Reynolds

02/17/2014 03:23 pm

LOL. I call it "doing internet stunts" for links. Make a cool toy, a game, a joke, on a page on your site. Tell people about it and hope for links. It doesn't work every time obviously. And it's expensive/time consuming.

Barry Schwartz

02/17/2014 03:25 pm

Soon this will be against Google's link guidelines also. :)

Paul North

02/17/2014 05:11 pm

SEO games have the best (info)graphics.

Adam Heaton

02/17/2014 05:23 pm

This is definitely decent linkbaiting as SEO's are more likely to link to this sort of stuff!


02/17/2014 06:34 pm

Perfect example of what Panda brought to the Internet instead of quality - tons of viral staff.

Josh Zehtabchi

02/17/2014 07:54 pm

So, this is FlappySEO... Right?


02/17/2014 10:42 pm

Pretty thinly veiled Egobait. Obviously did the trick too.

Barry Schwartz

02/17/2014 10:42 pm


Utkarsh Sahu

02/18/2014 03:51 pm

Wondering if there's actually an SEO game simulation for Link Building!! LOL

Sudipto Chakraborty

02/19/2014 05:12 am

I wonder is there any cheat-code to win this game. :P

Jason Brown

03/04/2014 05:39 pm

Another new one, Whack-a-Cutts. New spin on whack a mole:

Phil Laboon

05/23/2014 04:47 pm

We made an insanely hard retro side scroller SEO game. 4 levels with a "Big Boss" ha. I'd love any feedback

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