The folks at Wix have had some hiccups with Google over the years, which made their brand known as a not so SEO friendly platform. To combat that negative branding, Wix launched a contest where if you outrank them for the term [seo hero] in Google, they will give you $50,000.
Here are the terms:
We’re going to create a new Wix website optimized with the search term “SEO Hero”. You’re invited to create your own website (feel free to use any platform). If your site ranks the highest for that search term in 4 months’ time, we’ll give you $50,000. Yes, it’s that simple.
It is pretty funny seeing some of the responses from the SEO community.
Wix claim their SEO is the best.— Barry Adams (@badams) November 17, 2016
In other news, Switzerland claims its ocean-views are the greatest. pic.twitter.com/5fvdW6hWjY
What we really need is a site that outlines the SEO shortcomings of Wix— Russ Jones (@rjonesx) November 18, 2016
Yo, Internets: If you want to win the Wix SEO challenge, you should reconsider linking to it.— Paul Shapiro (@fighto) November 17, 2016
Good luck all!
Forum discussion at Twitter.