SEO contests have become one of the most popular promotional item and a way to gain both links and traffic. This has become a traffic trend for about a year now. It is also now an effective and probably cheap way to build search engine trust with the incoming links from all directions using the incoming links from the SEO contest itself.
It has also become an effective way to market and promote a business by building up buzz around the blogosphere and therefore has also acted to become an effective promotional item or corporate gift to give away. I also learned from past SEO contests that I have joined trying to see how the search engines behave with respect to ranking pages based on different link building styles and promotional effort by the contestants.
Indeed, SEO contest have become a great way to promote any kind of business online and a great promotional item that you do not really have to give away but instead give prizes that would interest people to join your contest. An effective, traffic trend, a good way to market and promote a business and one of the best ways to build buzz and traffic to your business. Traffic trends indeed have become a different battle ground in different arts of doing it. If you have what it takes to market your business, you also have what it takes to sell.