OK, so the content may have changed a bit but my old mangeur de cigogne competition page is still up.

mangeur de cigogne was one of the early search engine optimization competitions where the object  was to rank highest for a made up phrase.

The phrase mangeur de cigogne (“Stork eater” in English) was chosen and the timeframe was 2 months and ended on 15th June 2004

My memory is a little rusty but I seem to remember the finishing order was;

  1. Jan  – Actulab
  2. Jerome – NoName
  3. Laurent – Thickparasite

Mangeur de cicogne

Image courtesy of NoName

As the name suggests, Mangeur de Cigogne was a French Search engine optimisation competition organised by promoweb

List of participants here: http://concours.promo-web.org/participants.htm

The others I remember;

apologies to anyone I have missed.

How do I remember the day so well? I missed the last few hours because I was in the maternity ward holding my wifes hand as little TJ was born :o )

Hope all competitors are well and still doing battles with Google ;o)

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