Winning the Web Wins Over Tyler Cruz
January 14, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park
The competition versus Tyler Cruz is now over. Guess who won? …Winning the Web! Now is that really a surprise? Tyler Cruz was definitely a worthy opponent, but in the end he was really no match for me and all of my wonderful supporters (and t-shirt lovers).
I want to thank everyone for participating and showing their support. The contest received a huge response with 114 participants who blogged about it and casted their votes. The final score is officially 55-51 (61-53 if you count ineligible votes that did not follow guidelines). Congratulations to all Winning the Web readers. I couldn’t have done it without you guys.
The contest was a big success because it got both Winning the Web and TylerCruz.com over 114 editorial links in just 10 days. However, it was a logistical nightmare in that it was extremely difficult to keep track of votes and enforce unclear rules. If any of you are looking to set up a similar contest, be sure to set tight rules so there isn’t any room for miscommunication later on.
I’ve received t-shirt sizes and shipping addresses from most of the voters. If you haven’t done so already, please contact me with that information so I can get you a beautiful new shirt as soon as possible.
As for the 3 winners of $100 in cold hard PayPal cash, they were randomly generated and are listed below. Congrats and thanks for voting WTW. Clearly, you made the right decision. Tyler should be sending you payment soon (to your email address on file).
Again, thanks to all for voting. I will be creating another post soon with link backs to all WTW voters.
As for how I beat Tyler Cruz, that’s for a future post. I’ll outline all of the Internet marketing strategies that I effectively used, and what I did to come out on top. Stay tuned!
Thanks to everyone for voting for me! Below are the backlinks as promised.
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