Hydropackulicity Contest draws near

For those following the Hydropackulicity SEO contest at HTC, we are in the last stretch. With one final week to go, I am clinging on to the bottom of the first page of the Google search, currently number 9 as of this writing. Sarah Johnson remains the one to beat. I still haven’t figured out if it is by sheer luck, or if she has some tricks up her sleeve.

Sorry if there was some confusion in my hydropackulicity contest countdown, there was a discrepancy about what our last class date was, and the contest ends on our last class date. I have reset the countdown clock to end on May 14 at 5:30 p.m.

My strategy for SEO basically to add new content at least once a week, and that is really hard to keep up with a busy schedule. I have tried to get good backlinks and that also proved to be difficult, because most legitimate businesses won’t link to you unless you are a good business partner, but not in conflict with their business. A link from the StarTribune would have been great, but the editor I talked to wasn’t very excited about a story on SEO unless there was new information I could provide. I thought I could get a link from HTC website that sounded promising initially, but then my contact failed to follow through. One thing you don’t want to do is get backlinks from spammy sites. Google will put you on the black list. I have found t requires a lot of work to get decent backlinks.

Strategies that may be working best for me are consistent posting and using Categories, Tags and  Key Words. They help Google do a comprehensive search. However the content needs to be current because Google likes to position trending information towards the top. I won’t divulge other strategies until the contest ends.

It has been interesting, to say the least. Our class has created a new word that Google now recognizes as a legitimate thing. Google will now fill in the rest of the word when you start typing hydropackulicity in the search field. Google search results are now about 9,800. That’s cool to think in a few months time, you can create a whole new search subject.

The Hydropackulicity Conspiracy Theory

This is really spooky.

I was reading an article in Darren Jensen’s blog about a controversial cover up in the hydropackulicity world http://hydropackulicityconspiracy.wordpress.com/. I found it an interesting, but highly unplausible theory, which came to light because of a single document with the word hydropackulicity redacted. I don’t believe for a minute that any merit should be based upon one article in an obscure manual. After all, hydropackulicity is a relatively recent phenomenon (since January 2012). The redactions look like they were “Photoshopped ”.

The entry in Herr Kwattch’s journal is just some big German words being thrown around by an uneducated dumbkopf and most likely just a misspelling of the term.

I believe hydropackulicity is real, and growing – just check out the recent websites about the subject. I believe it is here to stay. I am suspicious that this another online hoax. I should look it up on Snopes to be sure.

However, I am uneasy as I write this blog, because after I had closed out of that website, my browser showed this curious message:

Area 404 message

This message was found after closing out of a blog about a hydropackulicity conspiracy theory.

What do you think?

How to make an obscene amount of money

Source: photoextremist.com via Carol on Pinterest

It’s really easy if you know the secret. For A Room Filled with an Obnoxious Amount of Money, all you need to start with is $871 according to photoextremist.com. Then use the hydropackulicity photography effect to fill the room up with cash.

“The process roughly took 7-10 hours: roughly 4 hours taking the actual pictures of the money with my DSLR on a tripod; as you can see, I’ve put the money inside of picture frames, taped it walls, folded it around window blinds, mounted it in piles, and stuffed it in drawers and glass jars. Post-processing the 170 individual frames in Adobe Photoshop CS5 took roughly 5 hours.  This is a 2 shot vertical panorama (Everything shot in JPEG) with some HDR toning applied at the very end with the Topaz Photoshop plug-in.”

This is a great way to make money fast. Hydropackulicity does it all!

Pack em in with Hydropackulicity

Hydropackulicity in water treatment

The Hydropack water filtration is simple enough for a child to use. The Hydropack is ideal for disaster relief efforts. Now that’s Hydropackulicity!

Pinterest with Hydropackulicity

I have been hearing so much about a site called Pinterest lately.

Pinterest is an online pinboard where you can share and organize the things you love. The site was launched in March 2010 and by March 2012, it moved up to number 4 in social networks, ranked by number of visits, according to Hitwise.

I think this is a great idea for a collector like me. It’s a fun way to organize all the stuff I love on the web without making a ton of bookmarks that you can’t remember who they are or why you saved them. I love to collect recipes, scrapbook and card ideas, crafts and more. Lately my interests have been more involved with web design, collecting tutorials, fonts, photoshop brushes and other freebies. I think this will be a great way to organize and collect those kinds of things, and boy, do I need to get organized.

You can “pin” many types of items: photos, videos, discussions and more. Pins can then be grouped into “boards” to organize by theme.  Pinterest can be accessed by adding the “pin it” button to the desktop bookmark bar. The nice thing about this is when you pin an item from a website, it grabs the source link to give credit to the original creator. You can also pin with “follow me” and “pin it” buttons added to your personal website or blog pages, and the Pinterest iPhone application available through the App Store.

My Hydropackulicity meter turned on as I had a great thought—this could be another great marketing tool via social media and possibly a way help get a higher page ranking for my site. It definitely helps retailers advertise products when people pin items. I am going to explore Pinterest further.

Happy Hydropackulicity!

Hydropackulicity in Motion

Hydropackulicity for Whitney Houston