Following today's discussion about search engine optimisation, linking and 'link bait', here are the (very few) terms and conditions for the Centre for Journalism blog challenge. On Thursday April 9 we'll take a look at the Google Analytics statistics for the web site. The student blog posting with the most unique visits between now and thenÂ will be declared the winner. The one caveat is that only postings about journalism issues will be considered for the prize - so no lists of Top Ten Greatest Xylophone Solos on Prog Rock Albums.
There are no other rules. Use of friends, family, social networking groups, social bookmarking sitesÂ etc to drive traffic to your posting is perfectly acceptable.Â And remember, links out mean visits in.Â The more youÂ send them away, the more they'll come back.Â
The prize will be an appropriately glittering award that will make the winner rich beyond the dreams of avarice.