Competition Winner for PageRank Slam competition

Last week in the wake of all the Page Rank changes that were going around I decided to run a little competition to see who could Create the best Slogan/Banner/Button for bloggers caught up in all the changes – particularly those getting deranked.

Brian from Teaching Sells kindly offered a 3 month subscription to his great teaching course for the winner.

There were over 140 entries to the competition and there were many that were worthy of being selected as the winner. Many were very amusing and kept me quite amused over the 24 hours that we ran the competition.

But there can only be one winner and I’ve decided that that person is SportSayer who put together a bunch of clever page rank buttons for bloggers part of the Google PageRank Victims Anonymous.

Here’s one of them:

There were many other great entries and I encourage you to check them out in the comments section of the competition post.

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  1. Joe says:

    Great contest Darren, I wish I were a better designer. Google moved my page up a bit, so I’m not too upset about it :-). However, I can see how others would be, and how irrelevant they’re making it!

    Off to check off more of the entrants!

  2. SportSayer says:

    Wow, I actually won!!!

    Everyone, feel free to use any of the buttons on your site. If you want to, you can link it to (my new site that goes live Nov. 1) or if not, that is cool too.

    Out of curiosity, which was your favorite button? Mine was probably “Has Been” followed by “Victim”.

    Thanks for having the contest Darren.

  3. Etienne Teo says:

    It was something interesting and nice, i have stumbled this post!

  4. Tom Hanna says:

    I kind of liked the “WTF?” button and the backwards Page Rank.

  5. Simonne says:

    Ha, ha! Congratulations to the winner. My favourite was “Has Been”.

  6. I love the WTF button, ‘unfortunately’ all my sites went from PR0 to PR4-5 last update so maybe a ‘PR(x)=Priceless’ would be in place?

  7. I am also requesting a ‘I work on my blog 24/7 and all I got was this lousy PR(x)’ button. Id use it;..


  8. Lodewijkvdb says:

    Congrats! Those are very creative buttons. Although tonight I got a PR higher than 0 for the first time since I started blogging over six months ago. So my button should be “Has been 0” :)

    Maybe I can sell a couple of links now ;)

  9. markowe says:

    Ahh, rats, I was too slow for this. Was going to submit my ‘Google Pagerank going off the scale and leaking out’ spoof from a few months ago:

    It’s all a bit silly though, really – I have had PR go up and down and back up again over the summer while traffic has steadily increased on my key sites regardless. Poo poo to Pagerank, I say.

  10. Congratulations to SportSayer. I loved it. Maybe a new career in blogging humor?

  11. Congrats to SportSayer, I love the black hat / white hat ones – very funny.

    Well damn, better go buy Teaching Sells now :-)

  12. Dan Schulz says:

    Congratulations, SportSayer. You’ve earned it. :)

  13. SportSayer says:

    Hey everyone, thanks for the kind words,

    I have added some new buttons (5 as of now) and added some new captions/alt tags to all of them. (Hope you like them).

  14. Hi Darren
    Loved the idea of the contest with all the hype going on the last few days over PR.Congrats to you slayer for winning this contest.I liked the wtf logo the best.

    Steven Wilson

  15. Beau says:


    Very funny. Went very well with my coffee this morning.

  16. Congratulations, SportSayer, those were great!

    There were so many fantastic contributions, I was giggling (and refreshing my browser) for days.

  17. Who came in 2nd & 3rd places?

  18. It doesn’t matter, he said there can only be one winner. lol

  19. Sangesh says:


    Congratulations, SportSayer for winning the competition.


  20. FIRE Finance says:

    Congrats SportSayer, extremely creative entry!

  21. Those are great!
    I love them!
    Bravo SportSayer!

  22. Those are ALL so great! Alas, I wd need one that says “never was” :-)

  23. Lily says:

    These are hilarious! Well done to the winner.
    I’ve just had the exciting news that my site has finally made it off the 0 mark – and then trying not to be excited about it cos what does it all mean really anyway!

  24. haha! I loved every one of them. They all fit me perfectly. A most original contest.

  25. Lincoln says:

    I don’t know about you, but I thought the Google ads at the bottom were hysterical:

    Page Rank 5 Available: Don’t just buy it, win it!

    High PR! 100 Submissions! Get High PR and High Traffic to Your Site!


  26. CyberCelt says:

    I wish I had seen this sooner. I developed a Ban Google banner, free for the asking:

  27. Blog Opinion says:

    Congratulations SportSayer ! Nice PR buttons :)

  28. Adriana says:

    these are so great! I love the “no crying” one lol

  29. Mark says:

    Lol, the IRONY. Can anyone say LINK LAUNDERING? Ahahha, at least his PR problems will be solved!

  30. Shawn Farner says:

    I have my entry, albeit a little late :-) This might be for the more “to the point” bloggers.

  31. Maria says:

    Congratulations to the winner!