Call the tune, I think it's over
Yesterday was July 7th.
That was the final day for the Nigritude Ultramarine Challenge. As I suspected would happen, Anil Dash won the prize.
Did he have the best keyword density? No.
Did he have the highest PR? No.
Did he have the most links to his entry? No.
Did he have the most "expert" pages pointing to his page? Yeah, he did. Although there will undoubtedly be gadzillions of theories as to why his site won, my personal belief is that this was the reason.
What about the experiment?
I did a little more checking today. By using the UptimeBot search engine tool, I found some possible unequal linkage to the different blogs in the experiment.
Possible link contamination:
Control A: Blo.gs
In addition, there are several search results from google in .ca, .au, .co.nz, and .co.uk that appear to be cached. I don't know if these "links" count towards PR. It is interesting that a search result is cached though.
So... my experiment is officially over. I will leave the other blogs as they are for the time being to see what (if anything) happens to the results in Google.