Celiac.com 01/31/2005 - SEOs (Search Engine Optimizers) are having a contest to see who will rank #1 in Google for the nonsense phrase "V7ndotcom elursrebmem" on May 15th, 2006 with a first prize of $7,000 and a 30 GByte iPod. With that much money at stake, SEOs world-wide are using all of their bags of tricks and strategies (including some nefarious black hat techniques) to "convince" Google that their web site should rank #1. But one underdog web site is giving these seasoned professionals one heck of a run for the money and trying to win that prize money for a good cause.

www.watching-paint-dry.com will donate all contest winnings directly to charity -- specifically, the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research (CFCR). And with a groundswell of interest, it just might win that $7,000 for Celiac Disease as countless web sites have taken notice and are already talking/linking to it a spontaneous grassroots effort to help out. In fact, this Press Release was handled by one cyberspace supporter who graciously volunteered (thank you "FrankB somewhere in the Canadian Rockies") to submit it.

Three days into the contest, Google says (screenshot) there are 32,500 v7ndotcom elursrebmem web pages with the celiac charity site ranking #1. But can it retain that spot for 4 months to win the $7,000 -- stay tuned!

While the person behind the V7ndotcom Elursrebmem for Charity web site wishes to remains anonymous, the web site states: "the reason Im doing this is because my two kids have Celiac Disease -- an intolerance of gluten ... and when my kids grow up, I would like to be able to go out and have a beer and pizza with them." The CFCR web site says: "we have worked with them before and are appreciative of their latest efforts to not only increase awareness about Celiac, but also raise funds for our research efforts."

CFCR Operations Director Pam King adds: "This sounds like an interesting contest and the Center is pleased to be working again with a very committed person who cares deeply about his kids and helping us find a cure for celiac disease." CFCR Medical Director Dr. Fasano comments: "V7ndotcom elursrebmem sounds like a dreadful malady, but celiac disease is my top priority right now and every research dollar brings us one step closer to finding a cure for it."

Web site owners can help out by linking to the V7ndotcom Elursrebmem for Charity web site by letting others know and adding a link to the V7ndotcom Elursrebmem for Charity site. You will be entered in the random drawing for that 30 GByte iPod being given away for the contest. And anyone can make a tax-deductible contribution to the CFCR now, by clicking on the donation button on the site.

About University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research

Is an institution engaged in clinical care, diagnostic support, education, and clinical and basic science research in Celiac Disease.

Operations Director Pam King can be reached at (410) 706-8021 and/or pking@peds.umaryland.edu

Resource Link: http://www.celiaccenter.org/seo_contest.asp

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