The results of the 1st Vanilla Islands Seo competition were revealed on a live facebook, this Thursday 17 December, after three months of intense competition. Results expected by all participants after a race against time to appear on the 1st page of Google France searches. the competitors, remember it, had to reference the words "mascareignes trapeze" and obtain the best positioning for this 1st seo competition organized in the Indian Ocean.

Praised by many SEO enthusiasts who have been able to refine their SEO techniques during 3 month, this first edition met with the expected success with more than 60 registered.

38 participants completed the challenge, proof of its technicality and the rigor required to deserve the final award offered by the Vanilla Islands Association.

Google has thus identified more than 111 000 results on the search for keywords "trapeze des mascareignes" with more than 100 000 external links created (ndlr: backlink technique used in seo to optimize its referencing) to promote the Vanilla Islands destination.

After observation of the results by a judicial officer, the winners by category of the competition are :

  • the grand prize is awarded to regie reunion, Of the reunion, with his site : www.trapezedesmascareignes.fr: this is the 1st site referenced by google france on the keywords of the competition.

He win 1 weekend for two people with full board in a hotel 4 stars worth 1000 euros.

  • the professional prize is awarded to regie reunion, Of the reunion, with his site : www.trapezedesmascareignes.fr: it rewards the first professional team positioned on the keywords of the competition.

he won a referencing contract for the site www.vanilla-islands.org for 2021 a value of 10 000 euros.

  • the amateur prize goes to erika grondin, Of the reunion, with its iles-mascareignes.com website: it rewards the first amateur positioned on the keywords of the competition.

She wins 1 return flight ticket from his island to another island in the Indian Ocean with a direct line value 750 euros.

  • the student prize is awarded to mickael mondon, of the digital school crealizes the meeting with its site : mascareignes-voyages.fr : it rewards the first student positioned on the keywords of the competition.

He wins a latest generation smartphone worth 850 euros

  • the public's prize, which rewards the site having collected the most online votes, has been attributed to mialy andriaharisoa from madagascar who obtained no less than 160 Internet user votes out of a total of 477 voters, for his site : www.voyages-ocean-indien.fr

He wins a latest generation smartphone worth 850 euros

One thing is certain, beyond the competition, the participants were keen to emphasize the magnificent images and the tourist peculiarities of each of the islands of the Indian Ocean.

In a context that has particularly weakened the tourism industry, this digital promotion approach was nonetheless beneficial for the marketing reputation of the Indian Ocean area.

Mission thus successful for the Vanilla Islands which were able to promote in an original way our nuggets of the Mascarene Trapeze.

For Pascal Viroleau, "This competition is a success both technically and in terms of the media. we were able to communicate differently and the Vanilla Islands brand has progressed. a big thank you to our partners: interreg, meeting region, austral air and tamassa.”

"We are happy to have contributed to this new digital challenge in the islands of the Indian Ocean. The Séo is an important component of web development, and we hope to make this profession better known, and reveal the talents of tomorrow ” continues Fabien Degieux, director of the webcup association.