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March 14, 2007 at 6:03 PM

Seattleite offered $10 million to game Google rank

Rand Fishkin, president of Seattle search optimization company SEOmoz, received the offer during a conference last month from operators of a poker Web site, according to a ComputerWorld story.

An excerpt:

“He said, ‘If you can get us a search ranking in the top five for online poker or gambling [using white hat methods], we’ll buy that site from you for $10 million,'” recalls Fishkin, president and CEO of SEOmoz in Seattle. Intrigued but skeptical, Fishkin consulted other gambling site owners at the conference. “They said, ‘If it really does rank there, we might be interested in paying you $10 million more.'”

Fishkin‘s still mulling the offer.

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