Ranked Hard Returns: SEO Comedy in Full Color

Written on February 11, 2008 – 1:26 pm | by bigoak |

You may have read our first attempt at an SEO comic called Ranked Hard which was posted here and used some SIMS magic to create the characters. It must have at least drawn interest because it has been the most popular (most read) post since it went on the blog. It was an honest, but not awe-inspiring attempt for a group of non-artists trying to run a SEO company.

This is just one panel of the comic, visit the Ranked Hard site to see more!

But, with the encouragement of few positive comments and so many visits from our blog readers, we decided to take the Ranked Hard comic to a higher level. That required hiring an real artist who could bring the characters to life in a way beyond our skill level. We were very luck to find Kelly Ishikawa and he has done a wonderful job helping us define the characters and establish their appearance. And because of this, I can now introduce you to the whole SEO staff of Ranked Hard!

We decided that the format of the comic would not fit this blog so we created a new site/blog for ‘Ranked Hard, and SEO Comic‘ and will be posting all comics, comments and thoughts related to Ranked Hard at www.rankedhard.com. It was simpler to do it this way and we are hopeful that the larger format will make the comic more enjoyable for everyone. Of course we want feedback and comments from our readers so please post those on the Ranked Hard site.

We will be publishing at least once a month, and there are two comics on the site now. We have ideas for future comics already in the works, but we are looking for any funny suggestions from other SEO enthusiasts, so send them in to contact@bigoakinc.com for us to look at. If we do use your idea we will give you full credit and you can even write the story behind it if you wish.

Please visit: Ranked Hard

- Shell Harris

  1. 8 Responses to “Ranked Hard Returns: SEO Comedy in Full Color”

  2. By Just a Guy on Feb 11, 2008 | Reply


    The comic RULES! I can’t wait to see more. I subscribed to the feed so that I’ll never miss an issue.

    Keep ‘em coming.

  3. By SEO Solutions on Feb 11, 2008 | Reply

    I like the concept of this. Very unique and interesting. It’s a ‘twist’ in SEO

  4. By CTTours.ro on Feb 11, 2008 | Reply

    I think there is more than writing good content and link building on a good seo/sem campaign but these 2 are very important. I believe the internal linking structure and finding/targeting the right keywords can make a huge difference.
    And I don’t mind being ranked and keeping it secret from me how they do it…but I am pretty sure a company like this won’t rank my site anyway :D

  5. By Shell Harris on Feb 11, 2008 | Reply

    Be sure to visit the site, the panel I placed here is just to give a taste. Thanks for the positive feedback so far.

  6. By Elroy on Feb 11, 2008 | Reply

    “I think there is more than writing good content and link building on a good seo/sem campaign”

    Bear in mind there’s limited space in the comic pane.

  7. By Jim Shuey on Feb 12, 2008 | Reply

    ummmm..a very unique twist o seo.

  8. By Sangeet on Feb 28, 2008 | Reply

    Its nice to know, some SEOs out there have a sense of humor .

  9. By SEO/webdesign=1.prioritet on May 31, 2009 | Reply

    So so so agree with Sangeet, because…I mean….the majority of worlds SEO´s are a bit nerd, or am I wrong? :P

    Nowadays it seems like it´s cool to be nerd, after 1998 nerd has get a other meaning, which is a strenght, or that you´re good in something, i people like people with skills, finally the are up to understand it now :P

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