Rankings.io Encourages Students to Explore SEO

The foundation for a successful career begins with education, but Rankings.io recognizes that attending a college or university may not be feasible for all students and their families. As a front-runner in SEO (search engine optimization), Rankings.io is proud to announce an annual scholarship video essay contest to inspire today’s generation of students to examine the benefits of SEO.

Scholarship Awards

*First Prize: $1,500 *Second Prize: $500

The 2017 Essay Topic

To participate in the contest, applicants should create a one- to two-minute video essay answering the following question:
In a world that once catered to traditional advertising strategies, digital marketing has become a way to market more effectively and efficiently. SEO, the practice of increasing traffic to your website through organic search engine results, has helped companies increase their exposure online and is a solid long-term investment in a company’s online presence.
Based on your research, how has SEO made an impact on traditional marketing?

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant must be attending or planning to enroll in an accredited United States college or university during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Applicants must be in good academic standing

Application Process

In order to participate, applicants must create their video on YouTube and provide the URL in an email to scholarships@rankings.io by December 31, 2017, at 9 a.m. CST. In the body of the email, please include the following information:

  • Your name, address, and phone number
  • If you are under 18, the contact information for your parents
  • The name of the school you are attending or planning to attend
  • Your current or intended course of study

Please have your video uploaded to YouTube and emailed to us by December 31, 2017, at 9 a.m. CST.

Once the application period has ended, our scholarship committee will review the video essays and choose a winner by January 15, 2018. The committee will consider the following factors:

  • Originality
  • Responsiveness to the question asked
  • Creativity and quality of the video
  • Substantive content of the response

Privacy Policy

All personal information collected from scholarship applicants will be used only for the purpose of awarding the Rankings.io Search Engine Optimization Scholarship. No personal information will be distributed, sold, or provided to third parties.


If I am not a United States citizen, am I eligible to apply?
If you are not a United States citizen but attend an accredited United States college or university, you are eligible to apply.
How can I submit my video?
In the body of your email, include the requested information listed above along with a link to your video.
How will the winner be announced?
The winner will be notified via email or telephone and will be announced on our scholarship page by December 31, 2017.
Will my video be published?
All scholarship videos have the possibility of being featured on our website or social media. If you wish not to have your video published, please disclose that fact in your email.
Whom can I contact if I have a question regarding the scholarship contest?
If you have any further questions, please contact scholarships@rankings.io.

Contact Rankings.io for More Information

Rankings.io is an SEO agency that caters to lawyers, physicians, and small businesses. With a solid understanding of key associations, awards, directories, keyword phrases, lead generation opportunities, and other elements that make up a high-quality and holistic SEO strategy, Rankings.io continues to generate results in extremely competitive markets by implementing personalized SEO strategies for each client.

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