Test Your Search Engine Knowledge With Search Engine Smackdown

The folks at Pronet Advertising have just released a Flash-based online game called Search Engine Smackdown.

The game is simple – pick a fighter – Larry or Sergey from Google, Bill or Paul from Microsoft, Jerry or David from Yahoo, and duke it out by answering a number of search engine related questions.

How many people will really pick Bill Gates as their fighter of choice? Come on!

Some of the questions are easy, but others are definitely a bit more challenging. And, most of the questions are quite interesting too. You’ll have some fun and you might just learn something too!

I’ve already asked them to add a Pause button, and I’m sure they’ll make a handful of improvements over time.

Go play Search Engine Smackdown!

This is a great example of buzz marketing at its finest. It’s fun, catchy, and helps Pronet extend and develop its brand and reputation in the markets where it does business. Nice job.

March 27, 2007 Posted in Humor, Social Media by

  • http://www.pronetadvertising.com Neil Patel

    thanks for the writeup!

  • http://sean-dinner.com/blog Sean

    Cool game.

    I sucked…but I still won! :D

  • http://www.plooptionary.com ploop

    As buzz marketing goes this is perfectly targeted.

    It’s a cool game but I was rubbish!

  • http://www.pronetadvertising.com Neil Patel

    thanks for the writeup!

  • http://sean-dinner.com/blog Sean

    Cool game.

    I sucked…but I still won! :D

  • http://www.plooptionary.com ploop

    As buzz marketing goes this is perfectly targeted.

    It's a cool game but I was rubbish!

  • http://essentialkeystrokes.com Char

    That was hillarious! I won in 2:22 – woo hoo. May have to play again – and of course, I have to share this one with my readers (isn’t that the purpose?)

    Thanks Ben

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  • http://essentialkeystrokes.com Char

    That was hillarious! I won in 2:22 – woo hoo. May have to play again – and of course, I have to share this one with my readers (isn't that the purpose?)

    Thanks Ben

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  • http://dmiracle.com Dawud Miracle

    Thanks Ben. I had a little too much fun. Enough to find myself on the high score board today.

  • http://dmiracle.com Dawud Miracle

    Thanks Ben. I had a little too much fun. Enough to find myself on the high score board today.

  • http://www.instigatorblog.com Ben Yoskovitz

    Nice job Dawud – I didn’t quite try for a highscore, but now I’m tempted to give it a go…

  • http://www.instigatorblog.com Ben Yoskovitz

    Nice job Dawud – I didn't quite try for a highscore, but now I'm tempted to give it a go…

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I'm also a Founding Partner at Year One Labs, an early stage accelerator in Montreal. Previously I founded Standout Jobs (and sold it).

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