David Pasternack asks for trouble, doesn't he. See his latest post SEO contest reveals limits of SEO
Would you be so kind to reveal to your readers what SEO tactics you used to avoid plummeting down to page X of the search results or do they have to read about it elsewhere?
Typing "David Pasternack" into the Search Box might provide some enlightenment.
From what I heart did you not just sit there doing nothing, but did "funny things" as well. Lets start with changing your own website and take it from there.
I will have more to say about this contest in the future, because I believe that it is actually a good thing that it happened. It stimulated a new round of soul-searching within the SEM industry by forcing a discussion about what this industry really does, and whether it still needs to "grow up" before it's taken seriously by the mainstream business establishment.
p.s. SEO contests are stupid and I agree with the statements other SEO's made after they saw you doing stupid things as a result of the contest and the fact that there is another David Pasternack that is affected by this bad media. This causes too much harm to innocent people that are not part of this to proceed.
Btw. I was not participating in this ridicules contest. My SEJ posts used to rank on page 1 and were pushed to the second page at Google because of this contest, but who cares.