I will admit that I am a sucker for these SEO puzzle games and Alexis Sanderson and the team over at Merkle created one of the most challenging ones I’ve come across. I completed this back in February 2020 but never posted or shared anything about it.
Here it is, my super sweet badge for completing the 3rd and final (for now) level of the TechnicalSEO.expert challenge.
Level 3 is full of challenges that will make you pull your hair out and rage quit. I’m not joking, fu*k this thing. I’m talking about regex problems that took me months to figure out, using metadata tools I’ve never had a reason to use before and clues that had me inspecting every response header, div, and js file that site had.
For those worthy SEO professionals that think they have what it takes to make it through, I invite them to take the challenge. (or just steal the image above and save yourself the headache).
If anyone gets stuck or needs a clue or clarification, feel free to reach out. I am easily brided.