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Stop the SEO madness

Written by David Harry   
Wednesday, 19 September 2007 00:06

Can anyone out there tell me why the world of SEO is sooooooo screwed up??? I have been in marketing since the early 90s and have never seen so much mis-guided ‘get rich quick’ type of hype as I see on a daily basis with SEO (internet marketing in general).

Is it because anyone can get a web business relatively easy so there is a huge pool of suckers out there?

Is it because there is no governing body out there to effectively manage the reputation of the industry?

Because of a lack of true understanding about the basics of SEO in the greater marketplace?

Can some one puuullleaaaze tell me what is going on.

From this day forward, I am going to commit myself to outing each and every scammy service, advertisement and provider I can get my hands on. I am going to scream from the top of the mountain tops about what is garbage and what is a quality offering in the SEO marketplace. Somebody get me lawyer… cause I am gonna need one!

So if you’re an SEO addict, enthusiast or interested citizen, lend me your ear. Lend me your mouth as well... speak up!
It’s time to do some house cleaning…..




0 # Aaron 2007-09-19 01:07
I'd go with the ‘get rich quick’ ass munchers. I got one the other day, I wish I would have saved it so you could start off with a good one. It was an email telling me that I needed a custom Google sitemap or I would not rank. They would build one for $279.

The problem is it probably works to some degree so it won't ever end. I'm all for the bashing of them though!
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0 # theGypsy 2007-09-19 01:13
Thanks for the support brother MH - it could be the beer or just a bad day - but I am so tired of such garbage or stories of consumers giving away their $$ for it. So ranting is the way I deal with it.

I even tried going to forums lately... more crap ( here and there ). What's a guy to do???

rant rant rant ... and rant some more - that's my therapy!!

Send me yer crap!!
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0 # Aaron 2007-09-19 05:04
Forums. I hardly bother with them anymore. I hang out at syndk8 and some domainer forums and that's about it. If I hear another reciprocal link conversation I might twist my head around a few times.
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0 # Nic 2007-09-28 21:08
Hahaha I love watching people get riled up about other people’s businesses and turning them into personal vendettas

If only I had the time to complain…

Nah, I’m just busting your balls Dave, no one likes having a bunch of charlatans invade their industry…makes for bad business all around
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0 # theGypsy 2007-09-28 21:24
Well Ol Nic the guy at yer forums was some shaky ground.. but I let him go (for now).

Every industry has folks that, for one reason or another, suck. Fraud? Charleton? or simply ignorant. They are everywhere.

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