One group of SEOs gives comments and the others buy links
In fact it is not more honorable to buy links than giving comments on blogs and websites. But both camps have been at war with each other for a long time.
Often it is not possible to read every post in the web on publishing date. Sometimes I roam the web to find some outstanding SEO posts. For some months it has been almost impossible to find any good SEO post in Germany, so I decided to spend my time in reading all over the world (as I did before). You find outstanding SEOs in the US, India, Australia and in some other countries. Only a very few of them go into detail. In the US you find very famous SEOs or even SEO celebrities.
As regular readers of this blog know, I am a very big fan of Rand Fishkin, because he's a SEO with a utmost knowledge and has still the heart at the right place. It's almost impossible to find SEOs that are combining both. Many things Rand got to know by testing and trial and error. Rand Fishkin "Randfish" is the CEO and co-founder of SEOmoz.
I mentioned Rand, because I want to refer to one of his statements as it perfectly fits to the outstanding SEO post I found - although it was not written for it.
The post I'm referring to is written by Eli Feldblum, a recognized SEO and SEM expert and the CEO of RankAbove (Jerusalem and New York). He informs about the details of SEO spamming and, thus, cites the example of Barnes and Noble's How-To site Quamut.
Read about SEO spamming. Why it brings users, adds content and raises stature. Eli opens our minds to understand that this really helps sites to become thousands of new members and to get noticed. Even more he points out that companies like MySpace, YouTube and Wikipedia would never have got that kind of success without SEO spammers.
Think for example about how many commercial articles and links are published with tricks in Wikipedia, even though against their guidelines:
"SEO Spammers are helping the internet continue to grow."
Read the full article about SEO Spam is Good.
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