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Everything I Know About SEO I Learned in the 80's

There was no commercial internet in the 80′s, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t reach into the recesses of our past to see that, everything we know now about SEO, we already knew back then. How? From the greatest, most magical music of all time: 80′s hair band glam rock!

They just don’t make music like this anymore, and it’s a shame. The sweet sound of rock’n’roll has never tasted better. All it takes is a reflective look at some of these song titles to realize that these guys knew their online marketing! (Though I’m sure they were all too wasted to even know it!)

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Everything I Know About SEO I Learned in the 80′s

There was no commercial internet in the 80′s, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t reach into the recesses of our past to see that, everything we know now about SEO, we already knew back then. How? From the greatest, most magical music of all time: 80′s hair band glam rock!

They just don’t make music like this anymore, and it’s a shame. The sweet sound of rock’n’roll has never tasted better. All it takes is a reflective look at some of these song titles to realize that these guys knew their online marketing! (Though I’m sure they were all too wasted to even know it!)

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Tasty Search Goulash, The Web 2.no Version

Perusing through my Google alerts this morning I found a blog post of mine that wasn’t really mine. But it was.

Someone took one of my articles and re-translated it through their automated spam-text creator. I’m sure you’ve all seen something like this a dozen or more times but it made me laugh out loud. The original article is here, and below is what I like to call the Web 2.no version. I’ll refrain from linking to the spam blog, even with a link condom. No sense sending them traffic!Continue Reading


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Poll: Would You Digg or Bury Digg.com?

DiggI’m fascinated by the way Digg works, specifically the whole idea of burying article. What are the reasons Diggers bury articles? Well, according to Digg they are:

  1. Duplicate Story
  2. Spam
  3. Wrong topic
  4. Inaccurate
  5. OK, this is lame

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How Not to do Business with People Smarter Than You

Would you want to be part of a business network that has to lie to you to get you to join? Me neither. There is no worse way to try to gain legitimacy than to attempt to gain subscribers through illegitimate methods. I recently received an email from a company attempting to do just that. Below is a screenshot of the email I received from a business networking service similar to Linkedin.

FastPitch

Notice here how we started with the Final Notification. Where was the first or second notification. Just jump right into the triple dog dare!Continue Reading


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Net Pollution

Just wanted to drop some quick stats that I ran across in an article featured on New Scientist about the shocking volume of spam that is perpetuated on the Net.

  • As much as 91% of all email is now spam. – Postini, November 2006
  • Daily spam volume is up by 120% over last 12 months. – Postini, November 2006
  • In October 2006, image spam accounted for 25% of all spam. – IronPort Systems, October 2006
Daily Spam Messages Sent:
October, 2005 October, 2006
31 Billion 61 Billion
- IronPort Systems


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You Keep Using That Word. I Do not Think It Means What You Think It Means

InconceivableEditors note: I’ll give a free EMP book to the first commenter who doesn’t know the reference of this post’s title. (Be honest!)

So, speaking of things that people say, but don’t quite know what they mean, I got this email in my mail box the other day:

We cant find your web site.

Stop the tape!

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SEOrgasm

SEOr·gasm (es ee ôrgzm)

The peak of excitement from an SEO’s sudden release of pent up frustration regarding the tactics of other SEOs who’s practices they condemn. Characterized by strong feelings of pleasure often following a blog or forum posts of some kind. Can be accomplished as a solo act but is often found to be more pleasurable in group settings such as online forums or blogs.

SEOrgasms can lead to the spread of false or misleading information and/or moral superiority and therefore a link condom should almost always be used.


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The Next Generation Spam Blocker

spam (spm)
n. Unsolicited e-mail, often of a commercial nature, sent indiscriminately to multiple mailing lists, individuals, or newsgroups; junk e-mail.

We all hate spam, don’t we? Nothing slows up your morning like having to sort through hundreds of junk emails, just to find the handful that are of a genuine business nature. Thank God for commercially available spam blockers like cloudmark, that will sort through your email as it’s being downloaded and remove all the junk for you. Most web servers also allow you to set your spam settings to one of several levels of strictness and remove or mark email as spam for you. Spam sucks, but life is good when you have a good spam blocker.

There are two things I don’t understand about email spam, 1) why people complain about it when there are a host of spam blockers available for cheap or free? and 2) why some feel the government should get involved in regulating spam when there are a host of spam blockers available for cheap or free? The only real problem I see with spam, other than the minor annoyance of it, is the fact that we don’t have more spam blockers for other things.Continue Reading


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