A few folks at TW happen to think that some guy named Jason Calacanis is a bit of a Troll Asshat idiot Retard…I can’t comment as to whether he is or not as I really dont know the guy well enough to make such an assessment.
Apparently he thinks that 90% of SEO’s are evil/slime and that 10% are not. I do wonder how he arrived at that figure, no seriously I do. Who are these magical 10% where are they even?
Did he not learn a thing from his last little escapade? Perhaps he did, and he probably thought, wow! Look at all that traffic, all that interest, all those links! No publicity is bad publicity and all that jazz.
I am susrpised at those threadwatchers though. Surely they can see that he is using a classical link baiting hook, the be-a-contrary-bastard hook, aka the insult-as-many-people-as-you-can and see if you can get away with it scott free hook.
What gets me is the people in numbers who react to this stuff, but hey, who could resist, he knows it too.
It seems that SEO’s tarnished rep train is just quietly trundling along like it always has.
Danny Sullivan, a respected search engine commentator recently drew the wrath of the digg community. He wrote a little article entitled Why The SEO Folks Were Mad At You, Jason over at searchengineland.com. The article got ‘dugg’ and then subsequently got buried by a lot of churlish digg commenters. Danny felt moved to blog on the reaction and cited a number of responses to his experience.
It was kind of nice to see the article make Digg. I’d actually joked with someone that if I wanted to really try and educate many on Digg about mistaken notions of SEO, I’d need to redo the article next week into 25 bullet points. Then it became popular and I thought wow — maybe people at Digg will actually read it.
Clearly not. Clearly from the comments, it was a case anger toward an industry — much of that due to ignorance and misunderstanding — getting in the way of getting closer to the truth
If you read some of the comments he responds to its very clear that practically all of them didn’t even read what he had to say and just went straight into bash mode. Perhaps these people have drawn some association with SEO being seen as part of the whole blogosphere comment spam and trackback spam daily waste of time and effort parade.
Its a shame really as they really should look beyond the end of their noses, they might just learn a thing or two. Mr Calacanis would certainly be advised to review his 90/10 split, a reverse of positions might be a good starting point, hell maybe he could even do an ‘I saw the SEO light post’ just think of all the links he’d get then? Maybe those diggers would agree too.
As for Digg itself, I’m not even sure if they publish any kind of demographic of their typical users. Maybe they should consider publishing them, just so we can see how John in Nebrska aged 171/2 has used his considerable life experience to arrive at his well considered conclusions.
As for Mr Calacanis , is he a link baiting troll asshat idiot retard? He’s certainly making good use of the be-an-ass-and-get-links hook so he passes the 1st test with flying colours, unfortunately I don’t know him well enough to affirm one way or the other as to his resemblance to the latter, perhaps messrs Hochman Agerhart and Groove could supply a definitive answer.