For web folks, our drive to get links is no less primal than the human urge to… um, procreate. Unfortunately, many of us go about link building like awkward teenagers. Which of these profiles fit your link building approach?
I have to say I was surprised to read Steve Rubel declare that Google Instant meant the death of SEO. I don’t know Steve, and have never read his work before, and I’m sure he’s a smart guy. However, I think once he thinks on this a bit he’ll realize that his prediction of death missed the mark.
Last week a remarkable thing happened… Rhea Drysdale (aka Wonder Woman), a twenty-something entrepreneur, managed to hold off an attempt to secure the trademark for the term ‘SEO’ by one Jason Gambert. Thing is, while Gambert may be the ‘bad guy’ in some people’s eyes, he isn’t the SEO Killer in this story. Let me explain…
Yesterday morning I had the opportunity to present Smartacus to local area business folks at this month’s Tarrant County Business Breakfast. The experience taught me a few things about business networking, and those lessons surprisingly parallel SEO principles.
Last week Internet industry pundit Robert Scoble started (yet another) firestorm with his blog post about how SEO won’t matter any more in 2010. Naturally, the very headline caused a knee-jerk reaction of condemnation in the SEO industry — we have enough trouble explaining to clients why what we do is important to them (and it is important) without some wag confusing them.