What Makes YOU see Red?

Updated August 28, 2012

Doc Sheldon

I’ve been out of pocket quite a bit, lately, with more work than I could squeeze into an 18 hour day. But I’ve often chastised others in the same boat, telling them to make time, so I suppose I should set aside the hypocrisy and practice what I preach!

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of threads in some LinkedIn groups I belong to, asking questions like “Why are copywriters so low-paid?”, “Should I rat out this crap-hat SEO?” and “500 Blog Commenting Sites”. Sometimes, temptation gets the best of me, and I don my snark-cap and go-a-posting. Usually, though, the convo seems to be following a productive path, so I try to keep my comments to a constructive nature.

But believe me, with that last one, about blog commenting, it isn’t always easy to contain myself.

Seeing RedI was sorely tempted the other day to say something like “1997 called, and they want their cutting edge technique back”. I resisted the temptation, but just barely. It especially drives me nuts to see folks posting things that can be misconstrued as valid strategies or techniques by website owners that aren’t aware of the risks. [Read more…]

You’ve GOTTA be Kidding!

Updated September 20, 2010

Doc Sheldon

Granted, I haven’t been around the SEO world as long as many, but still, in a little over four years, I think I’ve managed to learn a little.

One of the first things I learned, is that the SEO community is just like the retail sales community (and wholesale too, for that matter), the engineering community, and the management consulting community. Hell, throw in most police departments, too, for good measure! There are some real losers out there, pretending to be experts in a field they know very little about. [Read more…]