Generic link-building post designed to piss people off
Ian Lurie Mar 7 2011
SEO is dead for [insert industry here].
It’s all [choose one: Black Hat SEOs, Google, Bing, gremlins]’s fault.
All SEOs are liars, so don’t listen to what they say.
Don’t bother arguing, because I’m a(n) [choose one: expert, guru, god, jedi] of [choose one: business, marketing, internet marketing, SEO, spouting manure].
This post inspired by an article I just read. I will not link to it. Or even mention the title. I don’t mind these arguments. That’s why I rarely weigh in. But if you’re going to make broad, sweeping claims about a marketing strategy, do your damned research. Don’t rely on 2 lousy case studies and one search result.
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Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent and the EVP of Marketing Services at Clearlink. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch.Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing.Follow him on Twitter at portentint, and on LinkedIn at LinkedIn.com/in/ianlurie. Read More