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.
Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent Inc. He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Forbes.com and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, SIC and ad:Tech. Follow him on Twitter at portentint. He also just published a book about strategy for services businesses: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle. Read More