Some “SEO’s” give SEO a bad name

Some “SEO’s” give SEO a bad name

I was reading through some general SEO materials before a presentation and I got a bit sidetracked into reading about historical SEO and the changes that have taken place over the years. In the last 6 years that SEO has really become something of a pop phenom, it has changed greatly.

But, some things have not changed…I still get emails from email addresses like “[email protected]” all the time asking if I am missing the boat because my business is not on “the tops of the search engines. guaranteed number 1 ranking. beat Google with secrets of code…”

And the crazy part is that this has been going on for at least 5 years. Look at this article from 2004: Internet Advancement told to refund clients
That illustrates a fine on a firm out of Seattle that was making false promises about “Top Search Engine Positions”. And yet, I still get emails from clients, friends and associates asking me about emails from random people promising the world, or at least top rankings in the world, for $39/year. I guess some things never change.

Scott Kaufmann
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Scott is Partner at Lucid Agency and a lover of all things technology, marketing, investing and entrepreneurship. Scott volunteers on the board of the Denver-based Nonprofit Celebrate EDU and as a mentor for SeedSpot (a Phoenix-based social startup incubator).

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