By Justin Parks | September 12, 2010
I have had this on the boil for a while now and I find it resurfaces from time to time. Funny enough it coincides just when Google makes any type of change to its results, services or what have you. I’m surprised it don’t happen every time they change the logo on the damn homepage, but thank god, we haven’t quite reached that stage yet.
First up. Patience. As soon as something happens I like to know about it. So does everyone else. In a fast moving world knowledge and speed is key, that’s fine, update me, be the first to tell me or talk about it but please, don’t try and make yourself look smart by telling me what affect it will have on me, my business, my clients, my visitors, my potential visitors and the search results and all its variations after having performed only two damn searches in under 30 seconds and drawn some half arsed conclusion.
Which brings me to my next point.
Research in new developments.
If you really want to continue destroying your own and the industries reputation then please continue to rush into things. Stop bullshitting and sprouting crap and instead try stopping and thinking what the repercussions are to your own reputation and the industry as a whole.
While you may bang the drum and do it loudly it fades quickly and leaves a decidedly bad taste in the mouth with any and all comments, insight or assertions you may make in the future. Is it really worth it?
Second to this, you have influence, in some form or fashion, over one person or one million people. The numbers are irrelevant. Your professional responsibility requires that you give the best opinion, the most educated opinion and the most researched opinion possible instead of adding to the rumour-mongering and general bullshit that floats about on these occasions. Just getting your post out first wont matter, if its good info then it will rank where it needs to regardless.
WISE UP! Have self respect for yourself, your peers and most importantly to your own readers.
It gets really annoying reading all these opinion and subjective posts when a TRAVEL BLOG, a bloody TRAVEL BLOG, takes the time to produce research called Essential Travel on Google insights to understand and assess the effect of the new feature. Shame. A travel blog doing a better assessment than 99% of the SEO industry. Says a lot that.
The Proclamations of SEO Doom
Why is it that every new development in search has the serious overtones of the apocalypse ringing in the background? Isnt anything good for search? is it all that bad?
“Prepare to see your visitors disappear!” …”SEO is dead now!”… “you wont be able to adapt and survive this one!”….”Doom Doom DOOM!” just rings constantly, on every occasion with any new in search. Now see the previous parts of this rant. Surely if you had some patience, taken the time to do some research and testing, then maybe you could give a more realistic and less prophetic post with some value and level headed discussion or, more importantly results, to consider. Not some whimsical, half arsed possible fact… even the Huffington Post has copped on to this and the comments are not something to be sneered at.
I haven’t mentioned any names in this post… probably because its quite obvious who I mean and anyway, they know who they are so there is no need…and I didn’t feel like linking to them anyway cause they definitely don’t deserve it. It’s just ironic that the least amount of bullshit is on a site called SEObullshit.