Wednesday, January 02, 2008

silly silly silly sales people

I went on a rant for no particular reason this morning but it's got me to thinking about an interesting test.

 I'm trying to see whether my post on silly silly silly sales people Heh, wait a day and then google: "silly silly silly seo salespeople" and you'll find that we just got to the top of Google for it! 

Want to pay me $3K to do the same for your site? That'll be $3K monthly please. (Yes, I built the google link right in so that I don't have to keep typing it - who is a lazy boy?...And a technical note: I put the google link in without the quotes) 

Now, I have met and worked with a number of very diligent thorough seo professionals but, and here's where I get cynical, to grow their business, they need to keep having the senior guys doing the selling and new junior guys doing the work. 

 Bottom line: they wanted to do my seo work in a very mechanical way by people who had not been in on any of the meetings when we discussed the trade-offs and nuances of what I wanted with my site.

 Wouldn't have mattered since the new guys were not rocket-scientists and didn't have the experience to appreciate the issues anyway. In short, my experience with seo is that I can do it alot better in house by spending a day-week on it. Two hours of reading on the web, six hours of prostituting myself for links. Heh, I meant positioning my site for links. sorry. I guess I should lay off the strong coffee in the morning. 

 The other choice is to find firms just starting that are trying to establish their reputation or sole practioners that are not caught in the "need to grow and build profitability dyanamic" where you can get value for money. Also, my advice would be to think really long term. 

  What will I find: 
1. Maybe the RSS feed wins 
2. Maybe this post wins but I've not resubmitted it twice since I made too many typos the first time. 
3. Since this is a silly silly post, I've backdated is to that my much better post: "Use the right tools for the right job" stays front and center (Am I the only want who would like a sticky option on blogger?) 

BTW - the term "the right tools for the right job" is pretty competitive. I'm not even in top 30 for google on it. Whereas I'm about to reign on "silly silly silly seo salespeople

4. When I backdate a post, does it go out on the rss feed? Do the ping services only look at the most recent post? Anybody know? And so what? Well, it will prove nothing per se but it will keep me thinking


Johne said...

silly silly silly seo clients!

Johne said...

silly silly silly seo clients!

Unknown said...

I just googled "silly silly sales people" to see if this post still wins. It does.

But it's funny to see how much has changed. Back then, there was no sense (at least I didn't understand) anything about the canonical version of content. Also, Google was pretty much word matching with little to no sense of semantics.