Friday Tea Time – 1/11/08

by TheMadHat on January 11, 2008

I used to trust the media to tell me the truth, tell us the truth. But now I’ve seen the payoffs everywhere I look. Who do you trust when everyone’s a crook?

There are my thoughts today. Tea Time…

    * BIG BROTHER!! BIG BROTHER!! Bill Gates please fuck the hell off. Where is Orwell? He’s turning over in his grave saying “I told you so”. Let’s give thanks to Bill for spotting this stuff so we can try and stop it before it materializes (like we can actually stop Bill Gates from doing anything).

    * Vanessa a twitter fan and so am I. Yesterday I bought a kick ass Sony HDR-SR5 HD Digital Camcorder. I asked my twitter friends and within an hour I had multiple recommendations. Thanks to Rhea and Sugarrae for their input.

    * Speaking of whom…FUCK OFF WANNABE JACKOFF SEO CELEBS! I hope no one thinks that’s what I’m trying to be. I write on this blog because it keeps me sharp on a lot of topics. Analyzing and testing things then putting them in words gives me a deeper understanding of search. It also gives me a chance to meet people I otherwise probably would not have (new friends I didn’t know existed, new friends I know of but hadn’t met, etc). I generally don’t post pictures of me for a reason; I can pick my friends. Frankly, I don’t really like people in general. I’m a little abrasive RUN!

    * Back to speaking of twitter, go give twitter the crunchies vote in the mobile category, it’s a no-brainer. I also voted for them in the overall category. It was a tough pick between them and Zillow. Zillow is way ahead of the game in the real estate market, but I don’t really use it and I use twitter every day so they got my vote.

    Get Your Head Out Of Your Ass Please* This is old, but what the fuck is this? I don’t want to get into an argument with anyone again…so if you believe that post stop reading this blog. Unsubscribe. Go away. Here are a couple excerpts:

    In which case, example.com/white-birds-on-bushes.html has as much chance to rank for “white birds on bushes” as “whitebirdsonbushes.com” or “white-birds-on-bushes.com”.

    “They can help your SEO but page names will have a greater impact in the long run than domain names.”

    Any blackhats want to chime in on that? I agree a brandable domain name should be put ahead of a keyword domain name in some cases, but saying that it doesn’t help your rankings is dumb. Sure, you need more than just the domain name and an exact match keyword domain isn’t necessary, but come on. I guess every other SEO that certainly knows what they’re doing is wrong and the forty examples I could show are there by magic “unique content” optimization. There is some great stuff on his blog but sometimes I’m really shocked by the inaccuracies (that’s not to say I don’t make any and feel free to call me out; these are the opinions of my not so humble self).

    * Collin LaHay of Mixed Market Arts threw out a linkbait post on 10 reasons why this post will hit digg. I dugg it and figured it would get buried pretty quickly simply for being a digg post. I was slightly wrong. 5391 diggs and 71,000 visits.

    * A great post from Matt McGee on the SEO Success Pyramid. It all boils down to trust, but there are a myriad of ways to get there. Nice job.

    * Someone shoot this douchebag.

    * Think blackhat is dead? Whatever. Shady SEO again this week busting them out. Blackhat profits and I’d say those numbers are conservative. (PS: .99 cent .info on sale at Dotster. I grabbed 300 this week.)

    * Lazy webmasters unite and continue to waste the time of millions.

    * Graywolf reminds us to use stats and goal tracking on our blogs just like on our sites. This is important for measuring ROI (in whatever form that may be…each blog will have different success metrics). It’s something I need to do on some of my blogs (not on this blog, who gives a shit about something that doesn’t increase my piggy bank).

    * Interweb Gold: I am totally a psychopath.

Cheers to all, drink heavily this weekend, and that’s another Friday morning wasted writing this post!

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{ 9 comments }

Rae January 11, 2008 at 12:41 pm

And here I thought you were asleep during my Twitter rant ;-)

TheMadHat January 11, 2008 at 12:52 pm

hehe…not at all. I was trying to keep my fingers from naming names again. And I was salivating over buying electronics. And launching a major huge overhaul to a site. But all the while smiling at your increasing twitter frenzy :D

theGypsy January 11, 2008 at 1:57 pm

You are like sooooo totally a rock start you bad assed mother fisher you!! I have like, ALL your CDs and plastered my bedroom with MadHat posters…. Many.. U are such a freaking dood….

I shall commence drinking immediately and be back to post more comments when I am hammered.

Cheers on the goodiness bro… cya round :0)

Dave

TheMadHat January 11, 2008 at 2:03 pm

You crack me the hell up Dave.

theGypsy January 11, 2008 at 7:36 pm

Ok, I have been drinking for a few hours now and man… those goddamned posters are freaking me out!!! It’s almost like they ar looking back at me… Holy shit… THEY ARE!!

Well… fish it… I am going togo and climb the SEO Pyramid… I sure hope they’re insured, don’t have my sea legs on and this Canadian brew is gonna make it a challange…

Wish me luck bro!!!…. and awwwaaaayyyyyyy

Brian January 12, 2008 at 12:02 am

Ok this image is GREAT : http://www.themadhat.com/images/head_out_of_your_ass.jpg

But I have to know. Were you googling for this image, and if so I surely hope you had the safe filter turned on b/c that woulda gotten ugly quick.

Pak January 16, 2008 at 2:15 pm

I figured you’d get a kick out of this article:
http://vitalseomarketing.com/Paid_Text_Links.html

Elsewhere, this guy says: “I follow Matt Cutts like he’s Jesus for the search world.”

Yikes.

TheMadHat January 16, 2008 at 2:32 pm

What a nutjob.

hdr May 18, 2009 at 5:14 pm

Matt Cutts, was he a real SEO or is he just considered one because he work at Google and has all of the inside info?

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