My Take On Famous SEO Celebrity Nonsense

by TheMadHat on February 19, 2008

Since we’re all on this topic today. What makes a famous SEO anyway. That to me is an idiotic term. Let’s take other industries. Are there “O-Ring Sales Celebrities” and are there secret O-Ring meetings? People shouldn’t want to be famous, they should just want to make some connections. Don’t be an ass, help people when you can and they’ll help you in return. All it takes is an email, no need for a blog if you don’t want to write one. It’s called networking people. So without further ado:

If you’re a “famous” SEO and you are a douchebag fucktard that only will associate with other “famous” SEO fucktards and are holier than everyone else because you think you’re entitled:

Fuck You

If you’re a “famous” SEO and friendly to the people that are friendly to you, help your colleagues when you can, and although you probably don’t have time to talk to the little guy sometimes that’s okay because your time is limited and having that many people clamoring to be your friend just to use you is probably annoying but it’s the effort that counts:

Thumbs Up To You

If you’re a “regular” SEO and you are a douchebag fucktard that only will associate with “famous” SEO fucktards because you think that’s the only way you’re going to get anywhere:

Fuck You Too

If you’re a “regular” SEO and friendly to the people that are friendly to you, help your colleagues, and give everyone a chance whether they’re famous or not:

Thumbs Up To You

If you’re a human and buy me a beer at the next conference :)

Thumbs Up To You

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theGypsy February 19, 2008 at 7:17 pm

ha ha ha ha…. too good Brother Hat… just finished my own entry. I generally dislike ‘popular drama’ but simply couldn’t resist this one (gave me a new business idea even).

Beers are on me!


abhilash February 19, 2008 at 7:38 pm

very nice. not only for comic value, but i now have 2 more uses of ‘tard that i did genuinely need. asstard & fucktard are top 5. Maybe we should get a list going??

DazzlinDonna February 19, 2008 at 7:40 pm

Gotta love it. :D

Aidan Rogers February 19, 2008 at 10:50 pm

Ha your a champion!
Might even buy you two ;)

Tim Dineen February 19, 2008 at 11:39 pm

Here! Here!

“People shouldn’t want to be famous, they should just want to make some connections.”

Those were my sentiments when I first met you at PubCon. I thought it was cool that just a few of us were hanging out at that side-bar rather than trying to get with the celebs at Wynn central.

BTW – I tried to buy you some beers, but you grabbed the tab. Hope that counts for something, but I still owe ya!

TheMadHat February 19, 2008 at 11:51 pm

Thanks for commenting my friends!

@Tim agreed, and you can throw me some beers my way next time!

@Dave We must have been writing these simultaneously :D

@abhilash LOL…check this out

Matt McGee February 20, 2008 at 12:26 am

LOL! This better get nominated for a SEMMY next year. But should it be “LOL” or “Rants”? You might split the voting…. ;-)

Brian Chappell February 20, 2008 at 12:29 am


TheMadHat February 20, 2008 at 12:36 am

@Matt… Dunno, maybe you should create a ROFLCOPTERANT (I just made up a new acronym. Sweet)

pat February 20, 2008 at 7:19 am


Dan Perry February 20, 2008 at 9:36 am

What if I’m a human but don’t buy you a beer? Forget it; I don’t want to know the answer. I’ll just buy you one. I probably owe you one.


Melanie Phung February 20, 2008 at 11:01 am

Oh for the LOVE…!! You went and made me laugh (and sing a few Amen and Hallelujahs), so then I had to go add you to my feedreader. I already have way too many feeds to read. I don’t have time for this. Would all y’all stop posting these hilarious rants and let me get back to work!?

TheMadHat February 20, 2008 at 11:09 am

LOL…Sorry, but thanks for subscribing!

Melanie Phung February 20, 2008 at 1:53 pm

And why in the world does that MyBlogLog non-icon next to my post go to a profile for /cutegirlblog… WTF??! I never claimed I’m a cute girl. That’s not me. You can tell because I have fewer friends.

TheMadHat February 20, 2008 at 2:18 pm

Good question. I guess the lack of a URL caused a glitch. Or the internet overlords don’t like you or something.

SeoMexFan February 20, 2008 at 3:14 pm


OK, you got it right. “Famous” SEO should be the ones that share their tips the most and to try help other SEO newbies like myself.

You got me. Next time I attend you I´ll buy you a Tequila Shot.


Dr. Pete February 20, 2008 at 4:42 pm

Nice… so the lesson here is: “Don’t be a douchebag”. I’d say that’s good advice for any industry.

Assholes Inc February 20, 2008 at 6:22 pm

Now Hiring….

Tellin ya bro… syncronized ranting, sport of the future.

2 Tumbs Up

Chris Hooley February 21, 2008 at 9:46 am

Sorry, but I can’t comment on this post. I’m too famous. Hold on, that’s Matt Cutts on the other line, he wants to go shoe shopping…

Dito February 21, 2008 at 11:02 am

good shit…no, really.

TheMadHat February 21, 2008 at 11:18 am

Okay, Hooley spoke to me so I’m famous now. Shutting down the blog to relax on the beach in my newfound fame and riches.

Jon Henshaw February 21, 2008 at 6:50 pm

Aaron, you’re a riot. This is one of my favorite posts by you! And that is one big “tall man” that guy is using to flip me off.

Rae February 24, 2008 at 8:05 am

Heart a flutter – again :)

purposeinc February 25, 2008 at 3:27 am

Crap, I thought you were one of those famous SEO rockstars.

You are the only one with a professional looking icon for gosh sakes!

Damn, and to think I wasted all that time with you at Pubcon trying to get connected!

Oh well..

TheMadHat February 25, 2008 at 2:36 pm

lol…I am one of those famous SEO rockstars. That’s just my take on it ;)

Funny T Shirts March 1, 2008 at 5:38 pm

Dude, I am the little guy that nobody talks to so I love this post more than anyone else could. The guy giving the finger is perfect. Keep your personality just the way it is. I am going to be a daily reader of this blog now because of this post. Thanks

SnoopBloggyBlog March 3, 2008 at 6:00 pm

2008 is the year of the word “fucktard”!

TheMadHat March 3, 2008 at 6:55 pm

I dig making up words of the year. .net .org already taken though. The .org might be slightly disturbing.

Stephan Miller March 4, 2008 at 4:06 pm

What if you are an SEO that never made it to a conference?

Hobo March 5, 2008 at 7:44 pm


Jon Do March 11, 2008 at 6:15 am

Nice post. Is first time when I heard about “fucktard” :)


Mark March 12, 2008 at 9:02 am

Thanks to the Impulse Domain Lookup Tool you recommended for helping me establish that is surprisingly unregistered.

TheMadHat March 12, 2008 at 11:22 am

lmao…sounds like a solid domain to me

Betsy Gordon May 20, 2008 at 10:23 pm

Jeez, where have you guys been all my life? I’m an elderly protege of DK’s, and just starting to catch up on the Gurus out there. I respect DK enormously, so the people he respects are worthy of my attention. And here I find you saying stuff like “help people when you can and they’ll help you in return.” So I guess my philosophy of life is NOT so old-fashioned, after all! Thanks for restoring my confidence…

One way link building software May 24, 2008 at 3:28 am

Fucktard? That’s how shakespeare did it. He made up words when none quite fit the bill. I am beginning to notice that there are a lot of raging seo guys out there. I think it’s because people who actually know seo hear all the bull shit that the A-Listers are constantly repeating and you know its BS. I like the tag…deuchebaggery LMAO!!

TheMadHat May 28, 2008 at 9:42 am

@Betsy well I’ve been around waiting for you to show up ;D Glad you came by to read my drivel!

Dubai Web Design, Development August 17, 2008 at 11:00 pm

it doesn’t matter how famous are you. As long as you earn some money you didn’t need to be famous. I think famous itself is a great problem for you. what you think guys.

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