I’m so tired of the first rule of SEO fight club being ignored. Maybe it’s the whole concept of community not being what it once was. I have a tight knit group of friends who I share stuff with (the things I would never put on this blog or be for general consumption) and there is a reason I trust these people – they’re kick ass SEO folks and I can trust them.
You know as soon as you go to see someone speak and you hear a speaker say “don’t tweet this” some idiots going to have it on twitter within seconds (may be the embedded command in the statement – all they hear is “tweet this”).
Anyway last Friday I was one of the Caliber ten that went to the Distilled #linklove conference – (if only some of you had paid attention to my emails you would have been there too #fail). It had a great line up of SEO folks talking about links – and not links that most SEO’s punt out (directory submissions, online PR etc) but the sort of link development that can be used to help rank businesses for short tail terms – real honey pots. TBH it wasn’t about do this and you get a result. It was here is how I think and TBH Wil Reynolds and Martin McDonald rocked. They weren’t just SEO geeks, they are the kind of inspirational people that a wannabe #SEORockStar will never be. Why? Because they do SEO – they don’t just talk about (seems to be the new curse of the industry – moron does some SEO, moron get’s a twitter feed/blog/facebook page, moron advances to being an #SEORockstar – do some bloody work please).
If you missed it there will be a proper DVD version available soon (go buy it as soon as it’s out and get your kids vested in links now so they can grow up knowing how to rock Google – my kids ten and he loves messing with Google and YouTube currently – chocolate is an inspirational force like great SEO’s).
Anyway here’s Martin’s slides from his presentation.
Courtesy of MOGmartin’s SEO Forum