SEO Forum Madness

A bunch of random forum news...
Lots of stuff going on in the SEO Forum scene. In the last week not one but two people have tried to hire me as moderators for new forums that are coming out. I said no, but talk about a saturated market... One of the forums is a big money pay site, the other will be at a link site (since they are not out yet neither of them are mentioned by name in this post).

Its kinda cool that people would be willing to pay me to do what I do for free anyway. I wonder if it would be worth it to try to make my own forum? I could have one of a million SEO forums :)

New Forums:
My friend Nandini is starting a new forum called SEO Zip. I am not supposed to mention it until tomorrow, but I felt like mentioning it with all the other forum stuff. I am trying to help her get it off the ground running, so I will try to post there a good bit. Please stop by and say hi.

Post Trades is a new forum dedicated to link trading. They got a cool tool for analyzing data about your site in the upper right corner too.

Derek Chew also has a new forum at SEO Place.

Forum Spammer:
(from an anonymous forum moderator at a forum which is new to me) I got accused of major forum spamming for the first time:

Your many posts in the seo forum smell like spam to me. I am sure of it. But, I am a fan of link spam so no problem... just try to put more thought into your posts. It is too obvious that your just trying to get a high post count and want to post the smallest amount necessary in order to give a half-assed answer.

I am not saying your answers are wrong - just shallow, and you know it. If you don't know it then you have no business running seobook.

I did not even put a sig link in my posts and all I could think was "what a jerk."

Lots0 just retired from moderating at SearchGuild. If I had to list 2 or 3 people who taught me the most about the web and SEO stuff his name would be on the list. Thanks for teaching me so much Lots0 and hope to see you around.

Don't Forget...
ThreadWatch is a great place to get forum coverage if you don't have time to visit them all.

Published: October 28, 2004 by Aaron Wall in aaron matthew wall


October 28, 2004 - 4:10pm

There's too much infighting going on these days. Am bored of seeing people flaming each other.

Credit to you Aaron for not naming names.

October 30, 2004 - 4:41am

Lets face it; forums build awareness, awareness builds content, content builds exposure which all adds up too: Relevant traffic being delived!

I think the person having a shot at you Aaron, should take themselves outback and give themselves 10 upper cuts, think about the comment, then reapply if the answer is still the same. Once they have knocked enough sense into themself, then post the correct answer. The correct answer? Thanks for your post Aaron, you knowledge is always welcome here!

October 30, 2004 - 6:00am

I am a big troublemaker sometimes, so thanks for the vote of confidence guys :)

November 3, 2004 - 4:05am

Hi Aaron, Nandini and the forum at SeoZip forums are great, I also got to V7N and SearchGuild by reading the SEO Book, I am at page 84 right now and I am very happy with it, I think I will finish it tonight.

I really think SEO forums are a great resource, you can see what is working and what is not from many people experiences. Most of the people in the forums are very knowledgeable and I am learning a lot from them.

Only problem: days are too short to keep updated with so much info :)


September 9, 2006 - 9:31am

Hi! I created a new site called

It was created in order to provide a listing of seo companies and allow web site owners to place free requests for seo work that needs to be done. There is also a free article submission directory that has been created to help out websites become an expert in their given field.

The site is fairly basic but will obviously be improved if this website takes off (ex: become more automated). Just wondering what people think of it and more importantly if there is anything I should add that would make it more appealing for use?

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