Ammon Johns Owns Heil

Oct 21st

For the record, I think Ammon Johns is a great guy, not for the least of reasons that I don't want to be the subject of posts like these!

Many of the SEO's I highly respect have stated they believe the ultra white hat marketing ploy is a marketing scam. Sure there has to be a balance and you should always disclose risky techniques to clients, but I think feeling you need to play inside some arbitrary ruleset and put that first above all else is a surefire way to fail.

Published: October 21, 2005

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Comments

October 21, 2005 - 1:12am

Will someone (pls?) abstract that infinite post?
I stupidly sent it to print (can't read that long on a monitor) but the machine crashed.

Michael Martinez
October 21, 2005 - 6:23pm

The abstract is this: Many SEOs, lacking professionalism or maturity, continually bait, bash, and belittle a competitor whom they don't like.

End of story.

October 22, 2005 - 12:42am

Oddly enough, MM fits well into the category of person created above in his comment - with one exception - he is not an SEO.

I will let his comment stand, although I think the bigger issue is that when we pass judgement quickly we should make sure we do not live in a glass house. Doug Heil passes judgement on most anything he does not create, and that is part of the reason he was described as a "black hat human being".

Ammon was disgusted at IHY for calling a proxy a scraper and people failing to recognize a proxy even after being told what it is.

October 22, 2005 - 1:44pm

Thanks,
I see now that Nick closed the post - will read it on my next flight.

Michael Martinez
October 23, 2005 - 1:35am

God help all SEOs if they need Aaron's approval in order to wear the tag.

Instead of using your blog to ridicule people who have been doing SEO work for many more years than you, Aaron, you could work on your professionalism.

October 23, 2005 - 7:57pm

>God help all SEOs if they need Aaron's approval in order to wear the tag.

That is my whole point...nobody should need approval to wear the tag...those aiming to approve usually have ulterior motives.

>Instead of using your blog to ridicule people who have been doing SEO work for many more years than you, Aaron, you could work on your professionalism.

I could work on that, but I also like calling a spade a spade. Surely I would be more popular if I did not do that, but I would rather be honest than popular.

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