Blog Spammers Whining

Doesn’t this tear at the tender parts of your heart in pity? Blog spammers whining that Google has shut them down and rendered their time ineffective. Boo hoo, let’s all break out the violin. These people like to call themselves SEO experts, but they are really scums of the internet, the lowest form of humans that humanity can create. They won’t earn any pity from me. If you’re interested in SEO, then read this page from Google on SEO that gives you tips.

There are proper search engine optimizations, but it should be called common sense. Use proper keywords in the website, utilize the title attribute on every page effectively, follow web standards, make the page accessible for those with disabilities or using alternative devices, and so on. That’s just being a proper webmaster, not a SEO expert.

Yes, there are guidelines set forth by Google, and they are common sense issues as well. This page at Google for webmasters has a lot of useful information. Most notably this part that every webmaster should ask himself when he’s optimizing his site for search engines:

“Avoid tricks intended to improve search engine rankings. A good rule of thumb is whether you’d feel comfortable explaining what you’ve done to a website that competes with you. Another useful test is to ask, “Does this help my users? Would I do this if search engines didn’t exist?”

[Listening to: Gatecrasher Digital – Chillout Mix CD 3 (1:02:43)]

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  1. Ah, the culture of inverse victimhood strikes again. I suppose it comes down to the fact that you have every right to try to spam my site/email (or google bomb, or whatever), and I (or Google, or whoever) have every right to use any means at my disposal to keep you from succeeding. Don’t whine when you lose, I don’t think you’ll find much sympathy.

    My personal favorite is the telemarketers (who are only slightly higher on the food chain than spammers, but who have quite a way to go to achieve the high level of “putrid, festering dog snot”) trying to claim that being able to intrude electronically into my home without prior notice is free speech protected by the first amendment. Never mind that they cry foul the instant we do the same to them.

    (See http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/living/columnists/dave_barry/6649728.htm )

    Dave Barry is my hero.

  2. Not only are telemarketters are horrible, but bill collecting agencies are just as bad. My roommate didn’t pay a cellphone bill in time, so the company handed it over to a bill collector. The bill collector has called here everyday, between the times of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. asking for my roommate, who works all day, and I’m stuck having to hear them everytime I answer.

    When they ask for my roommate, I usually say she’s not here, and they say they’ll call back later. Sometimes I ask who is calling, and one time someone called, and the guy asked for my roommate, and I said “Who’s calling?” and the guy goes “None of your business.” and hung up. These bill collectors will do anything to annoy you, it seems, and you’d have to be a really pathetic or desperate person to be in that line of work.

    That Dave Barry article is hilarious.

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