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Patrick Gavin made a huge impact in the world of SEO starting in 2001 and since he sold his company in 2007 everyone has been wondering what was going to be his next big thing. Now we know
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from Purposeinc 1781 Days ago #
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Patrick rocks. Just a fine quality guy. Smart, humble and warm. I haven’t seen the product yet, but anything that he is behind is going to be top shelf.

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from seoconsultantdubai 1781 Days ago #
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Nice Sphinn.

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from tonyp 1780 Days ago #
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This aricle should be considered spam and promotes a product (DIYSEO) that doesn’t yet exist.   This product was created by someone who has produced products in the past that violate Google Guidelines.  From Google Webmaster:"However, some SEOs and webmasters engage in the practice of buying and selling links that pass PageRank, disregarding the quality of the links, the sources, and the long-term impact it will have on their sites. Buying or selling links that pass PageRank is in violation of Google’s webmaster guidelines and can negatively impact a site’s ranking in search results." From the article: "It worked very very well and search engines had no way possible to combat it. In May of 2007 Google threw up the white flag on algorithmically being able to detect paid links and <font color="#0071bb">asked for help from webmasters to narc on their friends</font>."And why is this past product (Text Link Ads) now advertised on this Sphinn page.  Does Sphinn advertise products that violate Google TOS?  Am I missing something here?

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from shoemoney 1780 Days ago #
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"This aricle should be considered spam and promotes a product (DIYSEO) that doesn’t yet exist."LOL

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from tonyp 1780 Days ago #
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I guess what I missed was the humor shoemoney.

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from thesayregroup 1780 Days ago #
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This will be interesting to see and I am sure many SEO’s are scared about its effectiveness. I don’t think any major companies will go for this but it could take a lot of the small-medium size businesses who really don’t have a huge budget for SEO. I just don’t know how automated search engine optimization can be as a lot of the time its more strategy and time than it is busy work.

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from amabaie 1780 Days ago #
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I agree with tonyp.  I saw the article from a tweet, then I noticed it had 23 sphinns, and all I could think of was how on earth there could be 23 people on Sphinn that would vote for an announcement that somebody plans to do something undefined.  I was quite surprised to see that a lot of people I respect have sphunn this, because honestly this comes close to a desphinn for me. 

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from amabaie 1780 Days ago #
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Oh yes, the other thing that suprised me is how a post promoting automated SEO could get 23 sphinns.  Folks here are all sophisticated enough to know that automation in SEO is the surest way not to win at SEO.  Like any competition where multiple entities struggle for a fixed number of places, the only way to win is to be better than the rest, to rise above average.  Automation means average. I am having a very, very hard time believing this is happening here.

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from tonyp 1780 Days ago #
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Thanks for the words of agreement amabaie.  I was beginning to think I was the only one in the Sphinn community who felt that way when this article went hot today.   The earlier desphinn by Mert also supported my case and was appreciated.  If it’s spam it shouldn’t matter who submits it. 

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from borsodas2 1778 Days ago #
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seo=spam

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from onreact 1777 Days ago #
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This is a solely promotional post that does not even explain what this product is about. Also coming from a page that usually promotes slogans like "SEO sucks" it’s bizarre to get popular here.

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from tonyp 1777 Days ago #
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onreact - I agree my friend.  Articles like this normally don’t make it past the "Whats New" page.  I too am amazed that 35+ members of our community would sphinn this post that is blatenly promotional and about a SEO product that doesn’t yet exist.  Can anyone who sphunn this article explain why it is NOT spam?  I would like to hear from Danny about the question of Sphinn’s view on paid links advertising on Sphinn and Google Guidelines.

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from tonyp 1739 Days ago #
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This aricle should be considered spam and promotes a product (DIYSEO) that doesn’t yet exist.

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from Mert 1739 Days ago #
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With all due respect to Shoemoney, this is a promotional piece.

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from onreact 1739 Days ago #
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Not a single word of explanation what the product is about, just promotion no value.

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