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"I have been thinking about this for a while. There are so many new SEOs getting into the game and unfortunately many of them are clueless wanna-be’s. How are we to distinguish between these posers and the “Real” deal?"
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from rishilakhani 2324 Days ago #
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technically this article is already hot - its got like three submissions...

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from annie7 2324 Days ago #
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nice :) the submission moves forward as well its duplicate :)

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from MattMcGee 2324 Days ago #
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I fixed the URL on this submit and removed the others. We prefer to keep the original submission whenever possible.

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from JohnCarcutt 2324 Days ago #
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Thanks Matt. Lost some nice comments though. Thanks everyone for the feedback.

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from ZakNicola 2324 Days ago #
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Great read John, and so true.

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from planetc1 2324 Days ago #
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I’ll have to re-comment here.John didn’t mention that Real SEOs eat hamburgers.I’ll test that drinking theroy while at SMX social. Wonder what kinds of girly drinks Danny prefers.

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from DarrellLong 2324 Days ago #
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16. Real SEO’s... Are in the BOOO Crew ( or atleast want to join it)http://flickr.com/photos/rossdunn/2315622485/

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from seofactor 2324 Days ago #
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1. Real SEOs … Don’t wear hats in publicCrap. I’m gonna have to change my avatar...and logo...and numerous picture of myself...and my chosen style. Well, that’s SEO for ya; always changing.

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from Wiep 2324 Days ago #
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"1. Real SEOs … Don’t wear hats in publicCrap. I’m gonna have to change my avatar...and logo...and numerous picture of myself...and my chosen style. Well, that’s SEO for ya; always changing."Speaking of which; have you seen Tad here lately? :P

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from SlightlyShadySEO 2324 Days ago #
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1) I wear my hat however I darn well please online. In real life I look like crap with a hat.2) I love PPC. SEO will always be my first and true love, but it’s sooo nice to be able to say "Screw backlinks"3) I’m under 21, so I’m gonna (legally) have to say "no go" on the drinking at conferences.4) Check.5) Believe it or not, the SEs don’t keep blackhats like myself on the "schwag" list. No t-shirts here. I got a (ironically white) hat from WordZe though. But I guess I can’t wear it in public.6) I like forums. They’re the most active internet users out there, so if you want to get the word out about something, that’s a great place to be. I pick and choose granted, but they’re still good.7) Check.8) Never had the pleasure of seeing danny drunk. Maybe when I can get into bars(next march=21)9) Check.10) Check.11) Check.12) Never had the pleasure of adding Tamar to a friends list actually! After I finish cleaning, perhaps I shall Twitter follow her.13) Sort of Check.14) Check.15) Check.50% = Me = Epic Failure? damn.

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from Jill 2324 Days ago #
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Now that’s scary...SSS is 1-year younger than my oldest daughter...

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from bbcarter 2324 Days ago #
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I violently agree with almost all of those.  Except PPC, which requires slightly different skills and can be more instantly gratifying, and Rankings, because you didn’t put in a caveat about caring more about better metrics, like natural-search-related conversions.

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from everett 2323 Days ago #
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"Real SEOS" know that great linkbait makes those reading it feel good about themselves by telling them they they are ’elite’ in some way because they fit a certain profile.Bravo! If I still blogged about SEO I’d give that a link for sure. Hell, maybe I will anyway.

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from copywriter39 2321 Days ago #
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Great post, but I agree with bbcarter that ppc requires different skills. I think it’s like direct marketing, in that it allows you to test different campaigns and get immediate feedback. And use this information to augment you natural SEO.

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from herbhow 2175 Days ago #
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I depend so much on reading what the "expert" SEOs write - because I’m a wanna be.  I’m glad I caught this article.  

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from yetanotherben 2117 Days ago #
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Real SEOs … Don’t wear hats in publicI think there’s a lot of SEO’s who aren’t even in the public eye, they’re busy in the shadows link-building whilst we’re all chatting!  Great post Annie!

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from cindydavidson 2013 Days ago #
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hahah great read.

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from felicitybramble 1911 Days ago #
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I love this because it is so true. thanks for sharing

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