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Not only is this an entertaining video, but the reasoning behind creating this off-topic link bait is interesting as well. It’s a link building topic that should be explored even more, and this is a great way to kick off some discussion.

Note: no cutts or cuttlets were harmed in the making of this "spoof" video.
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from planetc1 2324 Days ago #
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The concept is great but the video doesn’t quite do it for me. The "death" thing turned me off (even though it’s a spoof). If I were doing something expected to go viral, I’d check some peoples reactions first.

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from DazzlinDonna 2324 Days ago #
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Right, I had a feeling that might be an issue as well.  Still, I thought the concept was worth discussing.  And it’s why I made sure the title and description of the sphinn didn’t mislead anyone.

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from NavyCS 2324 Days ago #
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I enjoyed the video - nicely done!

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from Jill 2324 Days ago #
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And it’s why I made sure the title and description of the sphinn didn’t mislead anyone.What a concept...letting people know something is a spoof! :DSphunn for the discussion, haven’t watched the video yet.

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from neyne 2324 Days ago #
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I wonder what Jill is referring to ....hmmm :DI was also kinda put off by the killing part... dunno..

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from DazzlinDonna 2324 Days ago #
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It probably would have been less off-putting if a fake name had been used - such as Pat Clutz instead of Matt Cutts.  I’m sure next time he’ll consider that aspect before he makes another spoof video, but if you can get past that aspect, it’s pretty cute.FYI - I’d be the first person to be crying my eyes out if Matt so much as hurt his toe.  I like the guy a lot, and I’m sure Dave does too. 

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from JamesDuthie 2324 Days ago #
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I don’t think the video is edgy enough to go wildly viral. It is clever, but lacks the sensationalism that drives viral. The humour is also a little too subtle for mass audience methinks.What it really needs is some 13 year olds and hookers... :)

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from ciaran 2323 Days ago #
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Off-topic linkbait - I have no issue with it other than the fact that Matt has actively encouraged it in the past. James - one little thing; I actually think there’s a difference between linkbait & viral, and this will probably work for the former but not, as you say, for the latter (simply because there aren’t enough people who know who the hell Matt Cutts is). Ceilings for success in linkbait tend to be much lower than those for viral marketing (especially video.)

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from Dugdale 2323 Days ago #
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Thanks for your all your comments.I guess I was a little surprised to see that the SMX Advanced conference didn’t have Oatmeal (Matt Inman) speaking on the "Blow Your Mind Link Building Techniques". I really thought that Matt’s Widgets Gone Wild post was the definition of Blow your Mind link building, so I thought it would be fun to put together another spoof video.I have been doing some training videos for another one of my sites, and I wanted to try out a new editing technique that I used in this video. I really had fun with it but I can see how people took exception to my odd sense of humor.I think Donna’s idea of using Pat Clutz was brilliant.

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from enablingbiz 2316 Days ago #
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Really I found good comments here,but I have to do link building for few sites,so how can we get relevant content site links..Have you any idea?

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