Sacrificing Design for Optimization

Thread Title: Sacrifice Design for Optimization Thread Url: http://forums.searchenginewatch.com/showthread.php?t=1968 Thread Description:

seomike opens a can of worms with this little bombshell by some dozy bint who thinks it's cool to report sites. rcjordan and ihelpyou are already in it and my bet is it'll be a belter of an argument on the subject of design vs opt and "ethics". We'll see...

Whalen Bashing - A New Sport?

Thread Title: Jill Whalen - Useless SEO Thread Url: http://www.webworkshop.net/seoforum/viewtopic.php?t=3384 Thread Description:

I dont know the history, but PhilC is tearing into Jill Whalen over at Web Workshop. Does she deserve it? Has she bought it on herself? - Phil clearly thinks so.

"For years, Jill has used words like "scum" to describe some people - and me personally. She's always had a big mouth about it."

LinkItforward.com - Guerilla Forum Marketing

Thread Title: Define me a Link Farm Thread Url: http://www.searchguild.com/tpage15351-0.html Thread Description:

Here's an interesting one on a couple of different levels. Firstly you have some definitions of "link farm" - nothing really new there but within the the thread there's what appears to me to be a tag team forum promo by two new members of Search Guild - Stretch Dog and nanoreef n'amugabeer.

They're promoting a site called LinkItForward.com that's essentially (from what i can gather) a database of backlink hunting SEOs - the idea being to gain non-recip backlinks. The product might have legs, i just dont know, but it's pretty interesting to see.

Call me an old cynic, maybe i am, but i've no idea how the Search Guild guys have missed the (to me) obvious tag team setup there, the posters are waaay to similar in there passion for the program and knowledge of the details to be genuine IMO. Make your own mind up.

ADDED :: Same join up date Lol! Amateurs...