Take Polygraph Lie Detector Tests to be an SEO

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There's an interesting discussion over at Cre8asiteForums:

My old SEO company has recently announced that they are doing polygraph tests, psychographic profiling and background checks on all their employees to try and prevent disgruntled ex-employees screwing things up. Aside from the fact that polygraph tests have been almost entirely discredited as a form of lie-detector, does this seem a bit much to you?

Well, it certainly does!

But putting the obvious management and corporate culture problems aside, why SEOs? What questions are they going to ask? There a few funny assumptions here:

  • Have you built any spammy directory links this month?
  • Have you ever been involved in black hat SEO?

OR?