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SEO trade secrets are traded in bars, not on blogs and forums, and if a company is depending on one tricky technique as their trade secrets they are gonna have a tough time competing. SEO and internet marketing is a strategy…not a big secret. *Tips* may be given and posted, and comments are for keeping people honest. Let’s try to keep it that way without folks having to tip toe on politically correct eggshells for one another. The truth has a way of rising to the the top while spin and tripe is generally sensed quickly and outed quickly within blogging circles. The ability to have and voice your opinion is something that makes having a website great. Dissenting opinions and heated discussion help to advance most things that evolved. It’s not always good to agree, and comments let people do that.
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The short story is this: Aaron is being sued over comments left on his blog by his readers about a notoriously unsavoury company called Traffic Power, or 1p. Within the Search industry, these people are regarded as the lowest of the low, and if you dig through some of those Search results, or the links at the bottom of this post, you’ll find all the gory details. Suffice to say, they are not regarded very highly by the overwhelming majority of the Search Marketing community.
I don’t think it’s right, do you?
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There is much to the history of TP/1p, and you can find a lot of it in the Google searches linked above, but recently, these are the more notable posts and discussions on the subject if you’d like more in-depth information to quote and link to.
- Wall Street Journal: Blogger Faces Lawsuit Over
Comments Posted by Readers
- LockerGnome: SEOBook vs. Traffic Power – Bloggers on Trial
- Slashdot: Blog Faces Lawsuit Over Reader Comments
- MediaChannel: Blogger Faces Lawsuit Over Comments Posted by Readers
- Search Engine Watch: Traffic Power Files Suit Against SEO Book
- Web Pro News: Aaron Wall Sued Over SEOBook Blog Comments
- Toprank Blog
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