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Old 22nd September 2008, 09:52 AM   #1
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Exclamation SEO's Are Not Rock Stars!

For some time now I've bitten my tongue on an issue that's driven me nuts for some time - the ego involved in the SEO industry. I have WAY too often heard some of the more noted SEO's referred to as "rock stars". And who makes the reference? Other SEO's.

Let's face facts shall we ... If I ask my neighbor, my dad or my banker who even Matt Cutts is I'm going to get a blank stare. Even the most recognized person in our industry is, to those outside the industry and related industries, an unknown. Rock star? I think not.

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Old 22nd September 2008, 12:01 PM   #2
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you make a good point Dale..I like the duct tape comment

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you make a good point Dale..I like the duct tape comment
Jack, I didn't write the article, I just published it on my site. But thanks for your response!

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Old 23rd September 2008, 02:11 PM   #4
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All you need to dispell the "rock star SEO" myth is to post pictures of some of these guys

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Hmmmmmmm...

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Old 24th September 2008, 09:13 AM   #6
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Talking SEO's may not be rock stars but the garner respect in their industry.

It is true that SEO's may not be rock stars but for their work and their accomplishments they do garner respect from their peers.

I dont think any person who is good with SEO has done it for the fame or done it to be a rock star, most if not all are quite content with just getting their web pages to the top of google for their keywords.

There may have been some drunkies at that San Jose conference being loud about their accomplishments but over all I think that when you have done something exceptional you should be proud of that, not necessarily go around saying you control the internet but its not a crime to be happy about your accomplishments with SEO.

With the gift of being an SEO expert you do still have the potential to become a rockstar if you want.. Just get to number 1 on google for the keyword phrase 'rockstar seo' and nobody could tell you that you aren't a rock star =) lol..

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I don't think it was ever intended that they were "Rock Stars" .... they are "SEO Rock Stars".

While the average person doesn't have a clue who these people are, those within the SEO circles sure do.

They travel from San Jose to NYC, Chicago ... drawing (large) crowds at shows that pay big money to line up and see them and admire them.

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I don't think it was ever intended that they were "Rock Stars" .... they are "SEO Rock Stars".

While the average person doesn't have a clue who these people are, those within the SEO circles sure do.

They travel from San Jose to NYC, Chicago ... drawing (large) crowds at shows that pay big money to line up and see them and admire them.
Actually, I agree with the point the author was making. Too many of us are idolizing the wrong people. Our priorities are all screwed up. We should be idolizing our nurses and teachers, not SEO's.

That being said, it doesn't matter to me one way or the other. I'm not into hero-worship.

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