25 Most Rehashed Posts I Never Want To See Frontpage Sphinn Ever Again

Author: Gab Goldenberg

25) 25 Tips on writing good titles.

24) How to optimize a page’s content in 5 minutes or less.

23) Write nerdy content for linkbaiting the Digg audience.

22) {Famous SEO} said SEO is dead.

21) Why {Famous SEO} is dead wrong.

20) Blogging is good for building relationships.

19) Commenting is good for building relationships.

18) Biggest list of SEO-friendly directories to submit to.

17) {A} called me a bad word! Booooohoooo. / Response by B.

16) Design for users and SEs will follow.

15) Ethical SEO = Whitehat SEO; Blackhats are depraved dirtbags.

14) Gab called me a dirtbag (Ed: Suck it up then, Dirtbag!)

13) We should give no attention to spammers’ tactics (Cuz ignorance is bliss… and so is ranking on page 53).

12) The basics of {Insert Tactic}. (AKA 5 Common mistakes of {Tactic}.)

11) Use {Well Known Tools} for keyword research.

10) How to pick a domain name.

9) Social media is terrific for SEO.

8) [SEO Star]’s guide to Twitter.

7) Be unique and different to attract links. (Ed: Oh, the irony!)

6) Measure your {conversion rate, bounce rate, etc.} with Google Analytics.

5) Use multiple websites for reputation management.

4) Place your Adcents in the upper left to get higher CTR

3) Canonicalize your URLs.

2) Your blog sucks cuz you aren’t passionate. (Or maybe because I’m stupid enough to click and read this utterly useless post.)

1) {Popular SEO Blogger} 7 Tips for better linkbait.

For more playa hata goodness, check out Melanie Phung’s excellent piece dissecting silliness in the search echo chamber. I also like this quote from Jill Whalen on SEO plagiarism (or in commoner speak, mind-numbing crap):

“If you really want to become a well-known and/or respected writer online, you will need to have original thoughts[…]”

And on that note, my editorial calendar for the coming week is going to address legal issues in search that I don’t see others talking about. Get my rss feed and stay tuned!

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  1. I agree with most of these... same old stuff that's not very interesting. Sphunn!

    Comment by Gyutae Park - July 28, 2008 @ 12:20am
  2. Love it!!! Especially: "We should give no attention to spammers’ tactics (Cuz ignorance is bliss… and so is ranking on page 53)." Stumbled! Enjoy, Barbara

    Comment by Barbara Ling, Virtual Coach - July 28, 2008 @ 8:37am
  3. Nice post Gab - Btw, re-edit it because your link to 'legal issues in search' is broken. Cheers --

    Comment by Dev Basu - July 28, 2008 @ 1:24pm
  4. Barbara - thanks for the stumble :D. Dev - appreciate the tip; fixed it now.

    Comment by Gabriel Goldenberg - July 28, 2008 @ 7:05pm
  5. Ooh! Ooh! Pick me! "Write for Users, NOT Search Engines!" LOL on all these, this made my day.

    Comment by Linda Bustos - July 30, 2008 @ 1:19am
  6. Hehe thanks for the kind words Linda. Sucks this didn't go hot - really should have imho.

    Comment by Gabriel Goldenberg - July 31, 2008 @ 12:52am
  7. How bout this post: Happy Birthday (random, popular Sphinn member)! Sphinns: 85 Underneath that post: Happy Birthday (unpopular Sphinn member!) Sphinns: 2

    Comment by Jingo Jango - August 1, 2008 @ 11:37am
  8. I've got another one. [Popular Sphinn member] is having a baby/getting married! 130 sphinns.

    Comment by Jingo Jango - August 1, 2008 @ 11:39am
  9. One more. Putting a curse word in the title of the post to make it more "edgy." [Link removed to avoid flame war]. Even if an article has been rehashed a thousand times, adding a curse word somehow causes it to be sphunn alot.

    Comment by Jingo Jango - August 1, 2008 @ 11:49am
  10. What about "doorways"?

    Comment by WebSam - August 6, 2008 @ 11:46am
  11. I did enjoy your post. Very short and easy to read. maybe sphinn will change soon with these posts coming out of the woodwork.

    Comment by Mike Bradbury - August 10, 2008 @ 11:05pm

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