Some Great People in SEO (Part 2)

by Trophico on February 18, 2010

Remember the last post? I was mainly complaining about fake gurus and just before the end mentioned Dave Taylor, who (imho) is a great SEO guy.

This post is going to try and keep it positive, and not talk about all those “gurus” that has sent me (and others) digging for gold in the deserts with outdated tools and tricks that worked really well 6 months prior to appearing on their videos, course documents and seo instruction books.

The thing is that while almost anyone in internet marketing wakes up each morning to an exploded in box with at least a few launch emails, affiliate emails about that same launch, and some other marketers just keeping in touch with their list subscribers.

I will cut to the chase right now. Jerry West. That’s the guy, and if you do not know who he is, you should. Probably the best advice I ever got on anything SEO related came from Jerry, and I am not talking about one or two tips but significantly more, with honest and true answers on questions most marketers dont dare ask Jerry is, hands down, the best SEO guy out there today – and has been that for a long time now.

This is the perfect example of someone who knows what he is doing, being very honest about it, sharing what he likes to share and working on his own projects without launching stuff, making a big hit and running to the woods, or hyping his name out to the IM industry. Jerry West works, day after day, and you know what? his processes and methodology works too.

So thanks Jerry, SEO would not have been the same without you.

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Some Great People in SEO

by Trophico on February 10, 2010

Time to talk about a selected few people who make the SEO world a better place, naturally I am not going to go on too long about them, but I thought it would be nice to mention the names of two experts who are helpful, friendly and just good guys.

As most people who come in touch with SEO find out there are many (and I mean MANY) frauds out there, many BS and con artists, who would befriend you just to get you into a membership plan and then disappear. There are also those who love the word “Guru” and refer to themselves as such, they preach and teach but almost always neglected to tell their followers what it is they do to make money (most times its by being gurus), keeping the students in the dark is somehow the leading principle in SEO teaching.

Most of those fancy PDF’s an Ebooks and special courses are just old news, published by people who used to make money with those systems and now, well, it doesn’t work all that well anymore, so lets squeeze another few bucks of this dead system by selling it for $1,000 a pop.

So you learn to admire and like those who stand out from that crowd, honest and intelligent people who help others some times, and in most cases just do their thing and make money with good, proper SEO.

One such man is Dave Taylor, smart and funny, this guy could teach most of us how to use the internet and be good while doing so, he also has a fantastic take on life and work, and the best advice I can give you is to simply follow him on Twitter (http://twitter.com/DaveTaylor)and see how this guy answers, communicates and helps out a bunch of people, almost all the time.

That’s it for now, I think I will talk about the second great SEO guy in the next time I post…

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