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A funny story about my former employer

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by cataclysm1987, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. cataclysm1987

    cataclysm1987 Junior Member

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    So I work in an agency. It's not bad. I essentially get to do PPC and SEO all day for money, so I'm good with it.

    The other day, I Googled a former employer who fired me for no good reason. They just launched a new site.

    I couldn't find it in Google though.

    Funny story, look what I found in their meta data:

    <meta name='robots' content='noindex,follow' />

    This is pretty hilarious considering they hired an "SEO Guy" to replace me after I left.

    Anyways, fuck em. I make more money now anyways.
     
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    What a fantastic story - I will sleep better tonight for reading this.
     
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    Inspiring story, lesson : never fire a smart SEO guy, it's bad for your rankings.
     
  5. Ste Fishkin

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    How do you know that happened?
     
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    Maybe they fucked over that SEO guy too, and he left them a little present!
     
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  8. cataclysm1987

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    That's right. How do you know I'm even smart?

    Either way, pretty frickin funny that their current "SEO guy" can't find a noindex tag on their home page.
     
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    When was the website launched ? Maybe they are still fixing something that's why noindex ?
     
  10. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    I just highly doubt your story from start to finish.

    You don't have to care about my opinion, or you can cry yourself to sleep over it.

    To be fair, not all good stories are true.
     
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    ROFL, serious!
    Real fun I got today :D
     
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    Magic and stuff
     
  13. Gosite

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    Since you went back to check their website to see if it's indexed and see how they how the other guy was performing, you must be smart. And another thing, smart people suck at job keeping, I'm speaking from my own experience.

    Ah, almost forgot. Stupid people don't join BHW in 2010 they are probably still googling "how to make money online" an set back crying.
     
  14. Ste Fishkin

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    Smart people don't work for people.
     
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    What is his site, so we can all check?
     
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  17. Gosite

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    I never kept a job for more than a week!
     
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    such funny , much wow
     
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    +1 on this. It sounds like OP just recently discovered what that meta tag did and wanted to make up a relatable good-guy-wins story to farm some thanks.
     
  20. Ste Fishkin

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    Brilliant. You sound like a smart guy.

    Tell me, why apply for jobs if you're a smart guy? Why not work for yourself.

    Smart people do not apply for jobs then quit a week later. Why would a smart guy do that?