1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

my roommate is so stupid

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Bartman, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. Bartman

    Bartman Power Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2010
    Messages:
    569
    Likes Received:
    131
    I get really excited about SEO. Since I have nobody to talk to, occasionally I tell me roommate about what I am doing and explain why I am doing is important and how it's going to help me come up in the SERPS. But, every time I get so freaking frustrated and I promise myself I will never talk to him about this again. He is one of those people who thinks they know everything better than you and make stupid suggestions.

    So today I was explaining how I have put my link on a blog, and to get this noticed, I created a forum profile and put the blog as my homepage, and then asked a question in the forum so that when google crawls the forum, it will see my profile, and when it crawls the profile, it will see the blog.
    so he says "thats not a very good way of doing it, you should put your link in the signature box so that people will see it and you get more customers. if its in your profile, it is very unlikely that anyone will notice it."
    I was about to argue, but I cursed myself for ever starting the conversation and shut my mouth.
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2010
  2. krzysiekz

    krzysiekz Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010
    Messages:
    953
    Likes Received:
    578
    Well, what he said is right in theory (about getting more human visibility from the signature than profile link). I think you're being a little unfair on your friend, though.

    If he is not geared towards SEO, how did you want him to respond intelligently and in-context? It's like him trying to talk to you about something he specialises in and you having no idea, then him getting angry at you for not having any idea. He can't help it.

    On the other hand, if he claims to be some sort of SEO guru, then this is a different story :p
     
  3. 2011nfl

    2011nfl Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    1,223
    Likes Received:
    5,956
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    Home Page:
    Heres what you should do, you and your roomate should each create your own blogs, and seo your own way as a contest. Make a friendly wager, to see who can get the most natural views. This is actually very productive because in the process, you will both be so motivated that you will be forced to learn different techniques. And you will probally win the bet, because after all........ You have blackhatters in your corner :D
     
  4. JannuBl22t

    JannuBl22t Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Messages:
    197
    Likes Received:
    102
    Lol, that would be a nice contest :D
     
  5. pipey

    pipey Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2010
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    23
    He sounds right, lol
     
  6. chichantre

    chichantre Junior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2010
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    38
    Occupation:
    Wannabe IM, SEO 'Guru', SuperAffiliate...Whatever.
    Location:
    A tiny corner of the world. How boring!
    Interesting post, and I hear your frustration. Like someone pointed out, what response can you expect from someone who has no knowledge or little interest in SEO?

    Furthermore, (and I know there is a miniscule amount of SEO value to this post, but), wouldn't this type of post be better suited to the lounge?
     
  7. seomusic

    seomusic Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2010
    Messages:
    376
    Likes Received:
    56
    your friend is right and your wrong .
     
  8. IamNRE

    IamNRE Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2010
    Messages:
    4,663
    Likes Received:
    7,108
    Occupation:
    Generate Leads With FB Ads For Just $1
    Home Page:
    By the looks of your picture, your room-mate is perfect for you.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  9. savvypro

    savvypro Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    133
    Oh, come on now, where's the constructive criticism, it's also unfair on the wall, it's just there with no way to leave the room. No way to defend it's self from all the SEO this and SEO that.

    Better option wold be to get a ball, preferably made by Wilson, so you can call it Wilson. Give it a couple of months and you and Wilson will be like so :D :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPSRW45Obv0

    To OP, the following should only be used with care.

    The next time you get into the same situation, and the other person has given you a stupid answer, reply along the lines of: really now, so how much did that neat trick make you - any hard proof?

    You can then follow up with: because what I'm doing has made me x amount.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2010
  10. sbella

    sbella Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2010
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    18
    Occupation:
    International Whore
    I have learned to keep my mouth shut about a lot of things for reasons just like this.
     
  11. Checkmate

    Checkmate Elite Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    1,536
    Likes Received:
    639
    +1
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
  12. ohyeahbabe

    ohyeahbabe Junior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2008
    Messages:
    168
    Likes Received:
    9
    If he is not seo expert than he is not stupid by saying that. Actually its almost the maximum intelligent response you can get from people having no idea about seo
     
  13. LukaB

    LukaB Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2010
    Messages:
    3,547
    Likes Received:
    4,248
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Planet Earth
    Uhm think of it you being in his position, you know ZERO about IM, and in actual theory, putting link in sig, would make more sense "so more people see it". Why are you so pissed? You are aggressive mate, cool down, he's just a newbie in that area, I bet he can ask you stuff which you will have no idea about.
     
  14. reinie

    reinie Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2009
    Messages:
    1,574
    Likes Received:
    1,040
    say: "Shit dude, great idea, thanks..."

    and move on
     
  15. Monrox

    Monrox Power Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    615
    Likes Received:
    579
    Well does the forum allow access to profiles if you're not logged in? If not, your roommate is probably right.
     
  16. pspparty

    pspparty Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2008
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    500
    I would get a new roomate if he kept talking SEO to me :p
     
  17. Bartman

    Bartman Power Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2010
    Messages:
    569
    Likes Received:
    131
    hey guys, please rate this up, if it stays at 1 star then I might get banned
    to the ones who are saying my roommate is right, the goal of black hat is to be as sneaky as possible. my roommate is 100% wrong. if more people notice it, they will report it to the admins and the link will get deleted. you want nobody to notice it except the search engines.