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WTF is wrong with these people? Are they that clueless?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by J1218, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. J1218

    J1218 Power Member

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    So I was reading around on Webhostingtalk.com because I'm looking for a good hosting company that provides multiple C-Class IPs at a good price when I came across this thread here:

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    The OP was just asking a simple, valid question which happened to be the exact question I went to that forum for, and everyone in the thread jumped on his case for it. It seems to me like they know absolutely nothing about internet marketing or SEO, yet they talk outta their ass like they do.

    Here is one quote from a member that posted in that thread:

    First off, I guess affiliate marketing is now a pyramid scheme according to this person. (1st sign that they aren't qualified to talk on the subject.)

    Second, we IMers have absolutely no IT knowledge and couldn't even pass a college marketing 101 class. This is funny to me because everyone I know says the marketing you learn in college is shit compared to what you learn online through personal experience and forums like this. There's also some people that are smart as hell with IT that do IM. So again, their argument is void of any credibility.

    And then there's this guy:

    SEO has been useless for over 3 years?!?!? :eek:. I guess all my sites just move up in the rankings on their own then and have absolutely nothing to do with me building links and doing proper SEO.

    He then goes on to say to just build a site with unique content and get thousands of people linking to you. Wait, isn't getting links part of SEO? The very thing he related to a woman taking birth control pills after getting a hysterectomy?

    Today was the first time I ever read anything on that forum and after this, I'll never be going back. I heard somewhere that it was a good forum to discuss hosting but if they wanna talk shit to someone for asking a valid question and then give arguments that make no sense, I think I'll have to pass.

    What do you all think? I'd imagine some of you are members at that forum.
     
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  2. velcom7

    velcom7 Junior Member

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    Sounds like a bunch of arrogant IT guys. I'm not going to be a dick and say, "they are all like that", but a majority of IT guys I have run into think they are gods and they know everything...including the ability to read your mind like Spock.

    I had a casino inquire of me to do their Online Marketing. In my proposal I described what I was going to do for them which involved FB, Twitter, Link Building, Article Posting and some other stuff. Nothing crazy. The Marketing Dept. I was dealing with made the mistake of forwarding it to their IT guy who knew nothing about Online Marketing. In an email he sent in reply to my proposal, he talked the maddest trash on me and my services. He said I was only spamming and that their website would be banned by Google immediately.

    So, I crafted a clever reply to this ASSHOLE and everyone else CC'd on the email...Needless to say, with a little forethought and common sense reasoning, I was able to bury this guy, got the job and I still have it to this day.

    After my well thought out reply, this IT guy had nothing to refute since I laid it all out as to why he was completely wrong. The statement that my services were all "spam" was an ignorant statement that was easy to pick apart. I left him naked and humiliated for even opening up his trap.

    Some people, no matter how intelligent they think they are can be just as, if not, more ignorant than a racist. Sorry to say.
     
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  3. zen19

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    Player haters - nuff said.
     
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  4. J1218

    J1218 Power Member

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    Haha that's awesome. I'm glad you threw it right back in his face, made him look like an idiot, and then got the job on top of that. He had to of felt like a dumbass. Probably even more so now that you're producing results for the casino in spite of what he said to them.

    Based on your story and the little amount of time I spent reading that forum, it seems like these IT guys have some kinda vendetta against us.

    I think Zen's right on the money with this one:

     
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    ....and there you have it! Search Engine Optimization in a nutshell, ladies and gentlemen! So easy a caveman could do it!
     
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  6. J1218

    J1218 Power Member

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    Yeah what the hell is wrong with all of us? We make it too damn complicated I guess...:confused:
     
  7. houcemtrigun

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    You won't believe it. I was also looking for a good C-class hosting and I stumbled on the same thread.

    I didn't know what to think.
    I hate it when someone talks stuff he doesn't know a thing about.

    More importantly, what did you find out as to any good hosting suggestions?

    Please share your experience and thoughts.
     
  8. J1218

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    The only ones I know of are SEOHosting.com which is ran by Host Gator, and the new BHW Hosting that just launched not too long ago.

    The BHW one seems like it might be good, but I want to wait until it's been around for a little while longer and has some more reviews before buying a package.

    SEOHosting.com is established and appears to have good reviews, but it's a bit expensive and there's gotta be a cheaper alternative somewhere so that's why I'm still looking.
     
  9. velcom7

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    Zen19 has no need for an explanation.

    He laughs all the way to the bank.

    At the end of the day, that's all that matters as far as who is right and who is wrong.
     
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    theyre jealous because you make more money than them
     
  11. velcom7

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    HAHA!! I found the email he sent, then below his you can read mine! Very funny!!!

    IT dickhead's email: This is a BS service. In fact, the service they provide is considered spam by all the search engines and, if implemented, would eventual result in a ban from Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.

    I HIGHLY recommend not going forward with this one.


    Hope that helps,
    Senior IT Dickhead
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    My email reply:

    I am curious to know how any of our services can boldly be called "spam."

    To make the claim that our Search Engine Marketing services is "spam" is about as fair as making a bold and blanketed statement as, "going to a casino is a waste of money."

    Our number one priority is to help our client build up traffic and new customers from online by using the help of search engines. Not getting them banned from the search engines.

    We are very careful and experienced not to ever overdo anything that would cause our work or our client to be mistakened as spam.

    So as to reassure your IT dept and anyone else questioning the validity of our services, I feel I should remind you that the results promised in our proposal is not something done over night, but it something achieved over a number of weeks and months. I will do my best to explain it again so it is understood by all.

    1. Keyword Research: We will research and collaborate with you, the client as to the keywords that will best work with your business that online searchers will most likely be typing to find your business. Research is not spam.

    2. 8 Blogs = 192 Posts: This is achieved by manually posting 2 blog articles per week for 3 months to 8 different blog sites. Each article will be the same subject, but a different variation. Blogging is not spam.

    3. 15,000 Back Links: This will be achieved by manually searching for other blogs and forums with a subject related to casinos and other places where it is likely that casino goers are likely to visit online. These Back Links will not only be pointing towards your target website, but they will also be pointing at the Blogs created.

    Please take the time to do a little math. Take the amount of the Blog posts mentioned above and add it with your website, (192+1=193); next, please divide the amount of the 15,000 links over 193, (15,000/193=78), then divide that number over 3 months, (78/3=26), then divide that number over 30 days, (26/30=0.86) - That comes out to less than 1 link per day for each website and blog post. 1 Back Link per day is not spam.

    Twitter: CNN and Barack Obama use Twitter. Twitter is not spam.

    Facebook: Louis Vuitton, Ben & Jerry's and Apple all use Facebook. Facebook is not spam.

    MySpace: Tom Hanks, Cameron Diaz and again, Barack Obama uses MySpace. They are surely not spamming. MySpace is not spam.

    YouTube: YouTube is owned by Google. I think this explains in itself that YouTube is not spam.


    Please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any more questions or concerns about our services.

    Thank you
     
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  12. nicknick

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    ahah i like the email, but honestly i read through that forum post and i cant say i know much about C-class hosting etc but it is blatant that they are being arrogant and very edgy
     
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    This part is really funny.
    If that's the case then why does he go on to say this:
    Since that's what SEO is about in a nutshell, why would you need to do it if SEO has been dead for 3 years. If 1000 sites in the same niche decide to "build a nice clean site, some unique content and get thousands of people linking to you." then obviously there will have to be a way to rank who gets listed first in the search engines. Probably the guy that as far as the SEs are concerned builds the best site, has the best content, and has the most relevant links will be listed first. That's why SEO is far from dead.

    Then this part:
    Well if that isn't a pretty good explanation of why there IS a point in SEO Hosting, I don't know what is.

    @OP, thanks for sharing that. I needed a good chuckle.
     
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  14. J1218

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    @ Velcom: Love the email you sent back to him haha.

    @ Grey Wolf: I got a nice laugh out of it too. The dude completely contradicted himself in the entire post and doesn't even know.
     
  15. velcom7

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    Thanks! I tend to take the long, scenic route to flip someone off. But in the end, I prevailed! LOL
     
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    you just got trolled.

    welcome to the internet. :D

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  17. J1218

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    Yeah I think you did it perfectly seeing as you couldn't be a complete dick without risking not getting the job. The long scenic route usually gets under people's skin more anyways.
     
  18. savvypro

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    On the whole Class C issue, read the "BHW Hosting - Increase Your SEO Abilities Now" thread.

    In post 52 I detail what the class's are according the the RFC's.

    And why the addresses used by BHW Hosting are not Class C but are from the Class A range.

    When it comes to Google, not only do they build their own custom servers, they also have an in house company which builds custom network gear - its custom because they can hook into the operation of the equipment. With that capability, BGP route selection becomes really, really easy.

    Tracking by BGP domains as well as AS domains wouldn't be a stretch too far for a company which runs their own custom operating system as well as a custom web server. Then you have their from the ground up distributed file system, as well as their distributed database.

    The validity of the "SEO hosting" concept, the way it offered/sold and described is suspect. For it to be valid, one would have to have real Class C addresses (see post 52 link above), and not some random /24 address range. Each Class C would ideally be in its own BGP domain but random groupings would also work (would also look more natural) and possibly in different AS domains as well. Then you'd have to make it look like their not all connected to the same pop (Google runs its own network (dark fibre included) as close as it can to the last mile as possible - where the end consumer is).

    You get the picture.
     
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  19. J1218

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    Wow some of those IT guys are some arrogant f*ckers. You weren't kidding Velcom. Before I found the thread that I linked to in my original post, I started my own thread asking people which SEO hosting they recommend, and look at some of these replies:

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    Since when is it such a crime to go to a hosting forum and ask a hosting question?

    I'm sure I'll be banned after the last response I left them, but whatever, I don't plan on going back to that place.
     
  20. J1218

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    Some of what you said in Post #52 of that thread confused the hell outta me haha, but I think I get the basic idea.

    So if BHW Hosting is no good, who would you recommend I use to keep all my sites separate and as under the radar as possible?