With apologies to Ed “Bid Daddy” Roth
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) poster child Rand Fishkin has planted his yellow shoes solidly in the sh*t by outing websites that violate one of Google’s more controversial guidelines (here’s SEOrefugee’s take). It’s got the SEO community wondering just what those RF initials really stand for.
The cartoon that launched the Google Is Evil blog, Gevil.
The high moral ground is difficult territory to control.
Note: Given our recent focus on Google and the fact that the search engine’s co-founder Sergey Brin just admitted, “On a business level, that decision to censor… was a net negative.” and “perhaps now the principled approach makes more sense”. I thought this cartoon deserved a bump.
Originally published by SEOrefugee.com
Not all of my cartoons show up here first and I’ve got a new one over at SEOrefugee that I think most of you will enjoy. Click here for Google?s Matt Cutts: Web Dominatrix (PG-13).
Since discovering the joys of the free blogging software Word Press my son has been spawning blogs at a prodigious rate. If current trends continue , by 2017 he will either own, produce or contribute to every blog on the Internet. And I will have created a logo for every one of them!
Anyway, his latest effort is Gevil.org which will tell “the other side of the story. You?ll be able to look at the ?man behind the curtain? and stare in the face of the all mighty Oz? I mean Google.” In short he wants to convince you that in spite of its motto, “do no evil,” Google is Evil!
You can find more nofollow SEO cartoons in the SEOrefugee blog.
When stuck for a idea, you can always recycle an old one. Here are two cartoons created several years apart that are based upon a similar idea.
The story of Moses parting the Red Sea is a familiar one. Google’s Matt Cutts may not be as well know but he’s famous (or infamous) to search engine optimizers, many of whom find their sites in the legendary sandbox, a place where new sites get stuck and are unable to place high in search results until they escape.