Posted: August 24th, 2009
It is not uncommon for the right-wing “news” agency, Fox, to be spreading lies and fear to the general population, and last week they took a step further into the territory of spreading misinformation. According to their article, SEOs (Search Engine Optimizers) are alone, friendless, and rightfully so, because we are apparently
… part of a team of Web-savvy professionals who clog the Internet with unwanted ads and sell users’ personal information to the highest bidder.
Am I part of a team of Web-savvy professionals?
Yes. We conduct ourselves professionally with clients, peers, and use our SEO abilities in a productive manner. SEOs are also among the most web-savvy individuals, and understand the Internet much better than, oh say, a Fox News “journalist.”
Do I clog the Internet with unwanted ads?
No. In fact, with the strides in behavioural targeting, demographic targeting, and searcher trend research, SEOs and SEMs alike are able to better serve relevant ads. Moreover, the trending focus towards user experience marketing (UXM) is helping search marketers to provide greater value to web users.
Do I sell users’ personal information to the highest bidder?
No. This “journalist” just needs to be more careful with their public MySpace profile. Also, SEOs are not malicious programmers just because this “journalist” doesn’t have any virus protection software installed on their computer.
The article goes on to say,
Search Engine Optimizer
Ever wonder why “nonsense” Web sites sometimes turn up in your search results on Google or Yahoo? That’s because search engine optimizing scammers work full-time to create thousands of other Web sites that link to the spam site. For example, the creator of spamlaw.com is hoping to dupe would-be visitors to spamlaws.com, a legitimate site that bills itself as an online security resource.
In addition to not knowing anything about search engine optimization, Fox “News” has no knowledge of domain name parking, typo-traffic, or the definition of spam. I think that it’s time for their editors to come back from summer vacation and issue reparations for their libel.