Jason Calcanis Puts SEOs to Shame

If anybody can put shady SEOs to shame with blanket statements I’m sure it’s Jason Calcanis.

But one thing confuses me because to a complete newbie like myself Jason Calcanis would make a very excellent SEO if he isn’t actually one already. Just look at the two things he’s most famous for:


  • link-baiting: he’s better at the kick-in-the-nuts attack hook than any other living SEO I’ve heard of

  • domaining: taking over a very old high-traffic domain (like netscape.com) and turning it into something else (Digg clone)


Those are moves straight out of an SEO’s playbook if you ask me. So what gives him the moral high ground? Please enlighten me.
One hates to give Jason Calacanis any additional exposure, but how can a person be so against SEO while selling text links for scuba blackjack online? Is he ahead of the market on global warming?

Everyone is a Hypocrite and a Spammer : SEO Book.com
The SEO folks got really pissed off at me for saying “SEO is bulls@#t.” last year, but the truth is that 90% of the SEO market is made up of snake oil salesman. These are guys in really bad suits trying to get really naive people to sign long-term contracts. These clients typically make horrible products and don’t deserve traffic—that’s why they’re not getting it organically so they hire the slimebuckets to game the system for them.Note: There are some whitehat SEO firms out there I know, but frankly the whitehat SEO companies are simply doing solid web design so I don’t consider them SEO at all. SEO is a tainted term and it means “gaming the system” to 90% of us.

Why people hate SEO… (and why SMO is bulls$%t) – The Jason Calacanis Weblog

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