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Comment for David Pasternack. Second and Final Delivery Attempt.

Did you notice that the last post by Mr. David Pasternack, titled ” “Is SEO “rocket science?”: A Q&A with Dave Pasternack” from January, 23rd has no comments?

There is a friendly invitation reading “Click here to make a comment” at the end of the article, but nobody seemed to be willing to take advantage of it and actually provide some comments.

Actually at least one person followed the invitation and did comment the article. That person was me, at the end of last week.

None of the comments are published automatically and always being reviewed before they get published on the public site. That takes DMNews usually 1-2 business days or less.

My comment must have been caught in those silly thingies called spam filters, which are sometimes a bit prejudice. Probably not in this case, because favorable comments also seemed to have failed to get pass those little buggers.

That would certainly explain the complete absence of comments to the article, which was still noteworthy enough to spark a “David Pasternack SEO Contest” with a $1,000 prize money. Not bad for a lonely article without comments.

Since I am not spending my day writing for spam filters did I decide to work around this particular one and post the comment here.

I am no SEO Expert and also not angry. I already stated what I think about your statements in general here
http://www.searchenginejournal.com/?p=4045

I would have assumed that after the first post somebody would have been smarter. Then a second post followed in November which showed that somebody did not or did not want to learn from earlier mistakes.

Now this Q&A. What do you expect to accomplish by down talking an industry that competes with your business and you obviously do not know anything about?

The latter is being demonstrated in this post
http://www.seobook.com/archives/002010.shtml

I recommend to you that you spend some more time to learn about the industry you are talking about in this way. This would also be beneficial for your own business and your clients.

There are people in your industry that have even less of a clue about SEO than you do. See this article here (and especially the comments)
http://www.sqlmag.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=93529

Btw. I already said that I am no SEO Expert nor professional, but it is something I consider relevant for my business. That is the reason why I educate myself about it to some degree to have a general understanding of it. I would maybe agree if I would be a professional SEO, making a living doing it, but I don’t, so no reason for me waste any anger on things like this.

I do PPC (when talking about streams of income), which is a hell of a lot easier and much more forgiving (mistakes) than SEO. You can test your way to okay results with PPC in a relatively short period of time. You don’t have that luxury with SEO, unless you have a couple years to spare, for trying.

Maybe David Pasternack reads this post, what I actually hope, because the comment was directed at him directly.

The comment is from PPC/SEM guy to PPC/SEM guy and I hope that David Pasternack might considers it a bit more than he would from a professional SEO who is already biased by default.

Cheers!

Carsten Cumbrowski
Internet Marketing Resources at Cumbrowski.com, no, not about David Pasternack. ;).

p.s. Blogging Tip: If you don’t want anybody to comment on a post, disable comments for that individual post or for the whole blog and everybody will be on the same page. It’s a choice nobody will deny you. If you choose to have comments enabled, publish them, unless they could get you into legal trouble or are simply obscene or vulgar. It’s as simple as that.

 Comment for David Pasternack. Second and Final Delivery Attempt.
Carsten Cumbrowski has years of experience in Affiliate Marketing and knows both sides of the business as the Affiliate and Affiliate Manager. Carsten has over 10 years experience in Web Development and 20 years in programming and computers in general. He has a personal Internet Marketing Resources site at Cumbrowski.com.To learn more about Carsten, check out the "About Page" at his web site. For additional contact options see this page.

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7 thoughts on “Comment for David Pasternack. Second and Final Delivery Attempt.

  1. Well put Carsten. I was wondering where the comments were on the DMN posting the other day. In fact I have posted a few comments myself on other DMN articles, which none were approved.

  2. Hello Carsten and friends,

    I wanted to jump in on this because there seems to be a suggestion here that DM News is selectively editing comments not favorable to me.

    I assure you that nothing like this is going on. I file my stories with DM News, but have no control or influence over the comments it does or does not publish.

    Sincerely
    Dave Pasternack
    Did-it Search Marketing
    http://www.did-it.com/bios/dave-pasternack.htm

  3. Hi Dave,

    thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

    I did not suggest that DM News is or was editing negative comments.

    That some people might understand it that way (your comment proofs that at least one person does :)) demonstrates a point, which I was trying to make with this post, about the fact that different people see the same thing completely different (even extremes) because of their bias or prejudices towards the topic, person or thing.

    The post has actually 3 intentions. I hope that people will get at least two of them.

  4. That some people might understand it that way (your comment proofs that at least one person does :)) demonstrates a point, which I was trying to make with this post, about the fact that different people see the same thing completely different (even extremes) because of their bias or prejudices towards the topic, person or thing.

  5. For comments that require a review before publishing, it would most likely mean “NO NEGATIVE COMMENTS” policy to be applied to each comment. Have seen through many such blogs and noticed that most comments do not contain negative or different perspective ideas.