Rush Hour Episode 7

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On this episode of Rush Hour, Neil and I talked about the Jason Calacanis SEO challenge, the launch of Search Engine Smackdown, and Neil’s experiences at Elite Retreat. We also talked about strategies for getting stories popular on Digg and StumbleUpon. CShel called in at the end of the show and got some social media advice from Neil and I.

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  • Jason

    Umm… I did say some nice stuff in my post, and my position has always been that although SEO can make changes it’s better to put your work into great content. Also, I didn’t come up with this challenge–Neil did.
    “I think Neil will be able to increase my traffic when he does all of his changes, and my position has always been that ALTHOUGH SEO can work in the short term it is NOT a good long-term strategy. The best long term strategy is to just make great content in my mind–BUT I COULD BE WRONG.
    All of these changes Neil makes would have cost me $10-20,000 in consulting fees with an SEO firm from what I understand (correct me here if I am wrong), and these kind of changes do NOTHING for the reputation of you site. They get you a quick, free hit of traffic.
    If you’re a site owner I still maintain you’re better off putting that $10-20k into hiring a great writer to do original research, video, audio, photos, services, etc. to help people.
    All that being said…. I must admit that the SEO crack hit feels good. I can’t wait to smoke the rest of Neil’s SEO crack and watch my stats go through the roof for things like HIIT training and HDMI cables–of course, it makes me feel very, very dirty.”