I just picked up Bluehatseo via the Lee Odden’s blog, and my only disappointment was that I’m just finding this blog now. Many of his techniques aren’t appropriate for Judy’s Book, but he is clearly a critical thinker and has a great tongue in cheek writing style. I found myself looking much more critically at a number of our approaches as a result. A few of my favorites:
- Create link laundering sites. Create sites that consistently create inbound links to your ‘money’ domains. His example was a free software directory. He even suggests varying the sites that get links. I’d expand on that idea by varying the pages that you collect links to.
- Create an army of free captcha typers. Create a service that gives something away for free, and place captchas that you want typed into that service. His example was a free proxy service. But why bother to create one, I see these things sold on Sitepoint all the time with traffic for a few hundred dollars.
- Top SEO Secrets. This post is just downright funny - he fields a cold call from and SEO telemarketer and even engages the telemarketer in the comments.
SEOMoz is actually still my preferred SEO blog, but BlueHatSEO is a welcome addition to the mix.
I just wanted to clarify that I do not condone using the most of the techniques on bluehatseo’s blog. I do think every legit webmaster should be aware of them and their variants. And, I do think that webmasters should think critically about how they can gain advantages in search - just make sure that they would not be frowned upon by the search engines.