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SEO - Unethical practice?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by ouromarketing, May 18, 2007.

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  1. Yay, unethical. SEOs, burn in hell!

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  2. No-no, very ethical. Praise to SEOs!

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  1. #1
    So, vote and discuss - is SEO (in general) an ethical practice or not?
    SEMrush
     
    ouromarketing, May 18, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. MattUK

    MattUK Notable Member

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    #2
    I don't think I need to guess to hard at the outcome of this after posting it on an SEO forum :rolleyes:
     
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    sipltech Well-Known Member

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    #3
    By the way :) where idea's like this originate.

    This question is similar to something like this: Tell me humans are good or bad?

    Mother earth have place for all, Good, Bad and evil, just a matter of co- existence. :)
     
    sipltech, May 18, 2007 IP
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    boyponga Banned

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    I think not, it is a better strategy
     
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  5. splashkid

    splashkid Peon

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    Every SEO should be jailed and the goverment should take over the offices of every major search engine :)

    You not think this is a silly question?
     
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  6. ouromarketing

    ouromarketing Peon

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    #6
    Well, actually I consider it unethical even when I've worked for two years in it (yes, I revel in its cunning and treachery:))

    So no, I don't think that question is silly.










    And yes, humans are obviously very, very bad.
     
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  7. AgentD

    AgentD Peon

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    SEO as SEO is not unethical. It's a marketing effort.

    Do some individuals take less than ethical actions in doing SEO? Of course some do.
     
    AgentD, May 18, 2007 IP
  8. sipltech

    sipltech Well-Known Member

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    :D And crawlers are better, at least they identify the difference between the good and bad ;)

    The Mantra is "Do no evil" :D
     
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    That's right - competing for the better things in life is simply unethical. You should keep your head down, do your dreary work, and content yourself with your meagre existence.
     
    heinlein99, May 19, 2007 IP
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    w3bmaster Notable Member

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    #10
    Lol this question made me laugh
     
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  11. ouromarketing

    ouromarketing Peon

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    is it only me thinking that SEO is more alike to practice of Danny DeVito character in The Ratings Game than to the marketers' practice?
     
    ouromarketing, May 19, 2007 IP
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    Gatorade Peon

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    It really all depends on how far you take the seo or what type of seo you're talking about.
     
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    Daz Guest

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    Human Bad.:mad:
    :p
     
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    coter1979 Peon

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    SEO is ethical when done right...obviously, however, there are many people out there that practice "bad" seo like keyword stuffing, doorway pages, etc.
     
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    ash1 Active Member

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    its very ethical AND LOGICAL
     
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    Ardrigh Peon

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    Do you think the possibility of SEO being unethical???
     
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    JohnScott Notable Member

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    Only when SEO's squish cute little puppy dogs in order to get rankings.
     
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    Is it unethical to play by the rules, by that everyone is playing?
     
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    SEO is marketing and marketing is ok.
     
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  20. Blogmaster

    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    #20
    yeah, some are the ones coming up with cool commercials, others are telemarketers ;)
     
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