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Jeremy Zawodny Commits Headline Terrorism On Andy Beal

What else are we gonna call it? Honestly, what Jeremy did is the worst thing you can do to someone in the online business, and that is to insinuate negative things, purposely, through a link-bait headline. Case in point.

He wrote, and I quote, ‘Andy Beal Spamming MyBlogLog?’. Link.

andy-beal-small.jpgFor those of you who don’t know Andy Beal, he’s a well-known and respected search engine marketing expert. So to drop a headline with his name, and the word “spamming” together, well, that’s just being a dick. Or as we say in Ohio… Dickish. Sometimes otherwise referred to as well as “being a douchebag”. Nice work Jeremy.

Shoemoney says

I feel bad for Andy because being a whitehat seo is his business and he has a good name for doing “whitehat” seo work. This is hardly spamming its more like creative marketing (well that is my opinion). Anyway why try to call him out like that? Why not just shoot him a email and save yourself the embaresment after MyBlogLog had already given the ok?

JZ I have so much respect for you as a mysql contributor but I think you were way off on this one man.

Couldn’t agree more SM. With friends like JZ… geez.

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  1. Net Business Blog » Blog Archive » Tread Softly in the Blogosphere - February 1, 2007

    […] Jeremy’s argument was pretty much that using an icon displaying the text “Win a Zune” was not “creative marketing” but was in fact spam. He was accused of stirring the pot for linkbait which sparked a nasty response from Andy Beal, Shoemoney, Graywolf, and the only guy I know who likes Snap previews. After all of the negative publicity, Jeremy changed the title of his blog from “Andy Beal Spamming MyBlogLog?” to “I overreact sometimes…” Judging from Jeremy’s comments on his blog and others, I think he changed the title more from the pressure rather than actually changing his mind about Andy Beal’s actions. […]