over a week ago the owner of the board wickedfire.com named jon published an article titled "Ranking Exploit Discovered on TWO Major Search Engines" on his personal weblog aojon.com. the whole thing doesn't really look serious to me. one reason was that he just babbled around and didn't say anything straight up.
guess what happened today, i got myself a log file of a conversation.
jon with a guy named "Dan" about this "Ranking Exploit" article on aojon.com.
laugh with me:
Dan: i have a question though
Dan: is that BS linkbait?
jon: I told Eli and Lerch too.
Dan: thats the first thing i thought
jon: I did it for two things..
jon: 1- Get the WH's and SEO community to link to it..
jon: 2- Try to set Shoemoney up to say something like "oh I knew about this blah blah" and then come out and say it was linkbait to catch him.
jon: But I know he was itching to blog about it too, and can't because he refuses to link to me.
Dan: how many backlinks to that post?
jon: But yeah, 100% linkbait on purpose.
jon: Linkbait is a great new way of saying "lying" too, but with selfish intentions.
jon: Not as many as I hoped.
jon: But I was able to track a bunch of IP's from the SEO consulting community sites that never would have found me otherwise.
Dan: i figured anyone with half a brain would be able to realize it was linkbait
jon: You'd be surprised then by how many half brained people are online then.
btw. he titles himself "Forum Führer" - it's german and means leader.
just for the record: in germany there is just one person whom everyone refers to as "Führer" and that is adolf hitler.
ironic if you know jon is a jew ... now jon tell me, who is brain dead again?