SEOXY is Born !
Hi my name is Leif Croonquist and I have been building kick ass web sites and web applications for the best part of the last zillion years and in the middle of a couple dozen sites, a small handful of favorite clients and one fat client, I am finally allowing myself some space to create and run SEOXY.
Seoxy.org has been in the back of my mind as a collective resource of the top minds in modern seo. You know, the people that are actually making BANK on the Internet. Far too often I read interesting pieces on the net from very accomplished writers and while I do indeed get my informative entertainment fix, by and large it is rehashed second hand SEO crap or just plain fantasy information.
I decided I would seek out the people that are not waxing quixotic on SEO forums about how they have multi-tierd backlinking wheels and auto twitter feeds.
Sounded like I just waxed quixotic myself there :)
I realized that these true SEO gurus are not hanging out on the forums and posting their secrets all over the place for three probable reasons:
- They are enjoying their success, why hang out talking to newbie idiots.
- They are busy maintaining their SEO empires.
- They ain't sharing their hard earned SEO secrets with anyone.
The only place I find solid intel on the successful Internet Marketer is on their own blogs of course. Either that is where they are making their money or that is where they take a little time out for some self aggrandizement (gloating).
Oh I am not not knocking it, I am just jealous.
When I am making 6 figures on the Internet, I will gloat too don't worry.
As I have been banging out beautiful and complex websites as a living for years, I have found myself taking on more and more of the search engine optimization of various web sites. Over the years, the SEO work level was equaling the work effort I was putting in as a coffee slurping, glasses-toting web coder.
During 2011 and into 2012 I have actually done more SEO work than actually coding sites and guess what? I have been happy as a barnacle in a boat factory doing it.
Oh don't get me wrong, I hate selling and I am NO salesman (just read more articles around this site and you will see that I ain't got no pitch man)!
This has been my dream site that I always wanted to write, manage and enjoy. After studying SEO 6 hours a day 7 days a week.. for about 2 years.. then a more on again, off again romance for about 5 more years on top of that. I believe, that I have an iron grasp of what works and what doesn't.
Well, except the selling part, hey maybe I will team up with one of my many savant-type readers who can handle doing all the cheesy salesmanship that I hate so much.
So what am I doing with SOEXY.org?
I am collecting the best of the best thinking on modern SEO from the guys (and gals) that make all the money actually doing it. Instead of visiting 20 SEO master's sites and closing their inevitable popup upon landing then reading their 1,240-2,000 word expose on the lastest Google dance, I distill that into "this is what Matt Cutts thinks" or something similar.
SEOXY Site Specifics
What I am NOT trying to do is to replace the already ultra useful and fantastic SEO web sites and resources that already grace the lexicon of the SEO world. Sites like SEOmoz, and Inbound and SEObook those are just peachy SEO resources, just peachy. However, somewhere between the absolute virgin beginner (tempted to use the word "newbie" there) and the hard-core SEO professional (read Matt Cutts), lies the intermediary SEO practitioner.
The intermediary SEO professionals are the web site owners who have been studying and reading and buying crappy ebooks for $7 to $47 for at least a year now (to be considered above beginner).
The intermediary is also the small SEO firm owners with their buddy or spouse as an employee (or partner) and maybe 10 or less clients.
They are also the Internet Marketers who have choked down a few hundred hours of study, tanked a few websites (yeah you ain't no good unless you burn a few), ranked a few others (maybe to the top 3 results) and are now starting to hone in their skills and knowledge.
Basically, you have gotten to the eye-opening realization that most (read 97.89%) SEO gurus who spew out advice in the forums and blog spaces (except here) don't know what the hell they are talking about. You are beginning to figure out what works and what doesn't work in SEO all on your own.
The advice, the comments, community and case studies (and well everything here) is built for this intermediary group of SEO enthusiasts. Enthusiasts is the wrong word, that word is more suited for beginners. How about determinists?
So I will dispense with this first champagne smash over the bow and get this ship set out to the Internet sea.
Tweet me, Digg me, Share me or plus me and lets get on board for the ride.
Now back to my breakfast and Rank Tracker to check my sexy search engine results. Don't forget to leave a comment below !