I am just amazed at how well Jason Calacanis plays the SEO industry. For a industry that likes to call out linkbait …… wow… Calacanis just reeled in a ton of
Just think about it. If you need to promote something what is the biggest industry you could attract… The SEO industry.. why? Because 1) They all have blogs and 2) They rank for everything. So here is what you do. You piss them all off so you have there attention then you make nice with them and booyah… welcome to a whole new audience.
Overnight Calacanis has become a houshold name in the industry and BEAUTIFULLY now has offered to have on some of the most recognized SEO’s in the business on his Calacanis cast (podcast) in which no doubt by the end they will be singing kumbaya together and when all the dust settles he will have thousands more RSS readers and … the bigger picture… more more more eyeballs for his new 2.0 conference with Techcrunch.
Also a funny note Calacanis has agreed to be on Rockstars (I will believe it when I see it) OHH but first he says
Iâ€™ll be on the show.. sure. just let me know when. Iâ€™m gonna do my own show first with a couple of guestsâ€¦
Anyway I don’t hate… Great job Jason. You have an entire industry rilled up and dying to get you for a interview or on there podcast (where you can pitch your new conference). I just feel sorry for Dave Pasternack who is trying to jump on your bandwagon but doesnt quite see your end goal.
Check out these 64 links in just the last 24 hours alone from bloggers in the seo industry
Some of the bigger seo people that Calacanis is reeling in:
Dave Also makes a post Do You Agree Wih Calacanis In which Dave points out the differences between Jason and other Sequoia Capitol employees.
Danny (the undisputed godfather of search) bitchslaps jason Here.
Some of the bullet points from Danny’s post –
- The Bad SEO Video
- How To Piss Off An Industry Through Ignorant Remarks
- Google Says: Only Worry About A Few SEO Firms
- SEO Is Not A Synonym For Spamming Or Gaming
- I’m Proud To Be An SEOican…
- SMO Facing SEO’s Challenges
I would love to see Jason and Dave Pasternack debate this on a Search Marketing Expo Panel vs some long time SEO People but I think they are more doing this for headlines and links.
Neil Patel at Pronet Advertising makes a open challenge to Jason
Scobleizer makes a post titled The search engine guru schools Calacanis In which he has a short blurb telling people to read Dannys post and learn about t he Search Engine Optimization, SEO Guides, SEO Marketing”>Search Engine Optimization industry.
A Scoble commenter brings up a old subject
Just a few months ago Jason told us he could game Alexa, whatever became of that project?
Aaron Wall – Aaron points out how Jason was selling text links for Gambling sites not to long ago