Vanessa Fox has been in the world of current real world SEO for about two months and questions Rand Fishkin and his vast experience of actually working as an SEO.
I hope this is a link bait ploy of some type, if not Vanessa has made a goof here.
I have an enormous amount of respect for Vanessa, but frankly, she lacks any current real world SEO experience. She has not made the hard decisions that accompany our trade. She does not know the sweat, terror, or agony of having to make actual important decisions based on the limited information that her former employer provides.
Rand Fishkin, on the other hand has, and has done so for years. Day in day out, he has sweated, sacrificed and built his name and reputation successfully on his ability to navigate the mirky waters of SEO.
I really appreciate her input on the quiz, I told her so on her blog.
But it is shitty of her to title her post that or anything that labels the SEOmoz quiz as “completely wrong”.
She was a Google employee until two months ago, not an SEO.
I actually feel bad about this.
Vanessa if this a link ploy of some type, please email me. If it isn’t, please don’t cause I am pissed at the moment.
Update: My point is that as a recent Google employee I feel it irresponsible and disrespectful to Rand to use that title. It is not bad she wrote an opinion, I respect her opinion and I am glad she wrote it, I just wish it were more respectful and tactful in it’s execution.