It feels like 2004 all other again.
I’ve been helping someone out with some schema coding for the past few days and this morning they told me to go and have a look on a forum that they are a senior member of and comment on what I thought.
I went and had a look at the forum (one that I have previously been a member of many years ago), signed up again, made a post and told them about the experiment I ran about Too many anchor text links a few weeks ago.
I called back in a few hours later to find somebody calling me a spammer just for posting about my experiment!
It’s not even as though I posted a link, all I said was search for “Too many links with same anchor” to read my findings from my experiment.
Pretty sad really, the guy calling me a spammer was a senior member there (maybe even founder member or owner) it reminded me of just one of the reasons why I don’t do SEO for anyone else anymore, the pettiness, cynicism and plain nastiness of people in the industry just isn’t worth the hassle.
Will I give the forum more of a chance? probably, I’ll lurk around a bit longer and try and gauge whether it’s a friendly place or whether this poster is just one of many with that sort of attitude.