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Splintering SEO and Usability

I guess it’s human nature to invent, invest, network, work together and build layer upon layer of The Thing We’re Doing. And, it’s our legacy as people to chip away at the foundation and pillage the treasures until there’s barely a hint of what was the original thought.

The State of the UX Community

We are splintering into sub-groups who debate the meaning of design or usability endlessly instead of working together to build a shared understanding of the extensive body of knowledge the profession has amassed over the past several decades and come up with a way to clearly explain our value to outsiders.”

The State of the SEO Industry

Yet over the past 1 ½ years I’ve seen a change in the SEO industry. The very cornerstone of this industry is being ripped to shreds. Is it because the industry has grown so much over the last few years? Can we return to the glory days of SEO?

Maybe I should have called this post, “Growing Pains”.

3 Comments

  1. July 11, 2008    

    Hmm – ‘The State of the SEO Industry’ article seems to be a dead link.

  2. July 11, 2008    

    “it’s our legacy as people to chip away at the foundation and pillage the treasures until there’s barely a hint of what was the original thought.”

    It’s sad, but unfortunately true. Thanks for bringing attention to not only my article, but also the State of the UX Community. I hadn’t read that post, but now that I have, it is really interesting to see how it is happening in other related communities.

  3. July 11, 2008    

    @Jono – it’s working for me. Any one else having trouble?

    @Pratt – You’re welcome :)

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