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How to be a responsible SEO

Should there be a code of responsibility for SEO's? I took the opportunity to look at some do's and don'ts  for gamblers and  thought the was a high degree of synergy between the responsible SEO'ing and responsible gambling.

The similarities between SEO and Gambling is uncanny, here are the original guidelines I found on Poker Rakeback site RaketheRake

When gambling please remember the following:

 

 

  • You're buying fun, not investing your money

 

 

  • Before playing, set strict limits on how much time and money you're going to spend

 

 

  • Quit while you're ahead

 

 

  • Only gamble with money you can afford to lose - never put your livelihood or family at risk

 

 

  • Don't spend more money on gambling with the hope to win back money that you have lost - i.e. do NOT chase losses

 

 

  • Keep up other interests and hobbies - don't let gambling take over your life

 

 

  • Don't gamble in order to escape from stress or boredom

 

 

  • Gambling in moderation is okay

 

 

The SEO version is as follows:

When becoming an SEO please remember the following:

 

 

  • This is your career, you are not spending your money

 

 

  • Before starting an SEO project, set strict limits on how much time and money you're going to spend

 

 

  • Quit SEO while you're ahead

 

 

  • Become involved with projects you know can't lose - never put your livelihood or reputation at risk!

 

 

  • Don't spend more time on SEO with the hope to reclaim positions that should never have had - i.e. do NOT chase lost causes

 

 

  • Keep up other interests and hobbies - do not let SEO take over your life

 

 

  • Don't SEO in order to escape from stress or boredom

 

 

  • SEO in moderation is okay

 

 

WARNING - Becoming an SEO can seriously affect your social life!



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