So this SEO copywriter walks into a bar...

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So this SEO copywriter walks into a bar...

Postby Scott Broadley » Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:20 am

Hi there,
Does anyone recognize this joke from one of Terry Pratchett's books?

"So this SEO copywriter walks into a bar, grill, pub, public house, Irish bar, bartender, drinks, beer, wine, liquor...."

I was told that it was written by Terry Pratchett and can be found in one of his books...or possibly one of the TV productions. Does anyone know which one?

I do some work with new media and when I first read this joke I nearly spit out my coffee as I was laughing so hard. I would love to find the book and the story where Terry wrote this.

Please feel free to ping me back directly at sbroadley@broadleyjames.com
many thanks in advance : )
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Postby leserra » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:14 am

What are the different ways of SEO to come into Google First page? I am doing off page optimization for my website but I want to know that what are the different way of SEO to come into Google First page. Can any SEO expert help me?
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Postby deldaisy » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:18 pm

SEO? Is that anything like a CEO?
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:33 pm

deldaisy wrote:SEO? Is that anything like a CEO?
Nothing at all. :P

It stands for Search Engine Optimization. There are people who design websites to make them as popular with search engines as possible. So, if I typed 'pratchett' into Google (for example) the top results of the search might be the the ones with the best SEO. :wink:
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Postby meerkat » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:47 am

Whooooosh! What was that shooting over my head at some rate of knots?

Sounds a bit techie to me! Something Ponder Stibbons would explain...bet there's quantum in it somewhere. :lol:
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Postby pip » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:52 am

Its Marketing meerkat. The better your SEO the higher up Google search you come the more likely people are to click in the site.
Its all about having the site linked to as many possible search words.
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Postby deldaisy » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:53 am

Tonyblack wrote:
deldaisy wrote:SEO? Is that anything like a CEO?
Nothing at all. :P

It stands for Search Engine Optimization. There are people who design websites to make them as popular with search engines as possible. So, if I typed 'pratchett' into Google (for example) the top results of the search might be the the ones with the best SEO. :wink:


Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Oh I know about those!!!! Just never used the SEO thingie abbreviation thingie.

Talking about abbreviations..... don't you find it strange that a three word three syllable is SHORTENED to a NINE syllable abbreviation....

World wide web (THREE)
www (NINE)

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Postby pip » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:56 am

Very interesting Del :roll:
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:01 am

You mean it's not pronounced wu, wu, wu? :shock:
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Postby deldaisy » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:11 am

Pip :P

Tony :roll:

Well I have a daughter who had problems sequencing syllables.... saying nine WAS Mount Everest to a molehill. She can do it now.

The internet was a place of pure freedom for her when she had no speech...... And you would be suprised how often www comes up in conversation (not something you notice if you CAN say it) :D
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Postby pip » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:20 am

i just say the web which is two sylables and if i'm giving a URL i leave out the www. as its implied so its all rosy :D
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Postby deldaisy » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:30 pm

Well NOW yes... but back then....

Amazing it took so long for that to catch on huh.
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Postby pip » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:41 pm

at least two days Del :roll:
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