Whenever I'm on facebook or on a popular online marketing forum I always see people pushing their own products claiming that they are not like the rest and are cutting edge. This is complete bullsh*t and the people pushing these next gen systems are just pushing rehashed stuff that has worked for the last year. They just want to make a few bucks off of you before you realize that you're overpaying for something you could have gotten here on SEOclerks.com lol.
Today I was on facebook and I saw a guy talking about how he has cracked the Google algorithm and is selling his course for $49.95 a week. In my head I'm thinking "If he did actually crack the Google algorithm then why the hell is he selling the secret for $49 a week?" then I think "He's a moron and just praying on the weak minded who want to make millions online". Now we all know that if someone actually were to crack the Google algorithm they wouldn't be selling it for $49 a week. Why? Because they would be making millions each day by setting up websites, or buying them, then using their new found knowledge to rank extremely high for very difficult to rank for keywords. They would be getting so much traffic, clicks, sales, etc. that they wouldn't have time to post on facebook saying they cracked the algorithm lol
One of the popular marketing forums online today has loads of these "gurus" and I honestly hate logging into it. The only reason I do post on that forum is because they do get a good amount of traffic and I'm in the business to make money through my websites. So by not posting on that forum I'm essentially being a moron by not wanting to make money lol. I won't name the forum, but it has a red/black/gray color scheme and rymes with PorriorCorum lol The forum itself is pretty great, but the amount of people pushing their own services and claiming they know everything is mind boggling. I've never pushed my own services at the weak minded because I don't need to, I have corporations hiring my company for work because we have a great track record. Do I consider myself a "Guru"? Not at all because there is always someone out there that knows more than I do. To be considered an "Online Marketing Guru" I would think that you need to know everything there is to do with a website from building it yourself to marketing it in order to obtain traffic and then getting that traffic to end in a sale. There are a lot of people that can get a website up and running and get some traffic, like myself, but that doesn't make them a "Guru".
In the end, you should usually avoid anyone that is a "Guru" because they will never give you the keys to success because if they did, they would be out of work. They NEED YOUUUUU to keep coming back for more so they can keep paying their bills. It's a sad thing to see, and it happens all the damn time
Hopefully this post will help someone in the long run.