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Numerous bogus and fake SEO forums?

October 15, 2004

As posted on Andy Beal's blog, there are a number of new fake SEO forums, that would seem to discredit reputable SEO firms, while at the same time promoting lesser-known individuals.

Law firm Girard Gibbs & De Bartolomeo, LLP from San Francisco is investigating a potential class action lawsuit against search engine optimization firm Traffic operating out of Las Vegas, Nevada. The suit is apparently based on numerous consumer complaints about improper business practices.

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The SEO Consultants Directory have been commissioned by a Consortium of anonymous business owners, past and present Traffic-Power clients and a few industry representatives to research, assemble and publish a collection of online documents that refer to

The documents are extremely detailed and include alleged reports of Traffic-Power's estimated revenues, executive staff and photographs of a toga party held to celebrate the company's achievement of $100K in revenue earnings in a single week and over $300K in a four week period.

Current and former clients of Traffic-Power are being encouraged to read the documentation and get in touch with the law firm directly for further information. Additionally, it is recommended they keep posted on the Traffic Power issue by visiting

In the last few weeks, Traffic Power has apparently changed its name to What's really curious in this is that, strangely enough, the two new forums appear to be bad-mouthing many reputable SEO firms, while at the same time promoting themselves. One such forum is SEO Professional Forum at

As a whole, forums are great and are meant to help people better understand the world of search engines and how to optimize a website. However, the two above-mentioned forums seem to lack a lot in objectivity.

Here are a few examples of what has been recently posted:


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