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I just finished rereading Dave Pasternack – Master Chef Extraordinaire and while I don’t agree with all the thoughts Greg shares, he does make a very good point.

It’s likely that some folks searching for Dave Pasternack aren’t particularly interested in person that thought it was a good idea to insult the SEO industry, but ESCA Restaurant in New York where you’ll find master chef Dave Pasternack in the kitchen. A restaurant he opened with with partners Joseph Bastianich, Mario Batali, and Simon Dean.

I won’t speculate as what Chef Pasternack knows about SEO, but I rather suspect he’s far more concerned about the fresh fish he has available for the ESCA Dinner Menu than where he ranks for his name.

I’m certainly not a fan of SEO contests myself, and for me, my previous two blog posts were not about ranking on Dave Pasternack’s name. It was about my thoughts and opinions in regards to the irresponsible comments made by Mr. Pasternack of DidIt.com.

I for one, would much rather spend my time and effort in satisfying my clients rather than having to debunk the nonsense that gets spewed by people who don’t know what they’re talking about. I’d much rather use my expertise than have to defend it just because of irresponsible comments made by people of the same ilk as DidIt.com’s founder Dave Pasternack.

Perhaps some good will come from all of this.

Perhaps someone who is looking for a Southern Italian Seafood Restaurant in New York where Chef Dave Pasternack is hard at work in the kitchen, will happen across my blog and find exactly what they were looking for.

Perhaps someone doing their due diligence on the other Dave Pasternack and his PPC company will happen across my blog and think twice about who they spend their money with. Why not try the Crudo – Italy’s answer to sushi at ESCA while you’re thinking about it.

At any rate, when it comes to anything in the kitchen, including baking a cake, my money’s on Chef Dave Pasternack. 🙂

Dave

2 Comments

  1. Dave Pasternack on the 26. Feb, 2007 remarked #

    While your site itself talks about an SEO contest and therefore is not relevant to a search for “Dave Pasternack,” at least your links are relevant to “Dave Pasternack” and not the search engine spam I keep seeing on the blogosphere. Thank you for helping keep the quality of online content high and accurately labelled.

  2. CrankyDave on the 26. Feb, 2007 remarked #

    While your site itself talks about an SEO contest and therefore is not relevant to a search for “Dave Pasternack,” at least your links are relevant to “Dave Pasternack” and not the search engine spam I keep seeing on the blogosphere. Thank you for helping keep the quality of online content high and accurately labelled.

    You see that’s the thing. A blog should be relevant for whatever it talks about. I, or anyone else for that matter, should not be limited to talking about something SE’s consider ranking them for.

    I’m glad you brought up the subject of links. Should you happen to check back and read my comment, you’ll notice I edited your link. Why? Quite simply, I can not vouch for it. I’ve really no idea whether or not it is a spam like comment simply to gain link.

    Personally, instead of trying to take the “Googly” approach of automatically adding “nofollow” to all links, another approach would be to spend a few minutes to find out whether or not vouching for a link is a good idea.

    Afterall, if I can’t vouch for the links on my blog, who can?

    Dave

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