At the request of Trent Dyrsmid, I’ve taken down his guest post that was here originally. The outpouring of comments from people that disliked Trent’s methods was a bit overwhelming. Neither I nor Trent wanted to take the time or energy to step in and respond to all of the comments. I will say that many of them were valid arguments, and some were not. However, Trent has decided to re-post the same article directly on his blog here; if you care to continue the discussion there.
Due to this guest post and the comments made, I will be changing my guest post acceptance procedures. I will only be accepting posts that are of significant quality AND line up directly with what I would teach others about building sites. I still feel like Trent’s case study is interesting and worth reading, but I can also agree that some of the tactics used are not what I would recommend to others. In fact, Trent wasn’t trying to say these were tactics that others should use – he was simply reporting on results he found from trying out different things.
I love the community here at NichePursuits.com! Thanks for making your voices heard.