I am an internet marketer with an SEO background. I used to be a circus performer. In this 5 minute Ignite (ignite.oreilly.com) speed presentation I explore the similarities of Search Life vs. Circus Life.
circus search results - Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy “ To me, clowns aren't funny. In fact, they're kind of scary. I've wondered where this started and I think it goes back to the time I went to the circus, and a clown killed my dad. “
SAME: ringleader carnival barker Matt Cutts Danny Sullivan the characters
SAME: the characters siamese twins animal herders Tom Critchlow & Will Critchlow Stephen Field & Strawberry Fields Goat arriving at a conference. (not kidding).
SAME: the characters acrobats & jokesters Daron Babin! me! @lyndseo! Darren Dalasta! Levi Wardell!
NOT THE SAME: trickery levels regular people circus magicians SEO black hats
SAME: Wrestling SEARCH CIRCUS Image courtesy of fscclub.com
SAME? Crafty Russians SEARCH CIRCUS Image courtesy of morrisonworldnews.com
NOT THE SAME: Elephants in the room SEARCH CIRCUS Image courtesy of nathanbond.wordpress.com
WHAT IF: Or yellow shoes? Search Marketers wore orange suits? Mikkel DeMib Rand Fishkin
WHAT IF: Search Marketers rode elephants to work? Branded logo Contact Info Memorable URL Elephant can crush sports car
WHAT IF: Speedcubing would make a comeback Image courtesy of speedcubing.com Matt Cutts would go head to head with this guy for the ringmaster position Image courtesy of Simon Heseltine Geeks ran the circus?
WHAT IF: Ring 1: Larpers Geeks ran the circus? Ring 3: This guy Ring 2: Segway World of Warcraft Image courtesy of wrytergrrrl Image courtesy of randomfunnypicture.com Image courtesy of sprakparking.com
CIRCUS SEARCH Smelling like poop OK? Or Not OK?