I've been reading trough the comments posted about my article yesterday. Many were angry and upset at me personally, and I feel pretty crummy about this. So, I'd like to apologize to everyone.
While people were upset at many things, the two most common complaints were:
- Failure to more clearly differentiate between "SEO Spam" and "good SEO".
- Failure to provide a more balanced view in presenting the arguments.
The feedback is duly noted, and I've updated yesterday's article to try to present a more balanced view. You have my word that I will try my best to ensure that this won’t happen again!
I sincerely apologize for this!