I am not an expert on SEO, but you can’t fade the “20 Wisemen”

Here is what I have learned in my three year crash course in internet lead generation:

  • I used to think there were alot of people doing SEO
  • Then I met Brian Provost, and I found out there are like 20 dudes in the world who can truly win at the art of SEO’ing
  • These dudes all know eachother, they are like the “3 Wise Men” in Training Day but there are twenty of them, they spend more time colluding via IM than eating in dark LA restaurant, and are all under 40 and millionaires.
  • Tom Berenger was one of the “3 Wisemen”
  • I work with Brian and read his blog all the time and have fun
  • The tricks common SEO’rs do today were invented by the “20 Wisemen” years ago and they are doing stuff now you wouldn’t believe
  • If you are not one of the “20 Wise Men”, you are a common SEO’r – sorry. You may be able to rank for an obscure keyword, but if you had to go heads up with one of these guys — they would win
  • They have to play offense and defense against Google, Digg, and the rest of the internet 24/7
  • Brian will likely let me know there are more than 20 wisemen

Craig Rosenberg is the Funnelholic. He loves sales, marketing, and things that drive revenue. Follow him on Google+ or Twitter