A Case Study In Outsourcing Ridiculous Titles on Twitter

It’s nearly midnight, I completed my first blog post in three months, and get stuck on a decent title. I take a break and hop on Tweetdeck to share my lament. The recommendations come fast and furious:

“Bing Biz Portal Kills Google Places SEO while PANDA is a +1 addict”

“10 Tips About Google +1, Panda, Content Farms, Google Blocking and SEO Killers For Social Media Success”

“The Panda Update Killed SEO and +1 is Social Media Awesome and Google Sucks”

“How I Increased My Site Traffic 0.0001% by Optimizing for Blekko and Not Getting Banned”

“+1 Gamechanges Panda’s Face In Fit of SEO Madness”

“I Killed SEO, and Your Next!”
(misspelling intentional because grammar is only an option at this hour)
Mind you, the post has very little to do with SEO, and nothing to do with Panda, +1, Blekko, Bing or Google. We search people need to get out more.

Very special thanks to Jon Henshaw, Dr. Peter J. Meyers, Tony Verre and Dawn Wentzell for their creative insights. But I still don’t have a decent title despite these literary gems. At least they are not going to waste.

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Monica Wright is a veteran online marketer with over 10 years of media and content marketing experience, building audiences and visibility using search, social marketing and diagnostic SEO. She has worked with national and regional clients in a variety of industries including news, hi-tech, medical, hospitality & tourism and higher education organizations. As Social Media Editor for Search Engine Land and Marketing Land, she helps grow audience, curate streams and build relationships socially across the web. You can always find her causing trouble on Twitter and


  1. Jon Henshaw says:

    I am the clear title winner here by sheer volume. Just sayin. Don’t say it’s not a contest. If I’ve learned anything from my kids, it’s that it’s always a contest.

  2. Thanks Jon, you won mostly because you suggested what ended up being the actual title of this post, not out of volume. It is always a contest. #winning

    (Yes I just used that hashtag and we sorely forgot it during the brainstorming session, so I guess that’s really more like #losing, or perhaps a better description is #winnerofthelosers?)

    Hell. Yeah.

  3. Those people are clearly geniuses, whoever they are.