Danny was doing the right thing today. He made a mistake, and corrected it. This is what reputation management is all about. Not all SEO’s are spammers, and we all have to work hard to make sure people stop seeing all SEO’s as such. The last sentence from the article:
I’d love to push the reset button, take the responsibility for having done a stupid thing and hope the community can move on.
We can move on, but we also have to learn. And I was in the lucky circumstance today, that I could immediately prevent myself from making the same sort of mistake Danny did. I found a way to get a juice passing link from a major search engine today, and this posts initial content detailed how to do that. Reading Danny’s post made me decide not to do that, and instead mail my comments to my contacts at that search engine.
So, thank you, Danny, for making that mistake and allowing us to learn from it.