WF has some seriously brilliant SEO minds, some amazing techniques and discoveries have been born right here. SEO history has been made and industry news has broken on these pages. We've watched as fortunes are made (and lost) by the people here. We've weathered every major update, always finding an open window as a door closes. WF can boast the single largest group of SEOs in the world... Yet we don't act like a community most days.
Flame away. Because we are good at that. And yeah, it's funny ...but doesn't that mean really that this is all just a waste of time? I can go troll people on Reddit if I'm that bored.
The point: When every thread is a pissing contest, who wants to share something with the class? My guess is nobody, at least not more than once.
Don't get me wrong, a high bar to entry is good but it is to the point now where people can't really learn anything here. There is no give and take.
This can be a lonely industry; most of us learn on our own, work on our own. Can we try as a group to actually be helpful to one another? I know it sucks when you try and help someone and they turn around and take credit (been there, I get it.) We've all been burned, we are all wary but to get we have to give too.
We are the men (and women) behind the curtain, pulling strings and adjusting gauges; influencing the thoughts, purchases and opinions of the public online. We are an elite community of online warriors, from the curious newbie to the seasoned veteran and we share a common destiny. We pay for the mistakes of other SEOs, therefore it is in our best interest to watch that they aren't fiddling around in the dark.
For the record, I'm down to share. I've got stuff to share without an agenda, as a way to give back to WF because I appreciate this place and the people here. I'm not the best SEO on the planet but I think I have something to give back. I'd also mentor a newbie if someone was interested, I have had an awesome mentor myself.
More credit/respect for someone who is willing to share, even if I don't agree I can respect the effort and the willingness of that person to put themselves out there. More discussion, less arguing.
Much love WF!! -Dollz
Small Edit: While not the most important thing to me I think it would be really cool to mentor another female SEO, so if there are interested ladies please send me a PM for sure