My first death threat on LinkedIn - Blog article written by Ted Prodromou

A Facebook memory popped up yesterday that I have to share with you. 

This guy said he does Amazon SEO. 

I wanted to learn more since Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business Third Edition was about to be released.  

Here's our unedited conversation (sorry for the offensive content). 

Him: I can tell that being 36 years old...I have the business savvy with the technical know-how...I've ran this virtual business for 12 years plus now...I've been making a living think there's much to learn. 

What do you bring? 

How can we help each other? 

I don't know that the time please...thank you sir… 

Me: I've been marketing since 2002 after spending over 20 years in the tech world. 

Him: I know Ted...but your, what 50+ when you where a kid you played with swords and guns made of wood...while I made my first website when I was is kinda a new thing to you... 

I don't trust people in their 50's who say they are SEO experts...let's be honest it's unusual. 

Me: I was doing SEO before Google was a thing. I don’t need to prove myself to anyone. 

Him: F#ck off Ted... 

You’re a washed-up pretending...I can see your old ass trying to sell SEO to 35-year-old millennial business owners like I see me selling rice to China’re full of sh%t. 

Get lost, you and your $10 suit and your cheap smile...a^^hole. 

You don't know what you bring so you pretend to offer value...SEO on LinkedIn you dumbass..that's not a thing. 

LinkedIn is not a search engine...first off... 

So...that statement is complete bullshit... 

Me: If you don’t think LinkedIn is a search engine you are missing the boat 

Him: LinkedIn is a social network. Amazon is an actual search engine. Completely different approach. 

You have no idea what you are talking about. 

I was brought to this world to put people like you in your place. 

Don't pretend to know what you are talking about. 

You're a scorpion on a frog's back...did you hear about that story? 

The scorpion and the frog make a deal because the scorpion has no way across the river. 

So...the frog says "you aren't going to sting me scorpion if I give you a ride on my back to the other side of the river, are you?" the scorpion says, "no" so the frog gets on the scorpions back...the frog takes the scorpion halfway across the river and all of a sudden he feels a sting in his spine...the frog says "why did you do that, now we are both going to die" and the scorpion said "I'm a scorpion that's what I do" 

Guess who you are? 

You are looking at trends, and pretending you know what you are talking about. 

You grew up with wooden swords while my sword was made of are clueless and pathetic. 

Needless to say, I blocked this crazy guy. 

About the author 

Ted Prodromou

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