Mahalo: Old Is New Again, But Bad Is Still Bad

So SEO Public Enemy #1 launched his future failure today: Mahalo. A cross between Wikipedia and DMOZ, except they have to pay their editors. Sweet! (Where is the sarcasm smiley?)

My question is: why bother spamming it, when it won’t gain enough users to send any real traffic?

Nevertheless, whoever writes the first ‘How to: Spam Maholo’ gets a link from this post, just trackback me.

Update: I think this IM exchange sums it up nicely:

Me: It’s seriously just About.com

AaronWall: But worse.

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10 comments ↓

#1 Cameron Olthuis on 05.30.07 at 8:05 pm

How to spam mahalo… get a few editors in your back pocket

#2 Mahalo Search Engine Launches. And Everyone Laughs. on 05.30.07 at 9:39 pm

[...] is a lot of coverage out there, including Andy, Tech Crunch, ZDNet, Threadwatch, Mashable, and Search Engine Land to name a [...]

#3 Mahalo - Another Investors’ Hula Schmooh :: SEO/SEM,SEO Grapevine,search engine,search engines on 05.30.07 at 10:56 pm

[...] information gathering’s half time, Andy Hagans of Tropical SEO puts it very succintly in “Mahalo: Old Is New Again, But Bad Is Still Bad”: “My question is: why bother spamming it, when it won’t gain enough users to send any [...]

#4 enginefish on 05.30.07 at 10:59 pm

Dude! Why bother giving him a backlink? Condom pls!!

#5 The Blogosphere In Uproar Over Slew of Major Announcements on 05.31.07 at 9:22 am

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#6 Mahalo Launches - Blogosphere Like Dingos on Baby on 05.31.07 at 10:49 am

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#7 sugarrae on 06.01.07 at 9:40 am

>>>Dude! Why bother giving him a backlink? Condom pls!!

Totally guessing, but maybe because andy is a whore and would like to rank for it… :P

#8 Chris P. on 06.02.07 at 9:43 am

Sugarrae — Obviously you’ve spent some quality time with the h8r!

#9 pocketseo on 06.03.07 at 12:57 pm

I think #1’s prediction is likely. As fast as a Digg user on the Netscape payroll…

#10 Adam Ferguson on 06.04.07 at 11:34 am

Jason actually responded to my post (linking to yours and others) if you’re interested. He also got a little SEO bashing in there too :)

http://www.rottenbananas.com/2007/05/31/mahalo-launches-blogosphere-like-dingos-on-baby/#comment-436