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Unrealistic expectations youve come across
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Essex_boy




msg:3601852
 5:15 am on Mar 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

It always makes me laugh when I see coder request ads on some sites saying-

We will only pay once we are in the top 5 for the keyword ($100 max bid)

And

Please dont bid and tell it will take 3 - 6 months to get a good rank as a minimum time scale.

 

Habtom




msg:3601897
 6:22 am on Mar 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

$1 articles, should be original work, should pass the copyscape test, no grammatical or spelling errors . . . .

$1 article, what is going to be in it? Why is it written, just for SEO purposes? I wouldn't in a lifetime want to have one of those articles on my sites.

EB, this doesn't bit yours.

[edited by: Habtom at 6:22 am (utc) on Mar. 16, 2008]

walkman




msg:3601943
 8:31 am on Mar 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

We will only pay once we are in the top 5 for the keyword ($100 max bid)

IDIOTS! Ignore them Essex, I'll give you $120 :)
Many, do it to negotiate. They think they're so smart: by saying $100 for something worth $2500 they think that the price will be in the middle somewhere. I noticed that with domain names. Now, if they try that, all their subsequent offers are ignored (I warn them first and they still try it)

jecasc




msg:3601945
 8:43 am on Mar 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

Please dont bid and tell it will take 3 - 6 months to get a good rank as a minimum time scale.

I can guarantee a No.1 position for the word "galahooogeldoo" within a few days...

Ok. Now that I posted it on webmasterworld: A no. 2 position.

weeks




msg:3602072
 1:55 pm on Mar 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

I need a website today.

wyweb




msg:3602094
 2:40 pm on Mar 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

"We don't give away or sell your email address to anyone"

rocknbil




msg:3602127
 4:01 pm on Mar 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

I want you to built a web site for me, I need to be able to edit the text, put in my own pictures, have a shopping cart where you email me the credit card info because I don't have a lot of money and have a terminal in my store. I need to come up on the top of the search engines. My budget is $500.

This is pretty much a standard opening for 75% of the customers who darken my phone with their calls . . . . .

blend27




msg:3602470
 2:11 am on Mar 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

Being asked why are manhole covers are round?.. after spending 2 hours on the Design/Marketing Strategy/SEO Interview with a MAJOR Financial Institution in US.

Essex_boy




msg:3603747
 7:08 am on Mar 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

Weird.

phranque




msg:3603783
 8:54 am on Mar 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

why are manhole covers are round

because it's easier than getting into a triangular hole?

akmac




msg:3604359
 6:51 pm on Mar 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

Because it's the only shape with equal dimensions when rotated-and as a result, can't fall into the hole it's covering.

PaulHudson




msg:3604388
 7:10 pm on Mar 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

Because it's the only shape with equal dimensions when rotated-and as a result, can't fall into the hole it's covering.

I never fail to learn something here! ;-) In England we take no such precautions, they are almost always square and made of two triangular sections. That's my contribution to the community.

As for unrealistic expectations:

"Can you make the logo bigger?" - not if you want the site to look good.

Hunter




msg:3604402
 7:17 pm on Mar 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

Unrealistic expectations you've come across

The majority of SEO clients have unrealistic expectations, life is soooooo much sweeter once you fire them :)

phranque




msg:3604904
 5:10 am on Mar 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

Because it's the only shape with equal dimensions when rotated-and as a result, can't fall into the hole it's covering.

an equilateral triangle won't fall into the hole...

Achernar




msg:3605246
 1:51 pm on Mar 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

an equilateral triangle won't fall into the hole...

Sure it can. ;)

bedlam




msg:3605269
 2:06 pm on Mar 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

Because it's the only shape with equal dimensions when rotated-and as a result, can't fall into the hole it's covering.

an equilateral triangle won't fall into the hole...

Actually, that's not quite right.

It's true that an equilateral triangle can't fall edge-first through the exact middle of a congruent triangular hole, it most definitely can fit (assuming the cover isn't ridiculously thick). This can't happen at all with a circular cover.

Picture it this way: the longest point-to-point distance in an equilateral triangle is along any of its sides. If you hold the cover vertically (i.e. so that the faces of the cover are perpendicular to the ground) above and parallel to one of the edges of the hole, and rotated to any angle such that none of the edges of the triangular cover is parallel to the ground, then the edge presented to the hole will be smaller than the edge of the opening. Let go and it'll fall right through.

It's also probably possible (again, limited by the thickness of the cover and the size of the hole), by holding the cover vertically over the hole with one edge perpendicular to the ground, the corner opposite that edge over the corner of the hole, and the whole cover rotated with respect to the hole to almost any angle such that the perpendicular edge of the cover is not positioned over the midpoint of the edge of the hole opposite the already-mentioned corner.

In other words, with one corner of the cover positioned above one corner of the hole, it gets easier to drop the cover through the hole the closer the faces of the cover come to getting parallel with any of the edges of the hole, and the closer any of the cover's edges gets to vertical.

-b

This message brought to you by your possibly neurotic, friendly neighbourhood former CAD draftsman who actually drew pictures to make sure he wasn't talking nonsense :-D

[edited by: bedlam at 2:42 pm (utc) on Mar. 19, 2008]

wyweb




msg:3605285
 2:31 pm on Mar 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

Excellent bedlam. Well presented.

I'm thinking I probably oughta write that down somewhere.

Essex_boy




msg:3607124
 8:46 am on Mar 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

A geek on Webmasterworld, well I never.....

PaulHudson




msg:3615406
 3:30 pm on Mar 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

Brilliant bedlam,

I'm not sure that I follow what you are describing correctly, however you seem to be sure and describe it in such a concise and confident manor I will presume you are correct.

You must have no problem convincing clients to your way of thinking. ;-)

phranque




msg:3615793
 11:53 pm on Mar 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

bedlam is absolutely correct and i should have drawn some diagrams myself before making that declaration.
i also forgot to note that the "handhole" covers that typically use triangles sit on a wide ledge such that the "height of the triangle" cover is larger than the "base of the triangle" ledge.

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