A lot of people enjoyed our SEO Quiz, however we did get one negative response after over a year:
“that is, without a doubt, the most ridiculous quiz i have ever seen.
i took it and followed it only to see what your were pitching.
the quiz proved nothing whatsoever
think about that again.”
(Thank you B.L. Ochman for giving permission to print your reaction.)
I think it illustrates the importance of feedback and the limits of web analysis. We learn the most from negative criticism and it is important to solicit these kinds of comments. Many people wrote that the SEO Quiz was funny or even hilarious. While it is nice to read positive feedback, it doesn’t help as much in a practical way.
This negative response has prompted me to realize that we should be more aggressive in obtaining negative feedback. We need to adjust our in website feedback forms to encourage more negative criticism.
As for BL’s comment — it got me thinking. Maybe I should be pitching something at the end of the SEO quiz.