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Seraphim Proudleduck apology

Glyn Johnson [PersonRank 0]

Wednesday, March 4, 2009
15 years ago2,550 views

I must confess two things. My name is an alias, and I have nothing to do with the following blog post, which I must admit is only a few hours old so my posting this already will appear dubious. I have subscribed to google's blog alerts for years for the term "Seraphim Proudleduck" though, so the fact I am one of the first to see this is to me not hard to believe.

Seraphim Proudleduck has been playing on the mind of one person more then the post I link to above would have you believe. I also regret Seraphim Proudleduck as much as Shaun does, I am NOT the mysterious American though. I also live in England and have nothing to do with the prize money never being issued.

I am not Shaun, however I do share his regrets.

Please accept his apology. I understand it to be an honest one.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Thanks for the pointer. For some context, here's the post from 2005:

It was and will continue to be the last time I've ever participated in a search engine optimization context.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

So Shaun is trying to make amends by running another SEO competition, this time with no prize. The rules are that you must behave ethically, and link back to a charity.

How could I not take up a challenge like that?

"What’s the connection between Seraphim Proudleduck and Bowel Cancer UK?"

Linda Duffy [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

I don't know what the link is Roger but I like your blog.

I thought about this and as not many entrants I thought I would give it a go also. I don't own a website so I've used


I will have to think about a charity, though I've never given it much thought.

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