In a recent episode of GoodKarma, Matt Cutts equated SEOs to hackers and criminals:
Now there is a bright side. Like at the point when SEOs become illegal hackers. Like when they really start to break the law. And well you could argue if you're signing a ton of guestbooks really fast, or you're doing a ton of trackback or referer spam, you know that almost does get towards the denial of service attack, but this is the first time where you could actually go to a court of law and you can say, "look, here's my account, I got hacked, here's all the stuff."
And on some level, it is almost kind of a silver lining, in that for the first time you could go, and you know, you could actually get an SEO convicted of doing something like this.
Sheesh...why don't you tell us what you really think Matt?
Matt continued his voracious attack on SEOs, stating
There is kind of this tried and true way of link baiting, which is to pick on someone who is bigger than you. ... Threadwatch will come over and pick on me.
Dave hasn't posted on his weight loss blog in over a month. With my current weight, I would argue that many of us are far bigger than Matt.
Just look at how spammy Google's SERPs are. Matt has to be spending way too much time in the gym.