A funny but sometimes true article named The Ancient Art of Gardening: Or How to Write an SEO Article starts off:
With so many articles out there describing how to get to the top of the SERPs, you all probably know by now just how to stick it to your competition. However, with every Tom, Dick and Poindexter cranking out SEO articles, the quality of the optimization self-help industry has suffered a bit. This is a guide to aspiring gurus who can't seem to get the knack to write their own revenue-generating marketing-hype, disguised as helpful SEO tips.
As you can imagine, each tip makes you laugh as you read them. We have all seen articles that fit this description, and we have all spoken to those "newbies" who have believed them. Forum discussion on this article is at Cre8asite Forums.