Monday, January 06, 2014

Fisking Spam

I am not normally a fan of unsolicited editing, but in this case it seems warranted:

Hello Sir/mMadam,
I visited your web site earlier today and just wanted to congratulate you on a well presented, and informative web site. I have a site which has content relevant to your site. I am interested in providing ato do guest post/ article submission onfor your site. Aas paer gGoogle update we all known that unique and relevantrelevent content is increasinglymore important for a site. So Ii want to submit my SEO , Web Design , Technology , Computer , Blogging , Wordpress related article or post on your site, I also have good sites to post your. So if you are interested please inform me soon.
Thanks & regards
[Name redacted]

Dear [Name Redacted],
My site is not about any of the topics you have listed. If I were to even consider a guest post it would need to be on the topic of my blog, display a basic level of competence with the written word, and link to a directly relevant and high quality website.  Also, as per Google update, we know that back links that are not organic in appearance are penalized and do more harm than good to pagerank.
Seriously, the days of just getting an back link you can are long gone. People who placed links of this type in my comments section are now emailing me and asking me to delete them.  To which my answer is: Ha ha ha ha ha ha.  No.
Thanks
Emily

4 comments:

Diane Carlisle said...

Whenever I get a guest post request which has literally not a thing to do with my site, it ticks me off. How is someone going to write a guest post having not read even one article on your entire site. "NO, I will not let you write about organic socks on my blog!"

තීර්ථ යාත්‍රිකයා said...

Choosing guest writer is tricky and dangerous unless we exactly know what he/she is going to write.

Chris said...

Why do people waste their time writing and syndicating junk?

G. B. Miller said...

I've had something similar to that, usually aimed at my long dormant adult oriented blog. I find it incredibly funny that someone would send a request w/o checking to see how active the blog might be.