Dear corporate marketer – i am not humored that you wish to use my blog to up your pagerank. I’m not stupid. It’s obvious you’re posting pithy comments debasing competitors on lots of highly trafficked entries with your URL and the search terms you wish to associate with your company.. I have left your pithy comments but changed the URLs to the company you debased. Even though you’re a real company, you’ve acquired the honor of being on the list of spammers which means any posting with your URL (real or not) will be junked. Congratulations!
Thank you. The Management.
PS… To my fellow social software bloggers – keep your eye out for new social network sites that wish to up their pagerank by writing pithy commenting on blogs. Teens get to MySpace/Facebook through Google; thus, not surprisingly, competitors are trying to get highly ranked there. Personally, i hate being used for SEO and i particularly hate when people try to do SEO by writing lame comments on blogs. Major pet peeve.
You should name’n’shame them
Why? That gives them traffic and the attention they want.
Haven’t they heard of nofollow?
Gosh. I hope that wasn’t me. Feeling all paranoid now! 😉
Would you feel differently if these corporate commenters actually took the time to post thoughtful responses, rather than just leaving url spam?
I agree with Martin, you should point out tue offending post so we can see. Joe also brings up a good question is it the company or the content of their post that irks you?
Based on her post, I’d say it’s the lack of content in their comments.
Enticing, relevant and meaningful content trigger the traffic these ‘commenters’ are hoping for. Let’s hope they don’t ‘get it’ and fade away…or…maybe hope that they someday do!
Seriously – I hate it when people do that… awful bastards.
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danah*, what’s SEO?
* Sorry if I screwed up your branding, I can never remember if it’s a cap D, no h or whatnot.
SEO = search engine optimization
As for my name, it’s not branding but i realize folks like to think it is. My mother wanted my name to have typographical balance; thus the ‘h’ and the lower-case.