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#1 jonbey

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 03:02 PM

Just had one of those emails, but this brought email link requests to a new low.

Dear Bloger,
I recently visit your blog, its looking very cool and use full. dear bloger I am related to web development and me and my team going to creat a IT training website which could also called IT portal, which have blog review section also. I like your blog so i really like to include your blog to our blog review page where find Nice IT related blogs and find good blogs same as like yours, but because of articale writing effort we are charging a little price which is 50$ per year, it mean your blog review articale will be placed in our site for 1 year in only 50$. so i hope you will got more traffic from there. please contact me if you are intrested.
with thanks


Problems with this:
  • If you really looked at my site, why call me Bloger? Sounds like an insult
  • What is your site?
  • Why can't you spell?
  • Why are you charging me to advertise on a site that does not exist yet? In fact, you are charging me the cost of you building your site!
  • Stop being such a cocker spaniel.
Often I also get ones that start with "I have read through your site...."

What? All of it? It must have taken a week!

:mr_rant:

PS, just posted this to the site that the comment was left on. I wonder if they will read it.....

Edited by jonbey, 31 August 2009 - 03:04 PM.


#2 Grumpus

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 04:20 PM

PS, just posted this to the site that the comment was left on. I wonder if they will read it.....


I got a nickle dat says "No way."

#3 cre8pc

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 05:57 PM

I SO WANT to create a Stupid Link Email Hall of Fame! :frustration:

#4 AbleReach

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 07:11 PM

Kim -- sounds like a meme to me!

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#5 jonbey

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 07:38 PM

Well, I am sure between us there is enough content already!

#6 AbleReach

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 08:40 PM

My fantasy stoopid link request would be a morph of the Nigerian Banker letter and what Jonbey shared.

#7 rustybrick

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 06:22 AM

@Kim, Hall of Fame. Hope you have a huge data center to place them all. ;-)

#8 glyn

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 07:03 AM

Why can't you construct using basic grammatical syntax. If you want to alienate people quickly, this is the way to do it!

#9 jonbey

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 10:30 AM

This could probably also be called "reasons not to outsource SEO to the cheapest provider."

#10 TheManBehindTheCurtain

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 11:37 PM

That's a classic ... definitely one for the Hall of Slime.

My favorite arrived a few weeks ago. Key elements were:

- Was working as a "consultant" to Brand X software company (you would recognize the name) who obviously had no idea what he was really up to.

- Asked for a link from our corporate blog to one of Brand X's product pages. He was so clueless that he was unaware he was asking us to link to a competitive product!

- He offered to make a "donation" to our web site.

#11 glyn

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 04:14 AM

I like the one where they say "we are doing a three way link program".

To which, if I can be bothered I always reply that I want a link on their main domain.



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