Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Examples of Bad Blogger Outreach

A while back, I wrote about "How I Became a Data Plumber" that talks about the work I do for clients to help audit their existing ad tech and mar tech systems and devise a better data strategy in order to improve their end-to-end reporting and optimization from marketing and sales efforts.

Little did I know that it would lead to one of my posts with the most comments ever. Sadly, all of it was spam =(

We all know the SEO practice of getting backlinks to improve search engine rankings. Blogger outreach is one way to do that. However, those that employ black hat tactics like commenting on articles blindly #FAIL poorly.

I felt compelled to share examples of these pitiful attempts for backlinks. Most appear to be from offshore users who clearly did not read my post closely. I wasn't talking about the normal plumber you hire to fix a leak. But these examples below are from such regular plumber services. I won't give them the satisfaction of getting any visibility from their cheap hacks so I've redacted their names and web links.

Without further ado, here's some good laughs...

James from AZ writes:
Thanks for your suggestions. Everyone homes needs a reliable and trustworthy plumber. Learn from the experts about how to find a plumber. Residential plumbing services Arizona

Nency from UK writes:
I am happy to find this post Very useful for me, as it contains lot of information. I Always prefer to read The Quality and glad I found this thing in you post. Thanks Plumber _____.

Brittany writes:
Awesome article! I want people to know just how good this information is in your article. It’s interesting, compelling content. Your views are much like my own concerning this subject. Professional Plumbing Installations

Scott writes:
Great share! Usually I never comment on blogs but your article is so convincing that I never stop myself to say something about it. If you you are looking for bets plumbing service or solution then you can check out here _____

At least the above were kinda related and were in the plumbing industry.

These examples are just blatant, gratuitous self-promotion with nothing to do with the topic I wrote about!

Riva from India writes:
Wonderful Blog!!! Waiting for your upcoming data... thanks for sharing with us.

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Gino writes:
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PK writes:
We’re eager to see your comment. However, Please Keep in mind that all comments are moderated manually by our human reviewers according to our comment policy, and all the links are nofollow. Using Keywords in the name field area is forbidden. Let’s enjoy a personal and evocative conversation.

Wait, what?!? Weren't YOU the one who commented on my site and not the other way around?

And this one makes no sense at all!

James from UK writes:
Being an internet marketer I know how beneficial it would be to add my plumbing services in the Search Frog Australian directory and be found by the potential customers much easily.

This comment was left on my post "The 3 C's of Social Media Marketing Tools" and not even my "How I Became a Data Plumber" post. Go figure.

The same social media marketing tool post also received this comment:

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We are dedicated to manufacturing and sales of a wide range of paper cloth bags manufacturing machines.
You can find here your best one.
If you want to know more, Please check out _____

Thanks! If I ever come across a client who needs paper cloth bags manufacturing machines, I know just who to call Winking Face Emoji (Apple/iOS Version)


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