Blog Comment Spamming for SEO UK? Don’t Do It To An SEO!

By | May 4, 2010 at 3:29 pm | 5 comments | SEO | Tags: , ,

Anyone who owns a blog will know the amount of spam that you get. Everything from Pay Day Loans to Cheap Pills Online – you will have had it at some point. However something you might not get a lot of is fellow SEO companies spamming you with anchor text rich names. When they do, you take notice. This is what happened to me yesterday.

I received the blog comment spam below in my Akismet queue (like it or love it, it does a job to an extent):
SEO Experts Spam

The comment was left in response to an article I wrote about a hosting company taking advantage of the site speed change in Google’s algorithm. This got a little bit of exposure and was mentioned in Search Engine Journal’s Weekly Search & Social News: 04/28/2010 so it was obviously on the radar.

Now, I’ve decided to smudge the email address in the screencap to at least protect them to a certain extent, but I found several instances where blog comment spam has been left using the same email address for websites other than SEO Experts – obviously not the first time they have done this, and not just for “SEO UK”.

I don’t mind a cheeky link back to someone’s website when they take the time to engage with the owner of the blog and at least make reference to the content of the article, but to simply land and spam is a bit much.

The company in question is employing this tactic quite heavily for several keywords it seems, but it doesn’t seem to make a blind bit of difference as they don’t rank anywhere for the term SEO UK. They do, however, rank well for the term SEO (page 2) apparently using the same tactic.  They not only guarantee you a 1st page ranking in Google, but they are also official sponsors of Nottingham Forest (by sponsors, they mean sponsoring Polish International Radoslaw (Raddy) Majewski.  I’m surprised they didn’t get a link from Wikipedia since they love NoFollows).

If you are going to blog comment, don’t do it in the same industry – especially in such an outspoken one!

About the Author

Kev Strong

Kev Strong is an online marketing consultant at Newcastle Upon Tyne based digital marketing agency, Mediaworks. A lover of all things search and an ex-web developer, Kev Strong (a.k.a Goosh) is a specialist in advanced search engine optimisation.

5 Comments

  1. Rhys (4 years ago)

    Numpties. Word is that Nottingham Forrest’s Polish international Radoslaw (Raddy) Majewski has to put in the word’s “SEO UK” into every interview.

  2. safcblogger (4 years ago)

    You are not alone in your frustrations of other seo, shit i am not even going to call them that.

    They are just pure automated spam merchants hoping to catch the odd comment publication on less monitored sites.

    Thankfully Askimet and a few others catch the majority of them, but just try disabling those spam catchers for about 10 minutes and you will see how much shite get`s sent.

  3. Goosh (4 years ago)

    Totally agree about the spam. My current stats are:

    Akismet has protected your site from 1,364 spam comments already, and there are 8 comments in your spam queue right now.

    5 months which isn’t too bad, but still, that’s 1,364 comments I don’t want.

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