[Clipart] [Open Clip Art Library] interested in purchasing textlink advertising
oneminuteinspirations at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 23:18:36 PDT 2007
I didn't reply to the first contact and he followed up. When I
responded he offered me $200 to put 1 paragraph of text on three
different pages of my blog.
This was not random spam. It's targeted grey-hat SEO. OCAL's homepage
has a Google pagerank of 7 and thousands of backlinks. If it linked out
to their SEO clients with the right keywords in the links, that could be
worth a lot of money.
They're not trying to sell OCAL anything. They're trying to buy
something... a bit of OCAL's reputation.
And the whole "reply to a spammer and validate your e-mail address"
thing is so 1999. Botnet masters have made spamming so cheap, no one
cares about address quality anymore.
Nicu Buculei wrote:
> Greg Bulmash wrote:
>> I got an e-mail with this exact wording, but from a guy. The offer he
>> made was lowball, insulting, and would involve me in a grey-hat SEO
>> scheme that could potentially end in negative repercussions for my
>> site's Google ranking.
>> I told the guy only an idiot would actually accept his offer.
> It seems you made the mistake to reply to a spammer, thus validating
> your email address and making you (and probably this list) a sure target
> for future spam.
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