For as little as $19.99 you too can be a comment spammer.
I was reading tech.blorge.com today, and came across this post about a new type of blog comment spam service offered by Jon Waraas, the owner of Developer Hut, Inc who describes himself as an unethical swearing marketer. Unethitical is right!
The new service ‘Buy Blog Comments’ offers to leave spam comments at a rate of 100 comments for $19.99, 500 comments for $99.99 and 1000 comments for $199.99.
Quoting from their website.
Blog comments help your site rank better in the SERPs. We hired a few people who go through a list of blogs in a database we set up and pick out blogs that are in your niche. They then read through blog posts and leave a comment that has to do with the blog post they read, that way it wont get deleted. Your backlink will then be on a targeted blog, giving you more weight in the search engines.
Darren Rowse of problogger also blogged about the service in his article “Buy Blog Comments – A Sick New Comment Spam Service Launches.” Rowse refers to is as one of the worst business ideas he has heard of in a long time. Darren says that it is something that bloggers should stand up against.
I could not agree more. Unbelievable! If comment spam was not already bad enough, we now have buyblogcomments.com.
Having read John’s blog he doesn’t appear to mind the publicity. Though they say there’s no such thing as bad publicity, I have to wonder if publicity at such a cost is really a good thing.
With the launch of Buy Blog comments this is one more reason to use comment moderation and make sure that you have Akismet installed on your blog.
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