Showing posts with label spam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spam. Show all posts

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Futuripsum


You reserved the whole rink? . Iet them know whose aide was coming by. The mayor's, that's whose. Mr. Vogel, I thought we was going skating. No, we're not important enough. Everybody just hold hands until the bus driver comes back from his haircut. What? Seriously? I'm trying to impress you with my clout. I know, and it's working. But think how much skating would mean to those kids. We came here instead of eating today. This might be their only chance to skate here their whole lives.



Dog-danged scammers used our money to build a fleet of remote-controlled, solid-gold Death Stars. Ooh! I’d take one of those with a side of chili fries. We're hopelessly outgunned. The force is with us, but that's about it. to a huge manufacturing complex. I brought the eIves back from vacation Chained them up and caIIed my hoIiday friends Kwanzabot And the Chanukah zombie Three mad, wise men Bearing murder and frankincense Damn you Now fetch those bunnies by the armfuI sIightIy more harmfuI No one here goes near that door This toyshop's going to war'Be sIow to anger'Low-down scammers got me seeing red Got my TIE fighter out of the hangar'Cause I'm Jewish and I'm undead Ten hut! DreidI, dreidI I made it out of bIasting cIay You're nuts And when it's dry and ready For mercy they wiII pay I can't wait eight nights or more This zombie's going to war Kwanzabot in the NeptizzIe-hizzIe With my inhuman beat box Busy buiIding missiIes They're guided by these cute dancing fairy figures CarefuI, IittIe eIf That's proximity-triggered I'm fighting back for Kwanza So the chiIdren won't miss it I'm confused about its meaning But I know it when they dis it So, Santa Come on, pimp my sIeigh Easy with that toy artiIIery Torgo's powder's deadIy but unstabIe Can they sue for liability? Certainly not! Use as much as you are abIe You signed away your rights when you were hired Chestnuts roasting, I'm gonna open fire Prepare for gore gaIore This trinity's going to war Troops, you are now equipped with the finest weapons magical elves can build.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Link Monkeys

Now we all know that there are plenty of link monkeys out there, and this is a necessary problem of SEO. We also know that many people criticise [often rightly so] the amount of people churning out hundreds of shit links month after month, but think about it for a minute ... as in the other analogy, what are the monkeys without the organ-grinders. Somebody tells them to do it, and somebody else [higher up] pays them to do it! The monkeys are just fulfilling a function in our 'industry' .... poor little lambs.

Yes I admit that many link monkeys are outsourced these days, therefore little quality control is instantly available. But again whose fault is that? Not the little monkeys, the manager or agency that made the decision, simples. Yes, lots and lots of rubbish links are handy for an SEO campaign to be successful [especially in a highly competitive market] but why do SEOs feel it above themselves to do the basics from time to time? There are too many SEOs out there who feel themselves above link building, maybe if they kept their feet on the ground they would know that [good] free links are few and far between on the interweb [no matter what that bizarre percentage Mr Cutts said a while ago was].

No, there are good links out there, but they have to be cultivated. Regular blog links are not 'dead' but they are weakened, however if a really good blog with relevant content and selective linking is applied [and the time taken to distribute & sindicate content] blogs can still be very useful. The idea that the 'anchor text is dead' is so stupid I won't even go further. That a link profile has to seem natural is beyond doubt.

These are not the traits of the average link monkey. They just do as told. Google has refined and refined its algo [how much attention do you REALLY think google pays to all those directories?]. The meta key words was too easy to key word stuff: gone. Weight of links can work if they are good, but I've seen competitors with many more links ranking nowhere. SEO, as I said takes time, forging relationships to get links from authority sources, a certain craftiness in looking for places to link well [which SEOs all missed out on the goings on in the Middle East to comment on disruption in <link>holidays in egypt</link>? ;)] on some major news websites. Oh and hey, let us not forget, fixing the site you are optimising for ... when they listen :( [precious b*****ds]

No, as much as the link monkeys get a bad press, they get it because they have bad [and lazy] SEOs and SEO Managers running poor formulaic SEO Campaigns, not thinking and not allowing their charges to think. When it comes to shit SEO and shit links: don't blame the link monkeys blame the link organ-grinders!

One last thing, if you want a good link from a good page, the first lesson should be - ask the webmaster nicely [they can only completely ignore you!]

LinkMünki

Thursday, 9 September 2010

LinkMünki on Spam

LinkMünki on Spam

It's just too easy to spam, you know it is! If it wasn't then it wouldn't be all over the net. This, to me is a problem, not that I'm really anti anything, it's just that since it is so easy just about anybody can do it, and sometimes it feels like they are. We have all logged into blogs [or our e-mails] to accept/reject these requests.

And I don't hate spam so much [I can get very close to being a spammer myself sometimes ;)], if people leave comments on my blogs and they are vaguely related to the subject, quite amusing or even if they have enough cojones I usually leave them: if they are about certain types of mucky pictures, little blue pills or really badly written they go.

But all this is by the by, in my efforts link up all of my social networking accounts [if an account gives you a public profile and you can put links on it fair enough in my opinion!] I started some of them doing what can only be described as a cacophony of autospam. It seemed like everything I did was being automagically posted on tumblr or facebook or my google profile [and my yahoo profile :)]. But they were just throwing out torrents of bit.lys, and this.lys and that.lys, and that was probably as annoying to me than to anybody who had the dipleasure to look at it. I'm shutting down the auto-spam where and when I can remember which accounts I have [but I have a lot].

But this is also a problem in spamming being made too easy, auto-posting doesn't help me get the traffic to what I want people to look at, it just clutters up the internet with rubbish that nobody wants to see. There should be controlls put on it [I can't believe I said that!!], perhaps we ought not stop it altogether but make it a lot more difficult, nothing wrong with linking profiles, but keep what you post seperate, eh! Otherwise this little interweb toy we all enjoy might meltdown and turn into mush.

LinkMünki