I am a writer and one of my proudest moments was when I published my first book, Children of the Flats.
I thought this was so funny that I just had to share. I run a few blogs and every day I have a whole list of comments I have to mark as spam, since they have nothing to do with the articles posted. Most of the time they are quite incoherent and when you have a look at the website it links to, it is usually one of these places selling knock-off products.
However, these past few days I have been receiving more messages from the contact form on one of my blogs than from the comments. The messages are quite well written - until I realized that this guy was making a huge mistake.
On closer investigation it is obviously someone from a Japanese SEO company, wanting to build back-links. However, he is going about it all wrong! Instead of using the comment areas on the different articles, he is using the contact form.
What he doesn’t know is that I had a look at some of the websites he wanted to link my site to. Some had pretty good page ranking and with the good comments he wrote, I would have probably approved them. But how do I link to a contact form? What a shame!