Posts tagged with ‘spam’

  • Be a Book Marketing Hero. Stop Social Media Spam.

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 26, 2014
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    As a follow-up to my recent post and infographic, Twitter tips for authors, I'd like to share a resource from another author. Anne R. Allen shared this post with me on Twitter, which she wrote last fall. Social Media Secrets for Authors, Part IV: How Not to Spam I hate spam. You hate spam. We all hate spam. It might […]
  • What Freelance Writers Can Learn From Junk Email

    By Jennifer Mattern on December 11, 2013
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    I doubt any of you are strangers to spam. My favorites, if you can call them that, are all of the terrible pitches I receive from marketing and design firms as well as other freelancers. Here are the most common I see: "Your website isn't ranking on the first page of Google," (followed by all of the reasons I need […]
  • Bloggers Beware: WriterBay.com Uses Guest Posts as Link Spam

    By Jennifer Mattern on September 26, 2012
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    Update: I received an email from David from Writerbay.com this morning. While we still disagree as to the spam nature of these kinds of contests, I do want to update you about a positive development. The primary concern with the contest was the target list of bloggers that was published for participants. I was informed (and then verified) that the list […]
  • Are You a Sucker for Ego-Stroking Comment Spam?

    By Jennifer Mattern on February 12, 2010
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    If you run a blog, chances are good that you're going to get hit with blog comment spam. There are tools, like Akismet, to help combat this problem in blogging. But Akismet doesn't catch everything. Blog comment spammers keep getting more clever. It seems like it's more difficult every day to separate the spam from true comments. What's sad though […]